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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Cubs Pen and Defense Implode, Drop Fifth in a Row – Blue Jays 9, Cubs 2

Game One Hundred Forty-Five: Cubs 2, Blue Jays 9 WP – Mark Buehrle (12-9) LP – Neil Ramirez (2-2, BS 1) Save – None The Cubs led Tuesday’s game 2-1 as late as the bottom of the seventh inning. Jake Arrieta left the game with one out, one on and the Cubs up by a […]

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The Daily CCO: Rizzo Could Return by the Weekend, Castro Determined to Play Again This Season

The Cubs two All-Stars might not be done for the season after all. Anthony Rizzo could return by the weekend series in Pittsburgh and Starlin Castro is determined to play again this season. Anthony Rizzo spoke with the beat writers before Monday’s game. Rizzo took batting practice and indicated he was pain free. Rizzo also […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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