Cubs Play a Familiar Tune against Vogelsong and the Giants – Cubs 6, Giants 7

Game Nine – Cubs 6, Giants 7 WP – Ryan Vogelsong (1-1) LP – Scott Feldman (0-2) Save – Sergio Romo (6) The Cubs actually led 5-0 after three innings on Thursday before handing the game to the Giants. Mental and physical errors cost the Cubs once again. Starlin Castro’s third charged error of the […]

Cubs Manufacture a Come From Behind Win – Cubs 6, Brewers 3

Game Eight – Cubs 6, Brewers 3 WP – Carlos Marmol (1-1) LP – John Axford (0-2) Save – Kyuji Fujikawa (2) The Cubs battled back on Tuesday night from a 3-1 deficit in the seventh inning and ended their four-game losing streak. After an ugly start, the Cubs scored five of their season-high six […]

Cubs Comeback Falls Short – Cubs 4, Brewers 7

Game Seven – Cubs 4, Brewers 7 WP – Marco Estrada (1-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (0-2) Save – Jim Henderson (1) The Cubs could not dig themselves out of a big hole on Monday in the home opener. As was the case countless times last season, the Cubs mounted a comeback late in the […]

Samardzija’s Unlucky Thirteen – Cubs 1, Braves 5

Game Six – Cubs 1, Braves 5 WP – Tim Hudson (1-0) LP – Jeff Samardzija (1-1) Save – None Jeff Samardzija dominated the Braves for five innings and set a career-high with 13 strikeouts but he could not get past Ramiro Pena in the fifth or sixth innings … and the Braves completed the […]

Marmol and Fujikawa Blow It – Cubs 5, Braves 6

Game Five – Cubs 5, Braves 6 WP – Eric O’Flaherty (1-0) LP – Carlos Marmol (0-1, BS 1) Save – None The Cubs gave one away on Saturday night in Atlanta and wasted an excellent outing from Carlos Villanueva in his Cubs’ debut. The Upton Brothers hit a pair of solo home runs off […]

Matt Garza Throws a Bullpen Session and Other Cubs Bits

The Cubs received good news on Thursday in regards to Matt Garza. Garza completed a 25-pitch bullpen session in Mesa before he left Arizona to meet up with the team in Atlanta. Garza tweeted that he had a great bullpen on Thursday and that both his body and arm feel great. Garza is scheduled to […]

Cubs Survive The Marmol – Cubs 3, Pirates 2

Game Three – Cubs 3, Pirates 2 WP – Travis Wood (1-0) LP – James McDonald (0-1) Save – Carlos Marmol (1) The Cubs hung on in the ninth inning and beat the Pirates 3-2 on Thursday afternoon in the Steel City. The Cubs posted the first series win of the season (2-1) behind an […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/02/13

Minor League Predictions It’s like the Sports Illustrated cover jinx, only in reverse. Every season, I wildly grope to try and make some prescient comments concerning the approximately 300 players that will don a uniform in the Cubs’ minor league system. The season ahead appears to be an exciting one for fans of the minor […]

Cubs Set Opening Day Roster, Purchase Contracts of Lillibridge and Takahashi

The Cubs announced the 2013 Opening Day roster prior to Sunday’s deadline. As expected, the Cubs purchased the contracts of Brent Lillibridge and Hisanori Takahashi from Triple-A Iowa and added both players to the 40-man roster. To make room on the 40-man, Scott Baker was placed on the 60-day DL. With the additions of Lillibridge […]

Darwin Barney Out for Opening Day

According to multiple reports, Darwin Barney will miss Opening Day after receiving five stitches in his left knee. Barney crashed into a side wall trying to make a catch in the third inning of Saturday’s exhibition in Houston. Darwin Barney could be looking at a stint on the DL. The Cubs are expected to make […]