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Cubs vs. Giants: What happened at Wrigley Field?

What just happened at Wrigley Field? The Cubs and San Francisco Giants came to a standstill as Tuesday night turned into Wednesday morning, leaving both teams hanging around the dugouts for hours, waiting for answers that didn’t satisfy anyone. The bleachers and upper deck were almost completely empty by the time the umpires determined the field would be unplayable and called...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs beat Giants, game called in 5th after 4 1/2-hour rain delay

  Anthony Rizzo slammed a two-run homer, Tsuyoshi Wada pitched five strong innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Tuesday night in a game that was halted after 4 1/2 innings because of unplayable field conditions following rain at Wrigley Field. After a brief but heavy downpour, the game was delayed 4 hours, 34 minutes before it was called off at 1:16...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs outlast Giants 2-0 in rain-shortened game

CHICAGO (AP) Anthony Rizzo slammed a two-run homer, Tsuyoshi Wada pitched five strong innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Tuesday night in a game that was halted after 4 1/2 innings because of unplayable field conditions following rain at Wrigley Field. After a brief but heavy downpour, the game was delayed 4 hours, 34 minutes before it was called...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs beat Giants, game called in 5th inning after 4:34 rain delay

  Anthony Rizzo slammed a two-run homer, Tsuyoshi Wada pitched five strong innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Tuesday night in a game that was halted after 4 1/2 innings because of unplayable field conditions following rain at Wrigley Field. After a brief but heavy downpour, the game was delayed 4 hours, 34 minutes before it was called off at 1:16...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rizzo Cranks Homer Onto Sheffield Ave.

Anthony Rizzo hit his team leading 29th home run of the season onto Sheffield Avenue. It was a two-run shot that will give Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada some breathing room as he goes against a potent San Francisco Giants lineup. The Cubs are looking to build on their two-game winning streak and start the 6-game home stand off on the right foot. Your browser does not support iframes...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

There Is No Dana, Only Fools

I want to touch on Carlos Torres’ great outing on Monday, as he went five innings while giving up three hits and striking out six in an emergency start after pitching a third of an inning the day before. But I can’t do that without mentioning the reason for Torres’ emergency start, as Bartolo Colon left to be with his ill mother before she passed away. So as you think of Torres...
Via Metstradamus
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baez Hits HR, Cubs Split With Mets

In a wrap-around series with the Mets in New York, the Cubs beat the Mets 4-1 on a Monday afternoon. Anthony Rizzo was struggling during this short road trip  for the Cubs, but went 2-4 this afternoon with a solo homer. Kyle Hendricks pitched lights-out again, going 7 strong innings allowing 1 earned run, 3 hits, and 3 strikeouts. He earned his 5th major league win. An important...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Breakout Players – First Basemen

First base is by far the deepest position and that doesn’t even count the fact that most designated hitters are classified as first basemen. So, most fantasy players use first basemen to fill their utility slot. Add in the occasional first basemen on the bench (or as a first baseman/third baseman in some leagues) and you can see that virtually every player in the top six at the...
Via The Fantasy Fix
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Baez, Rizzo go deep and Cubs beat Brewers 4-2

CHICAGO (AP) Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo hit back-to-back home runs as the Chicago Cubs roughed up Kyle Lohse and the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Wednesday night. Starlin Castro, Rizzo and Baez, the nucleus of Theo Epstein's rebuilding effort, drove in all four runs against the NL-leading Brewers. Castro and Chris Coghlan contributed three hits each. Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Chicago Cubs Javy Baez Hits First Home Run at Wrigley Field

Watch as Chicago Cubs Javy Baez hits first home run at Wrigley Field on Wednesday evening. The #JavyBomb, which was the fourth of his young MLB career, came off of Kyle Lohse of the Milwaukee Brewers. The HR was followed by all-star Anthony Rizzo hitting one of his one just one at-bat later. The blasts gave the Cubs a 4-0 lead in the 3rd inning vs. the Brew Crew. Your browser does...
Via Sports Mockery
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hendricks among Cubs' elite rookies

One of the most interesting scouting reports on Chicago Cubs rookie standout Kyle Hendricks was provided Tuesday night by first baseman Anthony Rizzo. “He works well, he works fast,” Rizzo said after Hendricks pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings to lead the Cubs to a 3-0 win over the National League Central leading Brewers in a game that took only two hours, 22 minutes. “He knows...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Chicago Cubs Will Be Relevant In 2015

Key word: relevant.  I wasn’t feeling bold enough to say “contenders,” although I really wanted to. Things are looking up on the North Side of the Windy City, and the future may be closer than many people think for the Chicago Cubs and their fans.  Between a mix of young talent and a GM in Theo Epstein who is going to spend some money in the offseason, the Cubbies will...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Coghlan Quietly Producing for the Cubs

It’s easy to fall under the radar these days playing for the Cubs, unless you are one the many young prospects/future corner stones playing in the majors or minor leagues these days. All the talk, rightfully so, is about how the future is bright with Javy Baez, Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler on their way to join All-Stars Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo. What we aren’t talking...
Via Sports Mockery
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Are More Than Just Baez

I was in Kansas City this past weekend on my annual ballpark tour, and let me tell you, Kaufman Stadium is amazing. So far, this is my favorite ballpark that I have visited (not counting Wrigley Field), though there are still plenty more to go to. I highly recommend visiting if you ever have the opportunity. Even though I was in KC, and taking the weekend off of my beloved Chicago...
Via World Series Dreaming
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays miss out on sweep as Cubs win in 12th inning

CHICAGO (AP) -- Anthony Rizzo hit a game-ending RBI single in the 12th inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. The last-place Cubs struck out 17 times, running their total to 44 for the weekend series, but Rizzo and touted rookie Javier Baez had two hits apiece to key a 13-hit attack. Carlos Villanueva (5-6) pitched a scoreless...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays miss out on sweep as Cubs win in 12th inning

CHICAGO (AP) -- Anthony Rizzo hit a game-ending RBI single in the 12th inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. The last-place Cubs struck out 17 times, running their total to 44 for the weekend series, but Rizzo and touted rookie Javier Baez had two hits apiece to key a 13-hit attack. Carlos Villanueva (5-6) pitched a scoreless...
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs avoid sweep with 3-2 victory over Rays

CHICAGO (AP) Anthony Rizzo hit a game-ending RBI single in the 12th inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. The last-place Cubs struck out 17 times, running their total to 44 for the weekend series, but Rizzo and touted rookie Javier Baez had two hits apiece to key a 13-hit attack. Carlos Villanueva (5-6) pitched a scoreless...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Change We Can Believe In

Chicago Cubs Baseball - The kids are coming and some of those kids are already here. Starlin Castro, Junior Lake, and Anthony Rizzo have all seen time with big league club over the last couple of seasons. Castro and Rizzo – both 2014 MLB All-Stars – seem to be coming of age while Lake continues to expand his role as an outfielder with the Cubs. Arismendy Alcantara, Javier Baez...
Via Sports Mockery
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dreamcast 44: August Musings

We dedicate this edition of the Dreamcast to Anthony Rizzo, the All-Star, would-be Gold Glove first baseman who probably has an outside shot at 40 homers this year especially with a trip to Colorado coming up.  But this podcast isn’t all about Rizzo…oh no, it’s about someone who will eventually throw the ball to Rizzo from elsewhere on the infield. See, we were pondering when...
Via World Series Dreaming
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Castro eager to see Baez called up

The Chicago Cubs are extremely excited about their future, and infielder Javier Baez is one of the most exciting prospects that the team has in their organization. Baez has been playing excellent baseball and has been playing excellent baseball this season at the Triple-A level. Current Cubs’ shortstop Starlin Castro is excited to see the Cubs call Baez up, and he is hoping that...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Another Reason We Still Miss Anthony Rizzo

Red Sox fans are continually reminded of one prospect that got away—Anthony Rizzo of Theo Epstein's Chicago Cubs. Rizzo has blossomed into the all-around quality major-leaguer Boston player development geeks said he would become. Unfortunately, he was the major chip used to get Adrian Gonzalez (a move we heartily supported at the time). Rizzo floundered in San Diego, but this...
Via FenwayNation
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Teammates mock Rizzo for swinging at pitches that hit him

Your browser does not support iframes. Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is enjoying quite the season in his fourth year in the big leagues. After a disappointing 2013, the 24-year-old has rebounded to hit .284 with a National League-leading 25 home runs so far this season. Rizzo was also the winner of the NL’s […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Tottenham Hotspur F Harry Kane talks day with Chicago Cubs

Harry Kane met the media in Chicago tonight following the 2 nil triumph over the Chicago Fire in a preseason friendly between the MLS and Premier League. Kane scored the first goal assisted by Lewis Holtby. Aaron Lennon tallied the second with an assist from Roberto Soldado. In the media session I asked Kane, (KANER!!!, people reading this in Chicago will get that joke, no one...
Via The Sports Bank
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rizzo Once Again Needs Your Support! Vote Now for The Branch Rickey Award!

Once again, Chicago Cubs All Star first baseman needs your help. Once again, he is in a vote with other players for a prestigious award. Last time out, the city of Chicago managed to help Rizzo get an amazing 8.8 MILLION votes in the final vote competition which earned him the distinction of being called an All Star. Now, he is up for an even more prestigious award. Rizzo is one...
Via World Series Dreaming
25 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Tottenham star Harry Kane threw out 1st ball at Cubs game

Twenty year old forward Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur threw out a ceremonial first pitch tonight at Wrigley Field before the Chicago Cubs of MLB took on the San Diego Padres. The event is leading up to Spurs’ international friendly against the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park Saturday, July 26. He, along with Michael Dawson, also exchanged shirts with MLB All-Star Anthony Rizzo....
Via The Sports Bank
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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