Samardzija On the Wrong End of Another Shutout – Cubs 0, Pirates 1

Game Forty-Five – Cubs 0, Pirates 1 WP – Francisco Liriano (3-0) LP – Jeff Samardzija (2-6) Save – Mark Melancon (1) For the second time this season Jeff Samardzija ended up on the wrong end of a 1-0 finale. The Cubs lost their third straight one-run game, and each of the Cubs last four […]

Garza Good, Bullpen Bad, Cubs Lose – Cubs 4, Pirates 5

Game Forty-Four – Cubs 4, Pirates 5 WP – Wandy Rodriguez (5-2) LP – James Russell (1-1) Save – Jason Grilli (18) The Cubs took a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth after a tremendous outing from Matt Garza. Garza took a no-hitter into the fifth and turned the game over to the […]

Shoulda, Coulda, Wooda – Cubs 3, Mets 4

Game Forty-Three – Cubs 3, Mets 4 WP – Scott Rice (2-3) LP – Kyuji Fujikawa (1-1) Save – Bobby Parnell (6) Travis Wood notched his ninth straight quality start but it was not enough as the Cubs lost their first series to the Mets at Wrigley Field since 2007. The Cubs took a 3-1 […]

A Rockies Night for Villanueva – Cubs 4, Rockies 9

Game Thirty-Nine – Cubs 4, Rockies 9 WP – Jeff Francis (2-3) LP – Carlos Villanueva (1-3) Save – None The Cubs three-game winning streak came to a screeching halt on Tuesday night as the Rockies scored runs at will against Carlos Villanueva while the Cubs’ offense did nothing for the first four innings against […]

Cubs Steal a Victory in D.C. – Cubs 2, Nationals 1

Game Thirty-Seven – Cubs 2, Nationals 1 WP – James Russell (1-0) LP – Rafael Soriano (0-1) Save – Kevin Gregg (6) The Cubs stole one from the Nationals on Sunday afternoon and finished an improbable weekend by taking two of three in the Nation’s Capital. Dale Sveum’s team beat Stephen Strasburg on Saturday then […]

Nats Knock Around Samardzija – Cubs 3, Nationals 7

Game Thirty-Five – Cubs 3, Nationals 7 WP – Ross Detwiler (2-3) LP – Jeff Samardzija (1-5) Save – None It took only two hours and 23 minutes for the Nationals to hand the Cubs their 22nd loss of the season. The Cubs dropped their fifth straight, eight of the last nine, at Nationals Park […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 05/10/13

Game Thirty-Five: Cubs (13-21) vs. Nationals (19-15) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183/844 Location – Nationals Park, Washington D.C. Jeff Samardzija (1-4, 3.09/1.17) vs. Ross Detwiler (1-3, 2.50/1.39) After a much-needed day off, Dale Sveum’s team hits the road for a brief three […]

From the Wire … Cubs Call-Up Ryan Sweeney, Option Dave Sappelt to Iowa

According to reports from Iowa and the Daily Herald’s Bruce Miles, the Cubs have called up Ryan Sweeney from Triple-A Iowa. Dave Sappelt posted on his Twitter account that he has been sent down to Iowa. The Cubs have not announced either roster move or the corresponding roster to open a spot on the 40-man […]

Reds Keep Sweeping at Wrigley – Cubs 4, Reds 7

Game Thirty-One – Cubs 4, Reds 7 WP – Mat Latos (3-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (0-5) Save – J.J. Hoover (2) The Reds domination of the Cubs at Wrigley Field continued on Sunday as the Redlegs completed the three-game sweep behind another solid outing from Mat Latos. The Reds have won nine in a […]

Marmol Spoils the Ending to the Soriano Show – Cubs 4, Reds 6

Game Thirty – Cubs 4, Reds 6 WP – Logan Ondrusek (2-0) LP – Carlos Marmol (2-2) Save – Aroldis Chapman (7) The Cubs played a good game against one of the better teams in the league for seven innings. While it wasn’t a clean game, the Cubs took a 4-2 lead into the eighth […]