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Chicago Cubs: Cubs Insider’s season harkens back to 2019

Cubs Insider’s sim season didn’t start on the most positive note. Much like in BCB’s sim, the Cubs dropped the first game of the season with the pitcher struggling on the mound and Josh Hader closing it out. This time, however, it was Hendricks who struggled, giving up four earned runs in 5 and 1/3 innings.

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The season began to harken back to 2019, however, as the bullpen let Opening Day slip away, as well as the third game against the Brewers and the second game against the Pirates. At least the second game of the season ended with a Cubs win as they blew out the Brewers 12 to 4. David Bote had a monster game, driving in nine runs off of two home runs and a three-run double, and Darvish pitched a solid game.

The other game the Cubs didn’t lose was their home opener, which was won in walk-off fashion. Willson Contreras hit a grand slam off of the Pirates starter Mitch Keller. The bullpen nearly blew the game again, however, but the game was eventually won by a Victor Caratini single in the bottom of the ninth, 6 to 5.

Marquee’s simulation has been more positive thus far, but not as much as BCB. As of their latest game, the virtual Chicago Cubs were 3 and 2, scoring wins during opening day, their home opener, and the rubber game of the Brewers series. An alarming trend in their sim, however, is Bryant’s performance, as he’s only batting .143 on the virtual season thus far.

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All of these simulated Chicago Cubs seasons can be watched on the same day the games we’re supposed to air normally. Marquee is posting all of their games to Facebook, while BCB and Cubs Insider are posting clips and games on YouTube. MLB The Show 20 is available on the Playstation 4 if you wish to simulate your games.