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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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 04/20/15

Game Twelve: Cubs (6-5) vs. Pirates (6-6) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 183, 844 Location – PNC Park, Pittsburgh Jake Arrieta (1-1, 1.98/1.02/2.11) vs. A.J. Burnett (0-1, 2.25/1.17/2.33) Weather permitting … The Cubs open a seven-game, two-city road trip tonight […]


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Rambling About the Cubs from First Place

Hello again, everybody. It is nice to be with you and writing about actual baseball games that matter. While it’s only been eight games, it been a fun eight games for the most part, and the Cubs are over .500 for the first time since Tinkers-to-Evers-to-Chance. Okay, fine, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but you get […]


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Cubs Go Down Swinging – Reds 3, Cubs 2

Game Seven – Cubs 2, Reds 3 WP – Anthony DeSclafani (1-0) LP – Jake Arrieta (1-1) Save – Aroldis Chapman (3) Welington Castillo hit a two-run pinch hit homer in the eighth that cut the Reds lead to 3-2. Starlin Castro singled and Matt Szczur walked against Aroldis Chapman in the ninth. With the […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 04/14/15

Game Seven: Cubs (4-2) vs. Reds (4-3) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 183, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jake Arrieta (1-0, 0.00/0.86/2.26) vs. Anthony DeSclafani (0-0, 3.00/1.00/4.14) After back-to-back victories in their final at bat, the Cubs will shoot […]


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