Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/17/11

Welcome back CCO fans! Yes, it’s that time of year again, when our favorite sport moves to warmer climates. Now, the talk turns to Estrellas and Aguilas, Criollos and Senadores, Tiburones and Caribes, Naranjeros and, of course, those Yaquis. With 22 Cub players (and counting), the Winter Leagues will certainly have a lot of local […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/04/11

The CCO’s Minor League analysis will focus on the pitchers in the Cubs’ system over the next three reports. For those that missed last week’s reports, the CCO took a look at the Cubs infield and catching prospects and then the outfielders down on the farm. First up, the pitching staffs of the Iowa Cubs […]

Cubs Kids Shutout in San Diego – Cubs 0 Padres 2

Game One Hundred Sixty – Cubs 0 Padres 2 WP – Mat Latos (9-14) LP – Casey Coleman (3-9) Save – Heath Bell (43) Mike Quade ran out a lineup full of the youngest players on his roster, along with Carlos Pena, and the Cubs were shutout on just two hits on Monday night. Mat […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 09/23/11

Game One Hundred Fifty-Seven: Cubs (69-87) vs. Cardinals (86-70) Game Time – 7:15pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 186 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Ryan Dempster (10-13, 4.63/1.42) vs. Chris Carpenter (10-9, 3.66/1.30) Six games remain on the Cubs 2011 Schedule … Q’s Cubs begin the […]

Cubs Walk-Off with a Loss – Cubs 6 Reds 8

Game One Hundred Fifty – Cubs 6 Reds 8 – 11 innings WP – Nick Masset (3-5) LP – James Russell (1-6) Save – None The Cubs jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning behind a pair of two-out, two-run homers … one by Carlos Pena (1-for-4 with a home run, a […]

Coleman Can’t Cut It – Cubs 2 Reds 7

Game One Hundred Forty-Nine – Cubs 2 Reds 7 WP – Sam LeCure (1-1) LP – Casey Coleman (2-8) Save – None For the second time in his last six starts Casey Coleman could not complete four innings of work. The Reds rocked Coleman on Wednesday night because Coleman could not throw quality strikes again. […]

Offense, Offense and More Offense – Cubs 12 Reds 8

Game One Hundred Forty-Seven – Cubs 12 Reds 8 WP – Rodrigo Lopez (5-6) LP – Dontrelle Willis (0-5) Save – None The Cubs picked up Monday night where they left off Sunday night/Monday morning at Citi Field … and posted their third straight road win. The Cubs exploded for 12 runs on 16 hits, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/12/11

Special Playoff Edition One out of the playoffs, one in the championship series, and one crowned the champion. That’s how things went this week in the Cubs’ farm system, as Boise, Daytona, and Tennessee all started on the post-season road. Among the excellent performances were those turned in by Reggie Golden, Matt Szczur, Elliot Soto, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/08/11

The Cubs Minor League Fourth Quarter Report As the minor league regular season has drawn to a close, players from Triple-A Iowa and Class-A Peoria are looking toward their off-season, with many looking to attend the Arizona Fall League or Winter Baseball. Double-A Tennessee, High Class-A Daytona, and Short Season-A Boise have furthered their seasons […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 09/07/11

Game One Hundred Forty-Three: Cubs (61-81) vs. Reds (70-72) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WCIU – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Ryan Dempster (10-11, 4.75/1.39) vs. Johnny Cueto (9-5, 2.29/1.09) The Cubs and Reds square off tonight for the final time at Wrigley this season. […]