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The Chicago Cubs' pitching staff has two immediate issues facing it: a bullpen in tatters and the future of Thursday night's starting pitcher, Chris Volstad. Volstad's eighth outing of the season was his worst as he lasted just two innings in the Cubs' 8-7 loss to the Phillies at Wrigley Field. His record fell to 0-6, and his ERA rose from 6.92 to 7.46. He has not won since July 10 as a member of the Marlins, and he has not turned in a quality start this year. Change might be coming. Manager Dale Sveum said he likely would meet with team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer to evaluate the situation with Volstad. Lefty Travis Wood, who made an emergency start May 6, started Thursday for Class AAA (Des Moines) Iowa, so he would be ready to go on normal rest the next time Volstad's spot came up, if the Cubs do make a change. "We'll get together as a staff and talk to Theo and Jed and evaluate the situation, that's for sure,&...
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Javier Baez (solo HR and a two-run single), Jeimer Candelario (two-run triple and an RBI single), and Danny Lockhart (two-run single and an RBI single) drove-in three runs a piece, Xavier Batista doubled twice, singled, and scored a run, and Micah Gibbs reached base four times on two singles and two walks and scored two runs, leading the Cubs to an 11-3 thumping of the Rockies in...
Kerry Wood retired from Major League Baseball on Friday, putting an end to a career that was up and down but solid all-around. Wood made one final appearance at Wrigley Field before officially calling it a career. He faced one batter on Friday and put an exclamation point on his resume by throwing three straight strikes to record his final K. Wood spent parts of 14 seasons split...
Cubs catcher Geovany Soto has been scratched from the lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies because of left knee inflammation.
Soto was set to bat seventh Thursday night but instead was replaced by backup Welington Castillo. The Cubs said Soto is day to day.
Soto is off to a slow start, batting .161 with three homers and six RBIs. The 29-year-old catcher hit .228 with 17 homers...
Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto has a torn meniscus in his left knee and will be re-evaluated to see if he needs to go on the disabled list.
Soto is off to a slow start, batting .161 with three homers and six RBIs this season. The 29-year-old catcher hit .228 with 17 homers and 54 RBIs for Chicago last season.
Wellington Castillo started for Soto on Thursday and will now be the...
Whether or not you’re a Chicago baseball fan, most of the US population is subjected to their games on WGN almost every day of the season whether they be of the Cubs or White Sox variety.
For fans of the teams that play against the White Sox, you probably are familiar with announcer Hawk Harrelson whose claim to fame is his massive homerism, highlighted a couple amazing times...
The White Sox arrive at 1060 W. Addison for the beginning of the Crosstown Classic today, also known as the BP Cup.
(Please note this makes me want to buy BP gas less than I would have prior to this sponsorship.)
And the world arrives in Chicago as the NATO summit officially gets underway this weekend. I am not sure what is going to be more of a mess, Clark Street on Saturday at...
Kerry Wood retired from MLB today. He ended his career with the same team he begun with, the Chicago Cubs. He also had some time with the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees. Wood set a single game strikeouts record, had some big postseason moments in 2003, suffered major injuries due to aggravating motions in his mechanics, and still had a fine 14 year career. It was just a...
Joe Ricketts is a rich man, and one would
assume a smart man, but you know what they say happens when you ass-u-me.
The first inkling that something wasn't right
came with this classic video (well worth the watch if you're a Cubs fan)
going all-in on the Cubs doesn't make you a smarty pants.
The second clue that Joe was a brain surgeon...
Gordon Beckham hit a tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning Friday and the Chicago White Sox overcame the loss of star Paul Konerko to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 in what was likely the final major league game for Cubs reliever Kerry Wood.
Beckham's solo shot and a two-run blast from Konerko in the first were the only runs allowed by Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija (4-2).
Welington Castillo has a MCL sprain and will get an MRI today. He could be out 4-7 days. Carrie Muskat reports on twitter that the Cubs acquired Koyie Hill from the Reds for cash considerations, and he'll be in uniform for tonight's game.
FoxSports.com's Jon Paul Morosi joins Rob Dibble to discuss Kerry Wood's retirement.