Cubs Can’t Escape Carlos Marmol – Cubs 3, Mets 4

Game Sixty-Seven – Cubs 3, Mets 4 WP – Bobby Parnell (5-3) LP – Carlos Marmol (2-4, BS 3) Save – None The Cubs could not complete their first sweep in New York since 1991 after leading the game all afternoon and taking a 3-0 lead into the ninth inning. With Kevin Gregg unavailable, Dale […]

The Good, the Bad and a Cubs Win – Cubs 6, Mets 3

Game Sixty-Five – Cubs 6, Mets 3 WP – Edwin Jackson (3-8) LP – Shaun Marcum (0-8) Save – Kevin Gregg (8) The Cubs started the seven-game road trip with a solid, but costly, victory over the Mets at Citi Field. The Cubs posted back-to-back wins with Friday’s victory for the first time since their […]

A Long Time Coming – Cubs 6, Reds 5

Game Sixty-Four – Cubs 6, Reds 5 – 14 innings WP – Hector Rondon (1-0) LP – Jonathan Broxton (2-2) Save – None It took five hours, seven minutes and 14 innings but the Cubs finally beat the Reds at Wrigley Field. Hector Rondon picked up his first big league victory after Julio Borbon pinch-hit […]

Javier Baez Hits Four Home Runs … and Other Cubs News and Notes

One of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system had a very special night in Daytona on Monday. Javier Baez hit four home runs in as many at bats and drove in seven of the D-Cubs’ nine runs in Daytona’s 9-7 victory over Fort Myers. Javier Baez hit the four home runs off three different […]

Jackson and Ransom Locke Down a Win – Cubs 4, Pirates 1

Game Sixty – Cubs 4, Pirates 1 WP – Edwin Jackson (2-8) LP – Justin Wilson (5-1) Save – Kevin Gregg (7) The Cubs ended their four-game home losing streak and five-game skid against the Pirates with a come from behind victory on Sunday afternoon at the old ballyard. On a day the Cubs no-hit […]

Cubs Blanked Again by the Bucs – Cubs 0, Pirates 2

Game Fifty-Eight – Cubs 0, Pirates 2 WP – Francisco Liriano (4-2) LP – Travis Wood (5-4) Save – Jason Grilli (23) The Cubs kicked off the seven-game homestand with their fourth straight loss to the Pirates. Travis Wood did all he could do to post a win but the offense managed only five hits, […]

The Draft is Around the Corner … and Other Cubs News and Notes

As Theo Epstein has said, the most important day for the Chicago Cubs is just 48 hours away. The 2013 first year player draft begins on Thursday and the Cubs are in a position where they cannot afford to miss with the second pick in the draft. Most feel the Cubs will take one of […]

Jackson Serves Up Another Loss – Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 8

Game Fifty-Five – Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 8 WP – Patrick Corbin (9-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (1-8) Save – None After winning five straight for the first time in nearly two years, the Cubs lost their second game in a row on Sunday afternoon. The Cubs were playing good ball prior to the seventh inning […]

Cubs Pen Implodes and Ends the Streak – Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 12

Game Fifty-Four – Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 12 WP – Ian Kennedy (3-3) LP – Carlos Marmol (2-3) Save – None The Cubs winning streak came to an end on Saturday night after Jeff Samardzija and the bullpen could not hold a 3-1 lead. The Diamondbacks scored seven runs in the seventh and eighth inning with […]

Cubs Bullpen Shuffle Continues and Other News and Notes

The Cubs continued tinkering with the bullpen on Thursday with the addition of Zach Putnam from Triple-A Iowa. In the last 10 days, the Cubs have moved Carlos Villanueva to the pen, claimed reliever Eduardo Sanchez off waivers from the Cardinals, designated Michael Bowden for assignment, placed Shawn Camp on the DL, recalled Rafael Dolis, […]