Rambling about the Cubs with a Playoff Game that You Can Taste

Hello again, everybody! Yes, Ramblings on a Thursday. We here at the CCO are really just really trying to catch everyone off guard so we always have a great deal of fun.  It is just better that way, and if you think about, it truly is. As of this morning, there are 17 games left, […]

Cubs Squeeze Out an Extra Innings Win – Cubs 3, Pirates 2

Game One Hundred Forty-Five – Cubs 3, Pirates 2 – 12 innings WP – Hector Rondon (6-4) LP – Vance Worley (4-6) Save – None Chris Denorfia led off the 12th inning with the game tied at two. Denorfia singled to right center and Quintin Berry ran for Denorfia. A wild pitch and an Austin Jackson […]

The CCO Daily: Cubs Off Day News, Jorge Soler Update, the Bullpen and Other Notes

The Cubs are spending Monday’s off day in Pittsburgh, getting a short break before opening a four-game series in three days with Tuesday’s day-night doubleheader. The Cubs are 4-3 on the current 11-game, 11-day, three-city road trip after a disappointing weekend in Philadelphia. Typically a winning road trip is viewed as a positive, but in […]

Two-Out Free Passes Cost the Cubs – Phillies 7, Cubs 5

Game One Hundred Forty-One – Cubs 5, Phillies 7 WP – Ken Giles (6-2) LP – Hector Rondon (5-4) Save – None After rain delayed the start of the game for 50 minutes, the Cubs did not take advantage of a shaky Jerad Eickhoff early, left the Phillies in it and ended up giving them […]

Schwarber and Bryant Smash Three Homers, Cubs Sweep Doubleheader – Cubs 7, Phillies 3

Game One Hundred Forty – Cubs 7, Phillies 3 WP – Kyle Hendricks (7-6) LP – Alec Asher (0-3) Save – Hector Rondon (28) Kyle Schwarber launched the first two pitches he saw on Friday night out of the park. Schwarber smacked a solo homer in the first inning and a two-run shot in the […]

Rizzo, Castro Supply the Power, Cubs Hold On to Beat the Cardinals – Cubs 8, Cardinals 5

Game One Hundred Thirty-Seven – Cubs 8, Cardinals 5 WP – Jason Hammel (8-6) LP – Michael Wacha (15-5) Save – Hector Rondon (27) Anthony Rizzo homered and drove in three runs. Starlin Castro had a four RBI night that included a three-run homer in the second inning. Jason Hammel took a shutout into the […]

All About Arrieta – Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 0

Game One Hundred Thirty-Four – Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 0 WP – Jake Arrieta (18-6) LP – Robbie Ray (3-11) Save – Hector Rondon (26) Jake Arrieta followed up his no-hitter with a gem against the Diamondbacks. Arrieta kept the top offense in the National League off the scoreboard for eight innings on a day with […]

Cubs Month in Review – August 2015

After an inconsistent July where many Cubs fans and yours truly questioned if the team had what it took to stay in the mix for contention, the team responded by posting a 19-9 record. At times, the team looked unbeatable and at the same time, a young team running out of gas. Let’s take a […]

A Deflating Loss – Reds 7, Cubs 4

Game One Hundred Thirty-Two – Cubs 4, Reds 7 WP – J.J. Hoover (7-0, BS 5) LP – Hector Rondon (5-3) Save – Aroldis Chapman (27) Kris Bryant tied the game at four with a two-out, two run homer off J.J. Hoover in the eighth. After a two-out infield single from Jason Bourgeois in the […]

Schwarber, Bryant and Two-Out Runs Knock Off the Reds – Cubs 5, Reds 4

Game One Hundred Thirty-One – Cubs 5, Reds 4 WP – Fernando Rodney (1-0, 6-5) LP – Burke Badenhop (1-4, BS 2) Save – Hector Rondon (25) Kyle Schwarber stepped in with two outs, Dexter Fowler on first base and the Cubs down 4-3 in the seventh inning. Schwarber annihilated a 3-2 pitch from Reds’ […]