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Javier Baez drove-in six runs with a two-run HR and a grand slam, Yasiel Balaguert knocked-in four runs with a three-run home run and a sacrifice fly, Dong-Yub Kim drove-in two runs with an RBI single and a solo HR, and Wilson Contreras ripped a two-run double, leading the Cubs to a 14-4 demolition of the Angels in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa, AZ.
Baez now has eight home runs and 26 RBI in 24 EXST games, and he has saved his best work for games against the Angels. In six EXST games (24 AB) versus the Halos, Baez is hitting .468 with four home runs and 16 RBI. Apparently he can do whatever he wants when he faces the Angels.
While the Cubs were playing the Angels on Field #3, RHP Marcos Mateo (on the Cubs 60-day DL with a sore elbow), RHP Justin Berg (2011 TJS rehab), LHP Luis Villalba, RHP Loiger Padron, RHP Ramon Garcia (broken hand rehab), and RHP Ethan Elias threw a five-inning “sim” game on Field #2, facing Cubs pl...
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RC has been insistent about wondering how the Cubs may contend in 2013. I've been meaning to write something about it for some time, but can't help but think the Cubs are a long way away from contention. 2013 doesn't seem possible, but it's always possible. How can they do it? After thinking about this [...]
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Steve Clevenger, Geovany Soto, and Wellington Castillo.You can find them all on the same page - the injury report on MLB.com.3 catchers going down at the same time is incredibly ridiculous, and the result is Koyie Hill.Like a ghost from last year's horror movie.But in the learned words of Lou Piniella, "What are you gonna do?"The baseball gods...
Iowa Josh Vitters went 1-3 but is still sporting a sub .700 OPS. Jackson went 1-5 with 3 strikeouts and Rodrigo Lopez only allowed 1 hit in 6 innings pitched. Smokies Rebel Ridling has been a Cub minor league forever and never really gone anywhere but last night he had a great game hitting a [...]
Pitcher Kerry Wood retired Saturday after 13+ seasons in the majors, 12 of them spent with the Chicago Cubs. Wood is best known for his 20-strikeout game against the Astros in 1998, which earned him the nickname “Kid K”. Only the third player in history to do so (Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson), Wood accomplished the feat in only his fifth career start at the age of 20. Many people...
Joe Ricketts has had next to nothing to do with the Cubs since the Ricketts won the right to become the sole bidders on the team way back in 2009. He's the money guy. That's it. He has said as much publicly. He doesn't give a damn about the Cubs or baseball. He funded the [...]
After briefly getting the hopes up of some Cubs fans the Cubs have lost 9 of 11 and 7 in a row. They're shooting for number 8 tonight as Travis Wood makes his 2nd start of the season. The Cubs will be facing JA Happ. Here's what Berselius said about tonight's game: Tuesday: Travis Wood, LHP [...]
The Cubs are considering when to call up hot-hitting first baseman Anthony Rizzo from Triple-A Iowa. When should the club's top prospect join the big-league team? Share your thoughts!
Iowa 5 AB's 4 strikeouts, just another day for Brett Jackson. Vitters was 1-4 with a double and a walk. After a few decent outings from the bullpen Jay Jackson was moved back to the rotation annndddd he sucked, giving up 6 ER in 3 IP. Smokies Junior Lake went 2-4 with a walk and [...]
Despite losing 2-1 to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night for their eighth defeat in a row, the Chicago Cubs may have filled a black hole in their rotation. Left-hander Travis Wood came up from Class AAA Iowa for the second time this season, and for the second time, he was solid. Wood didn't get a quality start against the Astros, but he fell just short, lasting 5 2/3 innings...
MLB Week in Review : 5/21/12
Kerry Wood is finished as a Cub and my eyes are still teary. Please attend a game at Wrigley Field. We celebrate the Cubs this week on the Week in Review!
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Trey Martin belted a bases-loaded triple and Kevin Encarnacion crushed a two-run triple to highlight a nine-run 3rd, Jeimer Candelario doubled twice, walked, and drove-in a run, and Rob Whitenack threw six strong innings, allowing one run (unearned) on three hits (all singles), with no walks and seven strikeouts, to help the Cubs cruise past the Brewers 12-1 in Cactus League Extended...
Houston third baseman Chris Johnson has been ejected from Tuesday night's game with the Chicago Cubs after slamming his helmet on the ground and arguing a call at first base in the fourth inning.
With the game tied at 1-1, Johnson hit a ground ball to shortstop Starlin Castro, who made a diving stop and whose throw to first appeared to barely beat Johnson. Johnson was called...
CHICAGO- For a pitcher that at one point delivered some of the hottest stuff that the MLB has seen over the past 15 years, Kerry Wood seemed to be one step away from immortality.
His career runs semi-parallel to the NFL’s Dan Marino in the sense that he was physically gifted, did some amazing thing and sputtered out down the last leg of his career only to never win a championship...
We knew that the Cubs would stink this year, but seeing the Pirates and Astros above the Cubs in the standings still takes some getting used to. At least we have the Hope Monster to remind us that the Cubs are only seven games back!!! It's gonna happen! The rest of the NL Central kind [...]
Glad tidings from breezy Principal Park where the I-Cubs climbed all over the Tacoma Rainiers and snapped a four-game skid with an 18-8 slapstick win this afternoon. Anthony (Ratso) Rizzo (who else?) paced Iowa with a record-tying performance in support of Chris Volstad's first outing for the team.
Rizzo lined his 15th homer to the luxury seats in left-center on the first pitch...