Lester is Not More in Finale with Friars – Padres 5, Cubs 2

Game Eleven – Cubs 2, Padres 5 WP – Andrew Cashner (1-2) LP – Jon Lester (0-2) Save – Joaquin Benoit (1) The Cubs jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning before the bats went quiet after the third inning. Will Middlebrooks tied the game with a two-run shot off Jon Lester […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 04/19/15

Game Eleven: Cubs (6-4) vs. Padres (7-5) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN-TV Ch. 9 – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 186, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jon Lester (0-1, 7.84/1.94/1.62) vs. Andrew Cashner (0-2, 4.09/1.73/4.88) Weather permitting … The Cubs will look to hit the road […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 04/17/15

Game Nine: Cubs (5-3) vs. Padres (6-4) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: ABC 7 – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 183, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jason Hammel (1-0, 4.50/1.33/3.14) vs. James Shields (1-0, 2.08/0.92/3.82) Following one of the more memorable off days in recent years, the […]


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Rambling About the Cubs from First Place

Hello again, everybody. It is nice to be with you and writing about actual baseball games that matter. While it’s only been eight games, it been a fun eight games for the most part, and the Cubs are over .500 for the first time since Tinkers-to-Evers-to-Chance. Okay, fine, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but you get […]


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Joe Maddon is Not Concerned about Jon Lester

Jon Lester’s unwillingness, or inability, to throw to first base caught a majority of the media and fan base by surprise when the issue made headlines on Opening Night. Jon Lester does not like throwing to first base, and guess what he’s had a very good career. But Lester and the Cubs are going to […]


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The Daily CCO: Bryant a Possible Option if Injuries to Olt and La Stella Linger and Other Cubs News

The Cubs are two games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2009 season, which means under Ricketts family ownership the Cubs had not been more than a game over .500 (2-1 after three games in 2013) until last night. The Cubs are trying to avoid placing Tommy La Stella and […]


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Soler Supplies the Power, Alcantara Provides the Walk-Off Win in Extras – Cubs 7, Reds 6

Game Six – Cubs 7, Reds 6 – 10 innings WP – Hector Rondon (1-0) LP – Manny Parra (0-1) Save – None For the second time in as many days the Cubs won a game in their last at bat. With the bases loaded and one out in the 10th inning, Arismendy Alcantara singled to […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 04/13/15

Game Six: Cubs (3-2) vs. Reds (4-2) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 185, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jon Lester (0-1, 6.23/2.31/1.62) vs. Mike Leake (0-0, 4.76/1.94/4.06) The 3-2 Chicago Cubs open a six-game homestand with the first […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Get the First ‘W’ Out of the Way and Other News and Notes

It’s always a good day when the Cubs beat the Cardinals. And Wednesday’s win might have meant a little more than usual. The Cubs scratched out a 2-0 victory with just two hits and capitalized on Lance Lynn’s mistakes. A team not known for playing fundamental baseball actually manufactured a run and gave the bullpen […]


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Joe Maddon Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Joe Maddon joined Casey Stern and Jim Bowden during Tuesday’s Inside Pitch (MLB Network Radio) for his now weekly segment. Maddon had a weekly spot on Inside Pitch while he was with the Rays. It’s good to see the Cubs allowed him to continue his conversations with Stern and Bowden in what is appointment radio. […]


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