Cubs Month In Review – July

The month of July as a Chicago Cubs fan has had more ups and downs than the rides at Great America. They’ve made a few major trades, brought up the first of their highly touted prospects, sent down one of their others, and had their worst monthly pitching performance and their best hitting p performance. […]

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Rambling About the Cubs as the Dog Days Begin

Hello again, everybody. It is August 1, and I must say, I think Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer had themselves quite a July. They added multiple players to the farm system’s top-20 list while promoting many of the big names to their respective next level. The dog days may begin in August, but Cubs fans […]

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Cubs Unable to Deliver the Wright Ending in Extra Innings – Rockies 6, Cubs 4

Game One Hundred-Six: Cubs 4, Rockies 6 – 10 innings WP – Rob Scahill (1-0) LP – Wesley Wright (0-2) Save – Adam Ottavino (1) For the second game in a row, the Cubs and Rockies needed extra innings to decide the outcome after a Cubs’ third baseman game tying two-run homer. Wesley Wright could […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Recall LHP Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa, Option Blake Parker to Iowa

The Cubs announced Wednesday afternoon LHP Chris Rusin has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa and is available out of the pen for Wednesday’s game. The Cubs recalled Rusin in order to add an arm to a bullpen that had to cover 12 innings Tuesday night into Wednesday morning in relief of Edwin Jackson. Rick Renteria […]

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John Baker Takes Home the Win in the Longest Game in Cubs History – Cubs 4, Rockies 3

Game One Hundred-Five: Cubs 4, Rockies 3 – 16 innings WP – John Baker (1-0) LP – Tyler Matzek (2-5) Save – None In what turned out to be the longest game in franchise history, John Baker faced the minimum in the 16th inning, walked to lead off the home half and scored the winning run […]

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Hey! Hey! Cubs Pull Out a Sweeney Victory Over the Cardinals – Cubs 7, Cardinals 6

Game One Hundred-One: Cubs 7, Cardinals 6 WP – Justin Grimm (3-2) LP – Kevin Siegrist (1-2) Save – Hector Rondon (12) Friday was a typical Cubs-Cardinals game and to the Cubs credit they did not quit playing after trailing by three runs before the offense had a chance to swing the bat. The Cubs […]

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Cubs Couldn’t Throw Strikes, Padres Walk Away with a Win at Wrigley – Padres 8, Cubs 3

Game Ninety-Nine: Cubs 3, Padres 8 WP – Ian Kennedy (8-9) LP – Tsuyoshi Wada (0-1) Save – None Tsuyoshi Wada set the tone for the night when he walked Chris Denorfia to start the game. Cubs pitching issued 11 walks Wednesday as the Padres walked over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Cubs pitching issued […]

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D-Backs Grind Out a Win Over Edwin Jackson and the Bullpen – Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 4

Game Ninety-Five: Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 5 WP – Eury De La Rosa (1-0) LP – Brian Schlitter (2-3, BS 3) Save – Addison Reed (22) The Cubs began the second half of the season with another loss at Chase Field. The Cubs led 4-2 in the sixth inning but the bullpen could not preserve the […]

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Travis Wood Rocked, Cubs End First Half with a Loss to Atlanta – Braves 10, Cubs 7

Game Ninety-Four: Cubs 7, Braves 10 WP – Julio Teheran (9-6) LP – Travis Wood (7-8) Save – Craig Kimbrel (29) Travis Wood picked up where Edwin Jackson left off Saturday. The Braves pounded Travis Wood early, tacked on late and the offense could not put enough runs on the board as the Cubs ended […]

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Simon Says No Win for the Cubs – Reds 4, Cubs 1

Game Ninety: Cubs 1, Reds 4 WP – Alfredo Simon (12-3) LP – Dallas Beeler (0-2) Save – Aroldis Chapman (19) The Cubs struggles with the Reds continued Wednesday night as they lost for the fourth time in as many games at Great American Ball Park and dropped their sixth game in a row. The […]

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