Cubs Month In Review – August

What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, with much of the roster gutted from the trade deadline, the team had to rely on the few minor leaguers they had, plus some veteran journeyman to finish out the season. The team struggled to a terrible 17 wins for the final two months […]

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Cubs Couldn’t Hold Off Holliday and the Cardinals – Cardinals 9, Cubs 6

Game One Hundred Thirty-Seven: Cubs 6, Cardinals 9 WP – Pat Neshek (7-1) LP – Carlos Villanueva (5-7) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (40) The Cubs had a 5-1 lead going into the bottom of the fifth in Sunday’s finale before Travis Wood gave up three runs and let the Cardinals back in the game. The […]

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A Big Night for Jorge Soler and the Young Cubs – Cubs 7, Cardinals 2

Game One Hundred Thirty-Four: Cubs 7, Cardinals 2 WP – Neil Ramirez (2-1) LP – Pat Neshek (6-1) Save – None In a game started by Kyle Hendricks, Jorge Soler hit a pair of home runs and drove in three runs. Javier Baez’s two-run double in the eighth gave the Cubs the lead, Arismendy Alcantara […]

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Cubs Likely to Use a Six-Man Rotation in September

Jed Hoyer said two weeks ago the front office and coaching staff were discussing how the rotation and bullpen would be handled in September. Hoyer mentioned then the team would “do different things with the rotation” in the final month of the season. The Cubs are not going to shut down Jake Arrieta early or […]

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Rizzo, Alcantara Hit ‘Em Out … Wood, the Bullpen Shut ‘Em Out – Cubs 3, Reds 0

Game One Hundred Thirty-One: Cubs 3, Reds 0 WP – Travis Wood (8-11) LP – Johnny Cueto (15-8) Save – Hector Rondon (22) Travis Wood tossed six innings of shutout ball, Anthony Rizzo hit his 30th home run of the season and Arismendy Alcantara added a two-run homer in the seventh as the Cubs started the […]

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The Daily CCO: The Cubs Had a Sweep of a Good Weekend and Other News and Notes

The Cubs completed arguably its best three game series in four-plus seasons, and not because the Cubs swept the Orioles, but the way the team played. The Cubs received two outstanding starts, the bullpen did not allow a single run in three games and preserved two one-run leads. The staff held the Orioles to four […]

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Tsuyoshi Wada Tosses a Gem, Cubs Complete Sweep of the O’s – Cubs 2, Orioles 1

Game One Hundred Thirty: Cubs 2, Orioles 1 WP – Tsuyoshi Wada (4-1) LP – Miguel Gonzalez (6-7) Save – Hector Rondon (21) The Cubs completed the three-game sweep over the Baltimore Orioles Sunday afternoon behind a tremendous effort from Tsuyoshi Wada, a solo home run by Arismendy Alcantara and a RBI double from Anthony […]

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The Daily CCO: Jake Arrieta Had a Good Day, Jacob Turner Ready to Start and Other Cubs News

It was another good day on the mound for Jake Arrieta. But Friday meant a little more to Arrieta as he faced his former team. Arrieta took a perfect game into the fifth inning and limited the Orioles to one run on four hits with a walk in seven innings, plus he singled off Kevin […]

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Cubs Stepped Up Behind Jake Arrieta and Slowed Down the O’s – Cubs 4, Orioles 1

Game One Hundred Twenty-Eight: Cubs 4, Orioles 1 WP – Jake Arrieta (7-4) LP – Kevin Gausman (7-5) Save – Hector Rondon (20) The Cubs arguably played their best all-around game Friday afternoon at the old ballyard and snapped the Orioles four-game winning streak. Jake Arrieta took a perfect game into the fifth inning against his […]

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Cubs Hold Off Giants and Win Suspended Game – Cubs 2, Giants 1

Game One Hundred Twenty-Five: Cubs 2, Giants 1 WP – Tsuyoshi Wada (3-1) LP – Ryan Vogelsong (7-9) Save – Hector Rondon (19) The Cubs held off the Giants Thursday afternoon and picked up the win in the suspended game from Aug. 19. Anthony Rizzo’s two run homer in the first inning Tuesday night was […]

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