Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/19/15

The end of the week saw Myrtle Beach edge closer to a playoff berth as relievers Juan Paniagua and James Pugliese gave the Pelicans a chance to come back. Tennessee holds a slim playoff chance as Pierce Johnson began to heat up. Iowa remains in the hunt as John Andreoli provided a spark. Meanwhile, the […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/15/15

It was a “system sweep” on Sunday as all of the Cubs’ affiliates came away victorious. South Bend used a 5-for-5 performance by shortstop Gleyber Torres, while All-Star Jonathan Martinez tossed a two-hitter for Myrtle Beach. Tennessee had a second successful rehab start by Jacob Turner, and Iowa received another good outing from Dallas Beeler. […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Recall RHP Brian Schlitter from Triple-A Iowa, Option OF Junior Lake to Iowa

As expected, the Cubs made two roster moves prior to Sunday night’s game against the Reds. RHP Brian Schlitter was recalled from Triple-A Iowa. To make room on the active roster, OF Junior Lake was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. The lack of innings from the starting staff over the past five days forced the Cubs […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Activate OF Chris Denorfia from DL, Option OF Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa

As expected, the Cubs made two roster moves Sunday morning. OF Chris Denorfia was activated from the 15-day DL. And to make room on the 25-man roster, OF Matt Szczur was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Chris Denorfia is in the starting lineup for Sunday’s finale at Nationals Park. Denorfia is batting seventh and playing right […]


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The Daily CCO: Closer Controversy for the Cubs? And Other News and Notes

The Cubs played a good, clean game Saturday. Jason Hammel pitched into the ninth inning and the Cubs scored just enough to beat a very good Nationals’ team in their house. Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Dexter Fowler and Jonathan Herrera drove in runs, with three of the four scoring on two out hits. The storyline […]


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Hammel, Timely Hitting Top Nationals – Cubs 4, Nationals 2

Game Fifty-Four – Cubs 4, Nationals 2 WP – Jason Hammel (5-2) LP – Joe Ross (0-1) Save – Pedro Strop (2) Jason Hammel allowed two solo home runs in eight-plus innings and the offense scratched out four runs, three on two-out hits as the Cubs topped the Nationals on Saturday afternoon. Jason Hammel improved […]


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Anthony Rizzo, Cubs Offense Unable to Comeback from Wada’s Rough Start – Nationals 7, Cubs 5

Game Fifty-Three – Cubs 5, Nationals 7 WP – Tanner Roark (2-2) LP – Tsuyoshi Wada (0-1) Save – Drew Storen (18) Anthony Rizzo homered twice. Miguel Montero hit a solo shot in the sixth and the Cubs brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth. But Drew Storen caught Matt Szczur looking […]


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Rambling about the Cubs and a Bat-Flipping Fool

Hello again, everybody. It’s been another up and down week for the Cubs, but thanks to one shortsighted play, tensions flared and benches cleared. However, it appears Mr. Junior realized the error of his ways rather quickly and apologized profusely, which is good. And while he made be very laid back, it was good to […]


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Cubs Pick Off the Nationals – Cubs 2, Nationals 1

Game Fifty-Two – Cubs 2, Nationals 1 WP – Jake Arrieta (5-4) LP – Gio Gonzalez (4-3) Save – Hector Rondon (10) David Ross picked off Clint Robinson from first base in what was a unbelievable end to the game. The Nationals had Hector Rondon on the ropes, Ross bailed out his pitcher and the […]


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Lester Gets Lit Up, Cubs Lose Series in Miami – Marlins 7, Cubs 3

Game Fifty-One – Cubs 3, Marlins 7 WP – Dan Haren (6-2) LP – Jon Lester (4-4) Save – None Jon Lester was hammered for six runs in five innings. Giancarlo Stanton and Jeff Baker hit back-to-back blasts off Lester in the fifth and the Marlins cruised to an easy win over the Cubs on […]


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