Giants Jump on Jackson, Thump the Cubs – Giants 8, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred Twenty-Six: Cubs 3, Giants 8 WP – Jake Peavy (2-3) LP – Edwin Jackson (6-14) Save – None Edwin Jackson gave up four runs in the first inning and was out of the game before he could record three outs in the third inning as the Cubs lost to the Giants Wednesday […]

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Rizzo, Baez Blasts Lift Hendricks and Cubs Past the Mets – Cubs 4, Mets 1

Game One Hundred Twenty-Four: Cubs 4, Mets 1 WP – Kyle Hendricks (5-1) LP – Buddy Carlyle (1-1) Save – Hector Rondon (18) Kyle Hendricks made one mistake over seven excellent innings, Anthony Rizzo hit a go ahead homer in the eighth and Javier Baez added a two-run blast in the ninth as the Cubs […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/18/14

The playoffs are looming in the minors and both Daytona and Tennessee moved into first place over the weekend. Iowa slipped into second as they continued to lose players to the Major League team. Kane County continued to find new and interesting ways to win games, while Boise looks like it is ready to go […]

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Jake Arrieta and Starlin Castro Curved Out a Win over the Mets – Cubs 2, Mets 1

Game One Hundred Twenty-Three: Cubs 2, Mets 1 WP – Pedro Strop (2-4, BS 3) LP – Jenrry Mejia (5-6) Save – Hector Rondon (17) Jake Arrieta pitched seven shutout innings with nine strikeouts and Starlin Castro led off the ninth with a solo home run that ended up being the difference in the game […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Recall OF Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa, Option RHP Dan Straily to Iowa

As expected, RHP Dan Straily was optioned to Iowa following Saturday’s game against the Mets. Straily took the loss in his first start with the Cubs. Straily had two bad innings but retired the side in order in four of the six innings he pitched. Straily was charged with seven runs, five earned, on four hits […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/14/14

The Cubs minor league teams just keep winning ballgames as the countdown to the end of the regular season down on the farm has begun. Boise won three straight before dropping a game in the 10th inning Wednesday night. Kane County keeps rolling along as innings limits are pushing the starters in and out of the […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/11/14

It appeared as if many of the minor league teams want to get as much baseball in as they can with the season drawing to a close, as doubleheaders and extra innings dotted the landscape. One of the hottest players in the system is Daytona’s Rock Shoulders, who was 6-for-13 with three home runs over […]

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Neil Ramirez, Felix Doubront Updates and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Neil Ramirez began a rehab assignment Wednesday night with the AZL Cubs. Ramirez threw two-thirds of an inning and allowed two runs, one earned, on one hit with a walk and a strikeout. Ramirez was placed on the 15-day DL July 29, retroactive to July 26, with triceps soreness after the team tried to option […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/07/14

Iowa moved back into first place behind two excellent pitching performances from Eric Jokisch and Dan Straily and the big bats of Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and Mike Olt. Tennessee picked up two wins with Addison Russell staying hot at the plate and Felix Pena delivering a shutout performance. Kane County just keeps putting wins […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/04/14

The final month of the minor league season started out on a good note for couple of the Cubs’ affiliates and many of the prospects in the system. C.J. Edwards returned to the Smokies rotation while the newest additions to the system, Victor Caratini and Jonathan Martinez had good debuts with the Cougars and helped […]

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