Arrieta and the Cubs Offense Fire on All Cylinders and Blow Out the Tigers – Cubs 12, Tigers 3

Game Fifty-Seven – Cubs 12, Tigers 3 WP – Jake Arrieta (6-4) LP – Shane Greene (4-6) Save – None The Cubs hit two three-run home runs, one each by Chris Coghlan and Miguel Montero, and scored a season-high 12 runs and Jake Arrieta held the Tigers to a three-run homer by Yoenis Cespedes as […]

Tigers Roll Over Jon Lester and the Cubs – Tigers 6, Cubs 0

Game Fifty-Six – Cubs 0, Tigers 6 WP – Anibal Sanchez (4-7) LP – Jon Lester (4-5) Save – None Jon Lester did not make it through the fifth inning as his struggles with the Tigers and Comerica Park continued Tuesday night. And Anibal Sanchez was allowed to put together the best start of his […]

Hammel, Timely Hitting Top Nationals – Cubs 4, Nationals 2

Game Fifty-Four – Cubs 4, Nationals 2 WP – Jason Hammel (5-2) LP – Joe Ross (0-1) Save – Pedro Strop (2) Jason Hammel allowed two solo home runs in eight-plus innings and the offense scratched out four runs, three on two-out hits as the Cubs topped the Nationals on Saturday afternoon. Jason Hammel improved […]

Anthony Rizzo, Cubs Offense Unable to Comeback from Wada’s Rough Start – Nationals 7, Cubs 5

Game Fifty-Three – Cubs 5, Nationals 7 WP – Tanner Roark (2-2) LP – Tsuyoshi Wada (0-1) Save – Drew Storen (18) Anthony Rizzo homered twice. Miguel Montero hit a solo shot in the sixth and the Cubs brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth. But Drew Storen caught Matt Szczur looking […]

Rambling about the Cubs and a Bat-Flipping Fool

Hello again, everybody. It’s been another up and down week for the Cubs, but thanks to one shortsighted play, tensions flared and benches cleared. However, it appears Mr. Junior realized the error of his ways rather quickly and apologized profusely, which is good. And while he made be very laid back, it was good to […]

Cubs Pick Off the Nationals – Cubs 2, Nationals 1

Game Fifty-Two – Cubs 2, Nationals 1 WP – Jake Arrieta (5-4) LP – Gio Gonzalez (4-3) Save – Hector Rondon (10) David Ross picked off Clint Robinson from first base in what was a unbelievable end to the game. The Nationals had Hector Rondon on the ropes, Ross bailed out his pitcher and the […]

The Daily CCO: No ‘Chicago Punks’ for Joe Maddon and Other Cubs News and Notes

There are no two ways about it, Wednesday was a bad day for the Chicago Cubs. Not only did the Cubs lose a game to the floundering Fish with Jon Lester on the hill. Junior Lake ended up in the headlines for the wrong reasons. The Cubs dropped to third place in the division. And […]

Lester Gets Lit Up, Cubs Lose Series in Miami – Marlins 7, Cubs 3

Game Fifty-One – Cubs 3, Marlins 7 WP – Dan Haren (6-2) LP – Jon Lester (4-4) Save – None Jon Lester was hammered for six runs in five innings. Giancarlo Stanton and Jeff Baker hit back-to-back blasts off Lester in the fifth and the Marlins cruised to an easy win over the Cubs on […]

The Daily CCO: Junior Lake’s Playing Time Could Increase if Jorge Soler is Sidelined and Other Cubs News

Tuesday wasn’t the best of days for the Cubs. Before losing the game to the Marlins, the team found out that Jorge Soler hurt his left ankle Monday night when he landed awkwardly on first base. Soler had an MRI and the results are expected early Wednesday. Joe Maddon would not rule out Soler landing […]

Marlins Hand the Cubs a Loss – Marlins 5, Cubs 2

Game Fifty – Cubs 2, Marlins 5 WP – Brad Hand (1-1) LP – Kyle Hendricks (1-2) Save – A.J. Ramos (5) Kyle Hendricks gave up a pair of two-out doubles that accounted for all four runs he allowed. Giancarlo Stanton took Zac Rosscup deep in the seventh. Anthony Rizzo and Junior Lake doubled in […]