Cubs Offense Sputters Against Indians Pitching – Indians 3, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Eighteen – Cubs (ss) 2, Indians (ss) 3 WP – Justin Masterson (2-0) LP – Travis Wood (0-2) Save – C.C. Lee (2) For the third time this spring the Cubs offense could not figure out the Indians’ pitching staff, and the Cubs dropped their third Cactus League game to Cleveland on […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – The Split Squads – 03/16/14

Spring Training Game Eighteen: Cubs (ss) (8-9) vs. Indians (ss) (12-3) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Cubs Park, Mesa Travis Wood (0-1, 7.94, 1.94) vs. Justin Masterson (1-0, 0.00, 0.75) Spring Training Game Nineteen: Cubs (ss) (8-9) vs. Mets (ss) (7-8) Game Time – 3:05pm […]

Samardzija Gets the Opening Day Nod and Other Cubs Spring Training News

The Cubs made it official Friday. Jeff Samardzija will get the ball on Opening Day in Pittsburgh. Unless something happens before the first game of the season, Samardzija will make his second consecutive Opening Day start. And thanks to the schedule makers, Samardzija will become the first pitcher to make back-to-back Opening Day starts at […]

Still Buzzing about the Olt and Baez Blasts and Cubs Spring Training News and Notes

Mike Olt and Javier Baez picked the right time to make the Peoria Sports Complex look rather small. Olt and Baez launched three home runs late Wednesday night that traveled close to 1200 feet combined. As Len Kasper said during the broadcast, the ball does not travel as well at night in the Cactus League […]

Baez Could See Time at Second Base Soon, Samardzija Rumors and Other Cubs Spring Training News

Javier Baez appears to be close to playing second base or third base in a Spring Training game. According to a report from ESPN Chicago, expect Baez to start at second base before long. And when he does, Darwin Barney will lineup at shortstop. Baez has been getting reps at both positions during morning practices. […]

Colorado Rocks Cubs Pitching – Rockies 13, Cubs 0

Spring Training Game Thirteen – Cubs 0, Rockies 13 WP – Jorge De La Rosa (2-0) LP – Travis Wood (0-1) Save – None In front of a Cactus League record crowd of 14,840 at Cubs Park, the Cubs were shutout for the second time this spring on Tuesday afternoon. And while the Cubs managed […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Rockies – 03/11/14

Spring Training Game Thirteen: Cubs (6-6) vs. Rockies (6-7) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Cubs Park, Mesa Travis Wood (0-0, 0.00, 0.33) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (1-0, 9.64, 2.14) The Cubs return to their home park and put their four-day spring winning streak on the […]

Cubs on the Wrong End of a Spring Shutout – Indians 1, Cubs 0

Spring Training Game Seven – Cubs 0, Indians 1 WP – Aaron Harang (1-0) LP – Justin Grimm (0-1) Save – Scott Barnes (1) The Cubs outhit the Indians 9-4 on Thursday afternoon in Goodyear but the offense could not push across a single run and the Cubs dropped their fifth game of the spring. […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Indians – 03/06/14

Spring Training Game Seven: Cubs (2-4) vs. Indians (6-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Goodyear Ballpark, Goodyear Travis Wood (0-0, -.–, -.–) vs. Justin Masterson (0-0, 0.00, 1.00) The Cubs get back to work this afternoon behind the team’s lone All-Star from a year ago in […]

Rain Washes Away Cubs Day-Night Split Squad Games

The Cubs lost two practice games Saturday due to heavy rains in the Phoenix area. The game against the Giants at Cubs Park (2:05pm CST) was cancelled after it was determined the field could not be played on. And the nightcap at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (8:10pm CST) was cancelled due to heavy […]