Bryant and Rizzo Jacks Back Lester – Cubs 4, Mets 3

Game Thirty-One – Cubs 4, Mets 3 WP – Jon Lester (3-2) LP – Jacob deGrom (3-4) Save – Hector Rondon (7) Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo hit back-to-back jacks in the first inning. Addison Russell added a two-out RBI single in the fourth and Jon Lester notched his fourth straight quality start as the […]


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Back to Even – Brewers 3, Cubs 2

Game Thirty – Cubs 2, Brewers 3 – 11 innings WP – Michael Blazek (3-0) LP – Jason Motte (1-1) Save – None Miguel Montero gave the Cubs the lead with a solo homer in the sixth. Anthony Rizzo doubled in the tying run in the eighth. But Jason Motte loaded the bases in the […]


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Bryant Blasts Off in Blowout Loss to Brewers – Brewers 12, Cubs 4

Game Twenty-Nine – Cubs 4, Brewers 12 WP – Kyle Lohse (2-4) LP – Travis Wood (2-2) Save – None Kris Bryant launched his first big league homer, a three-run shot in the third inning that gave the Cubs a 3-2 lead. Travis Wood, Edwin Jackson and Phil Coke gave up 11 runs in the […]


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Lackey Too Much for Cubs in Finale – Cardinals 5, Cubs 1

Game Twenty-Seven – Cubs 1, Cardinals 5 WP – John Lackey (2-1) LP – Jake Arrieta (3-3) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (10) Jake Arrieta didn’t have it while John Lackey allowed just one run in 7 2/3 innings as the Cubs dropped the series finale to the Cardinals on Thursday afternoon. The Cubs were not […]


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Cubs Pitching Can’t Slow Down the Cardinals – Cardinals 7, Cubs 4

Game Twenty-Five – Cubs 4, Cardinals 7 WP – Mitch Harris (1-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (1-1) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (9) For the second night in a row the Cubs built a lead just to see the Cardinals comeback and tie the game. And the bullpen could not keep the Cardinals off the board […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 05/05/15

Game Twenty-Five: Cubs (13-11) vs. Cardinals (19-6) Game Time – 7:15pm CDT Coverage – TV:  WGN-TV Ch. 9, MLB Network – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 89, 844 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Kyle Hendricks (0-1, 5.23/1.21/3.27) vs. Tyler Lyons (0-0, -.–/-.–/-.–) The Cubs will look to bounce back from […]


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Cubs Get No Relief, Give One Back to the Cardinals – Cardinals 10, Cubs 9

Game Twenty-Four – Cubs 9, Cardinals 10 WP – Miguel Socolovich (2-0) LP – Pedro Strop (0-2) Save – Seth Maness (2) There are no two ways about it Monday was a difficult night and a bad loss for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs had an 8-4 lead as late as the sixth inning before […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: News, Roster Moves and a Rumor, but No Meat Loaf

The weekend started out on a positive note with Jon Lester picking up his first win and Addison Russell going deep for the first time in the big leagues. But the other two games against the Brewers didn’t go the Cubs way. The Cubs made a couple of roster moves and Welington Castillo found himself […]


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Arrieta and the Cubs Offense Mis-Fiers in an Ugly Loss to the Brewers – Brewers 6, Cubs 1

Game Twenty-Two – Cubs 1, Brewers 6 WP – Mike Fiers (1-3) LP – Jake Arrieta (3-2) Save – None On a hitter’s day at Wrigley with the wind blowing out, the Brewers jumped on Jake Arrieta and never looked back while the Cubs spent the afternoon striking out against Mike Fiers. And the Cubs […]


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Welington Castillo an Option for the Red Sox?

Joe Maddon has done a good job managing a roster with three catchers on it, even during the stretch in which the team was carrying 13 pitchers on the active roster. Having three catchers that can play only one position is not ideal for any team, but to Maddon’s credit he has made it work. […]


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