Samardzija’s Superb Outing – Cubs 2, Pirates 0

Game Ninety-Five – Cubs 2, Pirates 0 WP – Jeff Samardzija (7-8) LP – Erik Bedard (5-11) Save – Carlos Marmol (12) Jeff Samardzija put together his best start of the season Monday night in the Steel City … and ended the Cubs’ three-game losing streak. Samardzija dominated a very good Pirates’ offense and if […]

Garza Departs Early … Cubs Blown Out Late – Cubs 0, Cardinals 12

Game Ninety-Three – Cubs 0, Cardinals 12 WP – Jake Westbrook (8-8) LP – Justin Germano (0-1) Save – None Saturday night’s game was actually scoreless going into the bottom of the seventh. The Cardinals scored 12 runs on 10 hits and three walks in the seventh and turned what was a well-pitched game into […]

Rambling from … DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK!!

No, seriously, don’t. While 14 out of 19 has been a blast to watch, when the Cubs brass does the right thing, the two best pitchers will be gone while pitchers like Casey Coleman and Chris Volstad could be pitching every fifth day. And when that happens, ain’t no comeback coming. With that out of […]

Sveum’s Cubs Reel in the Fish – Cubs 4, Marlins 2

Game Ninety-One – Cubs 4, Marlins 2 WP – Paul Maholm (8-6) LP – Mark Buehrle (9-9) Save – Carlos Marmol (11) The Cubs finished the six-game homestand (5-1, 10-2 last 12 at Wrigley Field) with a solid win against Mark Buehrle in their final matchup of the season against the Marlins (2-4). With the […]

Cardinals in the Mix for Dempster and Numerous Teams Interested in Soto

With less than two weeks before the non-waiver trade deadline, the rumors picked up during Wednesday’s game against the Miami Marlins. The biggest news of the day was Theo Epstein announcing Jorge Soler would make his pro debut on Thursday before the latest report from Bruce Levine. According to a report from ESPN Chicago, the […]

Winning in the Rain – Cubs 5, Marlins 1

Game Ninety – Cubs 5, Marlins 1 – 8 innings WP – James Russell (3-0) LP – Josh Johnson (5-7) Save – None The Cubs’ bats woke up just before the rain made its way to Wrigley Field and Dale Sveum’s team beat the Marlins for the first time this season (1-4) in a game […]

Marlins Hammer Wood – Cubs 5, Marlins 9

Game Eighty-Nine – Cubs 5, Marlins 9 WP – Anibal Sanchez (5-6) LP – Travis Wood (4-4) Save – None The Cubs four-game winning streak came to an end on Tuesday night in a game that was not as close as the final score. The Marlins beat Dale Sveum’s team for the fourth time in […]

Dempster Dumps the D-Backs – Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 1

Game Eighty-Seven – Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 1 WP – Ryan Dempster (5-3) LP – Joe Saunders (4-6) Save – Carlos Marmol (9) It took Reed Johnson crashing into the ivy in the ninth and the third double play of the game to end it as the Cubs were able to hang on and post their […]

SO-RI-A-NO – Cubs 8, Diamondbacks 1

Game Eighty-Six – Cubs 8, Diamondbacks 1 WP – Paul Maholm (7-6) LP – Ian Kennedy (6-8) Save – None After rain delayed the start of Friday’s game three hours and 40 minutes, the Cubs started the second half the same way they ended the first half, with a win. Dale Sveum’s team beat the […]

Changes Appear on the Horizon for the Cubs

If anything, the next 18 days leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31 should be anything but boring for the Chicago Cubs. Both the active roster and 40-man roster figure to be quite a bit different when the team takes the field on August 1 in Pittsburgh than the team that opens […]