Friday, July 19, 2019

64

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

65

Holy cow! The first place Cubs downed Cincinnati 5-2 on Wednesday at Wrigley. Yu Darvish tossed a quality start (6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 7 K), Kris Bryant and Addison Russell each homered, and Jason Heyward knocked in two for the North Siders.

Darvish's victory was his first ever at Wrigley, and Bryant's 2-for-3 day raised his season average to .299. Craig Kimbrel struck out two of the three batters he faced to earn his fourth save of the year.

The Cubs have Thursday off before kicking off a weekend series against the Friars on Friday at the Friendly Confines. 96 games down, 66 to go.

Go Cubs go!

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

68

Sunday, July 7, 2019

72

The end of the long 4th of July weekend didn't end with a win but Milwaukee lost so number drops. Things are tight in the NL Central.

Anyways, the first place Cubs need some rest. So we hit the all stars break. Javy, Wilson and Kris will not get much of a break because they're All Stars!!! Next game on Friday.



(Sox Suck)



Wednesday, July 3, 2019

78

The Cubs dropped Tuesday night's game to the Bucs, but the Brewers' loss dropped the CMN. Back in action at Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

86 games down, 76 to go. 

Go Cubs go!

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

79

Holy cow! The Cubs downed the Reds in Cincinnati 6-0 on Saturday behind a quality start from Jose Quintana (6 IP, 0 ER, 4 K) and a grand slam from Javier Baez.

The rubber game of the series is Sunday at the Great American Ball Park. 83 games down, 79 to go.

Go Cubs go!


80

The first place Cubs lost twice on Friday:  the series opener to the Reds by a score of 6-3, and starter Cole Hamels to the IL after just one inning. On the bright side, the Brewers' loss dropped the CMN.

The series continues Saturday at the Great American Ball Park. 82 games down, 80 to go.

Go Cubs go!

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

81

First place Cubs!


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

82

The first place Cubs dropped Wednesday night's game to the Braves, but the CMN dropped as the Brewers lost to the Mariners.

The series wraps up on Thursday at Wrigley before the North Siders head out on a nine-game road trip before the All-Star Break.


80 games down, 82 to go.  Go Cubs go!


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83

The first place Cubs dropped Tuesday's game to the Braves, but the Brewers' loss dropped the CMN.

The series continues Wednesday night at Wrigley. 79 games down, 83 games to go.

Go Cubs go!

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

84

Hey hey! The Cubs downed the Braves 8-3 on Monday behind a quality start from Jon Lester (6 IP, 0 ER, 7 K) and homers from Contreras and Heyward.

Willy's homer cleared the benches, as he and Atlanta catcher Tyler Flowers exchanged words during Contreras's at-bat and while Willson rounded the bases. Contreras finished the game going 2-for-4 with 3 RBI. Javier Baez also had a 2-for-4 night for the North Siders.

The series continues Tuesday at Wrigley. 78 games down, 84 to go.

Go Cubs go!



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Thursday, June 20, 2019

84

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

89

Contreras's grand slam in the first was enough. Brewcrew lost. Number drops by 2.

91

Brew crew is losing some games and dropping the number. Cubs need to step up. Last night was a bullpen failure giving the White Sox the win with a 9th inning homer. Hopefully they will do better tonight.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

93

Yu Darvish gave the Cubs seven solid innings striking out ten while giving up only a solo home run yet he left trailing 1-0.  The Captain of the Cubs showed up just in time mashing a two run shot to right field off of Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen though.

Pedro Strop notched his eighth save and the Cubs picked up a much needed win on what has been a rough West Coast road trip.  They play the Dodgers on Sunday Night Baseball tonight as Quintana will square off against Ryu.



Thursday, June 13, 2019

96

Cubs leave Denver on a high note with a 10-1 win. Hopefully momentum carries over. On to LA with a lot of late night games. 1/2 game back from those Brewers.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

98

Holy cow! The Cubs beat the Cards 5-1 on Sunday to complete the SWEEP behind a dominant start from Kyle Hendricks (7 IP, 1 ER, 3 K), a home run from CarGo, and 2 RBI from Schwarbs.

The Cubs have won the last ten games that Hendricks has started against St. Louis, the longest such streak by a Cubs pitcher since 1908.

Gonzalez's HR was his first as a Cub, and lead-off hitter Schwarber reached base in 4 of 5 plate appearances.

The North Siders head to Denver Monday to kick off a seven-game road trip. 64 games down, 98 to go.

Go Cubs go!


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Saturday, June 8, 2019

99

Jon Lester made the adjustment after throwing 36 pitches and allowing four earned runs in the first inning.  He was able to settle in and go five more and thanks to the Cubs offense rallying back from a four run deficit, get the win.  Kyle Schwarber punctuated an 11 pitch at bat by driving a fastball 407 feet for his 12th home run of the season.

Victor Caratini would later lash a three run double past Cardinal left fielder Marcell Ozuna on the first pitch he saw pinch hitting for Lester with the bases loaded.  The Cubs bullpen turned in three scoreless innings in relief while striking out six, including Tyler Chatwood who continued a rebound 2019 season.  He struck out three on 16 pitches, 11 strikes hitting 98 MPH.


Friday, June 7, 2019

100

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

101

Holy cow! The first place Cubs held on to beat the Rockies 9-8 at Wrigley on Wednesday behind a SEVEN RBI, 4-for-4 night from David Bote!

Bote's three-run HR broke a scoreless tie in the 5th, and his three-run double in the 6th staked the North Siders to an 8-3 lead before Colorado closed the lead to 8-7 in the 7th. 

The series wraps up Thursday afternoon at the Friendly Confines before the Cards come to town for a three-game weekend series. 60 games down, 102 to go.

Go Cubs go!


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Our own Diamond Girl and Rynemaiden were able to meet up and take in this W together!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

103

Hey hey! The first place Cubs cooled off the red-hot Rockies on Tuesday night with a 6-3 win. Kyle Hendricks threw a quality start (7 IP, 3 ER, 10 K) and both Kyle Schwarber and Javier Baez homered for the North Siders.

Javy had another great night at the plate, going 3-for-4, and Schwarber's blast was a no-doubt tape measure blast. Steve Cishek threw a perfect 8th, and Pedro Strop returned from the IL to pick up the save with a perfect 9th. That's Cub.

The series continues Wednesday at Wrigley. 59 games down, 103 to go.

Go Cubs go!


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Monday, June 3, 2019

105

Holy cow! The confines were friendly indeed to the Cubs on Monday as they downed the Angels 8-1 in a makeup game. Jon Lester tossed a dominant start (7 IP, 1 ER, 6 K) to set the pace for the North Siders.

El Mago had himself a day at the plate:  2-for-4 with a HR and 3 RBI. J-Hey also went 2-for-4 while driving in 2, and Willy & Schwarbs also had two-hit days.

Carlos Gonzalez made his Cubs debut, going 1-for-3 with a run scored and making an excellent catch in right to save a couple of runs.

Edwards and Maples threw two innings of no-hit relief to finish the game for Lester. 

The Rockies come to town on Tuesday to kick off a three-game set. 58 games down, 104 to go.

Go Cubs go!

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

106

The Cubs dropped the series opener to the Cards in extras on Friday night, but the Brewers also lost, dropping the CMN by one.

The Cubs-Cards series continues on Saturday in St. Louis. 55 games down, 107 to go.

Go Cubs go!

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

107

The first place Cubs closed out the series against the Astros with a win on Wednesday before Thursday's off day.

The North Siders wrap up the road trip with a weekend set in St. Louis and then return to the Friendly Confines for a seven-game homestand against the Angels (rainout makeup), Rox, and Cards. 54 games down, 108 to go.

Go Cubs go!


Saturday, May 25, 2019

108

The Cubs beat the Reds 8-6 Saturday as Tyler Chatwood notched his third career save.  Jose Quintana will face off against Tanner Roark Sunday.


111

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

112

Hey hey! The homer-happy, first place, comeback Cubs downed the Phillies 8-4 at Wrigley on Wednesday night behind Albert Almora's first-ever grand slam, massive homers from Tony & El Mago, and four solid innings of relief from Tyler Chatwood.

The series wraps up on Thursday at the Friendly Confines before the Reds come to town for a weekend series. 47 games down, 115 to go.

Go Cubs go!



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113

Bucs lose.  Cubs up 8-4, top 9 at Wrigley.  Stay tuned.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

114

Hey hey! The comeback Cubs scored two in the bottom of the 9th on Tuesday night to beat the Phillies 3-2. Jose Quintana tossed a quality start (6 IP, 0 ER, 4 K) and Kris Bryant continued his hot streak with a 3-for-4 night.

El Mago drove in Rizzo to plate the winning run to give Kyle Ryan his first win of the year for the first place North Siders.

The series continues Wednesday night at Wrigley. 46 games down, 116 to go.

Go Cubs go!


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Sunday, May 19, 2019

116

Hey hey! The first place Cubs won another series by knocking off the Nationals 6-5 on Sunday in DC. Anthony Rizzo homered and Kyle Schwarber knocked in two to set the pace for the North Siders.

Albert Almora had a 3-for-3 night with a walk and two runs scored, and Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 while also scoring twice. Steve Cishek threw 2 1/3 innings of scoreless ball to pick up the save.

The Cubs return to Wrigley on Monday to start a four game homestand:  four with the Phillies and three with the Reds. 44 games down, 118 to go.

Go Cubs go!


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Friday, May 17, 2019

117

The Cubs offense exploded for 14 runs against the Nationals last night and it didn't take long to get started as Javy Baez had an RBI double in the first to extend his career high 15 game hitting streak and then Albert Almora Jr took Max Scherzer deep on an 0-2 pitch that went 445 feet for the longest HR of his career.

The real fireworks started in the 7th as Bryant went deep. Schwarber then went deep in the 8th on the 13th pitch of the at bat as he fouled off several close pitches before hitting an opposite field HR.  The 2016 MVP was not done there though as he would go back to back with Schwarber in the 8th and homer in the 9th for the second three homer game of his career. 

Cole Hamels gave up two runs in five IP and moved to 4-0 on the season.  Jon Lester squares off against Stephen Strasburg at 6:15 CST.




Wednesday, May 15, 2019

119

The first place Cubs dropped a tough one to the Reds in extras on Wednesday night, but Pittsburgh also lost, dropping the CMN.

Some good news despite the loss: Yu Darvish struck out 11 batters in 5 1/3 innings while not giving up a walk. Darvish left the game with a 3-2 lead, but unfortunately, the Chicago bullpen gave up 4 earned runs.

Almora and Russell each went 2-for-4 with a HR, and Schwarber also homered for the Cubs.

The series wraps up in Cincinnati on Thursday before the North Siders head to DC for a three-game weekend set versus the Nationals. 40 games down, 122 to go.

Go Cubs go!


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

120

Holy cow! The Cubs beat the Reds 3-1 on Tuesday night behind a dominant start from Kyle Hendricks (8 IP, 1 ER, 7 K), who also went 3-for-4 with 2 RBI. That makes three dominant starts in a row for the Professor, who's allowed just one earned run in the 25 (!) innings of those starts. That's Cub.

The North Siders' team ERA now stands at 3.38, just below Cincinnati's NL-best 3.35. Kris Bryant extended his on-base streak to 23 consecutive games, and his season OBP now sits at .406.

The series continues Wednesday at the Great American Ballpark. 39 games down, 123 to go.

Go Cubs go!


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121

The NL-best, first place Cubs had Monday off, but the Pirates' loss dropped the CMN by one since they have the fewest losses of any NL Central opponent. The North Siders kick off a six-game road trip Tuesday at Cincinnati.

38 games down, 124 to go.

Go Cubs go!


Sunday, May 12, 2019

122

Holy cow! The NL-best, first place Cubs knocked off the Brewers 4-1 at Wrigley on Sunday behind a quality start from Jon Lester (6.2 IP, 0 ER, 6 K) and a 3-for-4 day from Kris Bryant. KB's two-run homer in the 7th put the icing on the cake.

Javier Baez's 2-for-4 day raised his season average to .323, and Kintzler & Cishek combined for 2.1 innings of scoreless, no-hit relief. That's Cub.

The North Siders have Monday off before heading to Cincinnati to kick off a six-game road trip with the Reds and Nationals. 38 games down, 124 to go.

Go Cubs go!


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Saturday, May 11, 2019

123

Hey hey! Cubs win! Cubs win! Cubs win! Willson Contreras's walkoff homer gives the first place Cubs a 2-1 win over MIL in 15 innings on Saturday. Cole Hamels set the pace for the North Siders with a dominant start (7 IP, 1 ER, 5 K). 

The rubber game of the series is on Sunday at Wrigley. 36 games down, 126 to go.

Go Cubs go!


Thursday, May 9, 2019

125

Holy cow! The first place Cubs downed the Marlins 4-1 on Thursday to take the series three games to one. Homers from Bryzzo and a stellar return by Mike Montgomery (5 IP, 0 ER, 3 K) set the pace for the North Siders.

KB and Tony reached base in 5 of 8 combined plate appearances while knocking in three, and Almora added the fourth RBI for the Cubs.

The Cubs have now won seven consecutive series, three games in a row, and nine of their last ten. That's Cub.

The second place Brewers head to Wrigley for a three-game weekend series starting Friday. 35 games down, 127 to go.

Go Cubs go!


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126

Holy cow! The comeback Cubs did it again at Wrigley on Wednesday night, knocking off Miami 3-on Jason Heyward's walk-off home run to lead off the 11th!

Kyle Hendricks had another dominant start (8 IP, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K) and CJ Edwards picked up his first win of the 2019 season after closing the door on the Marlins in the top of the 11th (1 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 ER, 2 K). That's Cub.

The series wraps up on Thursday afternoon at the Friendly Confines. Milwaukee comes to town Friday for a three-game set. 34 games down, 128 to go.

Go Cubs go!



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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

127

Hey hey! Kris Bryant's walk-off, three-run homer broke a 2-2 tie and gave the Cubs a victory over Miami on Tuesday night at Wrigley, 5-2.

Jon Lester's quality start (6 IP, 0 ER, 6 K) set the pace for Chicago, and the bullpen rebounded nicely with three scoreless innings of relief (3 IP, 0 ER 1 H, 6 K).

Despite a stiff wind blowing in from center, both Almora and Bryant managed to hit HRs. KB and Almora each had 2-for-5 nights, Baez's 2-for-3 night raised his season average to .321, and Contreras's 1-for-3 night raised his to .313. Both Javy & Willy rank among the top ten hitters in the NL. That's Cub.

The series continues Wednesday night at the Friendly Confines. 33 games down, 129 to go.

Go Cubs go!



128

Hey hey! Kris Bryant's walk-off, three-run homer broke a 2-2 tie and gave the Cubs a victory over Miami on Tuesday night at Wrigley, 5-2.

Jon Lester's quality start (6 IP, 0 ER, 6 K) set the pace for Chicago, and the bullpen rebounded nicely with three scoreless innings of relief (3 IP, 0 ER 1 H, 6 K).

Despite a stiff wind blowing in from center, both Almora and Bryant managed to hit HRs. KB and Almora each had 2-for-5 nights, Baez's 2-for-3 night raised his season average to .321, and Contreras's 1-for-3 night raised his to .313. Both Javy & Willy rank among the top ten hitters in the NL. That's Cub.

The series continues Wednesday night at the Friendly Confines. 33 games down, 129 to go.

Go Cubs go!



Sunday, May 5, 2019

130

Holy cow! The first place Cubs completed a three-game sweep of the Cardinals with a 13-5 blowout on Sunday night at Wrigley Field. Jose Quintana threw another quality start (6 IP, 2 ER) while Zobrist, Bryant, Contreras, and Almora each had two-hit nights.

KB's 8th inning grand slam was the exclamation point that wrapped up a great weekend for the Cubs: Friday's complete game shutout for Hendricks, Saturday's comeback win punctuated by Davis's grand slam, and Sunday's no-doubter.

With the three victories, the Cubs leapfrogged St. Louis in the NL Central standings to take sole possession of first. Since their much-discussed 1-6 start to the 2019 season, the Cubs have won 18 of 24 games and hold the best record in the National League.

The Marlins come to town Monday to kick off a four-game set, and the homestand wraps up next weekend with three games against the third place Brewers. 31 games down, 131 to go.

Go Cubs go!