The Daily CCO: Will the Cubs Slow Jake Arrieta’s Roll?

Jake Arrieta kept on rolling Sunday at Citi Field. Arrieta tossed seven innings of shutout ball, allowed two hits and walked two batters. The Mets put two runners on base once at the same time, and that was due to an error behind Arrieta that was erased by an excellent double play turned in by […]

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Jake Arrieta and Starlin Castro Curved Out a Win over the Mets – Cubs 2, Mets 1

Game One Hundred Twenty-Three: Cubs 2, Mets 1 WP – Pedro Strop (2-4, BS 3) LP – Jenrry Mejia (5-6) Save – Hector Rondon (17) Jake Arrieta pitched seven shutout innings with nine strikeouts and Starlin Castro led off the ninth with a solo home run that ended up being the difference in the game […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Mets – 08/17/14

Game One Hundred Twenty-Three – Cubs (52-70) vs. Mets (59-65) Game Time – 12:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183, 844 Location – Citi Field, Flushing Jake Arrieta (6-4, 2.77/1.05/2.37) vs. Rafael Montero (0-3, 6.12/1.64/7.17) Rick Renteria will hand the ball to his number one starter this […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Mets – 08/15/14

Game One Hundred Twenty-One – Cubs (52-68) vs. Mets (57-65) Game Time – 6:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 184, 844 Location – Citi Field, Flushing Travis Wood (7-9, 4.86/1.53/4.13) vs. Zack Wheeler (7-8, 3.53/1.33/3.59) The Cubs will spend the next four days in New York facing […]

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The Daily CCO: Edwin Jackson’s Role with Cubs in Question Down the Stretch

Edwin Jackson had another rough outing Thursday and according to multiple reports he could lose his spot in the rotation is in question for the remainder of the season. The Cubs want to take a look at Dan Straily and Felix Doubront in starting roles before the season ends. Straily will be recalled from Triple-A […]

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Cubs Announce Dan Straily to Start Saturday’s Game in New York

Shortly after the last out of Thursday’s finale with the Brewers, the Cubs announced RHP Dan Straily would make his Cubs’ debut at Citi Field on Saturday afternoon. The Cubs are pushing the other four starters back a day and inserting Straily into the rotation. Travis Wood is scheduled to start the opener against the […]

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Jake Arrieta Reportedly Open to Long Term Extension with the Cubs

Jake Arrieta has turned his career around with the Cubs since the trade from Baltimore last summer. Jake Arrieta is 10-6 in 27 starts for the Cubs with a 3.06 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP. Arrieta has allowed 121 hits in 162 innings with 53 walks and 150 strikeouts. This season, Arrieta is 6-4 in […]

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The Daily CCO: Hendricks Continues Impressive Start and Other Cubs News

Kyle Hendricks not only followed Jake Arrieta’s very good outing Monday night, but he topped it. Hendricks tossed 7 1/3 innings of shutout baseball against a very good Brewers offense. Hendricks worked quickly, kept the ball down and threw strikes. Hendricks has received praise for his preparation between starts and his ability to execute a […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Keep Chasing and Other News and Notes

The Cubs’ strikeout totals keep making headlines and the swings and misses figures to increase before it gets better. The Cubs added two inexperienced hitters getting their first look at big league pitching to a roster that did more than its fair share of striking out prior to Arismendy Alcantara and Javier Baez becoming part […]

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Cubs Not Able to Back Jake Arrieta – Brewers 3, Cubs 1

Game One Hundred Seventeen: Cubs 1, Brewers 3 WP – Yovani Gallardo (7-6) LP – Jake Arrieta (6-4) Save – Francisco Rodriguez (36) Jake Arrieta bounced back from his rough outing at Coors Field and gave up two runs in 7 1/3 innings Monday night, but the offense could not string together any hits against […]

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