Another One Bites the Dust -- Reds 6, Cubs 5

Bryzzo showed off some flair for the Chicago Cubs during the series opener versus the Cincinnati Reds Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks worked a 1-2-3 first. He struck out both Nick Senzel and Joey Votto and got a groundout from Eugenio Suárez. Kyle Schwarber led off the bottom of the first with a solo home run, his... Read more »

Cubs vs Reds: Series Preview (5/24-5/26)

Cubs vs Reds: Series Preview (5/24-5/26)
The Cubs just split a hard-fought series with the first-place Phillies at Wrigley Field. The offense generated a lot of scoring chances, but they struggled at times to bring runners home. The pitching also was hit-or-miss against a talented Philadelphia lineup. Chicago now welcomes a team they struggled with on the road, the Cincinnati Reds,... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Swarmer and Carrera each spin six impressive innings; Sepulveda reaches base 5 times; Roederer homers

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Swarmer and Carrera each spin six impressive innings; Sepulveda reaches base 5 times; Roederer homers
AAA Iowa 3, Omaha 2 Game Recap The Iowa pitching staff came to play in this one, combining for 11 strikeouts, while allowing only six base runners. As has been an issue with Matt Swarmer so far this year when he does get hit, it has gone over the fence too frequently. Yesterday it was... Read more »
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A Matter of Perspective--Phillies 9 Cubs 7

A Matter of Perspective--Phillies 9 Cubs 7
The Cubs had to settle for a series split against the Phillies. Jon Lester was not sharp and the Cubs were down from the third batter of the game. The Cubs were never able to level the score again, and yet this loss doesn’t feel nearly as bad as quite a few from this year... Read more »

MLB Draft Primer: Potential Cubs collegiate hitter targets

MLB Draft Primer: Potential Cubs collegiate hitter targets
Safe hit tool: IF/OF Michael Busch – 6.0 207, L/R (BA: 25, FG: 20, MLB: 28) SS Braden Shewmake – 6.4 190, L/R (BA: 27, FG: 38, MLB: 25) MI Will Wilson – 6.0 175, R/R (BA: 23, FG: 21, MLB: 23) 1B Logan Wyatt – 6.4 230, L/L (BA: 28, FG: NR, MLB: 49) 2B Chase Strumpf... Read more »

Game Post 5/23

Game Post 5/23
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Thursday: 1:20 PM CT on ABC-7/670AM Lineups Phillies 1. Andrew McCutchen (R) LF 2. Jean Segura (R) SS 3. Bryce Harper (L) RF 4. Rhys Hoskins (R) 1B 5. J.T. Realmuto (R) C 6. Scott Kingery (R) 2B 7. Odubel Herrera (L) CF 8. Sean Rodriguez (R) 3B 9. Aaron... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Big days at the plate for Happ, Machin, Caro and Garcia; Alzolay and Remy shine on the mound

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Big days at the plate for Happ, Machin, Caro and Garcia; Alzolay and Remy shine on the mound
AAA Iowa 5, Omaha 3 (Game 1) Iowa 6, Omaha 3 (Game 2) Game Recap Game one featured a trio of home runs by Robel Garcia, Taylor Davis and a gargantuan 473-foot blast by Jim Adduci. Adbert Alzolay turned in a stellar three-hit, six-strikeout performance over five innings. It was more of a one man... Read more »

It's All About The Hair Cotton - Cubs 8, Phillies 4

It's All About The Hair Cotton - Cubs 8, Phillies 4
The Cubs overcame major struggles with men on base Tuesday night for a walk-off win. Wednesday night it was Philadelphia’s turn to struggle with runners on the diamond. Tyler Chatwood was able to pick up Cole Hamels after an uncharacteristic bad start from the Cubs lefty. Andrew McCutchen led off the game with a double... Read more »

Game Post 5/22

Game Post 5/22
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Wednesday: 7:05 PM CT on MLB Network/NBC Sports Chicago/670AM Lineups Phillies 1. Andrew McCutchen (R) LF 2. Jean Segura (R) SS 3. Bryce Harper (L) RF 4. Rhys Hoskins (R) 1B 5. J.T. Realmuto (R) C 6. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B 7. Scott Kingery (R) CF 8. Maikel Franco (R)... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Javier Assad's scoreless streak ends at 22.2 innings; Tyler Payne homers

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Javier Assad's scoreless streak ends at 22.2 innings; Tyler Payne homers
AAA Iowa PPD Advanced A Frederick 6, Myrtle Beach 5 Game Recap Two-out rallies were the theme in this game. So was a simple pattern: 1B-1B-HR. Javier Assad entered the game riding a 21-inning scoreless streak. He’d extend it by another inning as he worked around a leadoff single in the 1st. All seemed well... Read more »