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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Arrieta and the Cubs Offense Mis-Fiers in an Ugly Loss to the Brewers – Brewers 6, Cubs 1

Game Twenty-Two – Cubs 1, Brewers 6 WP – Mike Fiers (1-3) LP – Jake Arrieta (3-2) Save – None On a hitter’s day at Wrigley with the wind blowing out, the Brewers jumped on Jake Arrieta and never looked back while the Cubs spent the afternoon striking out against Mike Fiers. And the Cubs […]

Rough Night for Hendricks Turns into a Loss for the Cubs – Pirates 8, Cubs 1

Game Twenty – Cubs 1, Pirates 8 WP – Gerrit Cole (4-0) LP – Kyle Hendricks (0-1) Save – None The Cubs managed only one run against Pirates’ ace Gerrit Cole while Kyle Hendricks gave the Pirates too many opportunities on Wednesday night as the Pirates salvaged the finale of the three game series at […]

Cubs Sign LHP Daniel Schlereth to a Minor League Contract

According to a report from Mark Gonzales, the Cubs signed LHP Daniel Schlereth to a minor league contract. Schlereth will report to the Cubs facility in Mesa for extended Spring Training. The Diamondbacks selected Daniel Schlereth in the first round of the 2008 draft and was used as part of the three-team trade with the […]

Rambling About the Cubs While the Prospects Have Arrived

Hello, again everybody. The Cubbies are 8-7, and I must admit, it is a rather disappointing 8-7 at that, but I will say that this team is better than I expected. A team cannot win the pennant in April, but it can definitely lose one. The past few years it seemed like late May arrived […]

Cubs Pen Melts Down in the Steel City – Pirates 5, Cubs 4

Game Fifteen – Cubs 4, Pirates 5 WP – Radhames Liz (1-1) LP – Brian Schlitter (0-2) Save – Mark Melancon (3) The Cubs settled for a split in Pittsburgh after the 4-1 lead the team built in the first five innings disappeared in the sixth inning. The Pirates scored three runs off Kyle Hendricks […]

The Daily CCO: Edwin Jackson Could Be Used in Tougher In-Game Situations and Other Cubs News

Edwin Jackson has quietly gone about his business in his new relief role with the Cubs. Jackson has appeared in three games for the Cubs season. Jackson has given up two hits with no walks and three strikeouts in five scoreless innings. Jackson kept the Pirates off the board Tuesday night to set the stage […]

Starlin Castro, Welington Castillo Complete Cubs Comeback – Cubs 9, Pirates 8

Game Thirteen – Cubs 9, Pirates 8 WP – Edwin Jackson (1-0) LP – Mark Melancon (0-1, BS 1) Save – Hector Rondon (3) The Comeback Cubs struck again Tuesday night in Pittsburgh. And for the fourth time on the young season the Cubs won a game in their last at bat. The Cubs entered […]