Two Pitches, Two Home Runs and a Cubs Loss – Padres 5, Cubs 4

Game Nine – Cubs 4, Padres 5 WP – James Shields (2-0) LP – Brian Schlitter (0-1, BS 1) Save – Craig Kimbrel (4) The Cubs led 4-2 in the seventh inning but a second bad call by homeplate umpire Sam Holbrook and a poor pitch from Brian Schlitter turned the game around in favor […]


Share on Fancred

Rambling About the Cubs from First Place

Hello again, everybody. It is nice to be with you and writing about actual baseball games that matter. While it’s only been eight games, it been a fun eight games for the most part, and the Cubs are over .500 for the first time since Tinkers-to-Evers-to-Chance. Okay, fine, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but you get […]


Share on Fancred

Cubs Go Down Swinging – Reds 3, Cubs 2

Game Seven – Cubs 2, Reds 3 WP – Anthony DeSclafani (1-0) LP – Jake Arrieta (1-1) Save – Aroldis Chapman (3) Welington Castillo hit a two-run pinch hit homer in the eighth that cut the Reds lead to 3-2. Starlin Castro singled and Matt Szczur walked against Aroldis Chapman in the ninth. With the […]


Share on Fancred

Soler Supplies the Power, Alcantara Provides the Walk-Off Win in Extras – Cubs 7, Reds 6

Game Six – Cubs 7, Reds 6 – 10 innings WP – Hector Rondon (1-0) LP – Manny Parra (0-1) Save – None For the second time in as many days the Cubs won a game in their last at bat. With the bases loaded and one out in the 10th inning, Arismendy Alcantara singled to […]


Share on Fancred

Cubs Out Slug and Outlast the Rockies – Cubs 9, Rockies 5

Game Four – Cubs 9, Rockies 5 WP – Jason Hammel (1-0) LP – Kyle Kendrick (1-1) Save – None Dexter Fowler led off the game with a triple and set the tone for the Cubs offense. Fowler scored the Cubs’ first run and drove in the next two with another triple in the second […]


Share on Fancred

Jake Arrieta Deals the Cards a Shutout – Cubs 2, Cardinals 0

Game Two – Cubs 2, Cardinals 0 WP – Jake Arrieta (1-0) LP – Lance Lynn (0-1) Save – Hector Rondon (1) Jake Arrieta shut down the Cardinals for seven innings. Starlin Castro drove in Anthony Rizzo and scored on a Miguel Montero sacrifice fly as the Cubs beat the Cardinals for the first win […]


Share on Fancred

Lester Struggles, Cubs Shutout – Cardinals 3, Cubs 0

Game One – Cubs 0, Cardinals 3 WP – Adam Wainwright (1-0) LP – Jon Lester (0-1) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (1) Jon Lester lasted only 4 1/3 innings in his debut while the offense couldn’t buy a hit with runners in scoring position and the Cubs lost game one of 162 on Opening Night […]


Share on Fancred

Travis Wood Supplies Highlight in Cubs Loss to the Snakes – Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 1

Spring Training Game Thirty-Two – Cubs 1, Diamondbacks 5 WP – Jeremy Hellickson (3-1) LP – Pedro Strop (0-1) Save – None Edwin Jackson and seven relievers gave up single runs in five innings while Travis Wood supplied the only run, a pinch-hit homer in the third inning as the Cubs lost Friday night’s exhibition […]


Share on Fancred

Szczur Homers, Soler Drives in Two Before Kids Rally and Surprise the Rangers – Cubs 15, Rangers 10

Spring Training Game Thirty – Cubs 15, Rangers 10 WP – Francisley Bueno (1-1) LP – Kyuji Fujikawa (0-1, BS 1) Save – None The Cubs were down 7-1 as late as the fifth inning and never quit Tuesday afternoon. The Cubs scored four runs in the fifth and two more in the seventh before […]


Share on Fancred

Jake Arrieta’s Big Day Leads the Way in a Blowout Spring Win – Cubs 18, Rockies 4

Spring Training Game Twenty-Six – Cubs (ss) 18, Rockies 4 WP – Jake Arrieta (3-1) LP – Jonathan Gray (0-2) Save – None Jake Arrieta shut the Rockies out for four innings and drove in four runs with a three-run homer and a double. The Cubs scored seven runs against Jonathan Grey and knocked him […]


Share on Fancred