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Bats Hot, Bullpen Less So but Winning is Fum--Cubs 8 Reds 5

Bats Hot, Bullpen Less So but Winning is Fum--Cubs 8 Reds 5
It was a pretty similar affair as last night’s delayed gratification win. The bullpen did not make nearly as much of a nail-biter, but the Cubs followed a familiar formula to victory. The Cubs bats provided an early lead, and a solid start put the Cubs in an easy position. The bullpen made it closer... Read more »

Fade to Black--Phillies 7 Cubs 5

Fade to Black--Phillies 7 Cubs 5
The Cardinals lost… Yu Darvish continues to get better and better. It is a development that was as necessary as it was pleasant. Darvish has long been a favorite, and seeing the righty flash the high heat with wicked breaking stuff is wonderful. The multitude of pitches has now been combined with an effective wildness that has... Read more »

Cubs Pluck Phelps from Jays

Cubs Pluck Phelps from Jays
The Cubs made a flurry of roster moves ahead of the series starting in St. Louis tonight. It began with Pedro Strop finally being placed on the IL. Duane Underwood is getting the call tonight to give Maddon the requisite number of arms for the game, but it very likely will be a very short... Read more »
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Cubs @ Cardinals Series Preview: (7/30-8/1)

Cubs @ Cardinals Series Preview: (7/30-8/1)
The Cubs road woes continued in Milwaukee. Two games lost in the late innings and a lopsided win was enough to keep Chicago in a first-place tie. Pedro Strop is heading back to the Injured List with his balky hamstring. They now head into a three-game series with the team they are currently sharing first... Read more »

Cubs Game Post 7/23

Cubs Game Post 7/23
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Tuesday: 8:45 PM CT ABC-7/670AM Lineups Cubs 1. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF 2. Javier Baez (R) SS 3. Kris Bryant (R) 3B 4. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B 5. Albert Almora Jr. (R) CF 6. Jason Heyward (L) RF 7. Robel Garcia (S) 2B 8. Victor Caratini (S) C 9. Yu... Read more »

Cubs vs Rockies: Series Preview (6/4-6/6)

Cubs vs Rockies: Series Preview (6/4-6/6)
The Cubs have not been playing well of late, a road trip to Houston and St. Louis ended 1-5. An 8-1 win in a make up game against the Angels, helped a bit, but they have still gone 3-7 their last ten games. The offense scuffled at Busch Stadium, Javy Báez and Willson Contreras were... Read more »
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Hard Pill to Swallow--Marlins 6 Cubs 5

Hard Pill to Swallow--Marlins 6 Cubs 5
This was a hard pill to swallow of a loss. The Cubs lead for eight innings en route to what should have been their eighth straight win. The Cubs out hit the Fish all night. The home plate umpire had a tight zone but Cubs batters took advantage for more walks than base hits. Cole... Read more »

The Staredown--Cubs 6 Cardinals 5

The Staredown--Cubs 6 Cardinals 5
Baseball is such a weird, odd, beautiful sport. The Cubs have now won 6 straight and have lost the same number in a row within the first 30 games. The last two of the ongoing six game winning streak has featured the Cubs starters throwing exactly 81 pitches in their starts. Unfortunately the two starts... Read more »

It's Supposed to Hurt--Rockies 2 Cubs 1 (13 innings)

The Cubs had to win one game in October to get to play at least three more. The starting pitching was good as it had been down the stretch. The bullpen was good enough, but the Cubs scored just one run or fewer the same number of times the Baltimore Orioles did this year with... Read more »
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Wild Card Game Post

Wild Card Game Post
Watch/Listen Tuesday: 7:00 pm CT on ESPN/670AM Lineups Rockies 1. Charlie Blackmon (L) CF 2. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B 3. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B 4. Trevor Story (R) SS 5. Matt Holliday (R) LF 6. Ian Desmond (R) 1B 7. David Dahl (L) RF 8. Chris Iannetta (R) C 9. Kyle Freeland (L) P Cubs... Read more »