Cubs Weekend Headlines: High Fives All Around after Sweep in Cincinnati

It was a long weekend in the Queen City for the Cubs due to the four-plus hour wait Saturday before the Reds finally decided to postpone the game. The Cubs took care of business in the two games that were played and left Cincinnati three games above .500 on the season (10-7). The bullpen rebounded […]


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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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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 04/26/15

Game Seventeen: Cubs (9-7) vs. Reds (8-9) Game Time – 12:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV Ch. 9 – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 184, 844 Location – Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Jake Arrieta (2-1, 1.74/0.87/1.81) vs. Anthony DeSclafani (2-0, 0.86/0.62/2.87) What was once a three-game series was reduced […]


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The Daily CCO: Batting the Pitcher Eighth and Other Cubs News

The Cubs have played 16 games and in each of those games Joe Maddon has batted his pitcher eighth. And when his team is finally able to play game No. 17, Jake Arrieta will hit eighth in that lineup as well. Joe Maddon’s decision to bat his pitcher eighth has come with more than its […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 04/25/15

Updated – 4:23pm CDT – Game Officially Postponed Due to Rain Game Seventeen: Cubs (9-7) vs. Reds (8-9) Game Time – 12:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: ABC 7 – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 183, 844 Location – Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Jake Arrieta (2-1, 1.74/0.87/1.81) vs. Anthony DeSclafani (2-0, […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 04/24/15

Game Sixteen: Cubs (8-7) vs. Reds (8-8) Game Time – 6:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 184, 844 Location – Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Jon Lester (0-2, 6.89/1.79/2.87) vs. Mike Leake (0-1, 3.92/1.11/4.71) The Cubs open a three-game series in Cincinnati and will […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon’s Fixx for the Pen Could Be for the Starters to Pitch Deeper

After finishing the four-game series in Pittsburgh with a disappointing split, the Cubs will spend the next three days in bleeping Cincinnati with the Reds and its colorful manager. Prior to leaving for the Queen City, Joe Maddon answered questions about his depleted bullpen. Maddon said he was not planning on making any major changes […]


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Rambling About the Cubs While the Prospects Have Arrived

Hello, again everybody. The Cubbies are 8-7, and I must admit, it is a rather disappointing 8-7 at that, but I will say that this team is better than I expected. A team cannot win the pennant in April, but it can definitely lose one. The past few years it seemed like late May arrived […]


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The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro Doesn’t Want to Be a Joke Anymore and Other Cubs News

After Monday night’s win in Pittsburgh, Joe Maddon told the beat writers, “We’re just playing the game with a lot of verve right now. I really enjoy watching us play.” And there is one grizzled veteran that is playing with as much spirit and enthusiasm as anyone on the team … the Cubs’ 25-year old […]


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Bryant Breaks Out, Arrieta Beats the Bucs – Cubs 5, Pirates 2

Game Twelve – Cubs 5, Pirates 2 WP – Jake Arrieta (2-1) LP – Arquimedes Caminero (0-1) Save – None Kris Bryant drove in three runs and scored a fourth on a Little League Home Run. Jorge Soler had four hits and started both rallies. And Jake Arrieta settled in after the first inning as […]


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