The Daily CCO: Longballs Lead the Way for Cubs in Game 3 and Other News and Notes

The Cubs took a 2-to-1 lead in the best of five NLDS on Monday night. And on a night the hottest pitcher in the game was off, the offense picked up Jake Arrieta and outslugged the Cardinals. The Cubs recorded six of the 21 home runs that were hit on a record-setting day in the […]

Cubs Lineup for Game 3 of NLDS

Joe Maddon posted his lineup for Game 3 of the National League Division Series. And the Cubs have four rookies in the starting nine against Michael Wacha and the Cardinals. Cubs starting lineup: Dexter Fowler CF, Jorge Soler RF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Starlin Castro 2B, Kyle Schwarber LF, Addison Russell SS, Miguel […]

The Daily CCO: Playoff Baseball Returns to Wrigley Field and Other Cubs News

It’s a full day of post-season baseball, a quadruple header starting at 12:07pm CDT with Game 4 between the Astros and Royals. Houston leads the series 2-1 and will look to advance behind Lance McCullers. The Rangers are up 2 games to 1 over the Blue Jays and will look to close out the series […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: One Out of Two in St. Louis, Prospect Rankings and a Possible Impact Signing

It’s all about the post-season and the Cubs series with the Cardinals resumes Monday afternoon (5:07pm CDT) at Wrigley Field. The NLDS is tied at one with Jake Arrieta on the hill against Michael Wacha in Game 3. The trip to St. Louis over the weekend went well for the Cubs. Joe Maddon’s team used […]

The Daily CCO: NLDS Tied at One, Dexter Fowler and Other Cubs News

The Cubs used small ball, a two-run blast from Jorge Soler, a solid effort from Kyle Hendricks and excellent performances out of the pen from Travis Wood, Trevor Cahill and Hector Rondon on Saturday to even the National League Division Series with the Cardinals at a game apiece. Four of the Cubs six runs in […]

Cubs Lineup for Game 2 of NLDS

Joe Maddon posted his lineup for Game 2 of the National League Division Series. And Maddon is using two left-handed bats in his starting nine against lefty Jaime Garcia. Jorge Soler is back in the lineup, hitting second and playing right field. Austin Jackson is starting in left field. Miguel Montero (2-for-2 with a home […]

The Daily CCO: A Series is More Than One Game and Other Cubs News

The Cubs had a rough night in the opener of the National League Division Series. Nothing went their way early and the game got out of hand late. The Cubs lost for the first time since Sept. 26, snapping a nine-game winning streak. Losing the first game of a short series is tough but if […]

Cubs Lineup for Game 1 of NLDS

Joe Maddon posted his starting lineup for Game 1 of the National League Division Series. And there are no surprises. Maddon is going with an outfield of Schwarber, Fowler and Coghlan. Ross is behind the plate and hitting eighth. The starting infield is Rizzo, Castro, Russell and Bryant. Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler CF, Kyle Schwarber […]

The Daily CCO: It’s Time for the NLDS and Other Cubs News and Notes

Friday is a full day of playoff baseball. All four division series play today beginning with Game 2 of the Rangers and Blue Jays series (11:45am CDT). The Royals will try to even the best of five series with the Astros starting at 2:45pm CDT. And the day will conclude on the West Coast (8:45pm […]

Cubs Announce Rotation for NLDS, Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks Start First Two Games

Joe Maddon met with the media in St. Louis on Thursday afternoon and announced his starting rotation for the National League Division Series. Jon Lester is starting the opener followed by Kyle Hendricks in game two. Jake Arrieta will start game three on Monday at Wrigley Field. Jason Hammel could be an option to start […]