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 […]


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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 […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Recall LHP Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa, Place INF Tommy La Stella on DL

The Cubs announced two roster moves Tuesday afternoon. The Cubs placed INF Tommy La Stella on the 15-day DL retroactive to April 9 with right cage inflammation. LHP Zac Rosscup was recalled from Triple-A Iowa to take La Stella’s spot on the active roster. Rosscup will be available for the Cubs Tuesday night against the Reds. […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/13/15

For the first games of the minor league season, the top prospects performed like, well, top prospects. Addison Russell has hit over .300 and has a home run, while Kris Bryant has belted two round-trippers for Iowa. Kyle Schwarber has also had a long fly for Tennessee while pitcher Paul Blackburn was dominant for Myrtle […]


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Travis Wood Supplies Highlight in Cubs Loss to the Snakes – Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 1

Spring Training Game Thirty-Two – Cubs 1, Diamondbacks 5 WP – Jeremy Hellickson (3-1) LP – Pedro Strop (0-1) Save – None Edwin Jackson and seven relievers gave up single runs in five innings while Travis Wood supplied the only run, a pinch-hit homer in the third inning as the Cubs lost Friday night’s exhibition […]


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Cubs Option RHP Brian Schlitter, LHP Zac Rosscup and OF Junior Lake to Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs announced the sixth round of spring roster cuts Wednesday morning. RHP Brian Schlitter, LHP Zac Rosscup and OF Junior Lake were optioned to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs officially reduced the Spring Training roster to 32 players. The Cubs spring roster officially stands at 32 players, but four players are dealing with injuries. RHP […]


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Hendricks Runs Out of Gas, Cubs Rally and Top the Giants – Cubs 8, Giants 5

Spring Training Game Twenty-Nine – Cubs 8, Giants 5 WP – Phil Coke (1-0) LP – Steven Okert (0-1, BS 1) Save – Zac Rosscup (3) The Cubs scored single runs in the first four innings against Tim Hudson and Kyle Hendricks was lights out through five innings. But Hendricks hit a wall in the […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Iowa Cubs Preview

Minor League Preview – Triple-A Iowa Cubs The fifth installment of a series previewing the 2015 minor league season focuses on the Iowa Cubs. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion […]


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Jake Arrieta’s Big Day Leads the Way in a Blowout Spring Win – Cubs 18, Rockies 4

Spring Training Game Twenty-Six – Cubs (ss) 18, Rockies 4 WP – Jake Arrieta (3-1) LP – Jonathan Gray (0-2) Save – None Jake Arrieta shut the Rockies out for four innings and drove in four runs with a three-run homer and a double. The Cubs scored seven runs against Jonathan Grey and knocked him […]


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Two Big Innings for the Angels, One Spring Loss for the Cubs – Angels 8, Cubs 4

Spring Training Game Twenty-Four – Cubs 4, Angels 8 WP – Jered Weaver (3-0) LP – Eric Jokisch (1-1) Save – None Mike Olt and Travis Wood hit home runs and Jorge Soler collected another RBI, but the Angels put a four-spot on the board in both third and fifth inning as the Cubs dropped […]


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