Coghlan and Alcantara Power Cubs Comeback – Cubs 8, Dodgers 7

Game One Hundred Fifty-Five: Cubs 8, Dodgers 7 WP – Justin Grimm (5-2) LP – Brian Wilson (2-4, BS 4) Save – Hector Rondon (26) In what will be remembered as The Chris Coghlan Game, the young Cubs roster did not quit playing Saturday afternoon after the Dodgers jumped out to a big lead. The […]

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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 […]

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Hendricks Takes Care of Business, Cubs Complete Sweep of the Reds – Cubs 3, Reds 1

Game One Hundred Fifty-Two: Cubs 3, Reds 1 WP – Kyle Hendricks (7-2) LP – Daniela Corcino (0-1) Save – Hector Rondon (25) Kyle Hendricks allowed one run over seven innings while Chris Valaika, Ryan Kalish and Luis Valbuena drove in the three runs as the Cubs completed the first three-game sweep over the Reds […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Cubs Trip Ends with Another Loss to the Pirates – Pirates 7, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred Forty-Nine: Cubs 3, Pirates 7 WP – Edinson Volquez (12-7) LP – Jacob Turner (5-10) Save – None The Cubs rough road trip ended Sunday with a disappointing loss to the Pirates. The Cubs took a 3-0 lead into the fourth inning, but Matt Szczur grounded into a triple play and the Bucs […]

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Doubront Tossed Six Scoreless, Baez and Szczur Homered and the Kids Snapped the Skid – Cubs 6, Pirates 4

Game One Hundred Forty-Eight: Cubs 6, Pirates 4 WP – Felix Doubront (2-1) LP – Jeff Locke (7-5) Save – Hector Rondon (24) Felix Doubront threw six innings of shutout ball, Javier Baez hit his second home run in as many nights, Mike Olt doubled in a run and Matt Szczur went deep for the […]

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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 […]

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Rambling about the Cubs While Dreaming of Wild Card Berths

Hello again, everybody … and a long time it has been! I apologize for my extended absence, but I was traveling around Ireland with family for multiple weeks. While I missed everyone here at the CCO, it was a great trip and a memory that will last a lifetime. A lot has happened in the […]

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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 […]

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