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It's been a rough year for the Miami Marlins, but unlike last season, expectations weren't high for Miami coming into this season. In the eighth inning of Friday's Marlins-Braves game, Giancarlo Stanton tagged up to go to second base on a fly out by Justin Ruggiano. Stanton didn't slide into second, and was tagged out on the play. Marlins color commentator Tommy...
The Chicago Cubs TV broadcast team used some impressive creativity when a power outage caused viewers to miss a home run hit by right fielder Nick Schierholtz in the fourth inning of Friday's game at Wrigley Field.
Since there was no video replay of the Schierholtz HR available, the broadcasters recreated the moment for viewers at home with an artist rendering involving...
Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan has penned an insightful and interesting piece about how MLB teams are becoming much more persnickety with the standard language put into player contracts in an effort to more closely align the league with how the NFL goes about its business regarding a team’s ability to void a player’s deal due […]The post Chicago Cubs palyers aren’t allowed...
Jake Arrieta allowed three hits and a run while pitching into the seventh inning and catcher Welington Castillo drove in two runs to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1 Sunday.
Arrieta (2-1) retired eight of the first nine batters he faced. Acquired from the Baltimore Orioles on July 2, Arrieta has been inconsistent in his four starts since joining the rotation...
Nate Schierholtz hit a home run in the fourth inning of Chicago's 6-5 loss to Philadelphia at Wrigley Field on Friday. Unfortunately, the Cubs broadcast was experiencing some technical issues when it happened.
So when it came time for a replay, the resourceful announcers relied on an artist's rendition to show the big hit.
Although he took some artistic license — Schierholtz...
Starlin Castro hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.
Cole Gillespie drove in two runs with a single and a sacrifice fly as the Cubs earned their fourth win in 20 home games since the All-Star break. Castro, Junior Lake, Wellington Castillo and Darwin Barney had two hits apiece.
Castro drove a 1...
With the minor league regular season ending on Labor Day, over the next few days, we will complete our season-long profiles of Chicago Cubs’ prospects from each of their six minor league affiliates, starting with two apiece from the Arizona Rookie League and the Boise Hawks of the short-season Northwest League. Next week, we will unveil our first annual Sportsbank Cubs minor...
The Chicago Cubs felt pretty good in the sixth inning. They had a five-run lead, and Jeff Samardzija was cruising.
Everything fell apart from there.
Samardzija lost control of the game in a hurry, helping the Philadelphia Phillies rally for a 6-5 victory Friday in Ryne Sandberg's return to Wrigley Field.
''It got away from me a little bit,'' Samardzija said...
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Devoted Cubs fans have yet to turn on their struggling team at Wrigley Field where they are a National League-worst 26-42 at home even after Saturday's 4-3 victory over the Phillies.
"We have great fans and right now probably have some understanding fans" manager Dale Sveum said.
An announced crowd of 36410 saw the Cubs win for just the fourth time in their last 21...
I suppose I should apologize for the lack of activity on our blog lately. You know how we don’t actually get paid for this and how our real lives get in the way, but for my job, if you know what it is, it’s a hell of a lot more important than you. That doesn’t mean you people suck, it just means I have my priorities straight and I want to change the world rather than be...
Philadelphia Phillies (61-73) vs. Chicago Cubs (56-77)
RHP Roy Halladay (3-4, 7.81 ERA) vs RHP Jeff Samardzija (8-11, 4.03 ERA)
TIME: 2:20 ET, Wrigley Field
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 89, clear
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Ryne Sandberg returns to Wrigley Field today for the first time ever as a big league manager. The Hall of Fame second baseman turned Phillies manager...
Cliff Lee wasn’t on his game today. (Photo: AP)
Well, you can’t win ‘em all. Or even most of them if you’re the 2013 Phillies. They dropped another game today, losing to the Cubs 4-3. It’s the 74th time they’ve lost this season. Methinks they’ll be finishing below .500.
In a game where neither starting pitcher was able to make it beyond the fifth inning, the two teams...