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The Cubs open their first homestand against a team that is in even worse shape than they are. The Brewers are already missing first basemen Corey Hart and Mat Gamel due to injuries suffered before the season, and in the past week 3B Aramis Ramirez, LF Ryan Braun, and SS Jean Segura have all been banged up. None of the injuries are necessarily *that* bad, but the Brewers didn't want a short bench so Ramirez hit the DL. I wouldn't be surprised to see Segura follow him there too. The Brewers already had SS Alex Gonzalez playing first, now he'll probably move to SS if Segura can't go and (dying laughing) Yuniesky Betancourt (dying laughing) is probably their starting first or third baseman.
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The Milwaukee Brewers have selected the contract of catcher and first baseman Blake Lalli from Triple-A Nashville, filling the void on the roster created by placing left-hander Chris Narveson on the 15-day disabled list earlier in the day.
To clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Lalli, the Brewers moved first baseman Corey Hart to the 60-day disabled list.
The Brewers need a...
The Chicago Cubs are spending less money and winning fewer games, but it could be a good thing.
Between 2008-2011, the Cubs spent no less than $120m on payroll, excluding special bonuses and players that were called up or acquired mid-season. In the same time period, Cubs losses increased every year (64, 78, 87, and 91, respectively). After ballooning in 2010, the Cubs payroll...
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Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa had a bit of bad luck during Monday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers when a foul ball deflected off his foot and hit him in the chin.
It happened in the bottom of the fourth inning as Cubs batter Alfonso Soriano hit a ground ball foul into the Cubs bullpen. Fujikawa tried to make a kick save...
MILWAUKEE Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun's neck was feeling better Sunday, but he wasn't in the lineup against Arizona.
The five-time All-Star was scratched from Friday's lineup after suffering a neck strain during batting practice and hasn't played since.
"As soon as I'm able to get to a point to where I have any chance to contribute and play, I'...
Injuries have hit the Milwaukee Brewers so hard even their manager is battling an ailment.
Ron Roenicke was taken to a Chicago emergency room Tuesday morning when his back froze up at about 5:30 a.m. in his hotel room. According to the team, by late morning Roenicke was back at the hotel and doing fine. He is expected to manage Tuesday night against the Cubs.The news of Roenicke...
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was taken to an emergency room in Chicago on Tuesday morning, according to WTMJ Radio in Milwaukee.Roenicke's wife told the station that that his back "froze up" around 5:30 a.m. in his hotel room and that he was unable to make his usual radio appearance.
It has not been disclosed whether Roenicke has a history of back problems...
Jeffrey Baez smacked a three-run home run onto 8th Street, Danny Lockhart singled twice and drove-in three runs, and Ryan McNeil threw three innings of shutout ball with four strikeouts, leading the Cubs to a 12-7 victory over the Angels in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa, AZ.
Ian Stewart continued his Extended Spring Training...
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum says Carlos Marmol is out as closer and rookie Kyuji Fujikawa will take over the role.
Marmol blew a save opportunity in Saturday's 6-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves when brothers B.J. and Justin Upton hit solo homers in the ninth inning. Sveum made the decision before Sunday's game.
Fujikawa didn't fare much better in a three-run eighth...
Iowa Cubs 3 @ Albuquerque Isotopes 7
Nick Struck walked none, but only struck out 1 and scattered 8 hits across 4 innings en route to a 4 ER performance. Casey Coleman picked up where Struck left off, surrendering 2 ER in 2 IP on a 2-R HR by Scott Van Slyke. Jensen Lewis gave up a home run in the 8th to complete the damages.
Offensively, Logan Watkins was held hitless but drew a...
Today, while the Cubs were about to lose their final game in Atlanta and get swept before their home opener, I was driving the family over to my son’s friend’s birthday party and listening to the last of the Cubs’ ninth on the radio.
The Cubs recorded the final out and I switched off the radio. I told my son that the game was over. Let’s check in on the conversation that...
Well in the ladies defense they have to do something to entertain themselves at a Cubs game. So many subliminal hilariou…
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Marco Estrada pitched seven effective innings and doubled home a run Monday, helping the Milwaukee Brewers stop a five-game slide with a 7-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the season at Wrigley Field.
With a strong wind blowing out at the start of the game - a rare sight for an April date at the iconic neighborhood ballpark - Estrada allowed two runs and five...