Rizzo and Alcantara Play Longball, Hendricks and the Pen Shutout the Padres – Cubs 6, Padres 0

Game Ninety-Eight: Cubs 6, Padres 0 WP – Kyle Hendricks (1-0) LP – Eric Stults (3-12) Save – None The Cubs snapped their five-game skid Tuesday night at the old ballyard. Anthony Rizzo hit a pair of home runs, Arismendy Alcantara launched a solo shot onto Sheffield and Kyle Hendricks pitched an efficient seven innings […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 07/22/14

Game Ninety-Eight – Cubs (40-57) vs. Padres (43-55) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 186, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 6.00/1.33/4.98) vs. Eric Stults (3-11, 4.98/1.44/5.23) The Cubs open a 10-game homestand tonight with the first of three against […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Designate Darwin Barney for Assignment, Activate Emilio Bonifacio from DL

The Cubs announced two roster moves Tuesday afternoon. The Cubs designated INF Darwin Barney for assignment to make room on the active roster for Emilio Bonifacio. Bonifacio has been on the 15-day DL since June 13 with a right oblique strain. Darwin Barney was the third longest tenured player on the Cubs roster after the […]

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Keith Law Ranks Cubs Farm System the Best in Baseball

ESPN’s Keith Law released his Mid-Season ranking of the top five farm systems in baseball on Tuesday morning, and less than a week after naming Kris Bryant the top prospect in the game, Law ranked the Cubs system as the best in baseball. Keith Law is not alone in his assessment of the Cubs system […]

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The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo Named NL Player of the Week and Cubs News and Notes

Anthony Rizzo had a very good weekend in Arizona. Rizzo went 5-for-11 in the three games with three home runs and was named National League Player of the Week on Monday. Rizzo hit three longballs, two on Friday, and drove in four runs. And his 23 home runs on the season equaled a career-high in […]

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Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs and Addresses Trade Rumors

The rumors continued Monday as the non-waiver trade deadlines inched a little closer. And teams are reportedly interested in several players on the Cubs roster. According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Royals search for an outfielder could now include Nate Schierholtz. Kansas City is also believed to have interest in Justin Ruggiano. About […]

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Kris Bryant on the One-Year Anniversary of Pro Debut

The Cubs farm system had a pretty good week. Albert Almora and Mark Zagunis hit for the cycle on the same day, Keith Law ranked four of the Cubs prospects among the best 50 minor league players in the game with Kris Bryant topping his list, Javier Baez made the first starts of his pro […]

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The Daily CCO: Tsuyoshi Wada Gets First Shot at Fifth Spot in the Rotation and Other Cubs News

Rick Renteria announced Sunday that LHP Tsuyoshi Wada would be recalled from Triple-A Iowa Wednesday and start the second game of the series with the Padres. Wada is coming off a solid start with Iowa last Friday in which he gave up one run on three hits with a walk and 10 strikeouts over six […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Option LHP Zac Rosscup to Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs optioned LHP Zac Rosscup to Iowa following Sunday’s game against Arizona to make room on the active roster for RHP Kyle Hendricks. The Cubs did not officially recall Hendricks from Iowa yet, but will before Tuesday in order for him to make his second big league start against the Padres. Rick Renteria announced […]

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Jake Arrieta and the Cubs Fall Short of Preventing the Sweep – Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2

Game Ninety-Seven: Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 3 WP – Josh Collmenter (8-5) LP – Jake Arrieta (5-2) Save – Addison Reed (23) The offense could not figure out Josh Collmenter, Jake Arrieta made three mistakes and the eventual winning run scored when Anthony Rizzo made an outstanding catch tumbling into the camera well as the Cubs […]

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