Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 07/19/14

The minor leaguers keep hitting longballs, 13 in two days and there was a late entry in the Cubs’ Home Run Mania. In the bottom of the 17th inning last night, Rock Shoulders delivered a walk-off Grand Slam home run. The game also included homers from Kyle Schwarber and Willson Contreras and excellent relief appearances […]

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The Daily CCO: Kyle Hendricks Announced as Cubs Fourth Starter and Other News and Notes

The Cubs announced prior to Friday’s game that Kyle Hendricks will be recalled from Triple-A Tuesday to make the start against the Padres in what will be his Wrigley Field debut. The Cubs would like to see Hendricks grab the fourth spot in the rotation for the remainder of the season. Rick Renteria did not […]

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The Daily CCO: Castro and Rizzo Took Part in the Midsummer Classic and Other Cubs Notes

The American League topped the National League, 5-3, at the 85th All-Star Game Tuesday night in Minneapolis. Derek Jeter picked up two hits in his last Midsummer Classic, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and Mike Trout was named the game’s MVP. And FOX failed to pay tribute to Tony Gwynn and Don Zimmer. Adam Wainwright […]

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The Daily CCO: Alcantara is Making a Case to Stay with the Cubs

It was only supposed to be a two-day call-up for Arismendy Alcantara when the Cubs placed Darwin Barney on the paternity list for the last two games of the series in Cincinnati. But Alcantara played rather well in the field and went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, two runs scored and three RBI in […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/14/14

Top of the heap is the best way to describe the Cubs’ farm system, with three teams in first place and three more in second place. Iowa slid to a half game back without stars Javier Baez and Kris Bryant, who were at the Futures Game. Tennessee used the muscle of Jorge Soler to retain […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Recall Beeler and Alcantara from Triple-A Iowa, Option Rusin to Iowa, Place Barney on Paternity List

According to multiple reports, the Cubs optioned LHP Chris Rusin to Iowa to make room on the active roster for RHP Dallas Beeler. Beeler is starting Wednesday night in Cincinnati in game four of the five-game set with the Reds. Arismendy Alcantara was officially recalled from Triple-A Iowa to take Darwin Barney’s spot on the […]

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Cubs Pen Gave the Nightcap to the Reds – Reds 6, Cubs 5

Game Eighty-Nine: Cubs 5, Reds 6 WP – Logan Ondrusek (3-2) LP – Hector Rondon (1-3) Save – None The Cubs played their third doubleheader of the season Tuesday in Cincinnati and for the third time the Cubs lost both games of a twin bill. The Cubs led 5-0 in the fifth inning but the […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 07/08/14 – Game Two

Game Eighty-Nine – Cubs (38-50) vs. Reds (47-42) Game Time – 6:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 185, 844 Location – Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Tsuyoshi Wada (0-0, -.–/-.–/-.–) vs. David Holmberg (0-0, -.–/-.–/-.–) Weather permitting … The Cubs will shoot to end their four-game losing […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 07/08/14 – Game One

Game Eighty-Eight – Cubs (38-49) vs. Reds (46-42) Game Time – 12:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 185, 844 Location – Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Travis Wood (7-6, 4.62/1.46/4.16) vs. Johnny Cueto (8-6, 1.99/0.87/2.89) Weather permitting … The Cubs and Reds have a long day of […]

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The Daily CCO: Hendricks Set for Big League Debut, Beeler to Face the Reds

If the weather does not change the Cubs plans, Kyle Hendricks will make his Major League debut Thursday afternoon at Great American Ball Park against Homer Bailey. Hendricks has pitched rather well in the hitter-friendly PCL and the Cubs are looking for him to stay in the big league rotation for the remainder of the […]

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