Rambling as the Cubs are Finding an Identity

Hello again, everybody. The weather is warming, the flowers are blooming, but unlike spring times of the past, the Cubs are not swooning. No, this year’s team is starting to show what fans have patiently waited for since 2008. It is May 22, and folks, the Chicago Cubs have a winning record. If this is […]


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Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad – Pirates 3, Cubs 0

Game Thirty-Seven – Cubs 0, Pirates 3 WP – A.J. Burnett (3-1) LP – Jake Arrieta (4-4) Save – Mark Melancon (9) The Cubs managed only three hits over seven innings against A.J. Burnett. Jake Arrieta gave up one run in seven innings on a bloop double and a single. But on a day with […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 05/17/15

Game Thirty-Seven: Cubs (21-15) vs. Pirates (17-20) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV:  WGN-TV Ch. 9, MLB Network – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 187, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jake Arrieta (4-3, 3.00/1.07/2.33) vs. A.J. Burnett (2-1, 1.60/1.16/3.06) Weather permitting … Joe Maddon hands the ball to […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 05/15/15

Game Thirty-Five: Cubs (19-15) vs. Pirates (17-18) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV:  Comcast SportsNet, MLB Network – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 183, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Kyle Hendricks (0-1, 4.65/1.29/3.98) vs. Jeff Locke (2-2, 4.71/1.35/3.77) Joe Maddon turns to Kyle Hendricks this afternoon as the […]


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Arrieta Dominates for Eight, Cubs use Big Sixth Inning to Beat the Mets – Cubs 6, Mets 1

Game Thirty-Two – Cubs 6, Mets 1 WP – Jake Arrieta (4-3) LP – Noah Syndergaard (0-1) Save – None Jake Arrieta allowed one run while striking out a season-high 10 batters in eight innings. Starlin Castro doubled in Jorge Soler with the first of the game as part of a four-run sixth inning. Chris […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Mets – 05/12/15

Game Thirty-Two: Cubs (16-15) vs. Mets (20-12) Game Time – 7:10pm CDT Coverage – TV:  WGN-TV Ch. 9, MLB Network – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 89, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jake Arrieta (3-3, 3.41/1.16/2.53) vs. Noah Syndergaard (0-0, -.–/-.–/-.–) Joe Maddon hands the ball to Jake Arrieta tonight […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Mets – 05/11/15

Game Thirty-One: Cubs (15-15) vs. Mets (20-11) Game Time – 7:10pm CDT Coverage – TV:  Comcast SportsNet – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 186, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jon Lester (2-2, 4.04/1.32/2.75) vs. Jacob deGrom (3-3, 2.95/1.26/3.58) Weather permitting … The Cubs return to Wrigley tonight and open a […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs are a Work in Progress

The Cubs didn’t pass their first test of the season in St. Louis. The Cubs went toe-to-toe with the best team in the National League for three games and should have won three of four instead of the other way around. The gap between the Cubs and Cardinals has been shortened. But there is still […]


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Lackey Too Much for Cubs in Finale – Cardinals 5, Cubs 1

Game Twenty-Seven – Cubs 1, Cardinals 5 WP – John Lackey (2-1) LP – Jake Arrieta (3-3) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (10) Jake Arrieta didn’t have it while John Lackey allowed just one run in 7 2/3 innings as the Cubs dropped the series finale to the Cardinals on Thursday afternoon. The Cubs were not […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 05/07/15

Game Twenty-Seven: Cubs (14-12) vs. Cardinals (20-7) Game Time – 12:45pm CDT Coverage – TV:  Comcast SportsNet – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 184, 844 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Jake Arrieta (3-2, 2.84/1.04/2.74) vs. John Lackey (1-1, 3.69/1.26/3.65) Jake Arrieta takes the hill this afternoon in the last of […]


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