Found September 07, 2013 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
After persuading Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum to hand him the ball, Scott Baker is finally ready to take a major league mound for the first time in almost two years. Back from Tommy John surgery, the right-hander makes his Cubs debut Sunday against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers. Baker went 63-48 with a 4.15 ERA in 163 games -- 159 starts -- for Minnesota from 2005-11, then underwent elbow surgery in April 2012. Chicago (60-81) signed him as free agent late last year. After spending some time rehabbing at the team's facility in Arizona, Baker allowed 18 earned runs and 34 hits with 16 strikeouts and 10 walks over 29 23 innings between Class-A Kane County and Class-A Daytona. His last major league appearance came with the Twins on Sept. 24, 2011, and most recent start Aug. 8 of the same season. "It's been a long while since I started a major league game, and there's definitely a lot to be excited about," Baker told the Cubs' official website. "R...

Scott Baker to make Cubs debut on Sunday

Scott Baker will make his debut for the Chicago Cubs on Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Baker, 31, signed a $5.5 million deal prior to the 2013 season but has not pitched at the big league level yet. Baker Tommy John surgery on his elbow last season but the Cubs were hopeful he would be ready to contribute when the season started. Instead Baker had a series of set backs before...

Cubs' Scott Baker will start on Sunday

Just as the month of September began, Chicago Cubs pitcher Scott Baker learned that he likely would not get a chance to pitch for the Major League team in 2013 even after working his way up to more than 80 pitches in his final Minor League rehab start. Now, Baker will get that chance.'s Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat reports that manager Dale Sveum has decided to...

Chicago Cubs continue to improve little by little

Starlin Castro needs to find that consistency that he had when he first was called up. The Chicago Cubs are one win away from matching their season total from last year.  Twenty-two games remain and it seems very likely that the Cubs will finish with a few more wins than last season. The Cubs aren’t necessarily vastly improved but the club is moving in the right direction.  The...

Chicago Cubs can’t hold on against Brewers

The Chicago Cubs played the third and final game of their series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. The two teams split the first two games, which made Sunday’s contest the rubber match. Chicago Cubs pitcher Scott Baker. (Photo Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images) The starting pitcher for the Cubs was Scott Baker, who was making both his season and team debuts. Baker was signed...

Chicago Cubs week in review: losing to fellow bottom dwellers

Junior Lake hit a grand slam this week but the Cubs still only won two of six this week. Rejoice Chicago sports fans, football has returned.  The Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox are about three weeks away from completing a terrible baseball season and things only got worse on that front this week for the boys in blue. The Cubs lost both of their series’s this week against the...

Brewers Friday: Prospects Johnny Hellweg, Jason Rogers honored by Milwaukee

Johnny Hellweg's stellar minor-league season was recognized further Friday, as the right-hander was named the Brewers' Minor League Pitcher of the Year. First baseman Jason Rogers was named as Milwaukee's Minor League Player of the Year after a breakout campaign for Double-A Huntsville. Both awards will be presented at Miller Park on Sept. 21. "We congratulate...

Milwaukee Brewers: A Decade Of Hits And Misses In The 1st Round

Taylor Jungmann during Brewers Spring Training. In what has been rightfully perceived a depleted system after all the trades to bring in stars like C.C. Sabathia and Zack Greinke in addition to Shaun Marcum, the Brewers have tried to replenish their system while balancing the need to field a competitive big league club. Signing pitchers like Kyle Lohse, however, in lieu of making...

Cubs Eliminated From Playoff Contention (But You Kinda Knew That Already)

You knew it was going to happen. One day after being eliminated from the National League Central division race, the Chicago Cubs were eliminated from the National League Wild Card race as well.  No, they can’t even qualify for the second wild card.  It’s done.  Finito.  Over.  Ende.  Sorry.  And even if they won, they might have been eliminated tonight anyway if the Cincinnati...

Brewers Saturday: Johnny Hellweg earns first career win

Johnny Hellweg's final line won't jump out to those who just glance at the box score, but the rookie right-hander took a step in the right direction Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Hellweg allowed three earned runs over a career-high six innings to earn his first major-league win in Milwaukee's 5-3 victory over the Cubs. Making his fourth career start, Hellweg allowed...

Ryan Braun reportedly calling Brewers season ticket holders to apologize

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has a long road to forgiveness ahead. After repeatedly lying about his history of performance-enhancing drug use, the 29-year-old was eventually outed as a cheater and a fraud. He threw urine collector Dino Laurenzi Jr. under the bus in the process and attacked his character. Now, Braun is trying to […]

Rough first inning costly for Brewers in 8-5 loss

Kyle Lohse's outing was spoiled by one pitch. Junior Lake made Lohse pay for a hanging slider and the rookie hit his first career grand slam to lead the Chicago Cubs 8-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. ''Just spun right there,'' Lohse said of the pitch to Lake. ''The frustrating thing is I was just one pitch away a couple times and I just...

Cubs Owner Doesn’t see Increase in Spending anytime Soon

When you’re 59-80 entering the last month of the MLB regular season, there are a lot of questions regarding the direction of your franchise. The Chicago Cubs haven’t been relevant in a very long time, so changes this off-season might be only natural for fans of the team to expect. But owner Tom Ricketts was […]

Ryan Braun is reportedly calling Brewers season ticket holders to apologize

Ryan Braun caught a lot of flak for that statement he released that was supposed to be an apology for his PED use, but really wasn’t an apology. So in response, Braun has reportedly began offering real apologizes to Milwaukee Brewers season ticket holders. According to CBS 58 in Milwaukee, Braun has been calling season ticket holders to apologize for his PED use. And apparently...
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