Jake Arrieta Completely Shut Out the Reds – Cubs 7, Reds 0

Game One Hundred Fifty-One: Cubs 7, Reds 0 WP – Jake Arrieta (9-5) LP – Johnny Cueto (18-9) Save – None Jake Arrieta came within a Brandon Phillips double with one out in the eighth inning of a no-hitter as the Cubs shutout the Reds for the second night in a row. Jake Arrieta put […]

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The Daily CCO: Rizzo Realizes the Cubs are a Work in Progress

Anthony Rizzo returned to the lineup Monday night and for the first time Rizzo, Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara and Jorge Soler were in the Cubs’ starting nine. And while Rizzo’s walk off was the lone run scored against a Reds staff they’ve struggled against all season, the bottom line was the Cubs won the ballgame. […]

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Anthony Rizzo Returns and Walks Off the Reds – Cubs 1, Reds 0

Game One Hundred Fifty: Cubs 1, Reds 0 WP – Hector Rondon (4-4) LP – Pedro Villarreal (0-1) Save – None Anthony Rizzo returned to the starting lineup for the first time since Aug. 26 in Cincinnati and provided the winning run for the Cubs. Rizzo led off the bottom of the ninth and drove […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Still Have Work to Do as the Season Winds Down

The Cubs have 13 games remaining on the schedule and the lineup should get a boost with the return of Jorge Soler, who is expected back Monday night for the start of the 10-game homestand. Anthony Rizzo was reportedly targeting Monday’s opener with the Reds as when he would be ready to play again. But […]

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The Daily CCO: Rizzo Closing In On a Return and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs’ young lineup could look better by the start of the last homestand Monday. Jorge Soler is expected to back from his three-day leave for the birth of his child and the Cubs appear to be targeting Monday for Anthony Rizzo to return to the lineup. The team said Friday that Rizzo would not […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 09/12/14

Game One Hundred Forty-Seven – Cubs (64-82) vs. Pirates (77-69) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 184, 844 Location – PNC Park, Pittsburgh Tsuyoshi Wada (4-2, 2.95/1.09/3.85) vs. Gerrit Cole (8-5, 3.89/1.31/3.50) The Cubs return to the field tonight after spending their penultimate day […]

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Soler to Miss Weekend Series in Pittsburgh for Birth of Child

According to multiple reports, Jorge Soler will miss the weekend series with the Pirates for the birth of his child. The Cubs gave Soler permission to leave the team and fly to Miami. Jorge Soler is expected back Monday for the start of the homestand against the Reds. Soler has hit safely in 11 of […]

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Rambling about the Cubs While Dreaming of Wild Card Berths

Hello again, everybody … and a long time it has been! I apologize for my extended absence, but I was traveling around Ireland with family for multiple weeks. While I missed everyone here at the CCO, it was a great trip and a memory that will last a lifetime. A lot has happened in the […]

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Cubs Blown Out and Swept North of the Border – Blue Jays 11, Cubs 1

Game One Hundred Forty-Six: Cubs 1, Blue Jays 11 WP – Drew Hutchison (10-11) LP – Kyle Hendricks (6-2) Save – None What was a 1-0 game going into the sixth inning turned very ugly for the Cubs as the Blue Jays scored 10 runs in their last three at bats to complete the three-game […]

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The Daily CCO: Renteria Was Not Happy with the Cubs Performance and Other News and Notes

The Cubs lost their fifth game in a row and Rick Renteria voiced his displeasure with the team after the 9-2 loss to the Blue Jays in what Mark Gonzales described as a very candid post-game session from the skipper. According to the Tribune, Rick Renteria said his team lacked focus Tuesday, especially in the seventh […]

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