From the Wire … Cubs Recall Adrian Cardenas, Option Travis Wood to Triple-A Iowa

According to multiple reports, the Cubs recalled Adrian Cardenas from Triple-A Iowa. Cardenas will take Blake DeWitt’s spot on the active roster. Blake DeWitt was designated for assignment prior to Sunday’s game to make room on the active roster for Travis Wood. Despite putting together a quality start, Travis Wood was optioned back to Triple-A […]

From the Wire … Cubs Designate Blake DeWitt for Assignment

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have designated Blake DeWitt for assignment to make room for Travis Wood on the active roster. Blake DeWitt has struggled this season to the tune of a .138/.133/.172/.306 line in 18 games, 29 at bats. This move comes as no surprise and likely creates a spot on the big […]

The Crafty Capuano Shuts Down the Cubs – Cubs 1, Dodgers 5

Game Twenty-Seven – Cubs 1, Dodgers 5 WP – Chris Capuano (4-0) LP – Chris Volstad (0-4) Save – None On a gloomy, foggy day at Wrigley Field, Chris Capuano shutout the Cubs for seven innings and the only run the Cubs managed Saturday came in the ninth off Jamey Wright. Chris Capuano pitched Saturday […]

Samardzija is King in the Queen City – Cubs 3, Reds 1

Game Twenty-Four – Cubs 3, Reds 1 WP – Jeff Samardzija (3-1) LP – Bronson Arroyo (1-1) Save – Carlos Marmol (2) Dale Sveum’s team put together their best performance of the season Wednesday night in Cincinnati. Jeff Samardzija pitched a gem, home runs by Bryan LaHair and Ian Stewart ended up being the difference […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 05/02/12

Game Twenty-Four: Cubs (8-15) vs. Reds (11-11) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187/903 Location – Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Jeff Samardzija (2-1, 4.13/1.42) vs. Bronson Arroyo (1-0, 2.70/1.09) Weather permitting … The Cubs and Reds look to open their now two-game series […]

Cubs Phight Back … End up with a Split – Cubs 4, Phillies 6

Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 4, Phillies 6 WP – Chad Qualls (1-0, BS 1) LP – Scott Maine (0-1) Save – Jonathan Papelbon (8) To the Cubs credit they never quit Monday night after Chris Volstad put his team in a big hole. Volstad allowed four runs in a single inning again, on Monday night […]

No Sveep for Sveum’s Cubs – Cubs 1, Cardinals 5

Game Nineteen – Cubs 1, Cardinals 5 WP – Lance Lynn (4-0) LP – Chris Volstad (0-3) Save – None After posting back-to-back walk off victories against the Cardinals and in the process winning their first series of the year, the Cubs had a chance to complete the three-game sweep of St. Louis … but […]

Cubs Get the Call … and Walk-Off the Cards in Ten – Cubs 3, Cardinals 2

Game Eighteen – Cubs 3, Cardinals 2 – 10 innings WP – James Russell (1-0) LP – Fernando Salas (0-1) Save – None For the second time in as many days, the Cubs beat the Cardinals in their last at bat. After Carlos Marmol failed to nail down the win for Jeff Samardzija, Bryan LaHair […]

Cubs Come Up Short in a Sloppy Game – Cubs 3, Reds 4

Game Sixteen – Cubs 3, Reds 4 WP – Johnny Cueto (2-0) LP – Rodrigo Lopez (0-1) Save – Sean Marshall (3) Sunday’s series finale between the Cubs and Reds had no rhythm at all and was a poorly played game by both teams. The Cubs and Reds were a combined 3-for-23 with runners in […]

No Leakes in the Offense … Cubs Win! – Cubs 6, Reds 1

Game Fifteen – Cubs 6, Reds 1 WP – Paul Maholm (1-2) LP – Mike Leake (0-2) Save – None The Cubs ended their six-game losing streak in impressive fashion against a pitcher that has owned the organization in the past … and Paul Maholm took care of the rest. Paul Maholm posted his first […]