Angels Pummel Cubs Pitching, Bryant Bashes Late– Angels 15, Cubs 3

Spring Training Game Two – Cubs 3, Angels 15 WP – Jered Weaver (1-0) LP – Chris Rusin (0-1) Save – None Two pitchers vying for a spot in the Cubs’ rotation struggled mightily in their first outing of the spring while the Cubs’ offense managed only one run on three hits over the first […]

A Beautiful Park, A Beautiful Day and a Cubs Game – Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game One – Cubs 2, Diamondbacks (SS) 5 WP – Will Harris (1-0) LP – Wesley Wright (0-1) Save – Jake Barrett (1) The Cubs kicked off the exhibition season Thursday at brand new Cubs Park. The new jewel of the Cactus League will have to wait until another day for its first […]

A Collective Victory in the Cactus League – Cubs 4, Rockies 2

Spring Training Game Four – Cubs 4, Rockies 2 WP – Andrew Carpenter (1-0) LP – Jorge De La Rosa (0-1) Save – Nick Struck (1) The Cubs won for the third time in four Spring Training games on Tuesday afternoon behind an excellent start from Edwin Jackson, home runs by Christian Villanueva and Dave […]

Too Many Walks, Dontrelle Willis and a Spring Loss – Cubs 6, Dodgers 7

Spring Training Game Three – Cubs 6, Dodgers 7 WP – Paco Rodriguez (1-0) LP – Dontrelle Willis (0-1) Save – Blake Johnson (1) The Cubs dropped their first game of the spring on a beautiful afternoon in Glendale to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cubs jumped on Chad Billingsley in the first inning and […]

Video from Cubs Cactus League Game against the Giants

Video from Cubs Cactus League Game against the Giants – 02/24/13 The Cubs played their final spring home opener at HoHoKam Park on Sunday afternoon, and walked away with a 4-3 victory over Matt Cain and the Giants. Jeff Samardzija put together two solid innings, and pitched better than his final line. Dioner Navarro hit […]

Video from the Cubs First Cactus League Game of 2013

The Cubs made the short trip from Mesa to Tempe on Saturday afternoon to face an Angels’ split squad team … and the Cubs came out on top in the Cactus League opener 11-2. There were plenty of positives for the Cubs in the exhibition game. Brett Jackson showed off his new swing and went […]

Samardzija Surprises in Spring Debut – Cubs 6, Royals 4

Spring Game Four – Cubs 6, Royals 4 WP – Jeff Samardzija (1-0) LP – Jonathan Sanchez (0-1) Save – None Jeff Samardzija has been saying for several weeks that he wants to be a big league starting pitcher. Samardzija told everyone that was his goal and he has been working all off-season preparing to […]

Three Bombs and a Cubs Win – Cubs 11, Rockies 4

Spring Game Three – Cubs 11, Rockies 4 WP – Matt Garza (1-0) LP – Guillermo Moscoso (0-1) Save – None Dale Sveum picked up his first ‘win‘ as a Cubs manager on Tuesday afternoon at HoHoKam Park behind big days at the plate from Alfonso Soriano (3-for-3 with two home runs, a double, two […]

Carrillo and Corpas’ Command Costs the Cubs – Cubs 7, A’s 8

Spring Game Two – Cubs 7, A’s (SS) 8 WP – Fabio Castro (1-0, BS 1) LP – Tony Zych (0-1) Save – Travis Banwart (1) For the second day in a row the Cubs had a lead early but could not hold on and win their first game of the spring. The Cubs jumped […]

Video from the First Cubs Game of the 2012 Cactus League

Dale Sveum and the 2012 Chicago Cubs took the field for the first time Sunday afternoon at HoHoKam Park. Several players made their first appearance in a Cubs’ uniform in the exhibition game against the A’s including Ian Stewart, Jeff Beliveau, Dae-Eun Rhee, Trever Miller, Lendy Castillo, Adrian Cardenas and Anthony Rizzo. Here is original […]