Rambling About the Cubs as the Dog Days Are Upon Us

As the season trudges on, and thoughts of 2014 fill my head, it is hard to describe the current installment of the Chicago Cubs.  The names, faces, trades and waiver moves come together to make one random story of a season.  With less than two months to play, it is hard to imagine the Cubs […]

The Donnie Murphy Game – Cubs 5, Phillies 2

Game One Hundred Thirteen – Cubs 5, Phillies 2 WP – Pedro Strop (2-4) LP – Luis Garcia (0-1) Save – Kevin Gregg (23) The Cubs ended their five-game losing streak behind a career night from Donnie Murphy on what ended up being a strange, injury filled game in Philadelphia. Donnie Murphy (3-for-3 with two […]

Cubs Can’t Buy a Run – Cubs 0, Dodgers 1

Game One Hundred Eleven – Cubs 0, Dodgers 1 WP – Stephen Fife (4-3) LP – Carlos Villanueva (2-8) Save – Kenley Jansen (17) The Cubs ended a frustrating homestand by being shutout for the second day in a row by the Dodgers. The Cubs did not manage a single run over the last 23 […]

Samardzija Struggles, Cubs Shut Out – Cubs 0, Dodgers 3

Game One Hundred Ten – Cubs 0, Dodgers 3 WP – Chris Capuano (4-6) LP – Jeff Samardzija (6-10) Save – Kenley Jansen (16) Jeff Samardzija had a rough outing but the offense could not string together any hits and the Cubs dropped their third game in as many days to the Dodgers. The Cubs […]

Cubs Do Not Get Good Wood – Cubs 2, Dodgers 6

Game One Hundred Nine – Cubs 2, Dodgers 6 WP – Hyun-Jin Ryu (10-3) LP –Travis Wood (7-8) Save – None Friday afternoon was a struggle from the beginning and the Cubs lost what ended up being a long, ugly ballgame. The Cubs played a bad game. There were several misplayed balls in the outfield […]

Looking Forward, Looking Back and Other Cubs News and Notes

Unless something unforeseen happens, it is safe to say the final two months of the season will be better than last August and September when the team was pretty much unwatchable. The front office did not field a Major League rotation which led to the 18-42 record after the deadline. The Cubs are not done […]

Cubs Can’t Slow Down the Dodgers – Cubs 4, Dodgers 6

Game One Hundred Eight – Cubs 4, Dodgers 6 WP – Ricky Nolasco (7-9) LP –Chris Rusin (1-1) Save – Kenley Jansen (15) The Cubs could not hold onto two different leads on Thursday night and dropped the opener of the four-game series. With Thursday’s victory, the Dodgers tied a franchise record that was set […]

Jackson Delivers a Win in the Rain – Cubs 6, Brewers 1

Game One Hundred Seven – Cubs 6, Brewers 1 WP – Edwin Jackson (7-11) LP –Wily Peralta (7-11) Save – None The Cubs snapped their three-game losing streak on Wednesday night behind a solid outing from Edwin Jackson and finally beat the Brewers. The Cubs appeared much more relaxed than in recent games and played […]

A Blown Days Night – Cubs 2, Brewers 3

Game One Hundred Six – Cubs 2, Brewers 3 WP – Burke Badenhop (2-3, BS 2) LP – Kevin Gregg (2-3, BS 4) Save – Jim Henderson (14) The Cubs took a 2-1 lead into the ninth inning after David DeJesus doubled in a pair of runs in the seventh inning. Kevin Gregg struggled again […]

Brewers Bash the Cubs – Cubs 5, Brewers 6

Game One Hundred Five– Cubs 5, Brewers 6 WP – Rob Wooten (1-0) LP – James Russell (1-3, BS 7) Save – Jim Henderson (13) The Cubs took a 5-2 lead into the seventh inning of game one on Tuesday afternoon  after scoring five runs in the sixth on four two-out singles. But Carlos Villanueva […]