Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/13/13

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/13/13 Signs that thing are starting to change in the minors arose at the end of the week as several players were promoted and traded. Kane County is starting to live up to some of their pre-season hype, due in large part to a nine-game hitting streak by […]

From the Wire … Fujikawa Activated, Dolis Optioned to Triple-A and Loe Released

As expected, the Cubs activated Kyuji Fujikawa from the 15-day DL on Friday and optioned RHP Rafael Dolis down to Triple-A Iowa. Fujikawa has been on the DL since April 13 with a strained right forearm. Fujikawa reportedly felt no pain after his second rehab appearance on Wednesday with the Smokies. Rafael Dolis was recalled […]

Garza Successful in Second Rehab Start and Other Cubs News and Notes

Matt Garza completed his second rehab start on Monday and it went very well. Garza allowed one run (after he left the game) on four hits with three strikeouts and no walks in 3 1/3 innings. Garza threw 54 pitches, 37 strikes, and was consistently in the low-mid 90s (92-94) with his fastball. Garza had […]

From the Wire … Cubs DFA Kameron Loe, Recall Rafael Dolis

According to the transactions page on, the Cubs designated Kameron Loe for assignment on Monday to make room on the 40-man roster for OF Ryan Sweeney. The Cubs recalled RHP Rafael Dolis to fill Loe’s spot in the rotation. Dolis figures to remain with the big club until Kyuji Fujikawa is activated from the […]

Reds Keep Sweeping at Wrigley – Cubs 4, Reds 7

Game Thirty-One – Cubs 4, Reds 7 WP – Mat Latos (3-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (0-5) Save – J.J. Hoover (2) The Reds domination of the Cubs at Wrigley Field continued on Sunday as the Redlegs completed the three-game sweep behind another solid outing from Mat Latos. The Reds have won nine in a […]

Twelve Left on Base – Cubs 5, Reds 6

Game Twenty-Nine – Cubs 5, Reds 6 WP – Mike Leake (2-1) LP – Carlos Villanueva (1-2) Save – J.J. Hoover (1) The Cubs battled back in the ninth inning on Friday afternoon and scored three runs off Aroldis Chapman that cut the Reds lead to 6-5. Scott Hairston worked a bases loaded walk and […]

Too Much Action Off Jackson – Cubs 7, Padres 13

Game Twenty-Six – Cubs 7, Padres 13 WP – Edinson Volquez (2-3) LP – Edwin Jackson (0-4) Save – None The Cubs were blown out for the first time this season on Tuesday night. After the first 25 games of the year being decided by four runs or less, the Padres took batting practice against […]

Cubs Cannot Complete the Sweep in Miami – Cubs 4, Marlins 6

Game Twenty-Four – Cubs 4, Marlins 6 WP – Ricky Nolasco (2-2) LP – Carlos Villanueva (1-1) Save – Steve Cishek (3) The Cubs gave another game away on Sunday afternoon in Miami and could not complete the four-game sweep of the Marlins. The Cubs had two different leads but Giancarlo Stanton had his best […]

Three Straight W’s – Cubs 3, Marlins 2

Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 3, Marlins 2 WP – Travis Wood (2-1) LP – Alex Sanabia (2-3) Save – Kevin Gregg (3) The Cubs posted their third straight victory on Saturday night with a total team effort. The Cubs played a clean game, made three excellent defensive plays and hit with runners in scoring position. […]

No Defending Bad Defense – Cubs 1, Brewers 5

Game Sixteen – Cubs 1, Brewers 5 WP – Hiram Burgos (1-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (0-3) Save – None The Cubs gave another game away on Saturday night in Milwaukee. The Brewers scored four unearned runs on three charged Cubs’ errors that was the difference in the game. The Cubs have now lost 17 […]