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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An A-Plus for Arrieta – Cubs 2, Phillies 1

Game Sixty-Five: Cubs 2, Phillies 1 WP – Jake Arrieta (2-1) LP – Roberto Hernandez (2-5) Save – Neil Ramirez (2) Jake Arrieta pitched seven innings of shutout ball and Starlin Castro hit a two-run homer with Anthony Rizzo along for the ride as the Cubs began the three-game series in Philadelphia with a win […]

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Cubs Spoil the Pirates Party – Cubs 7, Pirates 3

Game Sixty-Two: Cubs 7, Pirates 3 WP – Travis Wood (6-5) LP – Casey Sadler (0-1) Save – None The Cubs snapped their two-game losing skid on Tuesday night at PNC Park and picked up a much-needed win outside of Wrigley Field. The offense pounded out 11 hits, six for extra bases, with Anthony Rizzo […]

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Cubs Bullpen Giveth Away – Marlins 4, Cubs 3

Game Sixty: Cubs 3, Marlins 4 WP – Mike Dunn (5-3) LP – Pedro Strop (0-3, BS 1) Save – Steve Cishek (14) The bullpen had a rough afternoon and could not hold leads of 2-0 in the seventh and 3-2 in the eighth as the Cubs lost a one-run game at Wrigley Field on […]

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That’s Five Ws In a Row – Cubs 5, Marlins 2

Game Fifty-Nine: Cubs 5, Marlins 2 WP – Jeff Samardzija (2-5) LP – Randy Wolf (1-2) Save – Pedro Strop (2) The Cubs won their fifth game in row Saturday afternoon behind an excellent outing from Jeff Samardzija and seven extra basehits. Junior Lake went yard twice, Emilio Bonifacio hit his first longball of the […]

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Cubs Stepped Right Up and Swept the Mets – Cubs 7, Mets 4

Game Fifty-Seven: Cubs 7, Mets 4 WP – Justin Grimm (2-2, BS 1) LP – Vic Black (1-1) Save – Neil Ramirez (1) Travis Wood and Anthony Rizzo homered and Junior Lake hit a two-run triple as the Cubs completed the three-game sweep over the Mets on Thursday night. The three-game sweep is the first […]

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