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 […]

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. […]

Cole Hamels Update: Red Sox Seen as Favorite, Cubs Reportedly Remain in Contact with Phillies

The Phillies are not in a rush to trade Cole Hamels and Ruben Amaro Jr. has continued his dialogue with teams on several fronts concerning players on his roster. Cole Hamels is the biggest name on the market right now and one that has the best chance to impact a team’s season. The Cole Hamels […]

And the Two-Out RBI Hits Just Keep on Coming – Cubs 6, Pirates 2

Game Nineteen – Cubs 6, Pirates 2 WP – Travis Wood (2-1) LP – Jeff Locke (2-1) Save – None The Cubs extended the winning streak to four games Tuesday night with a rather impressive win over the Pirates. The Cubs scored all six runs on two-out basehits from Addison Russell, Dexter Fowler, Junior Lake, […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 04/28/15

Game Nineteen: Cubs (11-7) vs. Pirates (11-9) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WPWR My50 – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 184, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Travis Wood (1-1, 3.24/1.20/3.68) vs. Jeff Locke (2-0, 3.32/1.16/4.22) The Cubs have won 10 of the last 15 games and will […]

Cubs Scratch Out a Sweep – Cubs 5, Reds 2

Game Seventeen – Cubs 5, Reds 2 WP – Jake Arrieta (3-1) LP – Anthony DeSclafani (2-1) Save – Hector Rondon (4) Miguel Montero drove in the first two runs. And Addison Russell delivered a bases clearing two-out double in the four-run fourth inning as the Cubs completed the two-game sweep over the Reds on […]

Cubs Step Up in Extras and Top the Reds – Cubs 7, Reds 3

Game Sixteen – Cubs 7, Reds 3 – 11 innings WP – Jason Motte (1-0) LP – Burke Badenhop (0-1) Save – None Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the fourth and Chris Coghlan hit a solo homer in the seventh that tied the game at three. Jonathan Herrera singled in Rizzo with the […]

Rambling About the Cubs While the Prospects Have Arrived

Hello, again everybody. The Cubbies are 8-7, and I must admit, it is a rather disappointing 8-7 at that, but I will say that this team is better than I expected. A team cannot win the pennant in April, but it can definitely lose one. The past few years it seemed like late May arrived […]

Cubs Pen Melts Down in the Steel City – Pirates 5, Cubs 4

Game Fifteen – Cubs 4, Pirates 5 WP – Radhames Liz (1-1) LP – Brian Schlitter (0-2) Save – Mark Melancon (3) The Cubs settled for a split in Pittsburgh after the 4-1 lead the team built in the first five innings disappeared in the sixth inning. The Pirates scored three runs off Kyle Hendricks […]

Close, But No Comeback – Pirates 4, Cubs 3

Close, But No Comeback – Pirates 4, Cubs 3 Game Fourteen – Cubs 3, Pirates 4 WP – Vance Worley (2-1) LP – Jason Hammel (1-1) Save – Tony Watson (1) Wednesday night in Pittsburgh went down to the last strike. After scoring three runs in the eighth to cut the Pirates lead to 4-3, […]