Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 09/01/10

Game One Hundred Thirty-Four: Cubs (56-77) vs. Pirates (44-88) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 184 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Tom Gorzelanny (7-8, 3.98/1.46) vs. James McDonald (2-4, 5.65/1.47) Weather permitting … The Cubs will begin the final full month of the baseball calendar […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/30/10

The 2010 Arizona Fall League schedule has been released. The Iowa Cubs are battling the Memphis Grizzlies for the PCL American North crown. The Daytona pitching staff is brilliant but the bats go cold at the wrong time. Tennessee’s Bill Dancy earns managerial win number 1,600. The Smokies clinch the second half division title. Walk-off […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/26/10

A top-pitching prospect in the Cubs organization who has the same name as the St. Louis Cardinals ace is promoted from Double-A to Triple-A. The Daytona Cubs have pulled within two games of the division leaders in the FSL North. The Iowa Cubs see their lead get thinner and thinner in the PCL American North. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/23/10

The three newest Cubs pitching prospects make their organizational debuts. One Cubs right-hander who started the year with Peoria will join the Smokies for their playoff run. The Iowa Cubs bullpen looks sharp as relievers vie for spots in the big league ‘pen in September. Esmailin Caridad is finally pitching again after months away from […]

Finding a Way to Lose – Cubs 3 Padres 5

Game One Hundred Twenty-Two – Cubs 3 Padres 5 WP – Mat Latos (13-5) LP – Sean Marshall (6-4, BS 2) Save – Heath Bell (37) Have the Chicago Cubs hit rock bottom? The first place San Diego Padres completed their first four-game sweep at Wrigley Field ever on Thursday afternoon by beating the lowly […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 08/19/10

Game One Hundred Twenty-Two: Cubs (50-71) vs. Padres (72-47) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 184 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Carlos Zambrano (4-6, 5.27/1.77) vs. Mat Latos (12-5, 2.32/0.99) Updated – 11:49am CDT – Sam Fuld Recalled from Triple-A Iowa The Iowa Cubs […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/19/10

Four Cubs pitchers are signed just before Monday’s deadline to ink 2010 draftees. Twenty-two Cubs selections remain unsigned and return to school for one more year before going back into the draft next June. A couple of Jeffs, Samardzija and Antigua, had great outings this week. Three new pitchers are acquired by the organization in […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/12/10

A depleted Iowa pitching staff tries to hold its own in a series with Portland. The Smokies notch their 70th win of the season, a total that has continued to climb since. Two Daytona starters have very different outings, Rob Whitenack on the positive side and Dae-Eun Rhee on the other. Su-Min Jung loses his […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/09/10

It’s crunch time for minor league teams fighting for playoff spots. The Chiefs are in the middle of a big series against the first place River Bandits. The Smokies are trying to fend off the second place Stars in a set between the two Southern League foes. The Daytona Cubs are ready to host the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/05/10

Three different Cubs prospects earn Player of the Week awards for their respective leagues. John Gaub, a product of the Mark DeRosa trade, is hammered in a rehab appearance in Mesa. Chris Rusin put together a good start in his Double-A debut. Brett Wallach’s first start in the Cubs organization turned into his first loss […]