Oh Oh It’s Hendricks – Cubs 1, Mets 0

Game Seventy-Five – Cubs 1, Mets 0 WP – Kyle Hendricks (3-4) LP –Jon Niese (3-8) Save – Jason Motte (3) Kyle Hendricks scattered three hits over six shutout innings. Matt Szczur doubled in Kris Bryant for the game’s only run. And the bullpen retired all nine batters they faced as the Cubs beat the […]


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Cubs Can’t Hack It in St. Louis – Cardinals 4, Cubs 1

Game Seventy-Four – Cubs 1, Cardinals 4 WP – Carlos Martinez (9-3) LP – Jason Hammel (5-3) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (23) The Cubs struggles with runners on base and in scoring position continued while Jason Hammel lacked command after the second rain delay and the Cubs were swept out of St. Louis. The Cubs […]


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Cubs Spanked in St. Louis – Cardinals 8, Cubs 1

Game Seventy-Three – Cubs 1, Cardinals 8 WP – Michael Wacha (10-3) LP – Donn Roach (0-1) Save – Carlos Villanueva (1) The Cubs wasted chances to put runs on the board against Michael Wacha before the game got out of hand in the fourth inning. The Cardinals scored four runs in the fourth off […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Struggles with Cardinals Continue and Other News and Notes

Friday was another frustrating loss to the Cardinals in St. Louis. The Cubs had a lead, could not hold on and fell to 1-4 at Busch Stadium this season. The Cubs are 2-5 in the seven games with the Redbirds and have been outscored by a total of nine runs (33-24). Anthony Rizzo called Friday […]


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Cubs Give Another Game to the Cardinals – Cardinals 3, Cubs 2

Game Seventy-Two – Cubs 2, Cardinals 3 – 10 innings WP – Seth Maness (2-0) LP – Justin Grimm (1-2) Save – None The Cubs did not cash in early opportunities against John Lackey and left the Cardinals in the game. Jake Arrieta handed it over to the pen with a 2-1 lead in the […]


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Rambling About the Cubs with September in Sight

Hello again, everybody. It has been a few weeks now, but we are back in the saddle on this fine Friday morning. While the past two losses have been quite disappointing, winning four in a row was a nice treat. This team is loose, it’s having fun, it’s got each other’s backs, and most importantly, […]


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One of Those Days – Dodgers 4, Cubs 0

Game Seventy-One – Cubs 0, Dodgers 4 WP – Carlos Frias (5-5) LP – Jon Lester (4-6) Save – None If it could go wrong for the Cubs Thursday it did in front of the biggest crowd of the year at Wrigley Field. And the four-game series ended with a disappointing loss to the Dodgers. […]


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Two Dodgers Dingers Too Much for Hendricks and the Cubs – Dodgers 5, Cubs 2

Game Seventy – Cubs 2, Dodgers 5 WP – J.P. Howell (3-1) LP – Kyle Hendricks (2-4) Save – Kenley Jansen (10) Kyle Hendricks served up a pair of home runs that accounted for four of the Dodgers’ five runs on the night. Mike Bolsinger baffled the Cubs during his short outing before turning the […]


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Pitching, Defense and Deno – Cubs 1, Dodgers 0

Game Sixty-Nine – Cubs 1, Dodgers 0 – 10 innings WP – Jason Motte (5-1) LP – Joel Peralta (1-1) Save – None Chris Denorfia delivered in the bottom of the 10th inning with the bases loaded and one out. Denorfia pulled a 1-2 pitch from Dodgers’ closer Kenley Jansen into the gap in left center. […]


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The Daily CCO: Ramirez Nearing a Return? Soler Closing In on a Rehab Assignment and Other Cubs News

The Cubs made it official Monday. RHP Neil Ramirez and INF Mike Olt have been assigned to Triple-A Iowa to continue their rehab assignments. Neil Ramirez completed his second rehab outing with Double-A Tennessee on Sunday. Ramirez struck out the side in order on 16 pitches, 12 for strikes. Ramirez retired all six batters (three […]


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