The Daily CCO: Cubs Still Have Work to Do as the Season Winds Down

The Cubs have 13 games remaining on the schedule and the lineup should get a boost with the return of Jorge Soler, who is expected back Monday night for the start of the 10-game homestand. Anthony Rizzo was reportedly targeting Monday’s opener with the Reds as when he would be ready to play again. But […]

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Chris Bosio Talks Cubs Pitching on Inside the Clubhouse

Chris Bosio joined Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo during Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) Saturday morning. The always candid Cubs pitching coach discussed the young roster, Tsuyoshi Wada, Kyle Hendricks, Jacob Turner, Hector Rondon and the challenge of shuffling a rather large pitching staff over the final month of the season. The Cubs are […]

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Doubront Tossed Six Scoreless, Baez and Szczur Homered and the Kids Snapped the Skid – Cubs 6, Pirates 4

Game One Hundred Forty-Eight: Cubs 6, Pirates 4 WP – Felix Doubront (2-1) LP – Jeff Locke (7-5) Save – Hector Rondon (24) Felix Doubront threw six innings of shutout ball, Javier Baez hit his second home run in as many nights, Mike Olt doubled in a run and Matt Szczur went deep for the […]

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The Daily CCO: The Evaluation Process Continues and Other Cubs News

It was a rough Saturday for the Cubs as the team essentially dropped two games to the Pirates. The Cubs will have more days like Saturday but there will also be games when everything clicks and the team plays good ball, like what happened in the first three games of the homestand. There are better […]

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Cubs Drop the Extra-Long Suspended Game to the Pirates – Pirates 5, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred Forty-One: Cubs 3, Pirates 5 – 11 innings WP – Mark Melancon (3-4) LP – Wesley Wright (0-3) Save – John Holdzkom (1) The Cubs six-game winning streak at Wrigley came to an end Saturday afternoon with the conclusion of game one of the three-game series with Pirates. And it took a […]

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Cubs Got to Garza Early and Swept the Brewers – Cubs 6, Brewers 2

Game One Hundred Forty: Cubs 6, Brewers 2 WP – Kyle Hendricks (6-1) LP – Matt Garza (7-8) Save – None The Cubs completed the three-game sweep over the Brewers Wednesday night after scoring all six runs in two innings off Matt Garza. Chris Valaika hit a two-run homer. Jorge Soler doubled in two runs. […]

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Cubs Month In Review – August

What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, with much of the roster gutted from the trade deadline, the team had to rely on the few minor leaguers they had, plus some veteran journeyman to finish out the season. The team struggled to a terrible 17 wins for the final two months […]

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Turner Takes Care of the Brewers – Cubs 4, Brewers 2

Game One Hundred Thirty-Eight: Cubs 4, Brewers 2 WP – Jacob Turner (5-8) LP – Jimmy Nelson (2-6) Save – Hector Rondon (23) Jacob Turner took a shutout into the seventh inning and ended up allowing one run over 6 1/3 innings. Welington Castillo drove in three runs with a single and a two-run homer. […]

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Cubs Likely to Use a Six-Man Rotation in September

Jed Hoyer said two weeks ago the front office and coaching staff were discussing how the rotation and bullpen would be handled in September. Hoyer mentioned then the team would “do different things with the rotation” in the final month of the season. The Cubs are not going to shut down Jake Arrieta early or […]

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Rizzo, Alcantara Hit ‘Em Out … Wood, the Bullpen Shut ‘Em Out – Cubs 3, Reds 0

Game One Hundred Thirty-One: Cubs 3, Reds 0 WP – Travis Wood (8-11) LP – Johnny Cueto (15-8) Save – Hector Rondon (22) Travis Wood tossed six innings of shutout ball, Anthony Rizzo hit his 30th home run of the season and Arismendy Alcantara added a two-run homer in the seventh as the Cubs started the […]

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