Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Mets – 07/08/12

Game Eighty-Five: Cubs (32-52) vs. Mets (46-39) Game Time – 12:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 184/914 Location – Citi Field, Flushing Ryan Dempster (3-3, 2.11/1.02) vs. Jon Niese (7-3, 3.35/1.22) Ryan Dempster Activated from 15-Day DL – Chris Volstad Optioned to Triple-A Iowa It is the […]

Cubs Take the Wood to Santana … then Hang On for the Win – Cubs 8, Mets 7

Game Eighty-Three – Cubs 8, Mets 7 WP – Travis Wood (4-3) LP – Johan Santana (6-5) Save – None What should have been a feel-good victory over Johan Santana and the Mets with the focus on a season-high 18 hits and the first four-hit game of Anthony Rizzo’s career, ended up being too close […]

A Long, Short Night for Matt Garza – Cubs 3, Braves 7

Game Eighty-Two – Cubs 3, Braves 7 WP – Mike Minor (5-6) LP – Matt Garza (4-7) Save – None The Braves teed off on Cubs’ pitching in the series and season finale on Thursday night. The Braves hit four home runs, three off Matt Garza, and put the game away early. The Cubs did […]

Red, White and a Cubs ‘W’ – Cubs 5, Braves 1

Game Eighty-One – Cubs 5, Braves 1 WP – Paul Maholm (6-6) LP – Randall Delgado (4-9) Save – None Wednesday night’s win, the Cubs seventh in their last nine games, was a total team effort. Paul Maholm turned in a quality start. James Russell tossed two scoreless innings. Three different players hit longballs and […]

Walks, Volstad and More Walks – Cubs 3, Braves 10

Game Eighty – Cubs 3, Braves 10 WP – Jair Jurrjens (2-2) LP – Chris Volstad (0-7) Save – None The Cubs four-game winning streak came to a screeching halt Tuesday night in Atlanta in a game they led 3-1 going into the bottom of the fifth. Chris Volstad imploded in the fifth. The Braves […]

A Sweep Day for Travis Wood – Cubs 3, Astros 0

Game Seventy-Eight – Cubs 3, Astros 0 WP – Travis Wood (3-3) LP – Wandy Rodriguez (6-6) Save – Carlos Marmol (8) The Cubs completed the three-game sweep over the Houston Astros and finished the homestand with a 5-1 record behind another impressive outing by Travis Wood … and Anthony Rizzo’s third game-winning RBI in […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 07/01/12

Game Seventy-Eight: Cubs (28-49) vs. Astros (32-46) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Travis Wood (2-3, 3.54/1.20) vs. Wandy Rodriguez (6-5, 3.52/1.26) Weather permitting … Can the Cubs complete the sweep of the ‘Stros this afternoon behind Travis […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 06/30/12

Game Seventy-Seven: Cubs (27-49) vs. Astros (32-45) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Matt Garza (3-6, 4.06/1.09) vs. J.A. Happ (6-7, 4.83/1.48) Can the Cubs beat the Astros for the second day in a row? Not only would […]

Mets Kick Samardzija and Coleman All Over the Place – Cubs 1, Mets 17

Game Seventy-Five – Cubs 1, Mets 17 WP – Jon Niese (6-3) LP – Jeff Samardzija (5-7) Save – None What a difference a day makes … Less than 24 hours after one of their better games of the season, the Cubs were pounded by the Mets 17-1. While the Metropolitans looked like they were […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Mets – 06/27/12

Game Seventy-Five: Cubs (26-48) vs. Mets (39-36) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 186/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jeff Samardzija (5-6, 4.34/1.37) vs. Jon Niese (5-3, 3.75/1.27) Updated 10:03 am CDT – Randy Wells Designated for Assignment – Rafael Dolis Recalled from […]