Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/23/11

Put me in coach. I’m ready to play, today! Centerfield took center stage in the organization this week. Iowa promoted Tony Campana to “The Show”. Jae-Hoon Ha made a big splash in his new assignment. Rubi Silva joined one of the hottest teams in baseball. New graduate Matt Szczur returned to the line-up, and looked […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Dodgers – 04/23/11

Game Twenty: Cubs (9-10) vs. Dodgers (11-10) Game Time – 12:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 175 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Ryan Dempster (1-2, 6.84/1.52) vs. Ted Lilly (1-2, 4.09/1.32) Updated 9:12am CDT – Jeff Stevens Optioned to Triple-A Iowa – Justin Berg Recalled from Triple-A […]

Too Many Pitches … Too Many Walks – Cubs 2 Dodgers 12

Game Nineteen – Cubs 2 Dodgers 12 WP – Chad Billingsley (2-1) LP – Casey Coleman (1-1) Save – None The Chicago Cubs slipped back to a game under .500 following an hour and 14-minute raid delay and a miserable performance against the Dodgers. While the Cubs offense could not manage a hit for the […]

Close But No Sweep for Q’s Squad – Cubs 4 Padres 5

Game Eighteen – Cubs 4 Padres 5 WP – Aaron Harang (4-0) LP – James Russell (1-2) Save – Heath Bell (5) After winning game one Wednesday in walk-off fashion, the Cubs had a chance to sweep the Padres in the day-night doubleheader and take all three games of the series. A win would have […]

Dempster and the Cubs Dump Another Rubber Game – Cubs 5 Rockies 9

Game Fifteen – Cubs 5 Rockies 9 WP – Marcos Mateo (0-1) LP – Rafael Betancourt (1-0) Save – None For the third Sunday in a row the Cubs put themselves in position to win a series and for the third time they could not close out a game they had a lead in. Ryan […]

Over Before It Started – Cubs 2 Astros 11

Game Eleven – Cubs 2 Astros 11 WP – Brett Myers (1-0) LP – James Russell (1-1) Save – None When the Cubs announced James Russell and the bullpen would face Brett Myers in the second game of the series in Houston, the writing was on the wall that it would be a long night […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 04/12/11

Game Eleven: Cubs (5-5) vs. Astros (2-8) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Minute Maid Park, Houston James Russell (1-0, 0.00/1.00) vs. Brett Myers (0-0, 2.03/1.12) It is a “Bullpen Day” for the Chicago Cubs. James Russell will get the ball […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 04/09/11

Game Eight: Cubs (4-3) vs. Brewers (3-5) Game Time – 6:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet, MLB Network – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Miller Park, Milwaukee Matt Garza (0-0, 3.86/1.71) vs. Chris Narveson (0-0, 0.00/1.00) Updated 2:54pm CDT – The Cubs activated Casey Coleman Saturday afternoon. Coleman takes the […]

From the Wire … Cubs Recall Jeff Stevens, Wells and Cashner Officially to the DL

According to multiple reports, the Cubs recalled right-hander Jeff Stevens from Triple-A Iowa Friday afternoon. The addition of Stevens to the pen would allow the Cubs to start James Russell Tuesday in Houston. Casey Coleman has not officially been recalled from Iowa to take Randy Wells’ spot in the rotation. According to the Sun-Times, Coleman […]

Cubs Farm Teams Release Opening Day Rosters

Opening Day down on the farm is Thursday for the top four teams in the Cubs system. The Daytona Cubs were the first of the Cubs farm teams to release their Opening Day roster and the other three teams followed suit Monday. The I-Cubs Opening Day roster features nine players currently on the Cubs 40-man […]