A Bad Night for Volstad and the Cubs – Cubs 1, Astros 10

Game One Hundred Fifteen – Cubs 1, Astros 10 WP – Lucas Harrell (10-8) LP – Chris Volstad (0-9) Save – None The Cubs played one of their worst games of the year at the old ballyard and lost to a Houston team that had won only 11 road games all season entering play Tuesday […]

Nothing But Zeros Against Cueto … Cubs Shut Out Again – Cubs 0, Reds 3

Game One Hundred Thirteen – Cubs 0, Reds 3 WP – Johnny Cueto (15-6) LP – Brooks Raley (0-2) Save – Aroldis Chapman (28) The Cubs dropped the series finale against the Reds and were shut out for the eleventh time (fourth game since July 31) on the season … the Cubs have now dropped […]

A Raley Night for the Cubs – Cubs 4, Padres 7

Game One Hundred Eight – Cubs 4, Padres 7 WP – Ross Ohlendorf (4-2) LP – Brooks Raley (0-1) Save – Huston Street (20) The West Coast woes continued Tuesday night in San Diego as the Cubs lost their seventh straight ballgame. The Cubs made a game of it late but the offense could not […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/02/12

The win-loss records improved across the system for the most part and several of the top prospects in the organization continue to play well. A couple of players made their organizational debut and several additions were made with the trades at the big league level. Dillon Maples made his pro debut on Sunday and Pierce […]

Cubs Lose Battle Against the Bucs – Cubs 4, Pirates 8

Game One Hundred Three – Cubs 4, Pirates 8 WP – Jeff Karstens (4-2) LP – Travis Wood (4-7) Save – None Wednesday’s finale between the Cubs and Pirates was a 2-1 game after seven innings. Neither Travis Wood nor Jeff Karstens pitched a good game and due to high pitch counts both starters were […]

A Near No-No – Cubs 0, Pirates 5

Game One Hundred Two – Cubs 0, Pirates 5 WP – A.J. Burnett (13-3) LP – Casey Coleman (0-2) Save – None The Cubs string of recording at least one hit in a game nearly came to an end on Tuesday night. A.J. Burnett tossed a complete game, one-hit shutout and did not allow a […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 07/31/12

Game One Hundred Two: Cubs (43-58) vs. Pirates (58-44) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Casey Coleman (0-1, 7.32/1.93) vs. A.J. Burnett (12-3, 3.52/1.25) The Cubs are playing their best ball of the season (19-10 since June 25) […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/30/12

The team results were not what the managers wanted to see but several prospects in the Cubs’ system had a good end of the week and for some the solid play carried over into the weekend. The Smokies had a rough end to their nine-game road trip. Jae-Hoon Ha was injured during Thursday’s game in […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/23/12

There was some questionable roster management as the losses piled up to end the week. Tennessee has dropped five straight, while Boise and Daytona have four-game losing streaks, and Iowa has lost three in a row. Through it all, there were still some outstanding offensive performances by Javier Baez, Rubi Silva, and Josh Vitters. So […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/19/12

You can’t tell the players without a scorecard, as a number of player movements have changed the faces of some of the lower minor league teams. Boise has seen outfielder Bijan Rademacher move to Peoria, and have Northwest League player-of-the Week Trey Martin more than replace his offense. Rademacher will try to help improve the […]