The Daily CCO: The Cubs are Playing Good Ball Right Now and Other News and Notes

Don’t look now, but the young Cubs are 19-14 since August 1 and 24-22 since the break after sweeping the three-game series against the Brewers. The Cubs have won six in a row at Wrigley for the first time since 2002 with back-to-back three-game sweeps over the Orioles and Brewers. And for the year, the […]

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Cubs Announce Six-Man Rotation for September

Rick Renteria confirmed prior to Tuesday’s game that the Cubs will use a six-man rotation in September. According to multiple reports, the rotation will be Jake Arrieta, Kyle Hendricks, Tsuyoshi Wada, Felix Doubront, Travis Wood and Jacob Turner for at least the next two times through the rotation. Dan Straily and Eric Jokisch will pitch […]

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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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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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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 08/31/14

Game One Hundred Thirty-Seven – Cubs (61-75) vs. Cardinals (72-63) Game Time – 1:15pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 185, 844 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Travis Wood (8-11, 4.72/1.48/4.12) vs. John Lackey (2-1, 4.50/1.34/4.85) The Cubs conclude their seven-game road trip this afternoon with their […]

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Six-Man Rotation on Tap for the Cubs in September

The Cubs have not announced how many of the nine players on the 40-man roster not currently with the big league team will be called up when the active roster expands Sept. 1. But from all indications the Cubs will use a six-man rotation down the stretch. Jed Hoyer mentioned the possibility of the Cubs […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 08/29/14

Game One Hundred Thirty-Four – Cubs (59-74) vs. Cardinals (71-61) Game Time – 7:15pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 186, 844 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Kyle Hendricks (5-1, 1.78/1.01/3.44) vs. Shelby Miller (8-9, 4.26/1.38/4.79) Weather permitting … The Cubs kick-off a four-game series in three […]

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Reds Ran All Over the Cubs – Reds 7, Cubs 2

Game One Hundred Thirty-Three: Cubs 2, Reds 7 WP – Dylan Axelrod (1-0) LP – Jake Arrieta (7-5) Save – None The Reds domination over the Cubs continued Thursday afternoon in the season finale at the Great American Ball Park. The Cubs lost to the Reds in Cincinnati for the seventh time in 10 games […]

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Rizzo, Alcantara Hit ‘Em Out … Wood, the Bullpen Shut ‘Em Out – Cubs 3, Reds 0

Game One Hundred Thirty-One: Cubs 3, Reds 0 WP – Travis Wood (8-11) LP – Johnny Cueto (15-8) Save – Hector Rondon (22) Travis Wood tossed six innings of shutout ball, Anthony Rizzo hit his 30th home run of the season and Arismendy Alcantara added a two-run homer in the seventh as the Cubs started the […]

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