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 See Jake Arrieta as Part of The Plan

A report last week from Jon Paul Morosi that indicated the Cubs are willing to listen to offers for Jake Arrieta caught many off guard. It is a given the Cubs are talking to teams about Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel and would like to trade Edwin Jackson, but the rumor about Jake Arrieta was […]

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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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Cubs Can’t Outhit the Mistakes – Marlins 6, Cubs 5

Game Sixty-Nine: Cubs 5, Marlins 6 WP – Sam Dyson (1-0) LP – Brian Schlitter (2-2, BS 2) Save – Steve Cishek (16) The Cubs gave Tuesday night’s game away. The defense committed two errors that led to Miami first three runs and Brian Schlitter was left in too long as the Cubs dropped the […]

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Wood Delivers in a Pinch – Cubs 5, Marlins 4

Game Sixty-Eight: Cubs 5, Marlins 4 – 13 innings WP – Carlos Villanueva (3-5) LP – Jacob Turner (2-5) Save – James Russell (1) With two outs, Junior Lake on first base and the game tied at four in the 13th inning, Rick Renteria sent Travis Wood up to hit for Carlos Villanueva. And Travis Wood […]

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A Hard Night for Hammel – Pirates 4, Cubs 2

Game Sixty-Three: Cubs 2, Pirates 4 WP – Brandon Cumpton (2-2) LP – Jason Hammel (6-4) Save – Jason Grilli (10) Jason Hammel had a bad night after rain delayed the start of the game for one hour and 38 minutes. The Cubs offense could not string together any hits against Brandon Cumpton and the […]

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Cubs Bullpen Giveth Away – Marlins 4, Cubs 3

Game Sixty: Cubs 3, Marlins 4 WP – Mike Dunn (5-3) LP – Pedro Strop (0-3, BS 1) Save – Steve Cishek (14) The bullpen had a rough afternoon and could not hold leads of 2-0 in the seventh and 3-2 in the eighth as the Cubs lost a one-run game at Wrigley Field on […]

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That’s Five Ws In a Row – Cubs 5, Marlins 2

Game Fifty-Nine: Cubs 5, Marlins 2 WP – Jeff Samardzija (2-5) LP – Randy Wolf (1-2) Save – Pedro Strop (2) The Cubs won their fifth game in row Saturday afternoon behind an excellent outing from Jeff Samardzija and seven extra basehits. Junior Lake went yard twice, Emilio Bonifacio hit his first longball of the […]

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Cubs Stepped Right Up and Swept the Mets – Cubs 7, Mets 4

Game Fifty-Seven: Cubs 7, Mets 4 WP – Justin Grimm (2-2, BS 1) LP – Vic Black (1-1) Save – Neil Ramirez (1) Travis Wood and Anthony Rizzo homered and Junior Lake hit a two-run triple as the Cubs completed the three-game sweep over the Mets on Thursday night. The three-game sweep is the first […]

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Castro Cues Cubs Comeback, Bullpen Beats the Mets – Cubs 5, Mets 4

Game Fifty-Six: Cubs 5, Mets 4 WP – Edwin Jackson (4-5) LP – Dana Eveland (0-1) Save – Hector Rondon (7) The Cubs fought back from an early deficit, tied the game at four on a two-run single by Starlin Castro in the fifth and Anthony Rizzo scored the would be winning run on a […]

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