Cubs Lose a Pair of One-Run Games to the Reds – Cubs 6 Reds 7, Cubs 8 Reds 9

Spring Training Game Fifteen – Cubs (ss) 6 Reds (ss) 7 WP – Jordan Smith (2-0, BS 2) LP – Todd Wellemeyer (1-2, BS 1) Save – Logan Ondrusek (1) Spring Training Game Sixteen – Cubs (ss) 8 Reds (ss) 9 WP – Scott Carroll (1-0) LP – Robert Coello (0-1, BS 1) Save – […]

A Royal Flush in Mesa – Cubs 4 Royals 13

Spring Training Game Twelve – Cubs 4 Royals 13 WP – Bruce Chen (1-0) LP – Matt Garza (0-2) Save – None Wednesday was a rough day for the Cubs pitching staff and offense. The Cubs’ offense hit the ball and had plenty of opportunities but they managed only four runs on 11 hits. The […]

Cubs Zhutout in Z Cactus League … Again – Cubs 0 Rockies 4

Spring Training Game Eleven – Cubs 0 Rockies (ss) 4 WP – Jorge De La Rosa (1-1) LP – Carlos Zambrano (0-1) Save – None A day after scoring 14 runs, Q’s crew was shutdown by the Rockies pitching staff. The Cubs managed five hits, one for extra bases, and walked only one time Tuesday […]

Cubs Win in LaWalk-Off Fashion – Cubs 14 Angels 13

Spring Training Game Ten – Cubs 14 Angels 13 WP – Jeff Samardzija (1-0, BS 1) LP – Ryan Brasier (0-1, BS 1) Save – None The players on Q’s crew battling for a roster spot showed a lot of character Monday afternoon. After horrible outings by Carlos Silva and James Russell, plus two more […]

Cubs Split the Split-Squad Games – Cubs 5 Dodgers 3, Cubs 0 Reds 10

Spring Training Game Eight – Cubs (ss) 5 Dodgers 3 – 10 innings WP – Esmailin Caridad (1-0) LP – Luis Vasquez (0-2) Save – None Spring Training Game Nine – Cubs (ss) 0 Reds 10 WP – Johnny Cueto (1-1) LP – Todd Wellemeyer (1-1) Save – None The Chicago Cubs won one and […]

The Cubs Get Hosmer’d in Surprise – Cubs 4 Royals 5

Spring Training Game Six – Cubs 4 Royals 5 WP – Blaine Hardy (1-0) LP – Sean Marshall (0-1) Save – Steven Shell (1) Q’s crew lost for the fifth time in six games Friday afternoon. The Cubs took a 4-0 lead into the sixth thanks to a huge day by Tyler Colvin and a […]

Cubs News and Notes after Three Spring Training Games

Three games down and 31 to go on the Cubs’ Cactus League schedule … The biggest news from the first three exhibition games is the Cubs inability to catch and throw a baseball. Following the Cubs’ third three-error game of the spring, Mike Quade said it’s too early to blow his top over miscues. But […]

Good Things Come in Threes – Cubs 3 Giants 2

Spring Training Game Three – Cubs 3 Giants 2 WP – Todd Wellemeyer (1-0) LP – Madison Bumgarner (0-1, BS 1) Save – Esmailin Caridad (1) The Cubs put one in the win column … on the third game, behind a three-run inning, against Madison Bumgarner in his third inning of work and Esmailin Caridad […]

Pitching Drops Z Spring Opener – Cubs 7 A’s 15

Spring Training Game One – Cubs 7 A’s 15 WP – Joey Devine (1-0) LP – Matt Garza (0-1) Save – None The Cubs Cactus League opener didn’t go exactly the way Mike Quade had hoped. On a cold, windy day in Mesa, the Cubs jumped out to an early lead behind Carlos Zambrano but […]

Day Five of Camp ‘Q’ … Position Players, the Three Amigos and Other Cubs Notes

Friday was reporting day for the Cubs position players. Alfonso Soriano, Kosuke Fukudome and Luis Montanez made their way to Fitch Park … but two thirds of the ‘Three Amigos‘ did not report. Mike Quade referred to Aramis Ramirez, Alfonso Soriano and Starlin Castro as the ‘Three Amigos‘ on Friday before the trio was scheduled […]