Arrieta Flirts with Perfection and Ends Cubs Skid – Cubs 7, Reds 3

Game Seventy-Five: Cubs 7, Reds 3 WP – Jake Arrieta (4-1) LP – Homer Bailey (7-4) Save – None After rain delayed the start of the game for 53 minutes, Jake Arrieta retired the first 18 batters he faced Tuesday night and took a perfect game into the seventh inning. Billy Hamilton led off the […]

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Trade Value of Cubs Lefty Relievers

In our last couple of articles we went over the two big trade chips for the Cubs this season, Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. These two have been dominating the trade rumors for the team, but sneaking into the picture are James Russell and Wesley Wright. The two left-handed relievers could prove valuable to a […]

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Cubs Couldn’t Come Up with a Clutch Hit – Pirates 2, Cubs 1

Game Seventy-Three: Cubs 1, Pirates 2 WP – Brandon Cumpton (3-2) LP – Jason Hammel (6-5) Save – Mark Melancon (12) It was another frustrating day for the Cubs as the offense could not come up with a clutch hit and lost the rubber game of the series to the Pirates. The Cubs put two […]

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Catching Up and Updating the Jeff Samardzija News and Rumors

Jeff Samardzija stayed in the headlines this past week, and will continue to do so until the day he is either traded or signs an extension to stay with the Cubs. It was leaked that the front office made another contract offer to Jeff Samardzija … and Samardzija rejected the Cubs’ offer. The team’s latest effort […]

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Arrieta Strikes Out the Fish, Cubs Win the Series – Cubs 6, Marlins 1

Game Seventy: Cubs 6, Marlins 1 WP – Jake Arrieta (3-1) LP – Nathan Eovaldi (4-3) Save – None Jake Arrieta tossed a gem and set a career-high with 11 strikeouts, Starlin Castro drove in two runs with a pair of doubles and Nate Schierholtz hit a three-run shot in the sixth inning that broke […]

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Wood Delivers in a Pinch – Cubs 5, Marlins 4

Game Sixty-Eight: Cubs 5, Marlins 4 – 13 innings WP – Carlos Villanueva (3-5) LP – Jacob Turner (2-5) Save – James Russell (1) With two outs, Junior Lake on first base and the game tied at four in the 13th inning, Rick Renteria sent Travis Wood up to hit for Carlos Villanueva. And Travis Wood […]

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Cubs Reportedly Discussing Trades for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel with Multiple Teams

The Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel trade rumors are starting to heat up. According to a report from the Sun-Times, “the Cubs already have had trade talks with multiple teams regarding Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.” Gordon Wittenmyer pointed to the Braves, Mariners and Blue Jays being “among the teams the most interested” and one […]

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Phillies Rock and Roll Over Jackson – Phillies 7, Cubs 4

Game Sixty-Six: Cubs 4, Phillies 7 WP – David Buchanan (2-3) LP – Edwin Jackson (4-7) Save – Jonathan Papelbon (15) Edwin Jackson had another rough outing. Jackson could not complete five innings after the Phillies launched two home runs that accounted for four of the seven runs he allowed as the Cubs dropped the […]

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Cubs Go Scoreless in the Rain – Pirates 4, Cubs 0

Game Sixty-Four: Cubs 0, Pirates 4 WP – Edinson Volquez (4-5) LP – Jeff Samardzija (2-6) Save – None Thursday’s finale in Pittsburgh was delayed by rain two times, once prior to the first pitch for 20 minutes, and the other in the seventh inning for one hour and 15 minutes, but in the end […]

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Cubs Spoil the Pirates Party – Cubs 7, Pirates 3

Game Sixty-Two: Cubs 7, Pirates 3 WP – Travis Wood (6-5) LP – Casey Sadler (0-1) Save – None The Cubs snapped their two-game losing skid on Tuesday night at PNC Park and picked up a much-needed win outside of Wrigley Field. The offense pounded out 11 hits, six for extra bases, with Anthony Rizzo […]

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