Marmol Implodes … and the Hack-tastic Cubs Lose at Home Again – Cubs 3 Astros 7

Game Fifty-Three – Cubs 3 Astros 7 WP – Fernando Rodriguez (1-0) LP – Carlos Marmol (1-2, BS 3) Save – None Tuesday night was arguably the Cubs worst loss of the season. The Cubs offense was non-existent for the first seven innings of the game. Q’s squad swung at everything Jordan Lyles threw up […]

Recapping the Cubs Roster Moves

The injury bug has bitten the Chicago Cubs … and there still could be another move or two prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Astros. Alfonso Soriano departed in the first inning of Monday’s game with a left quad strain. Soriano had a MRI and the Cubs are expected to know the severity of […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/30/11

Pitching took the spotlight this week. The organization said goodbye to Ryan Buchter, J.R. Mathis, and Robert Coello; said hello to a new face in Rodrigo Lopez, and welcomed an old face in Randy Wells back to the big league club. Larry Suarez, Marcus Hatley, Ryan Searle, Alberto Cabrera, and Marco Carrillo all received new […]

From the Wire … LeMahieu Called Up and the Cubs Daily Roster Changes

According to a report from the Tribune late Sunday night, D.J. LeMahieu will be called up on Monday for the start of the Astros series. LeMahieu is expected to take Jeff Baker’s spot on the Cubs’ active roster, who is reportedly headed to the disabled list. The Cubs will have to make another move to […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 05/29/11

Game Fifty-One: Cubs (22-28) vs. Pirates (24-26) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Ryan Dempster (3-4, 6.29/1.52) vs. Jeff Karstens (3-3, 3.57/1.28) Updated – 3:03pm CDT – First pitched slated for 3:50pm Updated – 12:22pm CDT – Sunday’s […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/23/11

Put me in coach. I’m ready to play, today! Centerfield took center stage in the organization this week. Iowa promoted Tony Campana to “The Show”. Jae-Hoon Ha made a big splash in his new assignment. Rubi Silva joined one of the hottest teams in baseball. New graduate Matt Szczur returned to the line-up, and looked […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/16/11

Welcome to the Minor League Shuffle! Injuries throughout the organization launched a flurry of activity, but games continue to go on. As bad weather and the early season grind take their toll, the organization suffered its first “O-Fer” on Saturday. However, Nelson Perez seems to be enjoying his new surroundings, as is Jeffrey Beliveau. D.J. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/09/11

It’s been an exciting week in “The Bushes”. There were excellent pitching performances by Cameron Greathouse, Brett Wallach, Ramon Ortiz, Doug Davis, Nick Struck, Robert Coello and Su-Min Jung. Nelson Perez, Junior Lake and Jae-Hoon Ha are getting their taters in Daytona. Daytona became the first club in the organization to reach 20 wins, and […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/02/11

The D-Cubs continue winning games down in the Florida State League and the Sluggin’ Smokies did what they do best … hit the baseball. But this week it was Ryan Flaherty and Rebel Ridling that stole the headlines from Brett Jackson. At Iowa, Jay Jackson made another start. Doug Davis and Todd Wellemeyer will make […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/25/11

New stars Robert Whitenack and Jae-Hoon Ha are rising from the lower ranks; while Brett Jackson, Rebel Ridling and Ryan Flaherty continue making noise for the Sluggin’ Smokies. All of this and more in this week’s Down on the Farm Report.