Cubs Month in Review – May 2015

If April was an announcement of an improved Chicago Cubs, May has shown a team that still has some issues before it becomes a full-blown contender. The offense and pitching couldn’t get on the same page, as the first half of the month saw the offense batting .254 and pitching to a 4.79 ERA while […]


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Cubs Reportedly Interested in Veteran Lefty Oliver Perez

The Cubs are looking for ways to improve the bullpen and have already been connected to RHP Rafael Soriano, RHP Tyler Clippard and RHP Jonathan Papelbon. According to a report from the Sun-Times, LHP Oliver Perez can be added to the list. Gordon Wittenmyer reported the Cubs have been linked to Diamondbacks’ left hander Oliver […]


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Cubs Royally Give Another Game Away – Royals 8, Cubs 4

Game Forty-Seven – Cubs 4, Royals 8 WP – Kelvin Herrera (1-1, BS 1) LP – Pedro Strop (1-3) Save – None The Cubs fought back from a 4-1 deficit and tied the game in the seventh inning after a two-run homer from Jorge Soler in the sixth and a solo home run from Addison […]


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RIZZO! – Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 6

Game Forty-Two – Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 6 WP – Jason Motte (2-1) LP – Enrique Burgos (0-2) Save – Pedro Strop (1) Jorge Soler tied the game in the eighth and Anthony Rizzo launched a three-run homer in the top of the ninth that broke a 6-6 tie on Saturday night as the Cubs beat […]


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Rambling as the Cubs are Finding an Identity

Hello again, everybody. The weather is warming, the flowers are blooming, but unlike spring times of the past, the Cubs are not swooning. No, this year’s team is starting to show what fans have patiently waited for since 2008. It is May 22, and folks, the Chicago Cubs have a winning record. If this is […]


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Cubs Move Travis Wood to the Bullpen

The Cubs announced a decision to add an arm to the bullpen Saturday without saying a word. LHP Travis Wood started warming in the bullpen during the eighth inning and he was obviously doing more than just throwing his side session in between starts. Joe Maddon gave the ball to Wood for the ninth inning. […]


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Cubs Win on an Unbelievable Finish to a Wild Day at Wrigley – Cubs 11, Pirates 10

Game Thirty-Five – Cubs 11, Pirates 10 – 12 innings WP – Edwin Jackson (2-1) LP – Radhames Liz (1-3) Save – None It took five hours, one minute and 12 innings but the Cubs won for the fifth time in a row on Friday afternoon at the old ballyard. There was a little déjà […]


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Rambling About the Cubs While Waving My Broom

Hello again, everybody! It is nice to be back, and it is even nicer to be writing about the Cubs sweeping a four-game series. And this was not a normal four-gamer; this was against the Mighty Mets who rode into town with an impressive 20-11 record. Well, thanks to the Cubbies you can add four […]


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Bryant Blasts Off in Blowout Loss to Brewers – Brewers 12, Cubs 4

Game Twenty-Nine – Cubs 4, Brewers 12 WP – Kyle Lohse (2-4) LP – Travis Wood (2-2) Save – None Kris Bryant launched his first big league homer, a three-run shot in the third inning that gave the Cubs a 3-2 lead. Travis Wood, Edwin Jackson and Phil Coke gave up 11 runs in the […]


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Cubs Pitching Can’t Slow Down the Cardinals – Cardinals 7, Cubs 4

Game Twenty-Five – Cubs 4, Cardinals 7 WP – Mitch Harris (1-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (1-1) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (9) For the second night in a row the Cubs built a lead just to see the Cardinals comeback and tie the game. And the bullpen could not keep the Cardinals off the board […]


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