Samardzija Can’t Prevent a Sweep – Nationals 7, Cubs 2

Game Eighty: Cubs 2, Nationals 7 WP – Blake Treinen (1-3) LP – Jeff Samardzija (2-7) Save – Ross Detwiler (1) The Cubs played their second doubleheader of the season Saturday and for the second time this season lost both games of a twin bill as the Nationals beat up Jeff Samardzija in the nightcap […]

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Cubs Find a Way to Beat the Nationals in the Fog – Cubs 5, Nationals 3

Game Seventy-Seven: Cubs 5, Nationals 3 WP – Neil Ramirez (1-1) LP – Craig Stammen (0-3) Save – Hector Rondon (9) Starlin Castro drove in the Cubs first two runs and Justin Ruggiano delivered a two-out, two-run double in the seventh that broke a 3-3 tie and proved to be the game winner as the […]

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Reds Keep Rolling at Wrigley– Reds 6, Cubs 1

Game Seventy-Four: Cubs 1, Reds 6 WP – Jonathan Broxton (3-0) LP – Hector Rondon (1-2) Save – None Monday’s game was tied at one going into the ninth inning before the Reds started a five-run rally with two outs and nobody on with a bloop single. And the Cubs ended up dropping their third […]

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Cubs See Jake Arrieta as Part of The Plan

A report last week from Jon Paul Morosi that indicated the Cubs are willing to listen to offers for Jake Arrieta caught many off guard. It is a given the Cubs are talking to teams about Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel and would like to trade Edwin Jackson, but the rumor about Jake Arrieta was […]

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Cubs Couldn’t Come Up with a Clutch Hit – Pirates 2, Cubs 1

Game Seventy-Three: Cubs 1, Pirates 2 WP – Brandon Cumpton (3-2) LP – Jason Hammel (6-5) Save – Mark Melancon (12) It was another frustrating day for the Cubs as the offense could not come up with a clutch hit and lost the rubber game of the series to the Pirates. The Cubs put two […]

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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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Trade Value of Jason Hammel

With reports coming out that the Cubs already receiving calls on Jason Hammel what better time to look at the potential return the team may receive in order to further stock up their minor league system to bolster the ongoing rebuilding effort. Hammel has undoubtedly been the team’s second best pitcher and has been a […]

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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 Post a Road Win, Downplay Rondon’s Sore Elbow

Jake Arrieta pitched an excellent game and Starlin Castro hit a two-run homer that accounted for the Cubs only runs Friday night in a 2-1 victory over the Phillies. Questions popped up during the game as to why Pedro Strop was being used in the eighth inning and Neil Ramirez was called on to close […]

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