Close, But No Comeback – Pirates 4, Cubs 3

Close, But No Comeback – Pirates 4, Cubs 3 Game Fourteen – Cubs 3, Pirates 4 WP – Vance Worley (2-1) LP – Jason Hammel (1-1) Save – Tony Watson (1) Wednesday night in Pittsburgh went down to the last strike. After scoring three runs in the eighth to cut the Pirates lead to 4-3, […]


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Bryant Breaks Out, Arrieta Beats the Bucs – Cubs 5, Pirates 2

Game Twelve – Cubs 5, Pirates 2 WP – Jake Arrieta (2-1) LP – Arquimedes Caminero (0-1) Save – None Kris Bryant drove in three runs and scored a fourth on a Little League Home Run. Jorge Soler had four hits and started both rallies. And Jake Arrieta settled in after the first inning as […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Land in Olney’s Power Rankings, the Bullpen Issues and Other News

Even with a disappointing weekend in which the Cubs were in a position to sweep the Padres, Buster Olney ranked the Cubs in his top ten. The Cubs are 6-5 after 11 games and have a very challenging road trip and stretch of games ahead of them. The Cubs have played good ball. One cannot […]


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Starlin Castro Delivers a Happy Ending in Extra Innings – Cubs 7, Padres 6

Game Ten – Cubs 7, Padres 6 – 11 innings WP – Zac Rosscup (1-0) LP – Craig Kimbrel (0-1) Save – None It took 11 innings and a bases loaded single from Starlin Castro but the Cubs won the middle game of the series with the Padres on Saturday afternoon. The Cubs had a […]


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Two Pitches, Two Home Runs and a Cubs Loss – Padres 5, Cubs 4

Game Nine – Cubs 4, Padres 5 WP – James Shields (2-0) LP – Brian Schlitter (0-1, BS 1) Save – Craig Kimbrel (4) The Cubs led 4-2 in the seventh inning but a second bad call by homeplate umpire Sam Holbrook and a poor pitch from Brian Schlitter turned the game around in favor […]


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Rambling About the Cubs from First Place

Hello again, everybody. It is nice to be with you and writing about actual baseball games that matter. While it’s only been eight games, it been a fun eight games for the most part, and the Cubs are over .500 for the first time since Tinkers-to-Evers-to-Chance. Okay, fine, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but you get […]


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Cubs Go Down Swinging – Reds 3, Cubs 2

Game Seven – Cubs 2, Reds 3 WP – Anthony DeSclafani (1-0) LP – Jake Arrieta (1-1) Save – Aroldis Chapman (3) Welington Castillo hit a two-run pinch hit homer in the eighth that cut the Reds lead to 3-2. Starlin Castro singled and Matt Szczur walked against Aroldis Chapman in the ninth. With the […]


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Soler Supplies the Power, Alcantara Provides the Walk-Off Win in Extras – Cubs 7, Reds 6

Game Six – Cubs 7, Reds 6 – 10 innings WP – Hector Rondon (1-0) LP – Manny Parra (0-1) Save – None For the second time in as many days the Cubs won a game in their last at bat. With the bases loaded and one out in the 10th inning, Arismendy Alcantara singled to […]


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Cubs Out Slug and Outlast the Rockies – Cubs 9, Rockies 5

Game Four – Cubs 9, Rockies 5 WP – Jason Hammel (1-0) LP – Kyle Kendrick (1-1) Save – None Dexter Fowler led off the game with a triple and set the tone for the Cubs offense. Fowler scored the Cubs’ first run and drove in the next two with another triple in the second […]


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Jake Arrieta Deals the Cards a Shutout – Cubs 2, Cardinals 0

Game Two – Cubs 2, Cardinals 0 WP – Jake Arrieta (1-0) LP – Lance Lynn (0-1) Save – Hector Rondon (1) Jake Arrieta shut down the Cardinals for seven innings. Starlin Castro drove in Anthony Rizzo and scored on a Miguel Montero sacrifice fly as the Cubs beat the Cardinals for the first win […]


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