Two Pitches and Too Many Mistakes, Cubs Walk-Off with a Loss – Cubs 4, Reds 5

Game One Hundred Twenty – Cubs 4, Reds 5 WP – Aroldis Chapman (5-4) LP – Shawn Camp (3-6) Save – None The Cubs battled back and tied the game at four in the eighth but were unable to score another run. Brett Jackson (1-for-3 with a double and a walk) doubled off Aroldis Chapman […]

Samardzija’s Long(ball) Afternoon – Cubs 3, Reds 5

Game One Hundred Eighteen – Cubs 3, Reds 5 WP – Johnny Cueto (16-6) LP – Jeff Samardzija (8-11) Save – Aroldis Chapman (29) The Reds pounded three more home runs on Saturday afternoon and the Cubs dropped game one of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader. The Cubs jumped out to an early lead on Alfonso Soriano’s […]

Samardzija Stifles the ‘Stros – Cubs 7, Astros 1

Game One Hundred Fourteen – Cubs 7, Astros 1 WP – Jeff Samardzija (8-10) LP – Armando Galarraga (0-3) Save – None The Cubs took care of business Monday night and ended their three-game losing streak behind another solid outing from Jeff Samardzija. Jeff Samardzija tied a career high with 11 strikeouts on Monday night […]

A Wind-Blown Comedy of Errors – Cubs 8, Reds 10

Game One Hundred Eleven – Cubs 8, Reds 10 WP – Homer Bailey (10-7) LP – Justin German (1-2) Save – Aroldis Chapman (26) On a day the wind was howling in (24 mph at game time), the Cubs and Reds scored a combined 18 runs on 28 hits but in the end it was […]

A Raley Night for the Cubs – Cubs 4, Padres 7

Game One Hundred Eight – Cubs 4, Padres 7 WP – Ross Ohlendorf (4-2) LP – Brooks Raley (0-1) Save – Huston Street (20) The West Coast woes continued Tuesday night in San Diego as the Cubs lost their seventh straight ballgame. The Cubs made a game of it late but the offense could not […]

Samardzija Can’t Dodge Another Cubs Loss – Cubs 1, Dodgers 6

Game One Hundred Four – Cubs 1, Dodgers 6 WP – Chad Billingsley (7-9) LP – Jeff Samardzija (7-9) Save – None The Cubs lost their third game in a row on Friday night and managed just one run on four hits. Dale Sveum’s team has been outscored 19-5 over the last three games. Jeff […]

A Near No-No – Cubs 0, Pirates 5

Game One Hundred Two – Cubs 0, Pirates 5 WP – A.J. Burnett (13-3) LP – Casey Coleman (0-2) Save – None The Cubs string of recording at least one hit in a game nearly came to an end on Tuesday night. A.J. Burnett tossed a complete game, one-hit shutout and did not allow a […]

What a Night! – Cubs 14, Pirates 4

Game One Hundred One – Cubs 14, Pirates 4 WP – Justin Germano (1-1) LP – Erik Bedard (5-12) Save – None Monday night’s game between the Cubs and Pirates took a backseat in the bottom of the fifth inning not too long after Anthony Rizzo launched a three-run homer off Erik Bedard that gave […]

Travis Wood’s Historically Bad Outing – Cubs 6, Cardinals 9

Game Ninety-Eight – Cubs 6, Cardinals 9 WP – Lance Lynn (13-4) LP – Travis Wood (4-6) Save – Jason Motte (23) The Cubs dropped their fifth straight game to the Cardinals on Friday afternoon. The Cubs offense showed up and pounded Lance Lynn for the first time this season. But the Cardinals beat up […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/23/12

There was some questionable roster management as the losses piled up to end the week. Tennessee has dropped five straight, while Boise and Daytona have four-game losing streaks, and Iowa has lost three in a row. Through it all, there were still some outstanding offensive performances by Javier Baez, Rubi Silva, and Josh Vitters. So […]