Nothing Much Behind Rusin – Cubs 2, Brewers 5

Game One Hundred Twenty-Two – Cubs 2, Brewers 5 WP – Marco Estrada (1-5) LP – Chris Rusin (0-1) Save – John Axford (19) The Cubs avoided their fourth shutout of the month with two runs in the ninth but still lost a game in which the pitching staff allowed five runs on three hits […]

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Cubs Survive the Nightcap … and Split a Pair with the Reds – Cubs 9, Reds 7

Game One Hundred Nineteen – Cubs 9, Reds 7 WP – Brooks Raley (1-2) LP – Todd Redmond (0-1) Save – Carlos Marmol (15) A long day of baseball ended on a positive note as the Cubs hung on and defeated the Reds in the second game of the day-night doubleheader … and ended their […]

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Samardzija’s Long(ball) Afternoon – Cubs 3, Reds 5

Game One Hundred Eighteen – Cubs 3, Reds 5 WP – Johnny Cueto (16-6) LP – Jeff Samardzija (8-11) Save – Aroldis Chapman (29) The Reds pounded three more home runs on Saturday afternoon and the Cubs dropped game one of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader. The Cubs jumped out to an early lead on Alfonso Soriano’s […]

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Nothing But Zeros Against Cueto … Cubs Shut Out Again – Cubs 0, Reds 3

Game One Hundred Thirteen – Cubs 0, Reds 3 WP – Johnny Cueto (15-6) LP – Brooks Raley (0-2) Save – Aroldis Chapman (28) The Cubs dropped the series finale against the Reds and were shut out for the eleventh time (fourth game since July 31) on the season … the Cubs have now dropped […]

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A Wind-Blown Comedy of Errors – Cubs 8, Reds 10

Game One Hundred Eleven – Cubs 8, Reds 10 WP – Homer Bailey (10-7) LP – Justin German (1-2) Save – Aroldis Chapman (26) On a day the wind was howling in (24 mph at game time), the Cubs and Reds scored a combined 18 runs on 28 hits but in the end it was […]

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Soriano Blasts the Cubs to a Win – Cubs 5, Reds 3

Game One Hundred Ten – Cubs 5, Reds 3 WP – Shawn Camp (3-5) LP – Sean Marshall (4-4) Save – Carlos Marmol (14) Dale Sveum’s team battled back from a 3-1 deficit in the fourth inning and ended their eight-game losing streak. The middle of the Cubs’ lineup drove in all five runs with […]

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Cubs Shutout in San Diego – Cubs 0, Padres 2

Game One Hundred Seven – Cubs 0, Padres 2 WP – Eric Stults (2-2) LP – Travis Wood (4-8) Save – Huston Street (19) The Cubs’ skid reached six games Monday night in San Diego. Travis Wood kept his team in the game but the offense was non-existent for the third time in the first […]

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No Happy Ending for the Cubs in La-La Land – Cubs 6, Dodgers 7

Game One Hundred Six – Cubs 6, Dodgers 7 WP – Kenley Jansen (5-3, BS 6) LP – Shawn Camp (2-5) Save – None The Cubs could not hold onto a lead Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles and lost their fifth game in a row. The Dodgers completed three-game sweep on a Hanley Ramirez walk-off […]

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Samardzija Can’t Dodge Another Cubs Loss – Cubs 1, Dodgers 6

Game One Hundred Four – Cubs 1, Dodgers 6 WP – Chad Billingsley (7-9) LP – Jeff Samardzija (7-9) Save – None The Cubs lost their third game in a row on Friday night and managed just one run on four hits. Dale Sveum’s team has been outscored 19-5 over the last three games. Jeff […]

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Cubs Lose Battle Against the Bucs – Cubs 4, Pirates 8

Game One Hundred Three – Cubs 4, Pirates 8 WP – Jeff Karstens (4-2) LP – Travis Wood (4-7) Save – None Wednesday’s finale between the Cubs and Pirates was a 2-1 game after seven innings. Neither Travis Wood nor Jeff Karstens pitched a good game and due to high pitch counts both starters were […]

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