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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Cubs Finally Close One Out in St. Louis – Cubs 6, Cardinals 5

Game Twenty-Six – Cubs 6, Cardinals 5 WP – Jon Lester (2-2) LP – Lance Lynn (1-3) Save – Hector Rondon (6) The Cubs’ 25 and under club drove in all six runs and Jon Lester allowed one earned run in seven innings as the Cubs hung on and finally beat the Cardinals on Wednesday […]


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Jon Lester Shut ‘Em Out, Addison Russell Hit It Out – Cubs 1, Brewers 0

Game Twenty-One – Cubs 1, Brewers 0 WP – Jon Lester (1-2) LP – Wily Peralta (0-4) Save – Hector Rondon (5) Jon Lester pitched seven innings of shutout ball and Addison Russell went deep in the third inning as the Cubs hung on and beat the Brewers on Friday afternoon at the old ballyard. […]


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Cubs Month In Review – April 2015

What a difference a year makes. With the front office adding some quality veterans and bringing up two of its most heralded prospects, the team posted a 12-8 record for April, the organization’s first winning record in April since 2008. Let’s take a look at why the Cubs made such a giant leap to start […]


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Cubs Scratch Out a Sweep – Cubs 5, Reds 2

Game Seventeen – Cubs 5, Reds 2 WP – Jake Arrieta (3-1) LP – Anthony DeSclafani (2-1) Save – Hector Rondon (4) Miguel Montero drove in the first two runs. And Addison Russell delivered a bases clearing two-out double in the four-run fourth inning as the Cubs completed the two-game sweep over the Reds on […]


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Cubs Step Up in Extras and Top the Reds – Cubs 7, Reds 3

Game Sixteen – Cubs 7, Reds 3 – 11 innings WP – Jason Motte (1-0) LP – Burke Badenhop (0-1) Save – None Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the fourth and Chris Coghlan hit a solo homer in the seventh that tied the game at three. Jonathan Herrera singled in Rizzo with the […]


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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 […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Land in Olney’s Power Rankings, the Bullpen Issues and Other News

Even with a disappointing weekend in which the Cubs were in a position to sweep the Padres, Buster Olney ranked the Cubs in his top ten. The Cubs are 6-5 after 11 games and have a very challenging road trip and stretch of games ahead of them. The Cubs have played good ball. One cannot […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 04/19/15

Game Eleven: Cubs (6-4) vs. Padres (7-5) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN-TV Ch. 9 – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 186, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jon Lester (0-1, 7.84/1.94/1.62) vs. Andrew Cashner (0-2, 4.09/1.73/4.88) Weather permitting … The Cubs will look to hit the road […]


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