Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/07/12

Thrills, chills, and spills abound in the roller coaster ride that was the Cubs minor league system this week. Blowouts occurred, but who was on the winning end? The tightrope act that is the Tennessee Smokies kept viewers on the edge of their seats. Paul Hoilman now sports an 18-game hitting streak, while Nelson Perez […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/03/12

As the first month of the season concludes, the organization finds their teams at all levels struggling to reach the .500 mark. Inconsistency seemed to be the recurring theme, as either pitching or hitting has let their respective teams down on a given night. There were fine pitching performances this week by Ben Wells and […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/30/12

Wins were hard to come by with inconsistencies in hitting, pitching, fielding, and even managing throughout the system. Peoria has emerging performers in PJ Francescon, Andrew McKirahan, Pin-Chieh Chen, Wes Darvill, and Paul Hoilman, but still can’t find a recipe for winning games. The bats of Matt Szczur, Ronald Torreyes, and Elieser Bonne are starting […]

From the Wire … Cubs Designate Rodrigo Lopez for Assignment

According to multiple reports, the Cubs designated Rodrigo Lopez for assignment to make room on the active roster for Michael Bowden. Lopez signed a minor league deal with the Cubs in the off-season that included a non-roster invite to big league camp. Lopez was added to the 40-man roster and activated prior to the second […]

Cubs Come Up Short in a Sloppy Game – Cubs 3, Reds 4

Game Sixteen – Cubs 3, Reds 4 WP – Johnny Cueto (2-0) LP – Rodrigo Lopez (0-1) Save – Sean Marshall (3) Sunday’s series finale between the Cubs and Reds had no rhythm at all and was a poorly played game by both teams. The Cubs and Reds were a combined 3-for-23 with runners in […]

Marlins Ding Up Matt Garza and Pound the Cubs – Cubs 1, Marlins 9

Game Twelve – Cubs 1, Marlins 9 WP – Mark Buehrle (1-2) LP – Matt Garza (1-1) Save – None The Chicago Cubs were beat in all phases of the game Wednesday night in Miami. Matt Garza did not have it in his first start following his gem against the Brewers. Garza was knocked out […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Marlins – 04/18/12

Game Twelve: Cubs (3-8) vs. Marlins (5-6) Game Time – 6:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187/905 Location – Marlins Park, Miami Matt Garza (1-0, 1.23/0.75) vs. Mark Buehrle (0-2, 3.65/1.38) Dale Sveum will turn to Matt Garza tonight to put an end to the team’s three-game […]

Wood Sent Back to Chicago with Shoulder Issue

What was played off in Spring Training as the team trying to save Kerry Wood’s innings for the regular season, has turned into an issue less than two weeks into the year. Kerry Wood left the team Tuesday and flew back to Chicago to receive a cortisone shot in his right shoulder. According to Comcast […]

Cubs Shelled Sunday in St. Louis – Cubs 3, Cardinals 10

Game Ten – Cubs 3, Cardinals 10 WP – Jake Westbrook (2-0) LP – Paul Maholm (0-2) Save – None For as difficult as the beginning of the season has been from a win-loss standpoint, Dale Sveum’s team had been in every game, even against the Brewers when Paul Maholm put them in an early […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 04/11/12

Game Six: Cubs (1-4) vs. Brewers (3-2) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185/906 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Ryan Dempster (0-0, 1.17/0.65) vs. Yovani Gallardo (0-1, 14.73/3.27) Dale Sveum will turn to Ryan Dempster to end the Cubs two game losing streak this […]