From the Wire … Cubs Place Guerrier and Neal on the DL, Call-Up Sanchez and Boscan from Triple-A Iowa

According to multiple reports on Thursday morning, the Cubs have placed RHP Matt Guerrier on the 15-day DL with a sore right elbow. Guerrier was sent back to Chicago following Wednesday night’s game to have his elbow examined by team doctors because of soreness in the elbow that occurred during the seventh inning. As expected, […]

The Donnie Murphy Game – Cubs 5, Phillies 2

Game One Hundred Thirteen – Cubs 5, Phillies 2 WP – Pedro Strop (2-4) LP – Luis Garcia (0-1) Save – Kevin Gregg (23) The Cubs ended their five-game losing streak behind a career night from Donnie Murphy on what ended up being a strange, injury filled game in Philadelphia. Donnie Murphy (3-for-3 with two […]

From the Wire … Cubs Option Eduardo Sanchez to Iowa, Add Thomas Neal to Active Roster

As expected, the Cubs added outfielder Thomas Neal to the 25-man roster on Tuesday. The Cubs claimed Neal off waivers from the Yankees on Monday and he will be available off the Cubs’ bench for the opener of the three-game series in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. Eduardo Sanchez was optioned to Triple-A Iowa to make […]

Samardzija Struggles, Cubs Shut Out – Cubs 0, Dodgers 3

Game One Hundred Ten – Cubs 0, Dodgers 3 WP – Chris Capuano (4-6) LP – Jeff Samardzija (6-10) Save – Kenley Jansen (16) Jeff Samardzija had a rough outing but the offense could not string together any hits and the Cubs dropped their third game in as many days to the Dodgers. The Cubs […]

Looking Forward, Looking Back and Other Cubs News and Notes

Unless something unforeseen happens, it is safe to say the final two months of the season will be better than last August and September when the team was pretty much unwatchable. The front office did not field a Major League rotation which led to the 18-42 record after the deadline. The Cubs are not done […]

Cubs Can’t Strop the Brewers – Cubs 0, Brewers 5

Game One Hundred Four– Cubs 0, Brewers 5 WP – Brandon Kintzler (3-0) LP – Pedro Strop (1-1, 1-4) Save – None The Cubs’ struggles with the Brewers and the National League Central continued on Monday night. The Cubs lost for the sixth time in nine games to the Brewers, a team with only 38 […]

One Error, Two Runs and a Cubs Win – Cubs 3, Giants 2

Game One Hundred One– Cubs 3, Giants 2 WP – Matt Guerrier (4-4) LP – Sergio Romo (3-5, BS 5) Save – Kevin Gregg (20) The Cubs went into the ninth inning trailing 2-1 after wasting numerous chances to put runs on the board. Dale Sveum sent in Julio Borbon to hit for Welington Castillo. […]

Nate the Great – Cubs 7, Diamondbacks 6

Game Ninety-Nine – Cubs 7, Diamondbacks 6 – 12 innings WP – Hector Rondon (2-0) LP – David Hernandez (4-6) Save – None It took four hours, 17 minutes and 12 innings for the Cubs to win game three in Phoenix against the Diamondbacks. Nate Schierholtz capped his night by doubling in Anthony Rizzo with […]

Diamondbacks Hammer Wood and the Cubs – Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 10

Game Ninety-Eight – Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 10 WP – Patrick Corbin (12-1) LP – Travis Wood (6-7) Save – None The Cubs took a 1-0 lead into the fifth inning before the Diamondbacks turned on the offense and knocked Travis Wood out of the game with two outs in the sixth inning. Arizona scored three […]

Oh What a Night for Junior Lake – Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 2

Game Ninety-Seven – Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 2 WP – Chris Rusin (1-0) LP – Tyler Skaggs (2-2) Save – Kevin Gregg (19) The Cubs started the four-game series in Phoenix on a positive note with a solid win over the Diamondbacks. Chris Rusin picked up the victory with an impressive outing after being recalled to […]