The Daily CCO: The Cubs are Playing Good Ball Right Now and Other News and Notes

Don’t look now, but the young Cubs are 19-14 since August 1 and 24-22 since the break after sweeping the three-game series against the Brewers. The Cubs have won six in a row at Wrigley for the first time since 2002 with back-to-back three-game sweeps over the Orioles and Brewers. And for the year, the […]

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Cubs Got to Garza Early and Swept the Brewers – Cubs 6, Brewers 2

Game One Hundred Forty: Cubs 6, Brewers 2 WP – Kyle Hendricks (6-1) LP – Matt Garza (7-8) Save – None The Cubs completed the three-game sweep over the Brewers Wednesday night after scoring all six runs in two innings off Matt Garza. Chris Valaika hit a two-run homer. Jorge Soler doubled in two runs. […]

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Kyle Hendricks Voted National League Rookie of the Month for August

Kyle Hendricks has garnered a lot of attention in his short time in the big leagues and Wednesday he was voted as the National League Rookie of the Month for August. Prior to his start Wednesday night against the Brewers, the 24-year old right hander was 5-1 in nine starts with a 1.91 ERA and […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 09/03/14

Game One Hundred Forty – Cubs (63-76) vs. Brewers (73-65) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 184, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Kyle Hendricks (5-1, 1.91/1.01/3.41) vs. Matt Garza (7-7, 3.58/1.13/3.52) The Cubs will look to complete the three-game sweep over the […]

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Cubs Announce Six-Man Rotation for September

Rick Renteria confirmed prior to Tuesday’s game that the Cubs will use a six-man rotation in September. According to multiple reports, the rotation will be Jake Arrieta, Kyle Hendricks, Tsuyoshi Wada, Felix Doubront, Travis Wood and Jacob Turner for at least the next two times through the rotation. Dan Straily and Eric Jokisch will pitch […]

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Cubs Month In Review – August

What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, with much of the roster gutted from the trade deadline, the team had to rely on the few minor leaguers they had, plus some veteran journeyman to finish out the season. The team struggled to a terrible 17 wins for the final two months […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 09/01/14

Game One Hundred Thirty-Eight – Cubs (61-76) vs. Brewers (73-63) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 186, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jacob Turner (4-8, 5.84/1.63/3.94) vs. Jimmy Nelson (2-5, 4.10/1.35/3.66) Happy Labor Day! Weather permitting … The Cubs begin a six-game homestand […]

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Theo Epstein Talks Cubs on 670 The Score

Theo Epstein joined Barry Rozner and Matt Abbatacola last Thursday on 670 The Score and discussed several topics before the Cubs wrapped up the series in Cincinnati ahead of the weekend in St. Louis. Epstein talked about the progress of the organization, the prospects, the big league payroll, adding impact talent to the Major League […]

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Six-Man Rotation on Tap for the Cubs in September

The Cubs have not announced how many of the nine players on the 40-man roster not currently with the big league team will be called up when the active roster expands Sept. 1. But from all indications the Cubs will use a six-man rotation down the stretch. Jed Hoyer mentioned the possibility of the Cubs […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Activated LHP Felix Doubront from 15-Day DL, Optioned LHP Zac Rosscup to Iowa

The Cubs made two roster moves prior to game one of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader in St. Louis. LHP Felix Doubront was activated from the 15-day disabled list and LHP Zac Rosscup was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Rosscup stayed with the team as the 26th man for Saturday’s doubleheader. Rosscup will not be available for Sunday’s finale and […]

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