Cubs Month in Review – August 2015

After an inconsistent July where many Cubs fans and yours truly questioned if the team had what it took to stay in the mix for contention, the team responded by posting a 19-9 record. At times, the team looked unbeatable and at the same time, a young team running out of gas. Let’s take a […]


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A Deflating Loss – Reds 7, Cubs 4

Game One Hundred Thirty-Two – Cubs 4, Reds 7 WP – J.J. Hoover (7-0, BS 5) LP – Hector Rondon (5-3) Save – Aroldis Chapman (27) Kris Bryant tied the game at four with a two-out, two run homer off J.J. Hoover in the eighth. After a two-out infield single from Jason Bourgeois in the […]


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A Rather Grimm Night for the Cubs – Reds 13, Cubs 6

Game One Hundred Thirty – Cubs 6, Reds 13 WP – Ryan Mattheus (2-4) LP – Justin Grimm (2-4, BS 2) Save – Aroldis Chapman (26) The Cubs scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth and took a 5-3 lead into the sixth. Justin Grimm served up two, two-run homers in the sixth. […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Jake Arrieta Makes History

Jake Arrieta pitched his way into the history books Sunday Night and ended road trip with a truly dominating performance. Arrieta didn’t just pitch a no-hitter, he no-hit the Dodgers. Arrieta faced two over the minimum with 12 strikeouts on 116 pitches, 80 for strikes. Jake Arrieta will be named NL Pitcher of the Week […]


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Amazing Jake! Arrieta No Hits the Dodgers – Cubs 2, Dodgers 0

Game One Hundred Twenty-Nine – Cubs 2, Dodgers 0 WP – Jake Arrieta (17-6) LP – Alex Wood (9-9) Save – None Jake Arrieta snapped the Cubs skid Sunday night by putting his name in the history books. Jake Arrieta no-hit the Los Angeles Dodgers and completed one of the most dominating performances in franchise […]


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Cubs West Coast Woes Continue, Drop Fourth in a Row – Dodgers 5, Cubs 2

Game One Hundred Twenty-Eight – Cubs 2, Dodgers 5 WP – J.P. Howell (5-1) LP – Jon Lester (8-10) Save – Kenley Jansen (27) The Cubs took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the seventh. The offense did not capitalize against Mat Latos and give Jon Lester a little breathing room. Lester was unable […]


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Too Much Swing and a Miss – Dodgers 4, Cubs 1

Game One Hundred Twenty-Seven – Cubs 1, Dodgers 4 WP – Clayton Kershaw (11-6) LP – Jason Hammel (7-6) Save – Kenley Jansen (26) Anthony Rizzo hit a long homer over the center field wall in the fourth and tied the game at one. Jason Hammel lost his command in the sixth. The Dodgers scored […]


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Starlin Castro Reportedly Cleared Waivers

Jon Heyman reported last Friday Starlin Castro had been placed on revocable trade waivers. Heyman’s report was not confirmed. And over the last seven days, news did not surface if Castro had been claimed, pulled back or passed through waivers. According to Jon Heyman, as expected Starlin Castro cleared waivers. The Cubs talked to teams […]


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Cubs Have No Answers for Bumgarner – Giants 9, Cubs 1

Game One Hundred Twenty-Six – Cubs 1, Giants 9 WP – Madison Bumgarner (16-6) LP – Dan Haren (8-9) Save – None Starlin Castro doubled in Anthony Rizzo for the first run of the game in the second inning. The Giants scored five unanswered runs off Dan Haren in two innings. Madison Bumgarner struck out 12 […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon Says Despite Recent Success Cubs are Still Learning

The Cubs dropped one to the Giants for the first time in six games Wednesday night. And the Cubs first loss in a week snapped the team’s six-game winning streak. The Cubs lost ground in the NL Wild Card race and in the division. The Pirates had an easy time in South Florida and rolled […]


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