Cubs Bullpen Strikes Again – Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 4

Game Forty-One – Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 5 – 13 innings WP – Randall Delgado (2-2) LP – Zac Rosscup (1-1) Save – None Kris Bryant and Starlin Castro broke a 2-2 tie in the 10th with run scoring singles. Hector Rondon could not finish off the Diamondbacks and blew his third save of the season. Paul […]


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Cubs Manufacture a Win – Cubs 3, Padres 2

Game Thirty-Nine – Cubs 3, Padres 2 WP – Justin Grimm (1-0) LP – Tyson Ross (2-4) Save – Hector Rondon (9) Two of the Cubs three runs scored without a hit. Tsuyoshi Wada struck out a career-high nine batters in 4 2/3 innings. And the bullpen kept the Padres off the board the rest […]


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Cubs Reportedly Interested in RHP Jonathan Papelbon

One of the areas the front office is expected to address before the trade deadline is the bullpen. And according to Bruce Levine, the Cubs are interested in RHP Jonathan Papelbon and have had internal discussions about the veteran closer. There is an obvious connection between the Cubs’ front office and Jonathan Papelbon. The Red […]


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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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Cubs Come All the Way Back and Sweep the Mets – Cubs 6, Mets 5

Game Thirty-Four – Cubs 6, Mets 5 WP – Pedro Strop (1-2) LP – Jon Niese (3-3) Save – Hector Rondon (8) Down 5-1 going in the bottom of the fifth, the Cubs scored four times with Matt Szczur, Addison Russell, Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant driving in the runs to tie the game. Dexter […]


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Bryant and Rizzo Jacks Back Lester – Cubs 4, Mets 3

Game Thirty-One – Cubs 4, Mets 3 WP – Jon Lester (3-2) LP – Jacob deGrom (3-4) Save – Hector Rondon (7) Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo hit back-to-back jacks in the first inning. Addison Russell added a two-out RBI single in the fourth and Jon Lester notched his fourth straight quality start as the […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 05/09/15

Game Twenty-Nine: Cubs (15-13) vs. Brewers (9-21) Game Time – 6:10pm CDT Coverage – TV:  Comcast SportsNet – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 186, 844 Location – Miller Park, Milwaukee Travis Wood (2-1, 4.40/1.15/3.75) vs. Kyle Lohse (1-4, 7.01/1.33/6.07) The Cubs will shoot to make in two in a row in […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon, Bryant, the Cubs Bullpen, Strikeouts and Rock and Roll

A lot of words can be used to describe the Cubs to this point of the season, boring is not one of them. The Cubs won another close game Friday night, one the bullpen nearly gave back. The Cubs broke out the bats and hit for power as a team for the first time this […]


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Respect, Hustle and Power Lift Cubs Over Brewers – Cubs 7, Brewers 6

Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs 7, Brewers 6 WP – Jason Hammel (3-1) LP – Jimmy Nelson (1-3) Save – None Dexter Fowler, Anthony Rizzo, Jorge Soler and Starlin Castro hit tape measure home runs on Friday night but it was Addison Russell and Kris Bryant’s hustle in the ninth inning that was the difference as […]


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