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Of all the worries the Chicago Cubs have about their young players going into next year, first baseman Anthony Rizzo is not one of them. Rizzo continued to show that he's the real deal in Sunday's 13-9 comeback win over the Pirates at Wrigley Field. He enjoyed his first two-homer game, including his first grand slam. He also drove in a career-high six runs, becoming the first Cub to have a six-RBI game since Aramis Ramirez in 2010. In 72 games since coming up from Class AAA (Des Moines) Iowa on June 26, Rizzo has batted .300 with 14 homers and 43 RBI. At Iowa, he had 23 homers and 62 RBI. Manager Dale Sveum was only too happy to extrapolate. "The combination of Triple-A and here, too, is pretty impressive," Sveum said. "You're talking mid-20s (in homers) and 90 to 100 RBI. He went into that little lull and he figured some other things out, but I think he realized he wasn't going to be (fleet outfielder Tony) Campana. He was going to be An...
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During the Winter Meetings the Cubs traded Tyler Colvin and DJ LeMahieu to the Rockies for Ian Stewart and Casey Weathers. Stewart would replace the departed Aramis Ramirez at 3rd base and would instantly be an upgrade defensively. That much we were sure of. Whether or not he would hit the ball much was something [...]
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Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs and drove in six to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 13-9 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.
Rizzo hit a two-run shot in a four-run fifth inning, then capped a five-run sixth with his first career grand slam to seize the lead for Chicago. The six RBI are a career-high, and it was also the 23-year-old's first multihomer game.
Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro stumbled and fell rounding second base on a double during the eighth inning of Saturday's MLB game at Wrigley Field against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Fortunately, Castro's reflexes allowed himself to break his fall to avoid a faceplant and get back to second base in time to avoid disaster.
Castro came around to score a run on...
The Cubs currently sit at 58-59 even though 2 weeks ago it looked like a sure thing that they would lose 100. But after the Cubs have won 7 of their last 11 games it's now looking unlikely. Baseball Prospectus has the Cubs going 6-8 over the rest of the season which would put them [...]
Starlin Castro has had an eventful season to say the least, and this just adds to it a bit. Favorite part is imagining what the umpire is thinking as he watches him slowly flop to the ground and then play dead.
Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications...
Cincinnati (88-59) continues its forward march to clinch the NL Central with a visit to Chicago beginning on Tuesday. It's there that they will meet the fifth-place Cubs (58-88) for a trio of games in hopes of shrinking their magic number from its current total of five.
They'll face a Cubs squad who enters the series as winners of seven of their last nine, but still...
This week we welcome back Julie after a long absence and came to the conclusion that we still don't really don't know what to make of Jeff Samardzija after a full year. We also wonder how much longer the Cubs' season ticket waiting list can remain in the six digit range while the Cubs lose in the three digit range. And somewhere along the way we lost Julie.
For the first time since Aug. 1, the Pirates found a way to beat the Cubs – apparently it’s a lot harder than it looks. The Bucs finally stopped the bleeding at 7 games, but they’ve already lost too much blood so this quick clot isn’t going to fix much even if they are somehow still only 2 games out of the wild card.
The Buccos picked up the 7-6 win but they led 7-3 heading...
What an absolutely pathetic display yesterday. Just downright awful. If this team were a horse it would be shot. They are heartless from the manager on down. I really have nothing else to say. Pathetic. Jared Hughes should be shut down, not used four times in five days. The guy is completely drained, but [...]
Whoa! A Win! Win today and that’s two in a row. Win tomorrow and that’s a winning streak. I have my doubts. First Pitch: 2:20 PM EST Where to Watch: Root Sports, MLB.TV, WGN Chris Volstad, RHP (25) What a disaster Volstad has been for Theo and the Cubs. He has been quite awful People [...]