Bullpen Implodes, Diamondbacks Crash the Cubs Party – Diamondbacks 7, Cubs 5

Game Twenty: Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 7 WP – Trevor Cahill (1-4) LP – Pedro Strop (0-2) Save – Addison Reed (4) The Cubs took a 5-2 lead into the ninth inning on Wednesday before the backend of the Cubs’ bullpen suffered a major meltdown and gave up five runs in the ninth. Everything that could […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 04/23/14

Game Twenty – Cubs/Federals (7-12) vs. Diamondbacks/Packers (5-18) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV, MLB Network – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 184, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jeff Samardzija (0-2, 1.29/1.07/2.79) vs. Wade Miley (2-2, 4.35/1.26/4.24) The Cubs will shoot for their third win in a row on […]

All the Cubs Need is Wood – Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 1

Game Eighteen: Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 1 WP – Travis Wood (1-2) LP – Bronson Arroyo (1-2) Save – None Travis Wood took matters into his own hands on Monday night. Wood not only put together an excellent outing on the hill, Wood also drove in four of the Cubs five runs as the Cubs took […]

Rizzo Gets Territorial, Trade Chips and Other Cubs News and Notes

Anthony Rizzo left Saturday’s game before the eighth inning with back spasms and his start on Sunday at the time was in doubt. The Cubs had Mike Olt take grounders at first base on Sunday morning in the event Rizzo could not play. Rizzo told the beat writers he jokingly said to Olt not to […]

Wrigley Continues to Be Reds Home Away from Home – Reds 8, Cubs 2

Game Seventeen: Cubs 2, Reds 8 WP – Homer Bailey (1-1) LP – Carlos Villanueva (1-4) Save – None The Reds domination over the Cubs at Wrigley Field continued Sunday as Cincinnati beat the Cubs for the 17th time in 19 games (2-17) in their home park. The Reds scored all five of the runs […]

Same Old Story for Samardzija – Reds 4, Cubs 1

Game Fifteen: Cubs 1, Reds 4 WP – Alfredo Simon (2-1) LP – Jeff Samardzija (0-2) Save – Jonathan Broxton (2) The Cubs lost to the Reds for the 16th time in 17 games (1-16) at Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon. And once again, Jeff Samardzija took the loss after receiving no run support. The […]

Cubs Shutout and Swept in The Bronx – Yankees 2, Cubs 0

Game Fourteen: Cubs 0, Yankees 2 WP – Michael Pineda (2-1) LP – Travis Wood (0-2) Save – Adam Warren (1) The Cubs had numerous chances to put runs on the board at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night, but the offense could not string together any hits and the Cubs were shutout for the fourth […]

Tanaka Strikes Out the Cubs – Yankees 3, Cubs 0

Game Thirteen: Cubs 0, Yankees 3 WP – Masahiro Tanaka (2-1) LP – Jason Hammel (2-1) Save – Shawn Kelley (4) The Cubs did absolutely nothing against Masahiro Tanaka in game one of the day-night doubleheader in The Bronx on Wednesday afternoon. The Cubs managed three hits (two bunt singles) and were shutout for the […]

Arrieta Closing In On Joining Cubs Rotation and Other News and Rumors

According to a report from the Tribune, Jake Arrieta could be close to joining the Cubs’ rotation. Arrieta was scheduled to make his third rehab start on Tuesday but rain cancelled the Smokies game and Arrieta’s start was pushed to Wednesday. Arrieta told Mark Gonzales he would like to make one more rehab outing after […]

Samardzija Remains on the Blue Jays Radar and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Blue Jays are 7-6 after 13 games and are toward the top of a bunched up American League East. Alex Anthopoulos is still looking to add a starter to the top of his rotation. The Blue Jays’ staff is currently ranked sixth in the American League with a 3.61 ERA ( 1.31 WHIP) and […]