Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 06/27/14

Game Seventy-Eight – Cubs (33-44) vs. Nationals (41-37) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jason Hammel (6-5, 2.99/1.02/3.29) vs. Tanner Roark (7-4, 2.79/1.11/3.40) The Cubs will shoot for two in a row over the first place Nationals […]

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The Daily CCO: Manny Makes Iowa Debut and Alcantara Just Keeps on Hitting

Manny Ramirez made his Iowa Cubs debut Thursday night in Colorado Springs. Ramirez started the second game of the doubleheader in left field and hit sixth in the lineup behind Kris Bryant. Ramirez now wears No. 44 and reached on an error by the shortstop in his first at bat with Josh Vitters scoring on […]

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Cubs Find a Way to Beat the Nationals in the Fog – Cubs 5, Nationals 3

Game Seventy-Seven: Cubs 5, Nationals 3 WP – Neil Ramirez (1-1) LP – Craig Stammen (0-3) Save – Hector Rondon (9) Starlin Castro drove in the Cubs first two runs and Justin Ruggiano delivered a two-out, two-run double in the seventh that broke a 3-3 tie and proved to be the game winner as the […]

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Arrieta Flirts with Perfection and Ends Cubs Skid – Cubs 7, Reds 3

Game Seventy-Five: Cubs 7, Reds 3 WP – Jake Arrieta (4-1) LP – Homer Bailey (7-4) Save – None After rain delayed the start of the game for 53 minutes, Jake Arrieta retired the first 18 batters he faced Tuesday night and took a perfect game into the seventh inning. Billy Hamilton led off the […]

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Reds Keep Rolling at Wrigley– Reds 6, Cubs 1

Game Seventy-Four: Cubs 1, Reds 6 WP – Jonathan Broxton (3-0) LP – Hector Rondon (1-2) Save – None Monday’s game was tied at one going into the ninth inning before the Reds started a five-run rally with two outs and nobody on with a bloop single. And the Cubs ended up dropping their third […]

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Cubs Couldn’t Come Up with a Clutch Hit – Pirates 2, Cubs 1

Game Seventy-Three: Cubs 1, Pirates 2 WP – Brandon Cumpton (3-2) LP – Jason Hammel (6-5) Save – Mark Melancon (12) It was another frustrating day for the Cubs as the offense could not come up with a clutch hit and lost the rubber game of the series to the Pirates. The Cubs put two […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Activate Welington Castillo from DL, Eli Whiteside Designated for Assignment

According to multiple reports, the Cubs activated Welington Castillo from the disabled list Sunday morning. To make room for Castillo on the 25-man roster, Eli Whiteside was designated for assignment. Welington Castillo has been on the 15-day DL since June 3 with a left rib cage strain. The Cubs cleared a spot on the 40-man […]

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The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo Likes the Way the Cubs are Playing

Anthony Rizzo likes the way the Cubs have been playing over the month. Rizzo told the beat writers after Friday’s win over the Pirates, “It’s definitely nice. It’s the nicest I’ve felt about this team since I’ve been here. Everyone kind of expects to win games now. We always do, but everyone is coming in […]

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The Daily CCO: All Eyes on the Cubs Minor League System

Kris Bryant made his Triple-A debut Thursday night and after rain delayed the start for over an hour, Iowa played a solid game and beat El Paso 6-2. Tsuyoshi Wada had another good outing and was an umpire’s missed call away from completing a full seven innings. All eyes were on Kris Bryant as he […]

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Bryant Tops List of Minor League Promotions and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

The Cubs front office was rather busy Wednesday promoting minor leaguers. Less than 24 hours after the team announced first round pick Kyle Schwarber was on his way from Boise to Kane County, the Cubs announced Kris Bryant had been promoted from Double-A Tennessee to Triple-A Iowa. Kris Bryant will have company on the flight […]

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