Three Big Reds Homers Too Much for the Cubs – Reds 5, Cubs 4

Game Ninety-One – Cubs 4, Reds 5 WP – Ryan Mattheus (1-1) LP – Justin Grimm (1-3, BS 1) Save – Aroldis Chapman (19) The Cubs took a 4-3 lead into the sixth inning. A two-out walk to Todd Frazier put the tying run on base and Jay Bruce launched the Reds third home run […]


Share on Fancred

Lester Flirts with a No-No, Cubs Shutout the Braves – Cubs 4, Braves 0

Game Eighty-Nine – Cubs 4, Braves 0 WP – Jon Lester (5-8) LP – Manny Banuelos (1-1) Save – None Jon Lester took a no-hitter into the eighth inning after a decision by the official scorer, John Wilkinson, in the seventh changed the Braves only hit of the game to an error. Lester gave up […]


Share on Fancred

Second Half Starts on a Sour Note – Braves 4, Cubs 2

Game Eighty-Eight – Cubs 2, Braves 4 WP – Arodys Vizcaino (1-0) LP – Pedro Strop (1-5) Save – Jim Johnson (6) Pedro Strop gave up a two-out, two-run single to Eury Perez with the bases loaded in the eighth inning that was the difference Friday night in Atlanta as the Cubs lost the opener […]


Share on Fancred

Rambling about the Cubs as the Second Half Commences

Hello again, everybody. It was a fun week for baseball fans as the Midsummer Classic caught the attention of the sporting world the first few days of the week. I, like most, absolutely loved the new approach to Home Run Derby. The clock was just great, and in a game where clocks never existed, maybe […]


Share on Fancred

The Daily CCO: The All-Star Game is in the Books, Cubs Franchise Four and Other News and Notes

The All-Star Game and the festivities are in the books. The American League beat the National League, again. Mike Trout was named MVP, again. And Major League Baseball will take a breather for a couple of days, well at least on the field. Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant played in the Midsummer Classic and each player […]


Share on Fancred

Trout and Fielder Lead Junior Circuit over Senior Circuit in Midsummer Classic – AL 6, NL 3

86th MLB All-Star Game – American League 6, National League 3 WP – David Price (1-0) LP – Clayton Kershaw (0-1) Save – None The American League beat the National League for the third straight year on Tuesday night in Cincinnati. Mike Trout led off the game with a home run, scored the go ahead run […]


Share on Fancred

Talkin’ All-Stars Live – NL vs. AL – 07/14/15

86th MLB All-Star Game – National League vs. American League Game Time – 7:00pm CDT Coverage – TV: FOX – Radio: ESPN Radio, XM Radio Channel 89 Location: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Zack Greinke (8-2, 1.39/0.84/2.65) vs. Dallas Keuchel (11-4, 2.23/1.00/2.82) It’s that time of the baseball season. It’s the Midsummer Classic, the Senior Circuit […]


Share on Fancred

The Daily CCO: Rizzo and Bryant Hit Homers, Papelbon Speaks Out, Rafael Soriano and Other Cubs News

Major League Baseball literally and figuratively hit one, actually several, out of the park Monday night. The revamped Home Run Derby is widely being viewed as a success and the rules that were altered at seemingly the last minute due to the pending weather tweaked The Derby even more and has made the annual event […]


Share on Fancred

Talkin’ Cubs in The Home Run Derby

All-Star Game Home Run Derby Start Time – 7:00pm CDT Coverage – TV: ESPN – Radio: MLB Network Radio Channel 89 Location – Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Anthony Rizzo (.298/.413/.542/.955 – 16 HR) and Kris Bryant (.269/.376/.472/.848 – 12 HR) Weather permitting … The annual Home Run Derby takes place Monday night at the […]


Share on Fancred

Anthony Rizzo Starting at Designated Hitter for NL in All-Star Game

The starting pitchers and lineups for Tuesday’s All-Star Game were released Monday afternoon. And Anthony Rizzo is in the starting lineup for the National League. Bruce Bochy tabbed him as the NL’s designated hitter. Anthony Rizzo will bat sixth in Bochy’s starting lineup. Zack Greinke will start the Midsummer Classic for the National League and […]


Share on Fancred