Wednesday, July 19, 2017

68

Sweep! The Cubs dismantled the Braves 8-2 on Wednesday behind a quality start from Mike Montgomery and plenty of offense.


In their first six games since the All-Star break, the men in blue have put up 9, 10, 8, 4, 5, and 8 runs, respectively (7.3 rpg), while holding their opponents to 2.8 rpg. That's Cub.

Monty also collected his first hit of the season, a solo homer. Addison Russell went 4-for-4 with 2 RBI. Tommy LaStella filled in nicely for KB, who left the game early with a sprained finger sustained on a slide, by going 2-for-3 with a solo HR and 2 runs scored. Javy Baez had the big blow, a two-out, three-run homer that iced the game and capped off a 2-for-4 day. 

The Cubs kick off a five-game homestand on Friday: three games against the Cards and two against the White Sox.

Go Cubs go!


71

Holy cow! The Cubs won their fifth straight on Tuesday, downing the Braves 5-1.  Willson "We Are Back" Contreras belted a three-run homer, and John Lackey returned from the DL to toss five innings of one-run ball.


The Chicago bullpen combined for four scoreless innings of relief, and Javy Baez added a solo shot en route to a 3-for-4 night. That's Cub.

The series wraps up Wednesday in Atlanta before the Cubs return to the Friendly Confines for a weekend set against the Cardinals.

Go Cubs go!



Tuesday, July 18, 2017

73

Hey hey! The Cubs won their fourth straight on Monday, downing the Braves 4-3 in Atlanta behind Jon Lester's dominant start.


Game two of the three-game series is Tuesday.

Go Cubs go!


Sunday, July 16, 2017

75

Hey hey! Welcome to the north side, Jose Quintana! The Cubs put up 8 runs in Q's Cubs' debut while he blanked the O's (7 IP, 12 K, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 H) in a dominant start that resulted in an 8-0 win and a sweep of the series in Baltimore.


Bryzzo homered, Willson "We Are Back" Contreras went 4-for-5, and the team was 5-for-13 with RISP.

The defending World Series champs start a three-game set in Atlanta Monday before heading back to the Friendly Confines.

Go Cubs go!


77

Holy cow! The Cubs beat the O's again on Saturday. The offense put up 10 runs and Jake Arrieta tossed a quality start. That's 19 runs scored in the first two games after the All-Star break.

The series wraps up Sunday in Baltimore before the North Siders head to Atlanta for a three-game set to end the road trip.

Go Cubs go!


Sunday, July 9, 2017

79

The All-Star Break is upon us. Here's hoping the rest does the Cubs some good and that the second half is better to them than the first!

Go Cubs go!




Wednesday, July 5, 2017

81

Holy cow! The Comeback Cubs were at it again on Wednesday, scoring seven unanswered runs to down the Rays 7-3. Jon Jay's pinch-hit, three-run homer tied the game in the 6th and the Cubs scored two runs in each of their final two at-bats to seal the win.  

That's Cub.

John Lackey tossed a quality start (6 IP, 3 ER, 3 K, 0 BB) and the bullpen combined for three innings of scoreless, two-hit ball.  Rizzo went 2-for-3 with 2 BB and 2 RBI, KB went 1-for-3 with 2 R and 2 BB, and Happ went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI.

The win earned a series split with Tampa Bay.  The Brewers head to Wrigley for a makeup game Thursday, and the North Siders finish the first half of the season with a three-game set against the Pirates at home starting Friday.

Go Cubs go!





Sunday, July 2, 2017

82

Hey hey!  The Cubs took the series finale against the Reds on Sunday 6-2 behind Jake Arrieta's dominant start, his best of the season (7 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 6 K), and an offensive outburst led by Ian Happ (3-for-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI).

Javy chipped in with an RBI and a 3-for-4 day, Addy scored a run while going 2-for-4, and Rizzo added a solo HR. 

The Cubs head back to Chicago for a six-game homestand that leads up to the All-Star break.  They'll host the Rays for two, make up a rainout with the Brewers, and the Pirates come to Wrigley for three next weekend.

Go Cubs go!


Thursday, June 29, 2017

84

Holy cow! The Comeback Cubs did it again on Thursday in DC, scoring three in the ninth to beat the Nationals 5-4.

Jon Lester tossed a quality start (6 IP, 7 K, 1 ER), but the real fireworks took place in the top of the ninth.  With one out, Candelario (who'd hit his 1st career HR in his previous AB) was hit by a pitch. He was forced by Caratini, who advanced to 2nd on defensive indifference.  With two outs, Javy singled, LaStella singled and drove in Caratini, and Jon Jay had the big blow with a two-run double to put the Cubbies on top for good.

The win gave the Cubs a series split with Washington.  They head to Cincy to start a three-game series on Friday. 

Go Cubs go!


85

The Cubs go for a series split against the Nationals on Thursday in DC. Jon Lester takes the mound for Chicago.

Go Cubs go!


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

86

At least the Brewers lost on Tuesday.

The Cubs face the Nats again in DC on Wednesday.

Go Cubs go!


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

87

Holy cow! The Cubs held on to beat the Nationals 5-4 on Monday behind a nice start by Eddie Butler and a leadoff homer by Willson Contreras.  That's Cub.

Javy Baez had another spectacular night, with two great catches and a nice stat line:  2 H, 1 R, 1 RBI, and 1 SB. Four other Cubs hitters each added an RBI on the night, and Chicago had a 5-0 lead entering the ninth before Washington -- and the Cubs' bullpen -- made things interesting.

The series continues Tuesday in DC.

Go Cubs go!






Saturday, June 24, 2017

88

Hey hey! The Comeback Cubs struck again in Miami on Saturday, coming back from a 3-1 deficit to down the Fish 5-3. Jon Lester tossed a quality start (7 IP, 3 ER) to pace the North Siders. Wade Davis picked up the save with a 1-2-3 ninth. That's Cub.

With Anthony Rizzo getting the day off and J-Hey & Zo injured, the Cubs' depth came through: Jay went 2-for-5, Baez (3 RBI) and Russell each went 2-for-4, and Happ went 2-for-3.

The series wraps up on Sunday against the Marlins before the Cubs head to DC for a four-game set against the Nationals.

Go Cubs go!





Friday, June 23, 2017

91

Holy cow! The Cubs demolished the Marlins 11-1 Thursday. That's Cub.

The series continues Friday in Miami.

Go Cubs go!


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

92

The Cubs took a tough loss against the Padres on Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley, 3-2.

They start an eleven-game road trip Thursday in Miami. Jake Arrieta takes the hill for the North Siders.

Go Cubs go!


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

94

Holy cow! The Comeback Cubs did it again, coming from behind to beat the Padres 3-2 at Wrigley. Jon Lester threw another quality start (6 IP, 2 ER, 7 K), and Wade Davis earned his 14th save in 14 attempts. That's Cub.

Willson Contreras homered, and both Rizzo & Javy went 2-for-3.

Game two of the three-game series -- and homestand -- is Tuesday in Chicago.

Go Cubs go!





Sunday, June 18, 2017

96

Hey hey!  The Cubs trounced the Pirates 7-1 on Sunday behind a quality start by Lackey (6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER) and an offensive outburst.

Jay went 3-for-4 and both Happ & Rizzo homered for Chicago.  Riz & Contreras each went 3-for-5, and the bullpen combined for three innings of scoreless, one-hit ball.

The Cubs host the Friars for a three-game set that starts Monday.  

Go Cubs go!



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

99

Holy cow! The Cubs offense went off on Tuesday night in New York, downing the Mets 14-3 behind five home runs and a dominant start by Jon Lester (7 IP, 1 ER, 10 K).

Joe Maddon had Anthony Rizzo bat leadoff for the first time in Riz's career, and it immediately paid off, as Tony hit a leadoff homer. That set the tone for the game, as Javy, Happ, KB, and J-Hey each homered; Happ's was a grand slam to put the Cubs up by 6 in the 2nd.

The series wraps up Wednesday night, before the Cubs head to Pittsburgh for a three-game weekend set.

Go Cubs go!



Monday, June 12, 2017

101

The Cubs face the Mets Tuesday at Citi Field in game two of a three-game series. Jon Lester takes the mound for the North Siders.

Go Cubs go!


Sunday, June 11, 2017

102

Hey hey! The Cubs knocked off the Rockies 7-5 at Wrigley on Sunday. Chicago hit four homers to power the offense.

Jake Arrieta struggled in the 5th, and CJ Edwards allowed Colorado to tie the game after he entered the game in relief. But the Cubs' offense picked them up, and the bullpen held off the surging Rox.

The Cubs head to Citi Field Monday to start a three-game series and a six-game road trip that will wrap up next weekend in Pittsburgh.

Go Cubs go!





Thursday, June 8, 2017

104

Tough series opener for the Cubs tonight against the Rockies. They're back at it Friday at Wrigley.

Go Cubs Go!


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

105

Holy cow! The Comeback Cubs beat the Marlins in style on Tuesday night, coming back from a 1-0 deficit to trounce Miami 10-2. Jake Arrieta tossed a quality start (6 IP, 5 K, 2 ER) and Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-5 with a HR and 4 RBI.

The Chicago bullpen gave up only one walk and one hit over three scoreless innings of relief. Kris Bryant (2-for-3, 2 BB, 2 R), Jon Jay (1-for-4, R, BB, 2 RBI), Jason Heyward (3-for-5, R, 2 RBI), and Javy Baez (1-for-3, BB, R, 2 RBI) fueled the productive Cubs offense, which scored 10 runs on 11 hits.

The Cubs, who have won five straight games (and their last eight at Wrigley), wrap up the series with the Fish on Wednesday in Chicago before hosting the Rockies for a four game set that starts Thursday.

Go Cubs go!



Monday, June 5, 2017

106

Hey hey! The first place, defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs downed the Fish 3-1 at Wrigley on Monday night, their fourth straight win.

Kris Bryant & Albert Almora went deep for the North Siders, and Eddie Butler & Mike Montgomery combined to hold Miami to one run.

The three-game series continues Tuesday at the Friendly Confines.

Go Cubs go!




Sunday, June 4, 2017

108

Hey hey! The Comeback Cubs did it again on Sunday, overcoming a 4-1 deficit to beat the Cards 7-6 and sweep the three-game series!

Ian Happ homered twice and drove in four for the North Siders, who start a three-game set with the Marlins at Wrigley Field on Monday night.

Go Cubs go!





Saturday, June 3, 2017

109

Holy cow! The Comeback Cubs struck again on Saturday at Wrigley, coming from behind to down the Cards 5-3. Jon Lester tossed a quality start (6 IP, 4 K, 3 ER) that included a rare, inning-ending pickoff throw to 1st, and Kyle Schwarber hit a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the 7th to take the lead for good. That's Cub.

Javy Baez went 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored, and Koji Uehara (H, 7) & Wade Davis (S, 12) combined for two no-hit innings of relief to seal the win.

The series wraps up Sunday night in Chicago before the Marlins come to town for a three-game set.

Go Cubs go!




112

The Cubs are hosting the Cards Saturday afternoon at Wrigley. Jon Lester's on the hill for Chicago, and Javy Baez has gone deep early.

Go Cubs go!


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

113

The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs have hit a rough patch, having dropped six straight. They get an off day Thursday before a chance to get back on track against the Cards this weekend in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field.

Go Cubs go!



Tuesday, May 30, 2017

114

The Cubs face the Padres Tuesday night in game two of a three-game set. Eddie Butler (2-0, 1.93) is on the hill for Chicago.

Go Cubs go!


Saturday, May 27, 2017

116

The first place, defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs took three out of four from the Giants this week before getting shut out by the Dodgers on Friday night in LA.


The weekend series continues Saturday at Chavez Ravine.

Go Cubs go!


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

119

Hey hey! The Cubs downed the Giants Wednesday at Wrigley, 5-4. Kyle Hendricks tossed a quality start (7 IP, 5 K, 0 BB, 2 ER) and Anthony Rizzo homered twice while going 3-for-3.

The Giants made it interesting in the top of the 9th, tagging Chicago closer Wade Davis for two runs -- his first earned runs of the season -- but he rallied to close out the game and pick up the save.

The four-game series wraps up Thursday afternoon at the Friendly Confines, and the Cubs head to LA on Friday for a weekend set against the Dodgers.

Go Cubs go!



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

120

Holy cow! The Cubs downed the Giants 4-1 behind a complete game by Jon Lester (9 IP, 1 ER, 10 K, 0 BB) and homers from Jason Heyward, Anthony Rizzo, and Kyle Schwarber.

Lester lowered his season ERA to 3.19 in the effort, the lowest of any Cub starter and good for ninth-best among NL starters. 

The four-game series continues at Wrigley on Wednesday.

Go Cubs go!






Sunday, May 21, 2017

122

Hey hey! The Cubs downed the Brewers 13-6 on Sunday at Wrigley behind a quality start by Jake Arrieta (6 IP, 0 ER, 6 K) and an offensive outburst that included 3-for-3 days from Kris Bryant & Willson Contreras.

KB homered twice, and Rizzo & Zobrist each knocked one out of the park. Zobrist's led off the game for Chicago, making Joe Maddon's lineup change -- batting Zo leadoff and Schwarber 2nd -- instantly look good.

Ian Happ continued his strong MLB debut, going 2-for-5 with an RBI and run scored, raising his average to .346.

The North Siders host the Giants on Monday to kick off a four-game set.

Go Cubs go!



Saturday, May 20, 2017

124

Cubs dropped the series opener to first place Milwaukee on Friday. Saturday's game has been postponed due to rain.  The game will be made up on Thursday, July 6 at 1:20 CT.

The series wraps up on Sunday at Wrigley.

Go Cubs go!




Thursday, May 18, 2017

125

Holy cow! The Cubs beat the Reds 9-5 Thursday to sweep the series. Jon Lester tossed another quality start, Koji Uehara picked up his first save of the season, and the North Siders' offense continued to tear it up at Wrigley.

Baez went 3-for-4 with five RBI, including a grand slam; KB hit his eighth homer of the season; and Ian Happ, making the most of his MLB debut, & Ben Zobrist each went 2-for-4.

The Brewers head to the Friendly Confines Friday to kick off a three-game series. First pitch is at 1:20 p.m. CT, and Kerry Wood will be filling in for JD on the Cubs' TV broadcast (hat tip to Chris for the info!).

Go Cubs go!



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

126

CUBS WIN!

Not sure what the Angels fan is so upset about.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

128

Hey hey! The Friendly Confines were friendly indeed on Tuesday night, as the Cubs returned home to down the Reds 9-5. Ian Happ continued his welcome-to-the-bigs tear, going 1-for-3 with a HR, 2 BB, 2 R, and 2 RBI; Schwarber, Russell, and Rizzo also homered; and Bryant, Candelario, and Contreras each had two-hit nights.

John Lackey just missed a quality start, giving up three in 5 2/3 innings, and Wade Davis continued his stellar start to the season, maintaining his 0.00 ERA through his first 17 appearances.

The three-game series continues Wednesday night at Wrigley. Go Cubs go!





Monday, May 15, 2017

130

Tough weekend in St. Louis for the Cubs, who dropped two of three. Ian Happ got his first MLB homer in his first MLB game, and looked good both offensively and defensively. Javy Baez got his first start in right, relying heavily on those in the Cubs' dugout for positioning help. 

After a much-needed off day Monday, the North Siders host the Reds at Wrigley on Tuesday.

Go Cubs go!