Vitters a Priority to Develop and Other Cubs News and Notes

Ian Stewart’s comment to Carrie Muskat and the Des Moines Register about Josh Vitters being the “future at third base” prompted the media to ask Dale Sveum about Vitters’ future prior to Tuesday’s game. For those that missed it, Stewart discussed the conversation that he had with Theo Epstein following his demotion to Triple-A Iowa […]

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 […]

Report: Cubs to Designate Michael Bowden for Assignment

According to a report from Bruce Miles following Sunday’s loss to the Mets, the Cubs will designate Michael Bowden for assignment on Tuesday to make room on the active roster for Matt Garza. Matt Garza is set to come off the DL to make his first start since July 21 of last year when the […]

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 Turn an Error into a Win – Cubs 8, Nationals 2

Game Thirty-Six – Cubs 8, Nationals 2 WP – Edwin Jackson (1-5) LP – Stephen Strasburg (1-5) Save – None What started out as a pitcher’s duel between Edwin Jackson and Stephen Strasburg turned on throwing error by Ryan Zimmerman in the fifth inning. The Cubs took advantage of the extra out and Stephen Strasburg’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 05/03/13

Game Twenty-Nine: Cubs (11-17) vs. Reds (15-14) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183/844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Carlos Villanueva (1-1, 2.29/0.82) vs. Mike Leake (1-1, 4.34/1.52) Weather permitting … The Cubs kickoff a three-game series this afternoon against a struggling Reds’ team. […]

The Cubs Defense Taketh then Giveth Away – Cubs 2, Padres 4

Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs 2, Padres 4 WP – Joe Thatcher (2-0) LP – Travis Wood (2-2) Save – Huston Street (6) The Cubs gave another game away on Thursday afternoon and had to settle for a split in the four-game series with the Padres. While the Cubs were not charged with any errors, but […]

Too Much Action Off Jackson – Cubs 7, Padres 13

Game Twenty-Six – Cubs 7, Padres 13 WP – Edinson Volquez (2-3) LP – Edwin Jackson (0-4) Save – None The Cubs were blown out for the first time this season on Tuesday night. After the first 25 games of the year being decided by four runs or less, the Padres took batting practice against […]