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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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CUBS WIN!

Not sure what the Angels fan is so upset about.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!


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

Go Cubs go!