Cubs Lose a Slugfest in the Desert – Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 10

Game Seventy-One – Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 10 WP – Craig Breslow (2-0) LP – Paul Maholm (4-6) Save – None Saturday night at Chase Field was anything but a pitcher’s duel. The two teams scored a combined 15 runs on 30 hits in a game that took three hours and 31 minutes to complete. In […]

Third Time Through Not a Charm for Samardzija – Cubs 1, Diamondbacks 6

Game Seventy – Cubs 1, Diamondbacks 6 WP – Brad Ziegler (4-1) LP – Jeff Samardzija (5-6) Save – David Hernandez (2) The Cubs actually led Friday night’s opener 1-0 on Geovany Soto’s fifth homer of the season in the fourth inning. The Diamondbacks scored six unanswered runs off Jeff Samardzija and the bullpen while […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/21/12

The games to start this week were sparse, as All-Star breaks occurred in the Southern, Florida State, and Midwest Leagues. Boise managed their first win, with Jeimer Candelario and Dong-Yub Kim leading the way. Iowa remains inconsistent, but Josh Vitters is still hot. Along with summaries of the All-Star Games, and a recap of action […]

City Series Doesn’t End Wells for the Cubs – Cubs 0, White Sox 7

Game Sixty-Nine – Cubs 0, White Sox 7 WP – Gavin Floyd (5-7) LP – Randy Wells (1-2) Save – None The Cubs could not pull off the sweep on the South Side and was shutout in the season finale against the White Sox. The Cubs won the series (2-1) but lost the season series […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. White Sox – 06/19/12

Game Sixty-Eight: Cubs (23-44) vs. White Sox (35-32) Game Time – 7:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet (Cubs), WGN TV (White Sox) – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 180/914 Location – U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago Travis Wood (0-3, 4.58/1.25) vs. Jake Peavy (6-2, 2.91/0.97) It is game two of round two of the […]

From the Wire … Ryan Dempster Placed on 15-Day Disabled List

According to multiple reports, the Cubs placed Ryan Dempster on the 15-day DL with right lat tightness. The Cubs and Ryan Dempster are saying the injury is not serious and is for precautionary reasons. The Cubs also activated Geovany Soto from the 15-day DL and optioned Welington Castillo to Triple-A Iowa. Scott Maine was recalled […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/18/12

With a new week, some new teams are beginning play to complete the minor league system for the season. Boise started their season on Friday, while Arizona is set to start on Wednesday. Streaks were the theme as Tennessee used the pitching of Nick Struck and Eric Jokisch, along with the bat of Justin Bour […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/14/12

As the minor leagues hit the halfway point this week, improvement can be seen across the board for the organization. Peoria flirted with the .500 mark as their bullpen of Austin Reed, Felix Pena, Yao-Lin Wang, Sheldon McDonald, Luis Liria, and Hunter Cervenka did most of the heavy lifting. Ronald Torreyes’ improvement has been a […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/11/12

As we hit the mid-season point for the minor leagues, all levels appear to be on the upswing as each level is near the .500 mark. Peoria had sparkling pitching performances from Gerardo Concepcion, Michael Jensen, and Kyler Burke to run its win streak to five. Greg Rohan continued on his tear through the Florida […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/07/12

While some are still coming down from draft day, there was still baseball taking place in the minor leagues. The Southern League announced their All-Stars, with James Adduci, Justin Bour, Frank Batista, and Kevin Rhoderick representing the Tennessee Smokies. The Dominican Summer League also opened play, with shortstop Luis Acosta putting on an offensive display. […]