Cubs Can’t Overcome Edwin Jackson – Pirates 7, Cubs 6

Game Seven – Cubs 6, Pirates 7 WP – Tony Watson (2-0, BS 1) LP – Pedro Strop (0-1) Save – Jason Grilli (2) Edwin Jackson had a bad outing and his teammates could not dig out of the hole he put them in. The Cubs battled back all night and tied the game two […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 04/08/14

Game Seven: Cubs (2-4) vs. Pirates (4-2) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 185, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Edwin Jackson (0-0, 1.69/1.13/4.04) vs. Charlie Morton (0-0, 0.00/0.83/2.10) The Cubs season resumes tonight with the first of three against the Pirates. The first […]

Off Days, Matchups, a Rumor and Cubs Big League and Minor League News and Notes

With Monday’s off day in the rearview mirror, the Cubs begin a stretch Tuesday night of six games in a row against the Pirates and Cardinals. Following next Monday’s day off, the Cubs will spend two days in the Bronx facing the Yankees. The Cubs have two more off days over the next 10 days […]

A Veras Frustrating, Extra Long Loss – Pirates 4, Cubs 3

Game Two – Cubs 3, Pirates 4 – 16 innings WP – Stolmy Pimentel (1-0) LP – Carlos Villanueva (0-2) Save – None The Cubs and Pirates played extra innings for the second straight game after the Cubs battled back and tied the game at two with a pair of runs off the Pirates’ pen […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 04/02/14

Game Two: Cubs (0-1) vs. Pirates (1-0) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183, 844 Location – PNC Park, Pittsburgh Edwin Jackson (0-0, -.–/-.–/-.–) vs. Charlie Morton (0-0, -.–/-.–/-.–) Weather permitting … The Cubs resume the season tonight in search of Rick Renteria’s first […]

All But the Bullpen is Set for Opening Day and Other Cubs News

The Cubs all but finalized their Opening Day roster prior to Friday night’s exhibition at Chase Field. Carlos Villanueva was named the Cubs’ fifth starter and Chris Rusin was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs needed the flexibility Villanueva can provide early in the season. The team is committed to having Jeff Samardzija, Edwin Jackson […]

The Cubs and E-Jax Take Care of the D-Backs – Cubs 3, Diamondbacks 1

Spring Training Game Thirty-Three – Cubs 3, Diamondbacks 1 WP – Edwin Jackson (2-3) LP – Trevor Cahill (1-2) Save – Jose Veras (1) The Cubs played one of their better games of the spring on Friday night at Chase Field. The Cubs manufactured runs, took advantage of an extra out in the fifth and […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 03/28/14

Spring Training Game Thirty-Three: Cubs (13-18-1) vs. Diamondbacks (12-11-3) Game Time – 8:40pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Chase Field, Phoenix Edwin Jackson (1-3, 5.14, 1.43) vs. Trevor Cahill (1-1, 7.88, 1.81) The Cubs wrap-up their spring schedule with two practice games at Chase Field against the Arizona Diamondbacks. After […]

Cubs Name Carlos Villanueva Fifth Starter, Chris Rusin Optioned to Iowa

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have decided to start the season with Carlos Villanueva in the rotation. Villanueva will slot in behind Jeff Samardzija, Edwin Jackson, Jason Hammel and Travis Wood. Villanueva’s first start will be on April 6 against the Phillies. Chris Rusin was optioned to Triple-A Iowa and will begin his season […]

Cubs Rotate the Rotation, Castro Gets Minor At Bats and Other Spring Training News

Rick Renteria announced Saturday how he would lineup the first four spots in his rotation to start the season. Jeff Samardzija will pitch Opening Day, as previously announced. Edwin Jackson and Jason Hammel will follow Samardzija with Travis Wood filling the fourth spot in the rotation. Travis Wood will get the ball for the first […]