The Daily CCO: Tsuyoshi Wada Gets First Shot at Fifth Spot in the Rotation and Other Cubs News

Rick Renteria announced Sunday that LHP Tsuyoshi Wada would be recalled from Triple-A Iowa Wednesday and start the second game of the series with the Padres. Wada is coming off a solid start with Iowa last Friday in which he gave up one run on three hits with a walk and 10 strikeouts over six […]

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Jake Arrieta and the Cubs Fall Short of Preventing the Sweep – Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2

Game Ninety-Seven: Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 3 WP – Josh Collmenter (8-5) LP – Jake Arrieta (5-2) Save – Addison Reed (23) The offense could not figure out Josh Collmenter, Jake Arrieta made three mistakes and the eventual winning run scored when Anthony Rizzo made an outstanding catch tumbling into the camera well as the Cubs […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 07/20/14

Game Ninety-Seven – Cubs (40-56) vs. Diamondbacks (42-56) Game Time – 3:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 187, 844 Location – Chase Field, Phoenix Jake Arrieta (5-1, 1.95/1.01/2.14) vs. Josh Collmenter (7-5, 3.80/1.27/3.97) The Cubs wrap up the series and season series against the Diamondbacks this afternoon. […]

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The Daily CCO: Kyle Hendricks Announced as Cubs Fourth Starter and Other News and Notes

The Cubs announced prior to Friday’s game that Kyle Hendricks will be recalled from Triple-A Tuesday to make the start against the Padres in what will be his Wrigley Field debut. The Cubs would like to see Hendricks grab the fourth spot in the rotation for the remainder of the season. Rick Renteria did not […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 07/18/14

Game Ninety-Five – Cubs (40-54) vs. Diamondbacks (40-56) Game Time – 8:40pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 85, 844 Location – Chase Field, Phoenix Edwin Jackson (5-10, 5.64/1.58/4.26) vs. Trevor Cahill (1-6, 5.66/1.74/4.15) The Cubs open what could end up being a very interesting second half of […]

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Rambling about the Cubs on the First Day of the Second Half

Hello again, everybody. The All-Star break has ended, the American League won again, making it 47 out of the last 51 for the DH’ers, or at least it seems that way. As I started saying, today is the first day of the second half, of what I hope is the final “total giveaway” season of […]

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The Daily CCO: Alcantara is Making a Case to Stay with the Cubs

It was only supposed to be a two-day call-up for Arismendy Alcantara when the Cubs placed Darwin Barney on the paternity list for the last two games of the series in Cincinnati. But Alcantara played rather well in the field and went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, two runs scored and three RBI in […]

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Cubs Walk-Off with a Win Over the Braves – Cubs 5, Braves 4

Game Ninety-Two: Cubs 5, Braves 4 WP – Hector Rondon (2-3, BS 3) LP – Jordan Walden (0-1) Save – None What looked like was going to be a disappointing loss turned into an exciting walk-off victory as the Cubs took game one of the series with the Braves. After the Braves tied the game […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Braves – 07/11/14

Game Ninety-Two – Cubs (39-52) vs. Braves (50-42) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jake Arrieta (5-1, 1.78/1.02/2.05) vs. Alex Wood (6-7, 3.14/1.18/3.46) After finishing one of the longest road trips in recent memory with a 5-6 […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Call-Up Kyle Hendricks, Option Dallas Beeler to Iowa

The Cubs selected the contract of RHP Kyle Hendricks from Triple-A Iowa, added him to the 40-man roster and called Hendricks up to make his Major League debut Thursday in the finale of the five-game series with the Reds. Dallas Beeler was optioned to Iowa to make room on the 25-man roster for Kyle Hendricks. […]

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