Early Off-Season Storylines for the Chicago Cubs

The Cubs’ managerial search continued on Monday when Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer reportedly interviewed Rick Renteria in San Diego. Renteria is the third candidate known to have interviewed for the Cubs’ job. Epstein and Hoyer are expected to speak with Dave Martinez this week in Chicago about the skipper’s job after receiving permission from […]

Jackson Exits Early, Cubs Lose Again in St. Louis – Cubs 2, Cardinals 6

Game One Hundred Sixty-One – Cubs 2, Cardinals 6 WP – Adam Wainwright (19-9) LP – Edwin Jackson (8-18) Save – Seth Maness (1) Edwin Jackson lasted just 2 2/3 innings, the Cubs managed only seven hits with Anthony Rizzo and Donnie Murphy driving in both runs in the ninth inning off of Edward Mujica […]

Cubs Strikeout and Shutout in St. Louis – Cubs 0, Cardinals 7

Game One Hundred Sixty – Cubs 0, Cardinals 7 WP – Lance Lynn (15-10) LP – Travis Wood (9-12) Save – None The Cubs watched the third different team celebrate in the last five days as they were shutout for the 15th time on the season on Friday night in St. Louis. The Cardinals beat […]

Fifty Is Not Nifty – Cubs 2, Pirates 8

Game One Hundred Fifty-Eight – Cubs 2, Pirates 8 WP – Gerrit Cole (10-7) LP – Chris Rusin (2-6) Save – None The Cubs could not string together any hits against Gerrit Cole in their final night game of the season at Wrigley Field and lost another game to the playoff bound Pirates (6-12). Gerrit […]

Cubs Can’t Quiet the Braves Celebration – Cubs 2, Braves 5

Game One Hundred Fifty-Six – Cubs 2, Braves 5 WP – Julio Teheran (13-8) LP – Edwin Jackson (8-17) Save – Craig Kimbrel (49) Five years and two days after the Cubs beat the Cardinals and celebrated winning the NL Central title at Wrigley Field, the Cubs watched the Atlanta Braves rush the field after […]

GGotta Make ‘Em Earn It – Cubs 5, Braves 9

Game One Hundred Fifty-Four – Cubs 5, Braves 9 WP – David Carpenter (4-1) LP – Kevin Gregg (2-5) Save – None The Cubs fought back from a 5-1 deficit in the fourth inning and tied the game at five in the seventh when Dioner Navarro launched a solo home run onto Waveland Avenue. But […]

Brewers Remain a Thorn-burg in the Cubs Side – Cubs 0, Brewers 7

Game One Hundred Fifty-Two – Cubs 0, Brewers 7 WP – Tyler Thornburg (3-1) LP – Chris Rusin (2-5) Save – None Wednesday’s game ended before it had a chance to begin. Chris Rusin gave up five runs in the first inning and four of them scored on one swing of the bat. Sean Halton […]

Two Big Flies and a Cubs Loss – Cubs 1, Pirates 2

Game One Hundred Forty-Eight – Cubs 1, Pirates 2 WP – Gerrit Cole (8-7) LP – James Russell (1-6) Save – Mark Melancon (15) The Pirates hit a pair of solo home runs while the Cubs struggled with runners in scoring position again and the Cubs dropped the third game of the series in Pittsburgh […]

Cubs Not Able to Locke Down the Pirates – Cubs 1, Pirates 3

Game One Hundred Forty-Six – Cubs 1, Pirates 3 WP – Jeff Locke (10-5) LP – Chris Rusin (2-4) Save – Mark Melancon (14) The Cubs offense was pretty much non-existent for the second day in a row while all three of the Pirates’ runs scored on two-out hits and the Cubs dropped the opener […]

Cubs Can’t Command a Win Over the Brewers – Cubs 3, Brewers 5

Game One Hundred Forty-One – Cubs 3, Brewers 5 WP – Johnny Hellweg (1-3) LP – Jake Arrieta (2-2) Save – Jim Henderson (23) The Brewers dominance over the Cubs continued on Saturday afternoon as Milwaukee beat the Cubs for the ninth time in 14 tries this season. Cubs’ pitching allowed only five hits, but […]