Cubs Month In Review – July

The month of July as a Chicago Cubs fan has had more ups and downs than the rides at Great America. They’ve made a few major trades, brought up the first of their highly touted prospects, sent down one of their others, and had their worst monthly pitching performance and their best hitting p performance. […]

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Rambling About the Cubs as the Dog Days Begin

Hello again, everybody. It is August 1, and I must say, I think Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer had themselves quite a July. They added multiple players to the farm system’s top-20 list while promoting many of the big names to their respective next level. The dog days may begin in August, but Cubs fans […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Recall LHP Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa, Option Blake Parker to Iowa

The Cubs announced Wednesday afternoon LHP Chris Rusin has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa and is available out of the pen for Wednesday’s game. The Cubs recalled Rusin in order to add an arm to a bullpen that had to cover 12 innings Tuesday night into Wednesday morning in relief of Edwin Jackson. Rick Renteria […]

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John Baker Takes Home the Win in the Longest Game in Cubs History – Cubs 4, Rockies 3

Game One Hundred-Five: Cubs 4, Rockies 3 – 16 innings WP – John Baker (1-0) LP – Tyler Matzek (2-5) Save – None In what turned out to be the longest game in franchise history, John Baker faced the minimum in the 16th inning, walked to lead off the home half and scored the winning run […]

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Wada Picks Up First Big League Win, Cubs Snap Skid – Cubs 4, Rockies 1

Game One Hundred-Four: Cubs 4, Rockies 1 WP – Tsuyoshi Wada (1-1) LP – Yohan Flande (0-3) Save – Hector Rondon (13) Tsuyoshi Wada limited the Rockies to one run over seven strong innings and earned his first big league victory. Anthony Rizzo drove in two runs and Emilio Bonifacio scored a pair as the […]

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Hendricks Hung with Loss after Cubs Shutout for the 12th Time on the Season – Cardinals 1, Cubs 0

Game One Hundred-Three: Cubs 0, Cardinals 1 WP – Adam Wainwright (13-5) LP – Kyle Hendricks (1-1) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (32) Kyle Hendricks made one mistake over 6 1/3 innings and the offense was not able to cash in any of the opportunities they had against Adam Wainwright as the Cubs lost the series […]

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Cubs Stay in the Rumor Mill as the Trade Deadline Approaches

Thursday is the non-waiver trade deadline and it could be a rather busy end of the month around baseball. As for the Cubs, the front office is believed to be listening and talking to other teams about players on the big league roster. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said last week the club is not […]

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Padres Pummel Edwin Jackson and the Cubs – Padres 13, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred: Cubs 3, Padres 13 WP – Tyson Ross (9-10) LP – Edwin Jackson (5-11) Save – None The Padres scored nine runs in the sixth inning and turned a 3-1 game in to a blowout. Edwin Jackson left the game in the sixth before he could record an out with cramps in […]

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Rizzo and Alcantara Play Longball, Hendricks and the Pen Shutout the Padres – Cubs 6, Padres 0

Game Ninety-Eight: Cubs 6, Padres 0 WP – Kyle Hendricks (1-0) LP – Eric Stults (3-12) Save – None The Cubs snapped their five-game skid Tuesday night at the old ballyard. Anthony Rizzo hit a pair of home runs, Arismendy Alcantara launched a solo shot onto Sheffield and Kyle Hendricks pitched an efficient seven innings […]

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Jake Arrieta and the Cubs Fall Short of Preventing the Sweep – Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2

Game Ninety-Seven: Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 3 WP – Josh Collmenter (8-5) LP – Jake Arrieta (5-2) Save – Addison Reed (23) The offense could not figure out Josh Collmenter, Jake Arrieta made three mistakes and the eventual winning run scored when Anthony Rizzo made an outstanding catch tumbling into the camera well as the Cubs […]

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