Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 06/28/14

The Cubs scored a rarity Friday night as all five of their top minor league teams, and six of the total of eight, won. Three of the wins were in blowout fashion as Iowa pummeled Colorado Springs 16-3, Boise smashed Hillsboro 11-1, and the DSL Cubs topped the Phillies 10-2. The system also won the […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 06/27/14

Game Seventy-Eight – Cubs (33-44) vs. Nationals (41-37) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jason Hammel (6-5, 2.99/1.02/3.29) vs. Tanner Roark (7-4, 2.79/1.11/3.40) The Cubs will shoot for two in a row over the first place Nationals […]

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Cubs Plan for Mike Olt to Continue Development in the Majors

It was unclear when the season began what Mike Olt would provide offensively. Olt had quite a bit of swing and miss in his game while being considered one of the top prospects in the game. And multiple injuries slowed his development in the Rangers organization prior to him coming to the Cubs’ system last […]

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Rambling While the Cubs are Improving?

Hello again, everybody. It has been another week, and the Cubs are yet again 5-5 in the last ten. This could change before I finish writing this as they are currently leading the Nats 3-1. However, 5-5 is better than 2-8 and that is an improvement. It is happening slowly, but this team is maturing. […]

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Reds Winning Ways Continue at Wrigley – Reds 4, Cubs 1

Game Seventy-Six: Cubs 1, Reds 4 WP – Mat Latos (1-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (5-8) Save – Aroldis Chapman (14) Edwin Jackson had another rough night while the offense managed only one run off Mat Latos as the Cubs dropped the rubber game of the series to the Reds Wednesday night. Edwin Jackson really […]

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Arrieta Flirts with Perfection and Ends Cubs Skid – Cubs 7, Reds 3

Game Seventy-Five: Cubs 7, Reds 3 WP – Jake Arrieta (4-1) LP – Homer Bailey (7-4) Save – None After rain delayed the start of the game for 53 minutes, Jake Arrieta retired the first 18 batters he faced Tuesday night and took a perfect game into the seventh inning. Billy Hamilton led off the […]

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Rizzo, Castro and Coghlan Power the Cubs Past the Pirates – Cubs 6, Pirates 3

Game Seventy-One: Cubs 6, Pirates 3 WP – Edwin Jackson (5-7) LP – Charlie Morton (4-8) Save – Hector Rondon (8) Anthony Rizzo doubled in the Cubs’ first two runs and Starlin Castro followed Rizzo with a three-run homer that accounted for all five of the Cubs runs in the third inning. The Cubs pen […]

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Arrieta Strikes Out the Fish, Cubs Win the Series – Cubs 6, Marlins 1

Game Seventy: Cubs 6, Marlins 1 WP – Jake Arrieta (3-1) LP – Nathan Eovaldi (4-3) Save – None Jake Arrieta tossed a gem and set a career-high with 11 strikeouts, Starlin Castro drove in two runs with a pair of doubles and Nate Schierholtz hit a three-run shot in the sixth inning that broke […]

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Wood Delivers in a Pinch – Cubs 5, Marlins 4

Game Sixty-Eight: Cubs 5, Marlins 4 – 13 innings WP – Carlos Villanueva (3-5) LP – Jacob Turner (2-5) Save – James Russell (1) With two outs, Junior Lake on first base and the game tied at four in the 13th inning, Rick Renteria sent Travis Wood up to hit for Carlos Villanueva. And Travis Wood […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Win a Road Series

The Cubs had a good weekend in Philadelphia. Travis Wood tossed a gem Sunday afternoon and led the way to the Cubs first winning series on the road since last September in Cincinnati (Sept. 9-11). The Cubs were 0-9-3 in the 12 previous series outside of Wrigley Field. With the exception of another dud from […]

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