Bullpen Implodes, Diamondbacks Crash the Cubs Party – Diamondbacks 7, Cubs 5

Game Twenty: Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 7 WP – Trevor Cahill (1-4) LP – Pedro Strop (0-2) Save – Addison Reed (4) The Cubs took a 5-2 lead into the ninth inning on Wednesday before the backend of the Cubs’ bullpen suffered a major meltdown and gave up five runs in the ninth. Everything that could […]

Rizzo Gets Territorial, Trade Chips and Other Cubs News and Notes

Anthony Rizzo left Saturday’s game before the eighth inning with back spasms and his start on Sunday at the time was in doubt. The Cubs had Mike Olt take grounders at first base on Sunday morning in the event Rizzo could not play. Rizzo told the beat writers he jokingly said to Olt not to […]

Wrigley Continues to Be Reds Home Away from Home – Reds 8, Cubs 2

Game Seventeen: Cubs 2, Reds 8 WP – Homer Bailey (1-1) LP – Carlos Villanueva (1-4) Save – None The Reds domination over the Cubs at Wrigley Field continued Sunday as Cincinnati beat the Cubs for the 17th time in 19 games (2-17) in their home park. The Reds scored all five of the runs […]

Same Old Story for Samardzija – Reds 4, Cubs 1

Game Fifteen: Cubs 1, Reds 4 WP – Alfredo Simon (2-1) LP – Jeff Samardzija (0-2) Save – Jonathan Broxton (2) The Cubs lost to the Reds for the 16th time in 17 games (1-16) at Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon. And once again, Jeff Samardzija took the loss after receiving no run support. The […]

Arrieta Closing In On Joining Cubs Rotation and Other News and Rumors

According to a report from the Tribune, Jake Arrieta could be close to joining the Cubs’ rotation. Arrieta was scheduled to make his third rehab start on Tuesday but rain cancelled the Smokies game and Arrieta’s start was pushed to Wednesday. Arrieta told Mark Gonzales he would like to make one more rehab outing after […]

Another Poor Outing from Edwin Jackson, Another Loss for the Cubs – Cardinals 6, Cubs 4

Game Twelve: Cubs 4, Cardinals 6 WP – Michael Wacha (2-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (0-1) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (4) The Cubs needed for the good Edwin Jackson to show up on Sunday. Rick Renteria received the exact opposite before rain delayed the game for 46 minutes in the third inning. Edwin Jackson settled down […]

From the Wire … Cubs Recall Chris Rusin, Option Brian Schlitter to Iowa

According to multiple reports, the Cubs recalled LHP Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday morning and optioned RHP Brian Schlitter to Iowa. The roster move should not come as a surprise with the Cubs adding Rusin to the big league roster. Rusin will be available out of the pen for Saturday’s game and should […]

Baez Bashes Despite Sore Back, Arrieta Rehabs for a Second Time and Cubs News and Notes

Javier Baez hit a two-run home run on Thursday then told the Des Moines Register after the game that he is “dealing with some minor backs issues.” Baez said Marty Pevey was going to keep him out of the lineup but he “insisted on playing.” Baez said the soreness in his back is from “is […]

Cubs Give One Back to the Bucs – Pirates 5, Cubs 4

Game Nine: Cubs 4, Pirates 5 WP – Gerrit Cole (2-0) LP – James Russell (0-1, BS 1) Save – Jason Grilli (3) The Cubs played very good baseball for six innings on Thursday before the wheels fell off in the seventh inning. The Cubs took advantage of Pirates miscues and built a 4-0 lead. […]

Cubs Can’t Overcome Edwin Jackson – Pirates 7, Cubs 6

Game Seven – Cubs 6, Pirates 7 WP – Tony Watson (2-0, BS 1) LP – Pedro Strop (0-1) Save – Jason Grilli (2) Edwin Jackson had a bad outing and his teammates could not dig out of the hole he put them in. The Cubs battled back all night and tied the game two […]