Updating the Cubs Rumor Mill

While the rest of baseball focused on Josh Hamilton signing with the Los Angeles Angels, the Cubs rumor mill picked up a little on Thursday. According to the transactions page on Cubs.com, the Cubs designated Jeff Beliveau for assignment on Thursday. The Cubs will be able to use the spot on the 40-man roster to […]

From the Wire … Cubs Designate Jeff Beliveau for Assignment

According to the transactions page on Cubs.com, the Cubs designated Jeff Beliveau for assignment on Thursday. Beliveau was inconsistent a year ago while splitting time with the Cubs and Triple-A Iowa and struggled with throwing strikes. By designating Beliveau for assignment, the Cubs opened a spot on the 40-man roster which officially stands at 39 […]

Zilch, Nada, Nothing – Cubs 0, Astros 3

Game One Hundred Sixty-One – Cubs 0, Astros 3 WP – Bud Norris (7-13) LP – Chris Volstad (3-12) Save – Wilton Lopez (10) For the second night in a row, the Cubs were not able to push a run across the plate. Five different Astros’ pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout … the 16th […]

Number Ninety-Nine – Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 8

Game One Hundred Fifty-Eight – Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 8 WP – Trevor Cahill (13-12) LP – Justin Germano (2-10) Save – None If not for a two-run homer off the bat of Alfonso Soriano with one out in the ninth, the Cubs would have been shutout for the 15th time this season. The Cubs lost […]

One Streak Ends … One Streak Continues – Cubs 3, Diamondbacks 8

Game One Hundred Fifty-Seven – Cubs 3, Diamondbacks 8 WP – Ian Kennedy (15-11) LP – Travis Wood (6-13) Save – None The Cubs dropped to 0-17 on the road versus NL West teams with Friday’s loss to the Diamondbacks and established a new franchise record for the most road losses in a single-season (57). […]

Rizzo, Cubs Complete Comeback in Grand Fashion – Cubs 13, Pirates 9

Game One Hundred Forty-Six – Cubs 13, Pirates 9 WP – Jeff Beliveau (1-0) LP – Jared Hughes (2-2, BS 2) Save – None The Cubs never quit and battled back from two large deficits in Sunday’s slugfest at Wrigley Field. The Cubs were down 6-1 going into the bottom of the fifth, cut the […]

Cubs Can’t Rally Past Mistakes – Cubs 6, Pirates 7

Game One Hundred Forty-Five – Cubs 6, Pirates 7 WP – Wandy Rodriguez (11-13) LP – Jason Berken (0-1) Save – Joel Hanrahan (35) The Cubs could not outhit their mistakes on Saturday afternoon and their rally came up short a run short in the ninth inning against Joel Hanrahan. The Cubs trailed 6-1 after […]

A Long, Sloppy Unearned Loss – Cubs 0, Astros 1

Game One Hundred Forty-Two – Cubs 0, Astros 1 WP – Jordan Lyles (4-11) LP – Justin Germano (2-7) Save – Wilton Lopez (4) Tuesday night’s game came in 39 minutes short of Monday’s opener but it was equally as challenging to watch. The Cubs four-game winning streak came to an end as Dale Sveum’s […]

Cubs Lose the Rumble at Nationals Park – Cubs 2, Nationals 9

Game One Hundred Thirty-Seven – Cubs 2, Nationals 9 WP – Jordan Zimmermann (10-8) LP – Justin Germano (2-6) Save – None The Washington Nationals pounded Cubs’ pitching for the third game in a row and completed the four-game sweep over the Chicago Cubs. The Nationals scored nine runs on 12 hits and launched three […]

Night of the Rookie Pitchers – Cubs 5, Nationals 11

Game One Hundred Thirty-Five – Cubs 5, Nationals 11 WP – Edwin Jackson (9-9) LP – Chris Rusin (0-2) Save – None Tuesday was a bad night for the Chicago Cubs. Dale Sveum used seven rookie pitchers after the Nationals knocked Chris Rusin out of the game in the second inning. The Nationals teed off […]