Doth The Cubbies Protest Too Much? -- Nationals 5, Cubs 2

The Chicago Cubs matched up against the Washington Nationals in what could have been a great pitcher’s duel, but wasn’t. Cubs starter Jon Lester was not in his best form, and the Nationals took full advantage. Stephen Strasburg started on the mound for the Nats and worked a quick 1-2-3 inning. He got leadoff man... Read more »

Game Post 5/18

Game Post 5/18
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Saturday: 6:15 PM CT on FOX/670AM Lineups Cubs 1. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF 2. Kris Bryant (R) RF 3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B 4. Javier Baez (R) SS 5. Willson Contreras (R) C 6. Jason Heyward (L) CF 7. Addison Russell (R) 2B 8. David Bote (R) 3B 9. Jon... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Vargas tosses 5 perfect innings; Miller and Carrera remain locked in; Machin reaches base 5 times

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Vargas tosses 5 perfect innings; Miller and Carrera remain locked in; Machin reaches base 5 times
AAA New Orleans 9, Iowa 5 Game Recap Inconsistent would be the best way to describe the efforts of Adbert Alzolay (4 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 6 K) in his return to the Iowa rotation. His fastball command wavered at times, he hung a few hooks, and paid the price... Read more »
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Two Touchdowns Beat One--Cubs 14 Nationals 6

Two Touchdowns Beat One--Cubs 14 Nationals 6
It was the best of times. It was the blurst of times. The Cubs played two different ballgames in nine innings tonight in Washington. They won both of them in strange fashion even though it only counts as one win in the standings. Two veteran aces went head to head and left the game having... Read more »

Cubs @ Nationals: Series Preview (5/17-5/19)

Cubs @ Nationals: Series Preview (5/17-5/19)
The Cubs have finally dropped a series, losing two of three to a pesky Reds team in Cincinnati. The consecutive losses were the first for Chicago since April 26. In fact, the North Siders were 12-3 in their last 15 games before this series loss. Anthony Rizzo didn’t play in the series after suffering a... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Zinn homers twice; Machado hits a grand slam; De La Cruz homers and earns a win

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Zinn homers twice; Machado hits a grand slam; De La Cruz homers and earns a win
AAA New Orleans 7, Iowa 0 (Game 1) Iowa 5, New Orleans 2 (Game 2) Game Recap Dixon Machado hit a grand slam to lead the I-Cubs to victory in game two after collecting two of the club’s three hits in game one as they were shutout 7-0. Top Performers Dixon Machado: 3-4, HR (7),... Read more »
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One Of Those Games - Reds 4, Cubs 2

One Of Those Games - Reds 4, Cubs 2
A baseball season is a long grind, there will be some glorious days and some rough days. And then sometimes there will be games where you just can’t catch a break. Thursday was one of those games for the Cubs, as they dropped their first series since early April. Ironically, the evening started with a... Read more »

Game Post 5/16

Game Post 5/16
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Thursday: 5:40 PM CT on MLB Network/NBC Sports Chicago/670AM Lineups Cubs 1. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF 2. Kris Bryant (R) 3B 3. Daniel Descalso (L) 2B 4. Javier Baez (R) SS 5. Willson Contreras (R) C 6. Victor Caratini (S) 1B 7. Jason Heyward (L) RF 8. Albert Almora Jr.... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Assad extends scoreless streak to 21 innings; South Bend loses 17-0

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Assad extends scoreless streak to 21 innings; South Bend loses 17-0
AA Tennessee 7, Birmingham 3 Game Recap A five-run 6th inning, keyed by a two-run shot by Charcer Burks, was the deciding factor in what was otherwise a close game. Top Performers Cory Abbott: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K (W, 4-2, 2.96) Charcer Burks: 1-4, HR (1), R, 2 RBI... Read more »
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Puig Our Enemy -- Reds 6, Cubs 5 (10 innings)

Yu Darvish was on fire Wednesday night as the Chicago Cubs faced the Cincinnati Reds. The starter went 5.1 innings with five hits, two runs (both earned), no walks, and 11 strikeouts. Unfortunately, his stellar performance would not earn him or the team a win. The Reds got on the board first on a single from Eugenio... Read more »