A Long, Sloppy Unearned Loss – Cubs 0, Astros 1

Game One Hundred Forty-Two – Cubs 0, Astros 1 WP – Jordan Lyles (4-11) LP – Justin Germano (2-7) Save – Wilton Lopez (4) Tuesday night’s game came in 39 minutes short of Monday’s opener but it was equally as challenging to watch. The Cubs four-game winning streak came to an end as Dale Sveum’s […]

Three Home Runs … and a Three-Game Sweep – Cubs 4, Pirates 2

Game One Hundred Forty – Cubs 4, Pirates 2 WP – James Russell (7-1, BS 3) LP – Jason Grilli (1-6) Save – Carlos Marmol (18) The Cubs hung on at the end and completed the three-game sweep over the Pirates. Dale Sveum’s team posted their first three-game road sweep of the season … and […]

Cubs Lose the Rumble at Nationals Park – Cubs 2, Nationals 9

Game One Hundred Thirty-Seven – Cubs 2, Nationals 9 WP – Jordan Zimmermann (10-8) LP – Justin Germano (2-6) Save – None The Washington Nationals pounded Cubs’ pitching for the third game in a row and completed the four-game sweep over the Chicago Cubs. The Nationals scored nine runs on 12 hits and launched three […]

Cubs Cain-not Beat the Giants – Cubs 5, Giants 7

Game One Hundred Thirty-Three – Cubs 5, Giants 7 WP – Santiago Casilla (6-5) LP – Carlos Marmol (2-3) Save – Javier Lopez (6) The Cubs gave Sunday’s finale to the Giants and ended their 10-game homestand with a loss (4-6). After winning Friday’s opener, the Cubs dropped the last two and finished the season […]

Giants Jump on Germano and Take Care of the Cubs – Cubs 2, Giants 5

Game One Hundred Thirty-Two – Cubs 2, Giants 5 WP – Tim Lincecum (8-14) LP – Justin Germano (2-5) Save – Sergio Romo (9) Saturday’s game ended before it had a chance to begin. The Giants jumped on Justin Germano in the first inning and put up four spot on the old scoreboard before Germano […]

Cubs Throw the Ball All Over the Place – Cubs 1, Brewers 3

Game One Hundred Twenty-Nine – Cubs 1, Brewers 3 WP – Mike Fiers (8-6) LP – Jeff Samardzija (8-12) Save – John Axford (22) On the night that Darwin Barney set a new National League single-season record for consecutive games by a second baseman without an error, three Cubs’ errors in the seventh inning ended […]

Brewers Blow It Out in the Ninth – Cubs 4, Brewers 15

Game One Hundred Twenty-Seven – Cubs 4, Brewers 15 WP – Marco Estrada (2-5) LP – Justin Germano (2-4) Save – None Monday night’s game was much closer than the final score indicates. The Cubs trailed the Brewers 6-4 going into the ninth before Milwaukee blew the game open against Alex Hinshaw. Ryan Braun, Aramis […]

A Volstad Victory – Cubs 5, Rockies 0

Game One Hundred Twenty-Six – Cubs 5, Rockies 0 – 8 innings WP – Chris Volstad (1-9) LP – Jhoulys Chacin (1-4) Save – Shawn Camp (2) 413 days and two rain delays later Chris Volstad’s winless streak came to an end with a victory over the Colorado Rockies. The Cubs took a 2-0 lead […]

Cubs Give One Back to the Rockies – Cubs 3, Rockies 4

Game One Hundred Twenty-Five – Cubs 3, Rockies 4 WP – Carlos Torres (3-1) LP – Manny Corpas (0-1, BS 2) Save – Rafael Betancourt (26) The Cubs let another one slip away and dropped the second game of the series to the Rockies on Saturday afternoon. The Cubs jumped out to a 3-0 lead […]

Rambling about the Cubs from, well …

… I don’t even know anymore. It’s Friday. It’s the summer. It’s the CCO. So let’s just get down to the brass tax and do some rambling …