Starlin Castro, Welington Castillo Complete Cubs Comeback – Cubs 9, Pirates 8

Game Thirteen – Cubs 9, Pirates 8 WP – Edwin Jackson (1-0) LP – Mark Melancon (0-1, BS 1) Save – Hector Rondon (3) The Comeback Cubs struck again Tuesday night in Pittsburgh. And for the fourth time on the young season the Cubs won a game in their last at bat. The Cubs entered […]

Bryant Breaks Out, Arrieta Beats the Bucs – Cubs 5, Pirates 2

Game Twelve – Cubs 5, Pirates 2 WP – Jake Arrieta (2-1) LP – Arquimedes Caminero (0-1) Save – None Kris Bryant drove in three runs and scored a fourth on a Little League Home Run. Jorge Soler had four hits and started both rallies. And Jake Arrieta settled in after the first inning as […]

Two Pitches, Two Home Runs and a Cubs Loss – Padres 5, Cubs 4

Game Nine – Cubs 4, Padres 5 WP – James Shields (2-0) LP – Brian Schlitter (0-1, BS 1) Save – Craig Kimbrel (4) The Cubs led 4-2 in the seventh inning but a second bad call by homeplate umpire Sam Holbrook and a poor pitch from Brian Schlitter turned the game around in favor […]

Rambling About the Cubs from First Place

Hello again, everybody. It is nice to be with you and writing about actual baseball games that matter. While it’s only been eight games, it been a fun eight games for the most part, and the Cubs are over .500 for the first time since Tinkers-to-Evers-to-Chance. Okay, fine, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but you get […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Not Ruling Out Possibility of Kris Bryant Making Debut During Homestand

Jackie Robinson Day The Cubs have an open spot on its 40-man roster and now a need at third base with Tommy La Stella on the DL and Mike Olt less than 100 percent. Could Kris Bryant make his debut this weekend before the Cubs hit the road for a week in Pittsburgh and Cincinnati? […]

Cubs Go Down Swinging – Reds 3, Cubs 2

Game Seven – Cubs 2, Reds 3 WP – Anthony DeSclafani (1-0) LP – Jake Arrieta (1-1) Save – Aroldis Chapman (3) Welington Castillo hit a two-run pinch hit homer in the eighth that cut the Reds lead to 3-2. Starlin Castro singled and Matt Szczur walked against Aroldis Chapman in the ninth. With the […]

Soler Supplies the Power, Alcantara Provides the Walk-Off Win in Extras – Cubs 7, Reds 6

Game Six – Cubs 7, Reds 6 – 10 innings WP – Hector Rondon (1-0) LP – Manny Parra (0-1) Save – None For the second time in as many days the Cubs won a game in their last at bat. With the bases loaded and one out in the 10th inning, Arismendy Alcantara singled to […]

Dexter Delivers the Game Winner – Cubs 6, Rockies 5

Game Five – Cubs 6, Rockies 5 WP – Neil Ramirez (1-0) LP – LaTroy Hawkins (1-1, BS 2) Save – Hector Rondon (2) Down to his last strike with the tying run on first base, Dexter Fowler delivered Sunday afternoon in Denver as the Cubs won in dramatic fashion over the Rockies. And took […]

Welington Castillo in Cubs Limbo

Welington Castillo is no longer the starting catcher and is not considered the Cubs backup catcher either. Castillo is the backup to David Ross who is the backup to Miguel Montero, which means unless one of the two veterans land on the DL, Castillo will see very little playing time. Joe Maddon started his third […]

A Frustrating Friday – Rockies 5, Cubs 1

Game Three – Cubs 1, Rockies 5 WP – Christian Bergman (1-0) LP – Travis Wood (0-1) Save – None The Cubs had plenty of opportunities to put runs on the board early in the game. The Cubs couldn’t capitalize while the Rockies took advantage of the opportunities they were given. And the Cubs dropped […]