Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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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! 


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

132

Hey hey! The Cubs got back on track Tuesday night in Denver, downing the Rockies 8-1 in the second half of a day/night doubleheader.

Jeimer Candelario went 1-for-4 with an RBI, BB, and run scored in his 2017 Cubs debut; Kris Bryant homered and knocked in two; John Lackey tossed a quality start (7 IP, 0 ER, 10 K); and the bullpen got a much-needed rest after a tough weekend series against the Yankees.

Joe Maddon demonstrated some creativity with the Chicago lineup, starting KB in right, Candelario at third -- batting cleanup, and Zobrist in left. With J-Hey on the DL, look for some more interesting defensive arrangements over the next week or so.

The North Siders wrap up the series against Colorado on Wednesday and have an off day Thursday before heading to St. Louis for a weekend set against the first-place Cards.

Go Cubs go!


Thursday, May 4, 2017

133

Hey hey! Another game, another comeback win! The first place, defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs came back from 3-2 and 4-3 deficits to beat the Phillies in 13 innings, 5-4. That's Cub.

KB went 4-for-5, Miggy homered and drove in two, Mike Montgomery escaped a bases-loaded jam, and Wade Davis kept his season ERA at 0.00.

The Cubs took three out of four from Philadelphia to win another series. The Yankees arrive at Wrigley tomorrow to kick off a three-game series.

Go Cubs go!




Wednesday, May 3, 2017

135

Holy cow! The Comeback Cubs did it again at Wrigley tonight, coming back from a 3-1 deficit to beat Philadelphia 5-4. Jake Arrieta tossed a quality start, and Willson Contreras drove in two. Wade Davis picked up the save with a scoreless ninth. That's Cub.

The four-game series wraps up Thursday afternoon in Chicago. The Yankees arrive Friday for a three-game set.

Go Cubs go!




Tuesday, May 2, 2017

136

The Cubs thumped the Phillies 8-3 Tuesday night in Chicago! Jon Lester picked up his first win of the season, and Javy Baez & Kyle Schwarber each knocked in three.

The four-game series continues Wednesday at Wrigley.

Go Cubs go!


137

Stay tuned -- the Cubs are up big against the Phillies Tuesday night at Wrigley.

Go Cubs go!


Sunday, April 30, 2017

138

Well, it was a tough weekend in Boston, but the Cubs remain in first place and the magic number keeps dropping.

Good news: the North Siders return to the Friendly Confines Monday to kick off a seven-game homestand with a four-game set against the Phillies. The Yankees come to town for a three-game series next weekend.

Go Cubs go!


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

140

Holy cow! The Cubs shut out the Pirates 1-0 Tuesday night behind a quality start by Kyle Hendricks and three scoreless relief innings by the bullpen.

Pittsburgh held the North Siders to only two hits, but Addison Russell scored on an error in the 2nd and the Cubs held on for the win.

The three-game series wraps up Wednesday at PNC Park, and the Cubs close out their nine-game road trip with a weekend set in Boston.

Go Cubs go!






Monday, April 24, 2017

142

Hey hey! The first place, defending World Series champion Cubs trounced the Pirates 14-3 at PNC Park tonight. Brett Anderson tossed a quality start, and the Chicago offense built a 9-1 lead after 1.5 innings and never looked back.

Russell went 4-for-6 with three runs scored, J-Hey drove in four, Zobrist drove in three, and the Cubs tallied 17 hits en route to an easy win.

The three-game series continues tomorrow in Pittsburgh.

Go Cubs go!







Sunday, April 23, 2017

144

The first place, World Series champion Chicago Cubs split the final two games of their series against the Reds, winning Saturday's game 12-8 behind homers by Contreras, Rizzo, and Heyward, but dropping Sunday's contest 7-5 despite Rizzo's third homer in as many games.

The North Siders continue their road trip in Pittsburgh, where they kick off a three-game set on Monday night.

Go Cubs go!

Friday, April 21, 2017

146

Holy cow! The first place, defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs were the Comeback Cubs once again on Friday night, roaring back from a 5-2 deficit to beat the Reds 6-5 in 11 innings.

Kris Bryant drove in the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly, driving in Albert Almora, who raced home to score on a shallow fly. Javy Baez went 2-for-4 with an RBI, J-Hey hit his first homer of the season, and Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-5 with a run scored.

The Cubs' bullpen continued its recent tear, tossing 5 1/3 innings of one-hit, no-run ball to pick up Jon Lester. All in all, a great team win! That's Cub.

The three-game series continues on Saturday in Cincinnati. Go Cubs go!


Thursday, April 20, 2017

148

The Cubs had Thursday off, but the O's dropped the Reds -- and the Cubs Magic Number.

The North Siders now head to Cincinnati, where they'll kick off a three-game weekend series against the first place Reds on Friday to start a nine-game road trip.

Go Cubs go!


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

150

Hey hey! The Comeback Cubs were at it again today, scoring five times in the last two frames to knock off the Brewers 7-4. Addison Russell capped off the win with a two-out, walk-off, three-run homer. That's Cub!

The Cubs' bullpen was stellar again today, holding Milwaukee to two hits and no runs over the final four innings. Addy knocked in four on the day, and Willson went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Wade Davis's ERA remains at 0.00 through his first eight appearances.

The North Siders now head to Cincinnati, where they'll kick off a three-game weekend series against the Reds on Friday to start a nine-game road trip.

Go Cubs go!


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

151

Holy cow! The Cubs came back from a 5-0 deficit to down the Brewers 9-7 at Wrigley on Tuesday. The win snapped a four-game losing streak.

The Cubs' bullpen combined for 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball, and the North Siders' offense went off with a 14-hit effort. Miggy went 3-for-4 with a homer and 2 RBI, J-Hey went 2-for-4 and raised his average to .300, Schwarber hit a two-run homer, and Almora knocked in two.

The series wraps up Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley. Go Cubs go!


Sunday, April 16, 2017

152

Let's just forget about this weekend. Bring on the Brewers.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

153

The Cubs took two out of three against the Dodgers, and are now 3 for 3 in series wins.

They welcome the Pirates to the friendly confines tomorrow.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

156

It took a while, but the Cubs took care of business Monday night at Wrigley, raising three World Series Champion banners (1907, 1908, 2016) and downing the Dodgers 3-2 with a walk-off RBI single from Anthony Rizzo.

Hall of Famers Fergie Jenkins, Ryne Sandberg, and Billy Williams were in the house to help with the festivities, and Jon Lester struck out seven over six innings on a cold night in the Friendly Confines.

The series continues Wednesday night, when the Cubs will receive their World Series rings. That's Cub!


Sunday, April 9, 2017

157

The World Champion Cubs took another W in Milwaukee today. They downed the Brewers 7-4. The Northsiders are now tied with the Reds for first place!

The boys in blue are now coming home for the first home game of the season against the Dodgers!

158

Hey hey! The first place, World Series Champion Chicago Cubs downed the Brewers 11-6 on Saturday in Milwaukee.

It was a nice offensive night for Almora, Baez, Bryant, Hendricks, and Russell, among others. That's Cub.

The series wraps up Sunday at Miller Park before the Cubs head to Wrigley for their home opener Monday night.

Go Cubs go!


Thursday, April 6, 2017

160

The Northsiders take two out of three in St. Louis winning the first series of the year!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

161

It took a bit longer than we expected, but the World Champion Cubs have their first win of the 2017 season!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

163


Baseball season's underway

Well, you'd better get ready for a brand new day



Jon Lester takes the hill for the Cubs in the season opener in St. Louis tonight; Carlos Martinez will start for the Cards. Go Cubs!





Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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It happened! The 2016 Cubs capped off a historic season with a World Series victory, and along the way they provided fans with memories galore. Here are a few of our favorite moments from 2016:
The Cubs' 2015 season certainly foreshadowed the success they saw in 2016, as we noted here last January. And the additions of John Lackey, Aroldis Chapman, and Mike Montgomery, along with the development of Javier Baez and Willson Contreras, more than made up for not only the departure of Starlin Castro but also the injuries to Kyle Schwarber and Jorge Soler.

As the Cubs head into the 2017 season, the bulk of the championship 2016 roster, rotation, and bullpen remain constant. Gone are Chapman, Fowler, Coghlan, Hammel, Wood, and Ross. But Schwarber is back, Wade Davis is the Cubs' new closer, Heyward is hard at work getting his swing back on track, and Jon Jay & Albert Almora will take over in center.

Pitchers and catchers report to Sloan Park in Mesa today, and Opening Day is April 2. As long as Theo has recovered from his month-long bender, things look pretty good on the north side.

Let's go.



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