Dempster Doesn’t Skip a Beat – Cubs 7, Mets 0

Game Eighty-Five – Cubs 7, Mets 0 WP – Ryan Dempster (4-3) LP – Jon Niese (7-4) Save – None In the Cubs’ quickest game of the season (2:08), Ryan Dempster picked up where he left off on June 15. With all eyes on him and several scouts in attendance, Ryan Dempster tossed five innings […]

Cubs Take the Wood to Santana … then Hang On for the Win – Cubs 8, Mets 7

Game Eighty-Three – Cubs 8, Mets 7 WP – Travis Wood (4-3) LP – Johan Santana (6-5) Save – None What should have been a feel-good victory over Johan Santana and the Mets with the focus on a season-high 18 hits and the first four-hit game of Anthony Rizzo’s career, ended up being too close […]

A Long, Short Night for Matt Garza – Cubs 3, Braves 7

Game Eighty-Two – Cubs 3, Braves 7 WP – Mike Minor (5-6) LP – Matt Garza (4-7) Save – None The Braves teed off on Cubs’ pitching in the series and season finale on Thursday night. The Braves hit four home runs, three off Matt Garza, and put the game away early. The Cubs did […]

Red, White and a Cubs ‘W’ – Cubs 5, Braves 1

Game Eighty-One – Cubs 5, Braves 1 WP – Paul Maholm (6-6) LP – Randall Delgado (4-9) Save – None Wednesday night’s win, the Cubs seventh in their last nine games, was a total team effort. Paul Maholm turned in a quality start. James Russell tossed two scoreless innings. Three different players hit longballs and […]

A Sweep Day for Travis Wood – Cubs 3, Astros 0

Game Seventy-Eight – Cubs 3, Astros 0 WP – Travis Wood (3-3) LP – Wandy Rodriguez (6-6) Save – Carlos Marmol (8) The Cubs completed the three-game sweep over the Houston Astros and finished the homestand with a 5-1 record behind another impressive outing by Travis Wood … and Anthony Rizzo’s third game-winning RBI in […]

Rizzo and Castro Lift the Cubs Past the ‘Stros – Cubs 3, Astros 2

Game Seventy-Seven – Cubs 3, Astros 2 WP – Matt Garza (4-6) LP – J.A. Happ (6-8) Save – Carlos Marmol (7) The two youngest players on the roster delivered Saturday afternoon and led their team to the second straight victory over the Astros. Starlin Castro (1-for-2 with a RBI, a run scored and two […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 06/30/12

Game Seventy-Seven: Cubs (27-49) vs. Astros (32-45) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Matt Garza (3-6, 4.06/1.09) vs. J.A. Happ (6-7, 4.83/1.48) Can the Cubs beat the Astros for the second day in a row? Not only would […]

Mets Kick Samardzija and Coleman All Over the Place – Cubs 1, Mets 17

Game Seventy-Five – Cubs 1, Mets 17 WP – Jon Niese (6-3) LP – Jeff Samardzija (5-7) Save – None What a difference a day makes … Less than 24 hours after one of their better games of the season, the Cubs were pounded by the Mets 17-1. While the Metropolitans looked like they were […]

Patience, Hustle and Travis Wood – Cubs 6, Mets 1

Game Seventy-Three – Cubs 6, Mets 1 WP – Travis Wood (2-3) LP – Johan Santana (5-4) Save – None On a bizarre night at Wrigley Field, Travis Wood ended the Cubs’ four-game losing streak. The Cubs beat Johan Santana for the first time and improved to 4-16 against left-handers this season. Joe Mather’s first […]

Cubs Lose a Slugfest in the Desert – Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 10

Game Seventy-One – Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 10 WP – Craig Breslow (2-0) LP – Paul Maholm (4-6) Save – None Saturday night at Chase Field was anything but a pitcher’s duel. The two teams scored a combined 15 runs on 30 hits in a game that took three hours and 31 minutes to complete. In […]