Rangers crush AL West champion Angels with seven runs in first two innings

The arms: RHP Lisalverto Bonilla did not allow a hit for the first four innings before David Freese led off the fifth with a double. … Bonilla walked a pair of Angels with two outs in the first, but came back to get Erick Aybar to bounce to third. … The bats: CF Leonys Martin had his AL-leading 15 bunt hit of the season. Only Otis Nixon (23) and Julio Borbon (18) have had more...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ciriaco, Clippers roll Tides, 11-5

COLUMUBUS, OH – In literature, rain can sometimes have a transformative power. One heavy shower can change a character’s attributes, and even enhance some. The Columbus Clippers (58-52) were already playing well before the rain came on Sunday evening, but they celebrated the end of the downpour by scoring six runs in the seventh inning on their way to an 11-5 victory over the...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs-Mets Preview

While the Chicago Cubs are showing signs of breaking out of their slump, the New York Mets haven't been able to overcome their season-long troubles at the plate. Runs could be tough to come by when these offensively challenged clubs open a three-game series Friday night at Citi Field. After hitting .161 in losing five of six, the Cubs (26-38) matched a season high with 15 hits...
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs 6, Reds 5(14)

Pinch-hitter Julio Borbon had a two-out RBI single in the 14th inning, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Reds 6-5 Thursday and end Cincinnati's record 12-game winning streak at Wrigley Field. The Cubs hadn't beaten the Reds at Wrigley since last August 9. With the win, the Cubs avoided a four-game sweep and improved to 3-10 against the Reds this season. Hector Rondon (1...
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Reds drop series finale in 14 innings

CHICAGO (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Julio Borbon had a two-out RBI single in the 14th inning, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Reds 6-5 Thursday and end Cincinnati's record 12-game winning streak at Wrigley Field. The Cubs hadn't beaten the Reds at Wrigley since last August 9. With the win, the Cubs avoided a four-game sweep and improved to 3-10 against the Reds this season. Hector...
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Something to Read After Cubs Triple Overtime

So after the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup Final opener in triple overtime, the Cubs followed suit and went almost 14 full innings before Julio Borbon‘s walk-off hit allowed them to snap a skid against the Cincinnati Reds.  Might as well give the fans their money’s worth, right? Speaking of money’s worth, the Ricketts family is finding out just how much Chicago politics...
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs 4, Pirates 1

Cody Ransom hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the seventh inning and Edwin Jackson pitched the Chicago Cubs to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Ransom connected off reliever Justin Wilson (5-1) for his sixth home run of the season. Darwin Barney and Julio Borbon were on base after the Cubs were held hitless for 5 2-3 innings by Pirates starter Jeff Locke...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Yeah, I got nothin’…

In between the Cubs’ bullpen failing, the Cubs’ offense forgetting how to score when there are runners on with no outs, and Anthony Rizzo‘s less-than-enthusiastic Chevy commercial on WGN radio, I really don’t have much to say.  Tomorrow is an off day and I’m going to be bored without actual Cubs baseball to discuss.  Thank goodness for the MLB Draft which starts that...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Samardzija shines as Cubs blank Sox

Jeff Samardzija threw a complete game, two-hit shutout and Julio Borbon hit a two-run home run and the Chicago Cubs beat the Chicago White Sox 7-0 on Monday. Samardzija (3-6) pitched the Cubs' first complete game shutout since Randy Wells shut out the Giants on Aug. 29, 2011. The last time Cubs shut out an opponent as a team came against the Rockies on Aug. 26, 2012. The first...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Julio Borbon Fakes Being Hit by Pitch in Hilariously Bad Fashion (Animation)

When playing for a team as hopeless as the Cubs, sometimes embellishing a bit to your advantage isn’t the worst idea. That’s what Chicago center fielder Julio Borbon was thinking Thursday afternoon, at least, but his acting skills could use some serious work. When a pitch from San Diego’s Luke Gregerson landed in the dirt near his feet, Borbon hopped up and down as if the ball...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres 4, Cubs 2

Yadier Alonso's two-out fly ball to right field dropped in front of Julio Borbon for an RBI single that led to a four-run eighth inning and boosted the San Diego Padres over the Chicago Cubs 4-2 Thursday for a four-game series split. Travis Wood (2-2) retired his first 14 batters before Kyle Blanks singled, and he led 2-0 when Jesus Guzman reached on an infield single leading...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Julio Borbon hit-by-pitch act is the worst ever

Julio Borbon of the Cubs takes a pitch in the dirt, pauses, and then pretends to be hit. It's arguably the worst act in MLB history.
Via Gamedayr
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB player's hilariously bad acting job

This may not be an actual flop, but we are definitely going to classify it as such.  Cubs outfielder Julio Borbon, who you probably have never heard of until now, seems to be one of the first MLB players to bring flopping to the mainstream baseball audience.  Check out the slightly delayed and fake reaction to a ball that bounced in the dirt, and never came close to him.   Soccer...
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Julio Borbon needs acting lessons

The umpire has zero idea what the hell he’s doing.
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Julio Borbon fakes being hit by pitch in hilarious fashion

Julio Borbon tried to pull off the baseball equivalent of a flop on Thursday, and it did not go well. Borbon entered the San Diego Padres-Chicago Cubs game as a defensive replacement in the 8th inning with the Cubs down 4-2. He was facing Padres reliever Luke Gregerson in the bottom of the inning and had a 1-2 count. Gregerson threw a breaking ball in the dirt that seemed to bounce...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Julio Borbon Claimed on Waivers by the Cubs

  Julio Borbon Claimed by the Cubs                 The Chicago Cubs made a splash in the waiver pool by claiming Julio Borbon after he got designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers. The Chicago Cubs made another move by designating infielder Alberto Gonzalez for assignment. Borbon, 27, is a career .283 hitter who spent parts of four seasons with the Rangers....
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April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Does adding Julio Borbon mean the end of the southpaw lineup?

The Cubs claimed speedy centerfielder Julio Borbon off of waivers yesterday. Borbon made himself known amongst the Cubs faithful by being caught stealing to end the game. Prior to that there was a lot of speculation about the roster move to clear a space on both the 40 man and 25 man rosters. Many speculated that Borbon addition would mean the end of Dave Sappelt in the lineup...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Claim Julio Borbon Off Waivers

MLB News: Julio Borbon was claimed off of the waiver wire by the Chicago Cubs from the Texas Rangers Friday. Spending his whole career in the Texas system, Borbon has a solid glove, but very little power and while he possesses very nice speed, his knowledge of the art of running has a few holes in it. There have been plenty of gems that were found on the waivers after being cast...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs claim Borbon off waivers from Rangers

The Chicago Cubs claimed outfielder Julio Borbon off waivers from the Texas Rangers on Friday. Borbon, 27, spent all of last season with Round Rock, the Rangers' Double-A affiliate, where he hit .304 with 23 doubles, 10 home runs and 20 stolen bases in 133 games. He hit .317 in 32 spring training games for the Rangers this season and went hitless in one regular season at-bat...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs claim outfielder Borbon from Rangers

As expected, the Texas Rangers weren't able to sneak outfielder Julio Borbon through waivers. Borbon announced the news himself on Twitter with the following tweet: Chicago Cubs!!!! Julio Borbn (@JulioBorbon20) April 19, 2013 Borbon, who was designated for assignment last week, was claimed by the Chicago Cubs Friday. The Rangers put Borbon on waivers Wednesday. Texas was hoping...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers put Borbon on waivers

Texas Rangers outfielder Julio Borbon, who was designated for assignment last week, has been put on outright waivers. According to a source, the Rangers were unable to find a suitable trade for Borbon before the waiver deadline. The club must now hope that Borbon can clear waivers so they can outright him to Triple A Round Rock, although that doesnt seem likely. Houston has first...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles rumors: Baltimore interested in Rangers Julio Borbon

The Baltimore Orioles have interest in trading for Texas Rangers outfielder Julio Borbon, according to Buster Olney of ESPN. The Orioles have interest in the Rangers' Julio Borbon, but have found the asking price to be high. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) April 14, 2013 Olney adds that the Rangers’ asking price for Borbon is “high.” Texas designated...
Via MLB Injury News
April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Should Find a Spot for Borbon

Borbon, 27, is young and talented enough to get calls from several teams. The Phils should be one of those teams calling. Photo: ESPN Every once in a while, a team becomes so deep at a particular position that they simply run out of room for a talented player. Last year, the Phillies felt they had enough depth to let Brandon Moss pursue other opportunities and the A’s had the ability...
Via Phillies Nation
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

OF Julio Borbon: Designated for assignment

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Via rangers.scout.com
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers DFA Borbon to make room for Tepesch

ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers made the move that was expected Tuesday, designating outfielder Julio Borbon for assignment to make room for Tuesday starter Nick Tepesch. The Rangers have 10 days to trade, release or outright Borbon to the minor leagues. "I'm biased," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. "I'm around him (Borbon) all the time. I&...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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