Found August 24, 2012 on
Joe Mather took advantage of a rare start with a go-ahead single during a three-run rally in the eighth inning Friday and the Chicago Cubs ended a four-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
The Rockies had matched a season best with a five-game winning streak.
Chicago trailed 3-2 going into the eighth. Brett Jackson tied it with his second homer of the season and Mather, batting in the leadoff spot usually occupied by David DeJesus, hit an RBI single against reliever Matt Belisle (3-5).
The Cubs added another run on reliever Matt Reynolds' throwing error to first on Anthony Rizzo's grounder.
James Russell (6-1) got two outs for the win and Carlos Marmol closed for his 16th save.
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Blackmon RF, Herrera SS, Pachecho 1B, Gonzalez LF, Hernandez C, Colvin CF, Nelson 3B, LeMahieu 2B, Pomeranz P
Mather RF, Vitters 3B, Rizzo 1B, Soriano LF, Castro SS, Castillo C, B. Jackson CF, Barney 2B, Samardzija P
The Rockies recent 5-game win streak and the Cubs continued excellence in losing has earned the Cubs a 3-game lead for the #2 spot in next year's draft for the...
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Ouch. That’s gotta hurt. Leaving a chunk of your scalp on the playing surface while trying to snag a souvenir ball? So bad on so many levels. Although the video does not provide the precise date and game during which this Chicago Cubs fan went all topsy-turvy, chunk-of-hair-losey, it’s reasonable to surmise that it occurred during the [...]
The Chicago Cubs recalled left-handed pitcher Brooks Raley from Class AAA Iowa and optioned left-handed pitcher Chris Rusin to Iowa, the club announced Saturday. Raley will start Saturday's game for the Cubs at the Colorado Rockies. Raley, 24, is 1-2 with a 7.63 ERA in 15 1/3 innings in three starts for the Cubs this season. Rusin lost in his only start for Chicago this...
Tickets are scalped and now so are Chicago Cubs fans.
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Twins career: Matt Walbeck, now 42, played with Minnesota from 1994-96. During his time with the Twins, Walbeck, a catcher, played in 275 games, the most he played for any team during his 11-year major league career. He batted .230 with 103 RBI and eight home runs during those three seasons.
After breaking into the league in 1993 with the Chicago Cubs, Walbeck was traded to Minnesota...
The author attended Wednesday night’s game — or, at least, the first eight innings of it — between the Class A Midwest League affiliates of the Minnesota Twins (the Beloit Snappers) and Chicago Cubs (the Peoria Chiefs) in Beloit, Wisconsin. Below are some notes on same.
Please note: none of what follows constitutes Official Prospect Analysis.
Regarding Miguel Sano and Jorge...