The Daily CCO: Pitching is Cubs Biggest Concern and Other News and Notes

There are no two ways about it, the Cubs had a rough week with only two wins in seven days (2-5). The Cubs did more than their fair share of swinging and missing and became the first team to strikeout 300 times this season. The Cubs have struck out 304 times in 30 games, as […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Bryant, Russell, Major and Minor News plus a Rumor or Two

The weekend in Milwaukee didn’t exactly go as the Cubs had hoped. After winning Friday and taking the first game, the Cubs were blown out Saturday night and lost in 11 innings on Sunday. The Cubs wrapped up a frustrating seven-game road trip with a 2-5 record. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell provided the highlights […]


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Back to Even – Brewers 3, Cubs 2

Game Thirty – Cubs 2, Brewers 3 – 11 innings WP – Michael Blazek (3-0) LP – Jason Motte (1-1) Save – None Miguel Montero gave the Cubs the lead with a solo homer in the sixth. Anthony Rizzo doubled in the tying run in the eighth. But Jason Motte loaded the bases in the […]


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The Daily CCO: Changes Coming to the Cubs Roster? Bryant Homers, Ross Pitches and Other News

Happy Mother’s Day There could be another round of the Cubs’ roster shuffle in the near future. Joe Maddon said there is ongoing conversation about roster changes. And Maddon indicated after Saturday’s game he recently had a meeting with coaches to “talk about players.” The starting rotation and relievers have not pitched to expectations. The […]


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Bryant Blasts Off in Blowout Loss to Brewers – Brewers 12, Cubs 4

Game Twenty-Nine – Cubs 4, Brewers 12 WP – Kyle Lohse (2-4) LP – Travis Wood (2-2) Save – None Kris Bryant launched his first big league homer, a three-run shot in the third inning that gave the Cubs a 3-2 lead. Travis Wood, Edwin Jackson and Phil Coke gave up 11 runs in the […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon, Bryant, the Cubs Bullpen, Strikeouts and Rock and Roll

A lot of words can be used to describe the Cubs to this point of the season, boring is not one of them. The Cubs won another close game Friday night, one the bullpen nearly gave back. The Cubs broke out the bats and hit for power as a team for the first time this […]


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Respect, Hustle and Power Lift Cubs Over Brewers – Cubs 7, Brewers 6

Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs 7, Brewers 6 WP – Jason Hammel (3-1) LP – Jimmy Nelson (1-3) Save – None Dexter Fowler, Anthony Rizzo, Jorge Soler and Starlin Castro hit tape measure home runs on Friday night but it was Addison Russell and Kris Bryant’s hustle in the ninth inning that was the difference as […]


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Lackey Too Much for Cubs in Finale – Cardinals 5, Cubs 1

Game Twenty-Seven – Cubs 1, Cardinals 5 WP – John Lackey (2-1) LP – Jake Arrieta (3-3) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (10) Jake Arrieta didn’t have it while John Lackey allowed just one run in 7 2/3 innings as the Cubs dropped the series finale to the Cardinals on Thursday afternoon. The Cubs were not […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs are Not Going to Take It Anymore

Joe Maddon was ejected from Wednesday’s game in the sixth inning for arguing balls and strikes with homeplate umpire D.J. Reyburn. Maddon was tossed for the second time this season after arguing with Reyburn from the dugout. After he was thrown out, Maddon emerged from the dugout and was extremely animated. Maddon politely told Reyburn […]


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Cubs Finally Close One Out in St. Louis – Cubs 6, Cardinals 5

Game Twenty-Six – Cubs 6, Cardinals 5 WP – Jon Lester (2-2) LP – Lance Lynn (1-3) Save – Hector Rondon (6) The Cubs’ 25 and under club drove in all six runs and Jon Lester allowed one earned run in seven innings as the Cubs hung on and finally beat the Cardinals on Wednesday […]


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