Cubs Commit Too Many Mistakes, Unable to Close Out the Dodgers – Dodgers 8, Cubs 4

Game One Hundred Fifty-Three: Cubs 4, Dodgers 8 WP – Paco Rodriguez (1-0) LP – Neil Ramirez (2-3) Save – None The Cubs took a 4-1 lead into the seventh inning, but the Dodgers batted around, hit Neil Ramirez rather hard and a fielding error by Logan Watkins opened the door to a five-run seventh […]

Jake Arrieta Completely Shut Out the Reds – Cubs 7, Reds 0

Game One Hundred Fifty-One: Cubs 7, Reds 0 WP – Jake Arrieta (9-5) LP – Johnny Cueto (18-9) Save – None Jake Arrieta came within a Brandon Phillips double with one out in the eighth inning of a no-hitter as the Cubs shutout the Reds for the second night in a row. Jake Arrieta put […]

Anthony Rizzo Returns and Walks Off the Reds – Cubs 1, Reds 0

Game One Hundred Fifty: Cubs 1, Reds 0 WP – Hector Rondon (4-4) LP – Pedro Villarreal (0-1) Save – None Anthony Rizzo returned to the starting lineup for the first time since Aug. 26 in Cincinnati and provided the winning run for the Cubs. Rizzo led off the bottom of the ninth and drove […]

The Daily CCO: Rizzo Closing In On a Return and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs’ young lineup could look better by the start of the last homestand Monday. Jorge Soler is expected to back from his three-day leave for the birth of his child and the Cubs appear to be targeting Monday for Anthony Rizzo to return to the lineup. The team said Friday that Rizzo would not […]

Cubs Have No Answers for the Pirates – Pirates 7, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred Forty-Seven: Cubs 3, Pirates 7 WP – Gerrit Cole (9-5) LP – Tsuyoshi Wada (4-3) Save – None The Cubs losing skid reached a season-worst seven games Friday night in Pittsburgh. The Pirates scored runs in five of their eight at bats and answered the Cubs every time Rick Renteria’s team tried […]

Cubs Blown Out and Swept North of the Border – Blue Jays 11, Cubs 1

Game One Hundred Forty-Six: Cubs 1, Blue Jays 11 WP – Drew Hutchison (10-11) LP – Kyle Hendricks (6-2) Save – None What was a 1-0 game going into the sixth inning turned very ugly for the Cubs as the Blue Jays scored 10 runs in their last three at bats to complete the three-game […]

Stroman Shut the Cubs Down – Blue Jays 8, Cubs 0

Game One Hundred Forty-Four: Cubs 0, Blue Jays 8 WP – Marcus Stroman (10-5) LP – Jacob Turner (1-2) Save – None It took only two hours and 20 minutes for the Cubs to be shutout for the 15th time this season as the Blue Jays took the first of three from the Cubs in dominating […]

Wood Gets Smoked, Cubs Get Swept – Pirates 10, Cubs 4

Game One Hundred Forty-Three: Cubs 4, Pirates 10 WP – Gerrit Cole (8-5) LP – Travis Wood (8-12) Save – None The Pirates removed any doubt about the outcome of Sunday’s game before the Cubs collected their first hit off Gerrit Cole. Travis Wood had his shortest outing of the season and was hammered for seven […]

Cubs Drop the Extra-Long Suspended Game to the Pirates – Pirates 5, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred Forty-One: Cubs 3, Pirates 5 – 11 innings WP – Mark Melancon (3-4) LP – Wesley Wright (0-3) Save – John Holdzkom (1) The Cubs six-game winning streak at Wrigley came to an end Saturday afternoon with the conclusion of game one of the three-game series with Pirates. And it took a […]

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 […]