The weekend in Milwaukee didn’t exactly go as the Cubs had hoped. After winning Friday and taking the first game, the Cubs were blown out Saturday night and lost in 11 innings on Sunday. The Cubs wrapped up a frustrating seven-game road trip with a 2-5 record.
Kris Bryant and Addison Russell provided the highlights over the last three days, and there were a few rumors, too.
Here are the headlines from the weekend with all the news, notes and links:
Cubs Make-Up Game with Cardinals Set for July 7
The Cubs announced Thursday afternoon the game with the Cardinals from April 7 that was postponed due to weather had been rescheduled for July 7. The Cubs and Cardinals will play a day-night doubleheader with game one starting at 12:20pm CDT.
Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/08/15
Billy McKinney, Charcer Burks and Gleyber Torres stayed hot at the end of the week. And Arismendy Alcantara finally passed Kris Bryant for the home run lead.
The Daily CCO: Cubs are a Work in Progress
Tsuyoshi Wada made another good start for Iowa … plus all of the news, notes, links and This Day In Cubs History.
Cubs Considered Favorites to Sign Five of Top 30 International Prospects
When the new International signing period begins July 2, the Cubs are expected to be very active. The Cubs have been connected to several of the best players in this year’s class, including five of MLB.com’s top 30 prospects.
Addison Russell is Producing for the Cubs
Addison Russell extended his hitting streak to 12 games before he was held hitless in Sunday’s finale by the Brewers. Russell has made quite the impression, especially on Joe Maddon. Russell is making adjustments at the plate while learning how to play second base at the big league level. Maddon talked about what he’s seen from Russell and the importance of conversation with his players.
Respect, Hustle and Power Lift Cubs Over Brewers – Cubs 7, Brewers 6
Dexter Fowler, Anthony Rizzo, Jorge Soler and Starlin Castro went yard. Jason Hammel settled down after a rough start and allowed only two runs over seven innings. The Cubs didn’t quit tacking on and hustle by Addison Russell and Kris Bryant in the ninth inning ended up being the difference in the game after a bad ninth inning from Hector Rondon.
Baseball America Has Cubs Selecting RHP Carson Fulmer in First Mock Draft
The First-Year Player Draft is less than a month away, the Cubs have the ninth pick and the mock drafts have started surfacing. John Manuel released his first mock draft and he thinks Jason McLeod will take RHP Carson Fulmer from Vanderbilt.
The Daily CCO: Maddon, Bryant, the Cubs Bullpen, Strikeouts and Rock and Roll
Kris Bryant’s hustle was the main topic Joe Maddon covered with the beat writers following Friday’s victory. And his response to the 15 strikeouts and four home runs from his team was ‘Rock and Roll.’
Joe Maddon talked to Joe Torre about the comments he made following his ejection from Wednesday’s game.
The Cubs bullpen, Anthony Varvaro, Marty Pevey and the news, notes and links included … plus This Day in Cubs History.
Cubs Set to Open Left and Center Field Bleachers, Cubs Charities to Pink Out the Bleachers
The left and center field bleachers open Monday when the Cubs return to Wrigley for the start of a seven-game homestand.
Cubs Charities and Advocate Healthcare have a “Pink Out” in the bleachers scheduled for Monday. Includes several details for the upcoming homestand.
Bryant Blasts Off in Blowout Loss to Brewers – Brewers 12, Cubs 4
It was a rough night for the Cubs on Saturday, one that ended with David Ross on the mound in the eighth inning.
Kris Bryant hit his first big league homer, a three-run shot that gave the Cubs a brief 3-2 lead in the third inning, but Travis Wood, Edwin Jackson and Phil Coke could not keep the Brewers from rounding the bases.
Cubs Sign RHP Felipe Paulino to Minor League Contract
The Cubs added a veteran right-hander to the organization in RHP Felipe Paulino. Paulino had a good spring with the Red Sox before he was released. It’s unclear how the Cubs plan on using him or when he will be assigned to one of the minor league affiliates.
Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 05/10/15
Tom’s minor league notes focused on center field, Kyle Schwarber, Billy McKinney and the two starters leading the South Bend Cubs’ rotation.
The Daily CCO: Changes Coming to the Cubs Roster? Bryant Homers, Ross Pitches and Other News
With the bullpen struggling and the backend of the rotation not exactly performing as expected, questions are already being asked how the Cubs plan on fixing the problems.
Kris Bryant talked about his first home run and David Ross discussed his pitching debut.
Eric Jokisch had another good outing with Triple-A Iowa … plus the news, notes, links and This Day in Cubs History.
Back to Even – Brewers 3, Cubs 2
The weekend ended on a sour note for the Cubs after Jason Motte gave up a walk-off single to Martin Maldonado in the 11th inning. Maddon received good outings from Kyle Hendricks, Justin Grimm, Pedro Strop and James Russell, but not from Zac Rosscup. Back-to-back homers off Rosscup in the seventh inning gave the Brewers a lift and a temporary lead.