Cubs Say Good-Bye to Houston with a Win – Cubs 5, Astros 1

Game One Hundred Forty-Three – Cubs 5, Astros 1 WP – Travis Wood (6-11) LP – Fernando Abad (0-4) Save – None The Cubs ended their 10-game, three-city road trip on a positive note with a win in the rubber game with the Astros. The Cubs won what was likely their final series in Houston […]

A Long, Sloppy Unearned Loss – Cubs 0, Astros 1

Game One Hundred Forty-Two – Cubs 0, Astros 1 WP – Jordan Lyles (4-11) LP – Justin Germano (2-7) Save – Wilton Lopez (4) Tuesday night’s game came in 39 minutes short of Monday’s opener but it was equally as challenging to watch. The Cubs four-game winning streak came to an end as Dale Sveum’s […]

Sappelt Delivers in a Long Night in Houston – Cubs 4, Astros 1

Game One Hundred Forty-One – Cubs 4, Astros 1 WP – Chris Volstad (3-10) LP – Fernando Rodriguez (1-10) Save – Carlos Marmol (19) The Cubs won their fourth straight game on Monday night in Houston. It took the Cubs and Astros three hours and 50 minutes to complete nine innings … and both teams […]

Three Home Runs … and a Three-Game Sweep – Cubs 4, Pirates 2

Game One Hundred Forty – Cubs 4, Pirates 2 WP – James Russell (7-1, BS 3) LP – Jason Grilli (1-6) Save – Carlos Marmol (18) The Cubs hung on at the end and completed the three-game sweep over the Pirates. Dale Sveum’s team posted their first three-game road sweep of the season … and […]

Samardzija Wraps Up Season with a Complete Game Win – Cubs 4, Pirates 3

Game One Hundred Thirty-Nine – Cubs 4, Pirates 3 WP – Jeff Samardzija (9-13) LP – Jason Grilli (1-5) Save – None The Cubs beat the Pirates for the second day in a row behind a complete game by Jeff Samardzija in his last start of the season. The Cubs posted their first back-to-back wins […]

Cubs Turn Seven Pirates Errors into a Win – Cubs 12, Pirates 2

Game One Hundred Thirty-Eight – Cubs 12, Pirates 2 WP – Travis Wood (5-11) LP – A.J. Burnett (15-6) Save – None The Cubs took advantage of seven Pirates’ errors and ended their six-game losing streak with their first win on the road since August 18. The Cubs scored 12 runs on 12 hits, two […]

The Nationals Tee Off on Cubs Pitching … Again – Cubs 1, Nationals 9

Game One Hundred Thirty-Six – Cubs 1, Nationals 9 WP – Gio Gonzalez (18-7) LP – Chris Volstad (2-10) Save – None The Washington Nationals picked up where they left off on Tuesday and pounded the Chicago Cubs for the second night in a row. The Nationals followed their 11-run, 19-hit, six-home run output on […]

Night of the Rookie Pitchers – Cubs 5, Nationals 11

Game One Hundred Thirty-Five – Cubs 5, Nationals 11 WP – Edwin Jackson (9-9) LP – Chris Rusin (0-2) Save – None Tuesday was a bad night for the Chicago Cubs. Dale Sveum used seven rookie pitchers after the Nationals knocked Chris Rusin out of the game in the second inning. The Nationals teed off […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/04/12

Hurricane Isaac, which played havoc with the Daytona Cubs’ schedule last week, moved inland and forced the cancellation of Peoria’s final home game and Iowa’s last series of the season in New Orleans. The Cubs’ system claimed two champions, with Boise’s Stephen Bruno winning the Northwest League batting title while Daytona’s John Andreoli led the […]

Cubs Give Samardzija No Support – Cubs 1, Nationals 2

Game One Hundred Thirty-Four – Cubs 1, Nationals 2 WP – Ross Detwiler (9-6) LP – Jeff Samardzija (8-13) Save – Tyler Clippard (30) The Cubs offense struggled once again and the Cubs lost for the third day in a row. Jeff Samardzija did an excellent job of limiting the Nationals’ offense to one run […]