The Daily CCO: Manny Makes Iowa Debut and Alcantara Just Keeps on Hitting

Manny Ramirez made his Iowa Cubs debut Thursday night in Colorado Springs. Ramirez started the second game of the doubleheader in left field and hit sixth in the lineup behind Kris Bryant. Ramirez now wears No. 44 and reached on an error by the shortstop in his first at bat with Josh Vitters scoring on […]

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Rambling While the Cubs are Improving?

Hello again, everybody. It has been another week, and the Cubs are yet again 5-5 in the last ten. This could change before I finish writing this as they are currently leading the Nats 3-1. However, 5-5 is better than 2-8 and that is an improvement. It is happening slowly, but this team is maturing. […]

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Cubs Find a Way to Beat the Nationals in the Fog – Cubs 5, Nationals 3

Game Seventy-Seven: Cubs 5, Nationals 3 WP – Neil Ramirez (1-1) LP – Craig Stammen (0-3) Save – Hector Rondon (9) Starlin Castro drove in the Cubs first two runs and Justin Ruggiano delivered a two-out, two-run double in the seventh that broke a 3-3 tie and proved to be the game winner as the […]

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Reds Winning Ways Continue at Wrigley – Reds 4, Cubs 1

Game Seventy-Six: Cubs 1, Reds 4 WP – Mat Latos (1-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (5-8) Save – Aroldis Chapman (14) Edwin Jackson had another rough night while the offense managed only one run off Mat Latos as the Cubs dropped the rubber game of the series to the Reds Wednesday night. Edwin Jackson really […]

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Arrieta Flirts with Perfection and Ends Cubs Skid – Cubs 7, Reds 3

Game Seventy-Five: Cubs 7, Reds 3 WP – Jake Arrieta (4-1) LP – Homer Bailey (7-4) Save – None After rain delayed the start of the game for 53 minutes, Jake Arrieta retired the first 18 batters he faced Tuesday night and took a perfect game into the seventh inning. Billy Hamilton led off the […]

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Cubs Couldn’t Come Up with a Clutch Hit – Pirates 2, Cubs 1

Game Seventy-Three: Cubs 1, Pirates 2 WP – Brandon Cumpton (3-2) LP – Jason Hammel (6-5) Save – Mark Melancon (12) It was another frustrating day for the Cubs as the offense could not come up with a clutch hit and lost the rubber game of the series to the Pirates. The Cubs put two […]

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Two-Out Hits Cost Wood and the Cubs – Pirates 5, Cubs 3

Game Seventy-Two: Cubs 3, Pirates 5 WP – Vance Worley (1-0) LP – Travis Wood (7-6) Save – Mark Melancon (11) After rain delayed the start of the first pitch for two hours and one minute, Travis Wood had a rough night and lasted only 4 2/3 innings while the offense could not figure out […]

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Rizzo, Castro and Coghlan Power the Cubs Past the Pirates – Cubs 6, Pirates 3

Game Seventy-One: Cubs 6, Pirates 3 WP – Edwin Jackson (5-7) LP – Charlie Morton (4-8) Save – Hector Rondon (8) Anthony Rizzo doubled in the Cubs’ first two runs and Starlin Castro followed Rizzo with a three-run homer that accounted for all five of the Cubs runs in the third inning. The Cubs pen […]

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Rambling About the Cubs Home Away From Home

Rambling About the Cubs Home Away From Home Hello again, everybody.  It has been one of the better weeks for the Cubs in recent memory. They won not one, but two road series in a row. TWO. ROAD. SERIES. IN. A. ROW. The Cubs turned Philly and Miami into their home away from home and […]

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Arrieta Strikes Out the Fish, Cubs Win the Series – Cubs 6, Marlins 1

Game Seventy: Cubs 6, Marlins 1 WP – Jake Arrieta (3-1) LP – Nathan Eovaldi (4-3) Save – None Jake Arrieta tossed a gem and set a career-high with 11 strikeouts, Starlin Castro drove in two runs with a pair of doubles and Nate Schierholtz hit a three-run shot in the sixth inning that broke […]

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