Cubs Leave Arizona with a Loss – Diamondbacks 4, Cubs 3

Game Forty-Three – Cubs 3, Diamondbacks 4 WP – Jeremy Hellickson (2-3) LP – Jason Hammel (3-2) Save – Brad Ziegler (2) Miguel Montero hit a solo shot in the second inning and Chris Coghlan smacked a two-run homer in the fifth but Jason Hammel made two too many mistakes to Paul Goldschmidt and the […]


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RIZZO! – Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 6

Game Forty-Two – Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 6 WP – Jason Motte (2-1) LP – Enrique Burgos (0-2) Save – Pedro Strop (1) Jorge Soler tied the game in the eighth and Anthony Rizzo launched a three-run homer in the top of the ninth that broke a 6-6 tie on Saturday night as the Cubs beat […]


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The Daily CCO: Ramirez Doesn’t Appear Close to a Return, Olt Took BP and Cubs News and Rumors

One of the relievers the Cubs were depending on when the season began doesn’t appear close to returning to the bullpen. RHP Neil Ramirez has been on the DL since April 17 with right shoulder inflammation and Joe Maddon provided an update on Ramirez prior to Friday’s game. According to Comcast SportsNet, Maddon was asked […]


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Cubs Bullpen Strikes Again – Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 4

Game Forty-One – Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 5 – 13 innings WP – Randall Delgado (2-2) LP – Zac Rosscup (1-1) Save – None Kris Bryant and Starlin Castro broke a 2-2 tie in the 10th with run scoring singles. Hector Rondon could not finish off the Diamondbacks and blew his third save of the season. Paul […]


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Rambling as the Cubs are Finding an Identity

Hello again, everybody. The weather is warming, the flowers are blooming, but unlike spring times of the past, the Cubs are not swooning. No, this year’s team is starting to show what fans have patiently waited for since 2008. It is May 22, and folks, the Chicago Cubs have a winning record. If this is […]


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Hendricks Keeps the Padres in a Haze for First Complete Game Shut Out – Cubs 3, Padres 0

Game Forty – Cubs 3, Padres 0 WP – Kyle Hendricks (1-1) LP – Odrisamer Despaigne (2-3) Save – None Kris Bryant launched a two-run homer in the first inning. Addison Russell smacked a solo shot in the seventh. And Kyle Hendricks completed the first shut out of his career as the Cubs took the […]


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When Javier Baez is Ready, Will the Cubs Shift the Infield?

The Cubs could soon have a very good problem, one that should make the other New York team rather envious … too many players and not enough positions on the field. Javier Baez is applying the adjustments at Triple-A Iowa and producing at the plate. While the Cubs are not in a rush to call […]


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Cubs Manufacture a Win – Cubs 3, Padres 2

Game Thirty-Nine – Cubs 3, Padres 2 WP – Justin Grimm (1-0) LP – Tyson Ross (2-4) Save – Hector Rondon (9) Two of the Cubs three runs scored without a hit. Tsuyoshi Wada struck out a career-high nine batters in 4 2/3 innings. And the bullpen kept the Padres off the board the rest […]


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The Daily CCO: Two Backstops, Tommy La Stella Out for at Least a Month and Other Cubs News

The Cubs played six weeks of the season with three catchers on the active roster. The Cubs traded Welington Castillo to the Mariners Tuesday for RHP Yoervis Medina. While it was not the best situation, maybe having Castillo on the roster for as long as they did will benefit the team in the long run. […]


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An Unearned Loss – Padres 4, Cubs 3

Game Thirty-Eight – Cubs 3, Padres 4 WP – Joaquin Benoit (4-1) LP – James Russell (0-1) Save – Craig Kimbrel (11) The Cubs committed three errors that led to three unearned runs for the Padres as the Cubs handed San Diego the first game of the series on Tuesday night. After going eight games […]


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