The Daily CCO: Speculation Surrounds Edwin Jackson’s Future with the Cubs

Edwin Jackson’s return to the rotation Friday did not turn out the way he or the team had hoped it would. Jackson gave up four runs to the first seven batters of the game and was gone after two outs and 35 pitches. Edwin Jackson left with a runner on first and before Eric Jokisch […]

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Dodgers Jump on Jackson, Pound Cubs Pitching – Dodgers 14, Cubs 5

Game One Hundred Fifty-Four: Cubs 5, Dodgers 14 WP – Clayton Kershaw (20-3) LP – Edwin Jackson (6-15) Save – None Edwin Jackson lasted just two-thirds of an inning as the Dodgers scored six runs in the first inning before Clayton Kershaw threw his first pitch. The Cubs tried to make a game of it, […]

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Hendricks Takes Care of Business, Cubs Complete Sweep of the Reds – Cubs 3, Reds 1

Game One Hundred Fifty-Two: Cubs 3, Reds 1 WP – Kyle Hendricks (7-2) LP – Daniela Corcino (0-1) Save – Hector Rondon (25) Kyle Hendricks allowed one run over seven innings while Chris Valaika, Ryan Kalish and Luis Valbuena drove in the three runs as the Cubs completed the first three-game sweep over the Reds […]

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Jake Arrieta Completely Shut Out the Reds – Cubs 7, Reds 0

Game One Hundred Fifty-One: Cubs 7, Reds 0 WP – Jake Arrieta (9-5) LP – Johnny Cueto (18-9) Save – None Jake Arrieta came within a Brandon Phillips double with one out in the eighth inning of a no-hitter as the Cubs shutout the Reds for the second night in a row. Jake Arrieta put […]

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Are the Cubs Discussing Going in a Different Direction Behind the Plate?

Will the Cubs stick with Welington Castillo, or will the front office try to add a veteran catcher via free agency this off-season? That question was apparently poised to Jed Hoyer prior to Monday’s game and the Cubs GM gave Welington Castillo a vote of confidence according to a report from Comcast SportsNet. Hoyer said […]

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Anthony Rizzo Returns and Walks Off the Reds – Cubs 1, Reds 0

Game One Hundred Fifty: Cubs 1, Reds 0 WP – Hector Rondon (4-4) LP – Pedro Villarreal (0-1) Save – None Anthony Rizzo returned to the starting lineup for the first time since Aug. 26 in Cincinnati and provided the winning run for the Cubs. Rizzo led off the bottom of the ninth and drove […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Still Have Work to Do as the Season Winds Down

The Cubs have 13 games remaining on the schedule and the lineup should get a boost with the return of Jorge Soler, who is expected back Monday night for the start of the 10-game homestand. Anthony Rizzo was reportedly targeting Monday’s opener with the Reds as when he would be ready to play again. But […]

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Doubront Tossed Six Scoreless, Baez and Szczur Homered and the Kids Snapped the Skid – Cubs 6, Pirates 4

Game One Hundred Forty-Eight: Cubs 6, Pirates 4 WP – Felix Doubront (2-1) LP – Jeff Locke (7-5) Save – Hector Rondon (24) Felix Doubront threw six innings of shutout ball, Javier Baez hit his second home run in as many nights, Mike Olt doubled in a run and Matt Szczur went deep for the […]

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Cubs Have No Answers for the Pirates – Pirates 7, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred Forty-Seven: Cubs 3, Pirates 7 WP – Gerrit Cole (9-5) LP – Tsuyoshi Wada (4-3) Save – None The Cubs losing skid reached a season-worst seven games Friday night in Pittsburgh. The Pirates scored runs in five of their eight at bats and answered the Cubs every time Rick Renteria’s team tried […]

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Cubs Blown Out and Swept North of the Border – Blue Jays 11, Cubs 1

Game One Hundred Forty-Six: Cubs 1, Blue Jays 11 WP – Drew Hutchison (10-11) LP – Kyle Hendricks (6-2) Save – None What was a 1-0 game going into the sixth inning turned very ugly for the Cubs as the Blue Jays scored 10 runs in their last three at bats to complete the three-game […]

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