The Daily CCO: Injuries Put the Remainder of the Season in Question for Rizzo and Castro

Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro have had very good years, but a back injury and an ankle injury could end both seasons a little early. Anthony Rizzo has hit .278/.375/.514 with 23 doubles, a triple, 30 home runs and a .889 in 129 games and Starlin Castro has put together a .292/.339/.438 line with 33 […]

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Cubs Continue to Be a Thorn in the Brewers Side – Cubs 7, Brewers 1

Game One Hundred Thirty-Nine: Cubs 7, Brewers 1 WP – Jake Arrieta (8-5) LP – Yovani Gallardo (8-8) Save – None The Cubs scored four times in the first inning on run scoring hits by Luis Valbuena and Jorge Soler and two Brewers’ errors. Welington Castillo doubled in a run and Arismendy Alcantara hit a […]

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Cubs Month In Review – August

What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, with much of the roster gutted from the trade deadline, the team had to rely on the few minor leaguers they had, plus some veteran journeyman to finish out the season. The team struggled to a terrible 17 wins for the final two months […]

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Turner Takes Care of the Brewers – Cubs 4, Brewers 2

Game One Hundred Thirty-Eight: Cubs 4, Brewers 2 WP – Jacob Turner (5-8) LP – Jimmy Nelson (2-6) Save – Hector Rondon (23) Jacob Turner took a shutout into the seventh inning and ended up allowing one run over 6 1/3 innings. Welington Castillo drove in three runs with a single and a two-run homer. […]

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The Daily CCO: It’s Time for September Call-Ups and Other Cubs News and Notes

Happy Labor Day! The Cubs posted a winning record in August (16-14) and will look to build on last month in September. The Cubs are expected to add at least one reliever to the active roster Monday, plus Zac Rosscup. Rosscup was optioned to Iowa to make room on the roster for Felix Doubront to […]

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Cubs Couldn’t Hold Off Holliday and the Cardinals – Cardinals 9, Cubs 6

Game One Hundred Thirty-Seven: Cubs 6, Cardinals 9 WP – Pat Neshek (7-1) LP – Carlos Villanueva (5-7) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (40) The Cubs had a 5-1 lead going into the bottom of the fifth in Sunday’s finale before Travis Wood gave up three runs and let the Cardinals back in the game. The […]

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The Daily CCO: A Big September and Other Cubs News

The Cubs split Saturday’s twinbill with the Cardinals and have won two of the first three of the four-game series in St. Louis. The Cubs hit three more home runs in game one and backed a solid outing from Felix Doubront. Jorge Soler doubled in a run in the nightcap, a game that was much […]

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Cubs Blown Out Late in Nightcap, Split Day-Night Doubleheader in St. Louis – Cardinals 13, Cubs 2

Game One Hundred Thirty-Six: Cubs 2, Cardinals 13 WP – Marco Gonzales (1-2) LP – Tsuyoshi Wada (4-2) Save – None The Cubs could not complete the sweep of the day-night doubleheader after the Cardinals turned a 1-1 game in the fifth inning into a blowout. Matt Holliday hit a three-run homer in the fifth […]

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Doubront and the Cubs Ding-Up the Cardinals in Game One of Twinbill – Cubs 5, Cardinals 1

Game One Hundred Thirty-Five: Cubs 5, Cardinals 1 WP – Felix Doubront (1-0) LP – Justin Masterson (2-3) Save – None Felix Doubront retired the last nine batters he faced, Chris Coghlan delivered a two-run single in the second inning, Logan Watkins and Chris Valaika hit back-to-back jacks and Starlin Castro tied a career-high with […]

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A Big Night for Jorge Soler and the Young Cubs – Cubs 7, Cardinals 2

Game One Hundred Thirty-Four: Cubs 7, Cardinals 2 WP – Neil Ramirez (2-1) LP – Pat Neshek (6-1) Save – None In a game started by Kyle Hendricks, Jorge Soler hit a pair of home runs and drove in three runs. Javier Baez’s two-run double in the eighth gave the Cubs the lead, Arismendy Alcantara […]

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