From the Wire: Cubs Recall LHP Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa, Option Blake Parker to Iowa

The Cubs announced Wednesday afternoon LHP Chris Rusin has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa and is available out of the pen for Wednesday’s game. The Cubs recalled Rusin in order to add an arm to a bullpen that had to cover 12 innings Tuesday night into Wednesday morning in relief of Edwin Jackson. Rick Renteria […]

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John Baker Takes Home the Win in the Longest Game in Cubs History – Cubs 4, Rockies 3

Game One Hundred-Five: Cubs 4, Rockies 3 – 16 innings WP – John Baker (1-0) LP – Tyler Matzek (2-5) Save – None In what turned out to be the longest game in franchise history, John Baker faced the minimum in the 16th inning, walked to lead off the home half and scored the winning run […]

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Cubs Bullpen Bows to the Cardinals – Cardinals 6, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred-Two: Cubs 3, Cardinals 6 WP – Randy Choate (2-2) LP – James Russell (0-2) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (31) Jake Arrieta settled down after giving up two runs in the first inning and Nate Schierholtz tied the game at two in the sixth with a pinch-hit home run. But James Russell and […]

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Padres Pummel Edwin Jackson and the Cubs – Padres 13, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred: Cubs 3, Padres 13 WP – Tyson Ross (9-10) LP – Edwin Jackson (5-11) Save – None The Padres scored nine runs in the sixth inning and turned a 3-1 game in to a blowout. Edwin Jackson left the game in the sixth before he could record an out with cramps in […]

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Cubs Couldn’t Throw Strikes, Padres Walk Away with a Win at Wrigley – Padres 8, Cubs 3

Game Ninety-Nine: Cubs 3, Padres 8 WP – Ian Kennedy (8-9) LP – Tsuyoshi Wada (0-1) Save – None Tsuyoshi Wada set the tone for the night when he walked Chris Denorfia to start the game. Cubs pitching issued 11 walks Wednesday as the Padres walked over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Cubs pitching issued […]

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D-Backs Grind Out a Win Over Edwin Jackson and the Bullpen – Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 4

Game Ninety-Five: Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 5 WP – Eury De La Rosa (1-0) LP – Brian Schlitter (2-3, BS 3) Save – Addison Reed (22) The Cubs began the second half of the season with another loss at Chase Field. The Cubs led 4-2 in the sixth inning but the bullpen could not preserve the […]

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Rambling about the Cubs on the First Day of the Second Half

Hello again, everybody. The All-Star break has ended, the American League won again, making it 47 out of the last 51 for the DH’ers, or at least it seems that way. As I started saying, today is the first day of the second half, of what I hope is the final “total giveaway” season of […]

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Edwin Jackson Served ‘Em Up and the Braves Knocked Around the Cubs – Braves 11, Cubs 6

Game Ninety-Three: Cubs 6, Braves 11 WP – Mike Minor (3-5) LP – Edwin Jackson (5-10) Save – David Carpenter (3) Edwin Jackson could not keep the ball down or in the park Saturday afternoon. The Braves kept the scoreboard operator rather busy in a game the Cubs led 2-0 after one inning and tied […]

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Cubs Pen Gave the Nightcap to the Reds – Reds 6, Cubs 5

Game Eighty-Nine: Cubs 5, Reds 6 WP – Logan Ondrusek (3-2) LP – Hector Rondon (1-3) Save – None The Cubs played their third doubleheader of the season Tuesday in Cincinnati and for the third time the Cubs lost both games of a twin bill. The Cubs led 5-0 in the fifth inning but the […]

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Wood Unable to Slow Down the Big Red Machine – Reds 4, Cubs 2

Game Eighty-Eight: Cubs 2, Reds 4 WP – Johnny Cueto (9-6) LP – Travis Wood (7-7) Save – Aroldis Chapman (18) The Reds dominance over the Cubs continued in game one of Tuesday’s day-night doubleheader as the Cubs fell behind early and could string together any hits against Johnny Cueto and the Reds’ bullpen. Travis […]

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