Cubs Pen Gives the Twins a Win – Cubs 7, Twins 8

Game Fifty-Eight – Cubs 7, Twins 8 – 10 innings WP – Matt Capps (1-3) LP – Shawn Camp (2-3, BS 2) Save – None The Cubs let three different leads evaporate Friday night and for the second day in a row they were walked off in the 10th inning. The Cubs have lost 12 […]

The Cubs Swing and A Miss – Cubs 0, Brewers 8

Game Fifty-Six – Cubs 0, Brewers 8 WP – Zack Greinke (7-2) LP – Paul Maholm (4-5) Save – None A day after blanking the Brewers 10-0, the Cubs could not figure out Zack Greinke and was shutout by Milwaukee on Wednesday night. Zack Greinke improved to 15-0 in 21 starts at Miller Park since […]

Cubs Kept Chippin’ Away, Walk Off with a Sweep – Cubs 8, Padres 6

Game Fifty – Cubs 8, Padres 6 WP – James Russell (2-0) LP -Dale Thayer (0-1) Save – None Dale Sveum’s Cubs completed their first series sweep and posted their first three-game winning streak of the season with Wednesday’s 8-6 walk-off win over San Diego. The Cubs were down 6-3 going into the bottom of […]

Cubs Breakout the Bats … and End the Streak – Cubs 11, Padres 7

Game Forty-Eight – Cubs 11, Padres 7 WP – Randy Wells (1-1) LP – Alex Hinshaw (0-1, BS 1) Save – None On a day with the wind howling out at Wrigley Field, the Cubs ended their 12-game losing streak and posted their first win in two weeks. The Cubs and Padres went back and […]

Garza Can’t Keep the Ball in the Park … Cubs Drop Twelfth in a Row – Cubs 4, Pirates 10

Game Forty-Seven – Cubs 4, Pirates 10 WP – Erik Bedard (3-5) LP – Matt Garza (2-3) Save – None The Cubs just avoided being shutout for the second time in three games and lost their 12th in a row in a game they were never in. Matt Garza put his team into a hole […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 05/22/12

Game Forty-Three: Cubs (15-27) vs. Astros (19-23) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 184/914 Location – Minute Maid Park, Houston Travis Wood (0-0, 4.50/1.00) vs. J.A. Happ (3-3, 4.96/1.52) Updated 3:56pm CDT – Travis Wood Recalled from Triple-A Iowa, Welington Castillo Placed on 15-day […]

Garza Rocked … Cubs Drop Seventh in a Row – Cubs 4, Astros 8

Game Forty-Two – Cubs 4, Astros 8 WP – Bud Norris (5-1) LP – Matt Garza (2-2) Save – None The Cubs lost their season-worst seventh straight game and if not for scoring four runs in the ninth, Dale Sveum’s team would have been shut out for the second day in a row. The Cubs […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/21/12

The mid-May shuffle is now having an impact on all levels of the organization. Unfortunately, it is injuries, and not performance that is causing the shake-up. However, that doesn’t mean that some players haven’t deserved some consideration. Anthony Rizzo is posting MVP-type numbers, while Matt Szczur and Jae-Hoon Ha are bouncing back from rough stretches […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. White Sox – 05/19/12

Game Forty: Cubs (15-24) vs. White Sox (19-21) Game Time – 6:15pm CDT Coverage – TV: FOX Saturday Baseball – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 184/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Ryan Dempster (0-1, 1.74/0.97) vs. John Danks (2-4, 6.46/1.61) Updated 1:54pm CDT – Randy Wells Recalled from Triple-A Iowa Updated 5:47pm CDT – […]

From the Wire … Chris Volstad Optioned to Iowa, Blake Lalli Called Up

The Cubs made two roster moves and several announcements that will impact the roster moving forward prior to Friday’s game. Chris Volstad was optioned to Triple-A Iowa but a pitcher was not called up to take his place on the active roster. The Cubs selected the contract of Blake Lalli from the Iowa Cubs, added […]