The Bottom of the Lineup and Bullpen Deliver a Win – Cubs 5, Padres 3

Game Twenty-Five – Cubs 5, Padres 3 WP – Michael Bowden (1-1) LP – Clayton Richard (0-3) Save – Kevin Gregg (4) The Cubs kicked off the 10-game homestand on a positive note with a victory over the Padres on Monday night. The Cubs snapped a 3-3 tie in the sixth on a RBI single […]

Rizzo Blasts the Cubs Past the Marlins – Cubs 4, Marlins 2

Game Twenty-Two – Cubs 4, Marlins 2 WP – Scott Feldman (1-3) LP – Wade LeBlanc (0-4) Save – Kevin Gregg (2) The final score of Friday night’s game could read Anthony Rizzo 4, Marlins 2 as the Cubs’ first baseman hit a pair of tape measure shots off lefty Wade LeBlanc on Friday night […]

Rambling While Wondering, Can It Get Worse?

Hello again everybody, and welcome to another Friday filled with Ramblings for the Faithful.  The four weeks of the season have been an outright disaster, and unless Ernie and Billy walk through that door sometime soon, it does not have much promise of improving. It is not as if you don’t know, but hopefully the […]

Luis Luis – Cubs 4, Marlins 3

Game Twenty-One – Cubs 4, Marlins 3 WP – Shawn Camp (1-1) LP – Steve Cishek (1-3) Save – Carlos Marmol (2) After a rough start, the Cubs battled back on Thursday night and picked up their first win at Marlins Park in Miami. With the game tied at three and two outs in the […]

No Support for Samardzija – Cubs 0, Reds 1

Game Twenty – Cubs 0, Reds 1 WP – Mat Latos (1-0) LP – Jeff Samardzija (1-4) Save – Aroldis Chapman (4) Once again the Cubs had chances to put runs on the board and once again the Cubs were on the losing end of a one-run ballgame as they were shut out in the […]

Extra Disappointing – Cubs 4, Reds 5

Game Eighteen – Cubs 4, Reds 5 – 13 innings WP – Alfredo Simon (2-1) LP – Michael Bowden (0-1) Save – None The first game of the season between the Cubs and Reds went to extra innings … and the Cubs ended up losing after the Reds scored three runs in the bottom of […]

The Comedy of Errors Continues – Cubs 2, Brewers 4

Game Seventeen – Cubs 2, Brewers 4 WP – Wily Peralta (1-1) LP – Scott Feldman (0-3) Save – Jim Henderson (4) The Cubs handed the third and final game of the series to the Brewers on Sunday afternoon. After giving the Brewers four unearned runs on Saturday night that was the difference in the […]

Cubs Cannot Buy a Clutch Hit – Cubs 4, Brewers 5

Game Fifteen – Cubs 4, Brewers 5 WP – Marco Estrada (2-0) LP – Jeff Samardzija (1-3) Save – Jim Henderson (3) The Cubs dropped the first of the three-game series at Miller Park on Friday night. The Cubs had plenty of chances to pick-up Jeff Samardzija after a rough first inning. Jeff Samardzija struggled […]

Cubs Change Plans on Garza’s Rehab and Other News and Notes

Matt Garza’s rehab start in Geneva on Friday night has been cancelled. The Cubs announced on Thursday that due to the weather and concerns with field conditions, Garza will not pitch for the Kane County Cougars but will instead make the trip to Milwaukee and throw a simulated game. If all goes as expected on […]

Cubs Southpaw Struggles Continue – Cubs 2, Rangers 4

Game Thirteen – Cubs 2, Rangers 4 WP – Derek Holland (1-1) LP – Travis Wood (1-1) Save – Joe Nathan (5) Once again the Cubs mounted a late rally … and once again they came up short. The Cubs managed only three hits over the first eight innings before scoring two runs in the […]