Saturday, June 29, 2019


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!


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


First place Cubs!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019


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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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


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


Wednesday, June 19, 2019


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


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


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


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


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


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


Wednesday, June 5, 2019


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


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


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


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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