Changes Appear on the Horizon for the Cubs

If anything, the next 18 days leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31 should be anything but boring for the Chicago Cubs. Both the active roster and 40-man roster figure to be quite a bit different when the team takes the field on August 1 in Pittsburgh than the team that opens […]

Time for the Cubs to Sell, Sell, Sell

With the 83rd Mid-Summer Classic in the rearview mirror, the focus throughout the game will turn to the non-waiver trade deadline at the end of the month. While the new CBA might have thrown the Cubs for a loop with the draft, the new playoff format could end up benefiting the organization. The Cubs have […]

Dempster Doesn’t Skip a Beat – Cubs 7, Mets 0

Game Eighty-Five – Cubs 7, Mets 0 WP – Ryan Dempster (4-3) LP – Jon Niese (7-4) Save – None In the Cubs’ quickest game of the season (2:08), Ryan Dempster picked up where he left off on June 15. With all eyes on him and several scouts in attendance, Ryan Dempster tossed five innings […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Mets – 07/08/12

Game Eighty-Five: Cubs (32-52) vs. Mets (46-39) Game Time – 12:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 184/914 Location – Citi Field, Flushing Ryan Dempster (3-3, 2.11/1.02) vs. Jon Niese (7-3, 3.35/1.22) Ryan Dempster Activated from 15-Day DL – Chris Volstad Optioned to Triple-A Iowa It is the […]

Two Mistakes Too Many – Cubs 1, Mets 3

Game Eighty-Four – Cubs 1, Mets 3 WP – Dillon Gee (6-7) LP – Jeff Samardzija (6-8) Save – Bobby Parnell (2) The Cubs ended up on the wrong end of a pitcher’s duel Saturday afternoon at Citi Field. The Mets took advantage of two mistakes by Jeff Samardzija that accounted for all three of […]

Cubs Take the Wood to Santana … then Hang On for the Win – Cubs 8, Mets 7

Game Eighty-Three – Cubs 8, Mets 7 WP – Travis Wood (4-3) LP – Johan Santana (6-5) Save – None What should have been a feel-good victory over Johan Santana and the Mets with the focus on a season-high 18 hits and the first four-hit game of Anthony Rizzo’s career, ended up being too close […]

A Long, Short Night for Matt Garza – Cubs 3, Braves 7

Game Eighty-Two – Cubs 3, Braves 7 WP – Mike Minor (5-6) LP – Matt Garza (4-7) Save – None The Braves teed off on Cubs’ pitching in the series and season finale on Thursday night. The Braves hit four home runs, three off Matt Garza, and put the game away early. The Cubs did […]

Red, White and a Cubs ‘W’ – Cubs 5, Braves 1

Game Eighty-One – Cubs 5, Braves 1 WP – Paul Maholm (6-6) LP – Randall Delgado (4-9) Save – None Wednesday night’s win, the Cubs seventh in their last nine games, was a total team effort. Paul Maholm turned in a quality start. James Russell tossed two scoreless innings. Three different players hit longballs and […]

Samardzija Chops Down the Braves – Cubs 4, Braves 1

Game Seventy-Nine – Cubs 4, Braves 1 WP – Jeff Samardzija (6-7) LP – Tommy Hanson (9-5) Save – James Russell (2) Dale Sveum’s team picked up where they left off on the recently completed homestand and won their fourth game in a row for the first time this season. Jeff Samardzija and Tommy Hanson […]

A Sweep Day for Travis Wood – Cubs 3, Astros 0

Game Seventy-Eight – Cubs 3, Astros 0 WP – Travis Wood (3-3) LP – Wandy Rodriguez (6-6) Save – Carlos Marmol (8) The Cubs completed the three-game sweep over the Houston Astros and finished the homestand with a 5-1 record behind another impressive outing by Travis Wood … and Anthony Rizzo’s third game-winning RBI in […]