Cubs Month in Review – July 2015

Even with a winning record for the month, July has been somewhat of a disappointment. The Cubs slipped to a game behind the Giants for the second wild card spot due to an 8-7 record after the All-Star break in 15 games against some poor teams. With just two months to go, the club appears […]


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Rambling about the Cubs as the Dog Days Begin

Hello again, everybody. There have been ramblings on Mondays, on Tuesdays, on Wednesdays, on Thursdays, and on Fridays … but never has there ever been ramblings on a Saturday! I don’t mean to shock your system, but it is a shock to mine as well. A weekend Ramblings! With that said, there really is not […]


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Hammel Gets Back on Track, Cubs Down the Brewers – Cubs 4, Brewers 1

Game One Hundred Two – Cubs 4, Brewers 1 WP – Jason Hammel (6-5) LP – Taylor Jungmann (5-3) Save – Hector Rondon (15) Jason Hammel kept the Brewers off balance and allowed one run in 5 2/3 innings. Starlin Castro drove in the first two runs, Addison Russell added a run scoring single with […]


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Rizzo Rocks the Three-Run Homer – Cubs 5, Brewers 2

Game One Hundred One – Cubs 5, Brewers 2 WP – Rafael Soriano (2-0) LP – Will Smith (4-2, BS 4) Save – Hector Rondon (14) Anthony Rizzo stepped to the plate with two on and two out in the eighth inning with his team down 2-0. Rizzo hit a bullet to the upper deck […]


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Lester Strikes Out the Rockies – Cubs 3, Rockies 2

Game One Hundred – Cubs 3, Rockies 2 WP – Jon Lester (6-8) LP – Eddie Butler (3-7) Save – Hector Rondon (13) Jon Lester struck out 14 batters over eight tremendous innings. Dexter Fowler hit a solo homer in the first and Anthony Rizzo launched a two-run shot in the third inning as the […]


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Cubs Unable to Recover from Bad Start – Rockies 7, Cubs 2

Game Ninety-Nine – Cubs 2, Rockies 7 WP – Yohan Flande (1-1) LP – Dallas Beeler (0-1) Save – None The Rockies scored four runs in the first inning off Dallas Beeler and put the game away with two more runs off Rafael Soriano in the eighth as the Cubs lost another game to a […]


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Bryant’s Big Fly Walks Off the Rockies – Cubs 9, Rockies 8

Game Ninety-Eight – Cubs 9, Rockies 8 WP – Rafael Soriano (1-0, BS 1) LP – John Axford (3-4, BS 4) Save – None Kris Bryant stepped to the plate with two outs in the ninth, Dexter Fowler on first base and the Cubs down 8-7 after Jason Motte and Rafael Soriano gave up four […]


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Cubs Flat in Finale with Phillies – Phillies 11, Cubs 5

Game Ninety-Seven – Cubs 5, Phillies 11 WP – Aaron Nola (1-1) LP – Jason Hammel (5-5) Save – None Everything that could go right for the Phillies did this weekend while the Cubs could not catch a single break. And the Phillies completed the three-game sweep over the Cubs after winning just 11 road […]


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The Streak Ends, No Hits for the Cubs – Phillies 5, Cubs 0

Game Ninety-Six – Cubs 0, Phillies 5 WP – Cole Hamels (6-7) LP – Jake Arrieta (11-6) Save – None Cole Hamels made history Saturday afternoon at the old ballyard. Hamels completed the first no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs since Sandy Koufax’s perfect game on Sept. 9, 1965. The Cubs’ no-hit steak lasted 7,920 games […]


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No Room for Error – Phillies 5, Cubs 3

Game Ninety-Five – Cubs 3, Phillies 5 – 10 innings WP – Ken Giles (5-2) LP – James Russell (0-2) Save – Jonathan Papelbon (17) The Cubs bullpen had a bad day. Jason Motte was charged with his first blown save of the season after the Phillies tied the game at three in the ninth […]


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