The Daily CCO: Maddon, Bryant, the Cubs Bullpen, Strikeouts and Rock and Roll

A lot of words can be used to describe the Cubs to this point of the season, boring is not one of them. The Cubs won another close game Friday night, one the bullpen nearly gave back. The Cubs broke out the bats and hit for power as a team for the first time this […]


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Respect, Hustle and Power Lift Cubs Over Brewers – Cubs 7, Brewers 6

Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs 7, Brewers 6 WP – Jason Hammel (3-1) LP – Jimmy Nelson (1-3) Save – None Dexter Fowler, Anthony Rizzo, Jorge Soler and Starlin Castro hit tape measure home runs on Friday night but it was Addison Russell and Kris Bryant’s hustle in the ninth inning that was the difference as […]


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Cubs Finally Close One Out in St. Louis – Cubs 6, Cardinals 5

Game Twenty-Six – Cubs 6, Cardinals 5 WP – Jon Lester (2-2) LP – Lance Lynn (1-3) Save – Hector Rondon (6) The Cubs’ 25 and under club drove in all six runs and Jon Lester allowed one earned run in seven innings as the Cubs hung on and finally beat the Cardinals on Wednesday […]


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Cubs Get No Relief, Give One Back to the Cardinals – Cardinals 10, Cubs 9

Game Twenty-Four – Cubs 9, Cardinals 10 WP – Miguel Socolovich (2-0) LP – Pedro Strop (0-2) Save – Seth Maness (2) There are no two ways about it Monday was a difficult night and a bad loss for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs had an 8-4 lead as late as the sixth inning before […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: News, Roster Moves and a Rumor, but No Meat Loaf

The weekend started out on a positive note with Jon Lester picking up his first win and Addison Russell going deep for the first time in the big leagues. But the other two games against the Brewers didn’t go the Cubs way. The Cubs made a couple of roster moves and Welington Castillo found himself […]


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Cubs Unable to Strop Aramis Ramirez and the Brewers – Brewers 5, Cubs 3

Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 3, Brewers 5 WP – Will Smith (1-0) LP – Pedro Strop (0-1) Save – Francisco Rodriguez (4) Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant and Jason Hammel drove in runs, but the offense continued to struggle putting the ball in play while Aramis Ramirez drove in three of the Brewers five runs and […]


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Jon Lester Shut ‘Em Out, Addison Russell Hit It Out – Cubs 1, Brewers 0

Game Twenty-One – Cubs 1, Brewers 0 WP – Jon Lester (1-2) LP – Wily Peralta (0-4) Save – Hector Rondon (5) Jon Lester pitched seven innings of shutout ball and Addison Russell went deep in the third inning as the Cubs hung on and beat the Brewers on Friday afternoon at the old ballyard. […]


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Cubs Month In Review – April 2015

What a difference a year makes. With the front office adding some quality veterans and bringing up two of its most heralded prospects, the team posted a 12-8 record for April, the organization’s first winning record in April since 2008. Let’s take a look at why the Cubs made such a giant leap to start […]


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Cubs Drop the Hammel on the Pirates – Cubs 4, Pirates 0

Game Eighteen – Cubs 4, Pirates 0 WP – Jason Hammel (2-1) LP – Vance Worley (2-2) Save – None Jason Hammel pitched eight shutout innings. Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant drove in all four runs with three two-out hits as the Cubs beat the Pirates on Monday night at the old ballyard. Jason Hammel clearly […]


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Cubs Scratch Out a Sweep – Cubs 5, Reds 2

Game Seventeen – Cubs 5, Reds 2 WP – Jake Arrieta (3-1) LP – Anthony DeSclafani (2-1) Save – Hector Rondon (4) Miguel Montero drove in the first two runs. And Addison Russell delivered a bases clearing two-out double in the four-run fourth inning as the Cubs completed the two-game sweep over the Reds on […]


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