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Rockies @ Cubs: De La Rosa vs. Hendricks (Game 99 Thread)

COL (42-55): LHP Yohan Flande (0-1, 4.24) CHC (52-46): RHP Dallas Beeler (0-0, 6.43) First pitch: 7:05pmCTBeeler--aka, our 26th man--started the second game of a double dip on the 22nd (2 IP, 3 ER). In one of Joe’s better moves, he was pulled for a pinch-hitting Bryant in the third inning. The Cubs scored 5 that inning and went on to win 6-5. None of the Rockies have faced him...
Via Cub Reporter
30 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Cubs threatening historically low offensive numbers at Wrigley

The Chicago Cubs have played at Wrigley Field for a long, long time. Yet no Cubs team has hit as poorly at the friendly confines as this one. That's despite Chicago contending for a playoff spot, and boasting two players in the Home Run Derby. The Chicago Tribune delved deep into the numbers to show just how poorly this team has performed at the plate in its home yard. On Monday...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Epstein says club not close to trading for a big-contract pitcher

With Friday's trade deadline ticking down, the Chicago Cubs continue their efforts to trade for a starting pitcher, however it appears less likely that the club will make a big splash on a pitcher with a big contract such as Cole Hamels. “I don’t necessarily think we’re close to trading for a big contract,” team president Theo Epstein told reporters Monday. “Certainly...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Hall of Fame Case for Lee Smith

Full disclosure. I grew up in Illinois and I hate the Chicago Cubs. Wrigley Field, the little “c” on their hats, Ernie Banks, Ron Santo and the fact that they call themselves the “Lovable Losers”…they all get my goat (reference intended). There are some Cubs I have liked however. Nomar (naturally, but I would never consider him a “Cub”), Andre Dawson, Leon Durham and...
Via Hall of Very Good
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant hits first career walk-off home run in Chicago Cubs win against Colorado Rockies

Kris Bryant has already proven to be a stud in his rookie season for the Chicago Cubs. An All-Star selection, 13 home runs, and 56 RBI have Bryant as the center piece of the Cubs offense. On Monday, he proved that he can deliver in the clutch as well. With his team down 8-7 in the bottom of the ninth against the Colorado Rockies, Bryant stepped up to the plate with a man on base...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bryant's HR in 9th with 2 outs lifts Cubs over Rockies

  Kris Bryant's two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 9-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies 9-8 on Monday night. Colorado had taken an 8-7 lead in the ninth inning on a two-run home run by Carlos Gonzalez, but Bryant hit the second pitch he saw from John Axford (3-4) over the wall in left-center to give Chicago a dramatic victory...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kris Bryant hits first career walk-off home run

The Chicago Cubs were swept by an awful Philadelphia Phillies team over the weekend and appeared to be heading into the tank. On Monday night things looked bleak again against the Colorado Rockies, but rookie phenom Kris Bryant turned that narrative on its head with one swing. The Cubs led 7-4 heading into the top of the ninth, but the Rockies scored four runs off of Jason Motte...
Via Rumors and Rants
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Fans: DON’T PANIC (redux)

So I know what you’re thinking.  Bottom of the ninth, down a run after the Chicago Cubs bullpen had blown yet another save against a subpar-on-paper team.  The Cubs, in fact, were down to their last out in the game.  But before we get into that, let’s talk about a pregame quote: ."It's every fan's right to panic, but we can't." -@Cubs manager Joe Maddon on the pregame show...
Via World Series Dreaming
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bryant's HR in 9th lifts Cubs to 9-8 win over Rockies

CHICAGO (AP) Kris Bryant's two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 9-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies 9-8 on Monday night. Colorado had taken an 8-7 lead in the ninth inning on a two-run home run by Carlos Gonzalez, but Bryant hit the second pitch he saw from John Axford (3-4) over the wall in left-center to give Chicago a dramatic...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs 9, Rockies 8 (7/27/15)

OSS: MY EMOTIONS Three up 1. Kris Bryant saved the day with a walkoff bomb in the bottom of the ninth, after the pen had blown the lead. He ended the game with a WPA of 0.98. 2. The offense woke up in the fourth inning, batting around on a previously-cruising Jorge de la Rosa. My dogs were very disappointed that the Cubs did all this scoring without any home runs, because no cookies...
Via Obstructed View
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kris Bryant Hits First Career Walk-Off Home Run to Give Cubs Win Over Colorado

At the start of the season, if you were to ask experts one thing they could count on from the Chicago Cubs not a single one would say the Cubs would lead the league in walk-off wins--but they do. Monday night they got another one when Kris Bryant hit the first walk-off home run of his career.This two-run shot gave the Cubs walk-off win No. 10 (White Sox and Angels have second most...
Via FatManWriting
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is a former Maddon pitcher not named Price on the Cubs' trade radar?

Cubs fans have been hoping for manage Joe Maddon to reunite with his former starting pitcher with the Tampa Bay Rays.They just didn't expect it to be James Shields.On Monday, ESPN.com's Jayson Stark told the "Waddle and Silvy Show" to keep an eye on Shields.Detroit Tigers left-handed ace David Price is the big gun whose name has been most talked about moving at the trade deadline...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Padres, Cubs have discussed dealing Castro for starting pitchers

The San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs have what the other needs, and a deal might be in the making. Sources tell FOX Sports' Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal that the Cubs and Padres have discussed a deal that would send shortstop Starlin Castro to San Diego, potentially in exchange for one of the Padres' starting pitchers. If a deal comes to fruition, the Padres would fill their need...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Should they make a big move?

When I saw that the Philadelphia Phillies, the worst team in baseball, were coming to the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field, naturally I thought to myself this was going to be an easy series win. Boy was I wrong. On top of getting swept by the Phillies, which included a no-hitter by Cole Hamels, the Chicago Cubs fell 2.5 games behind the San Francisco Giants for the second wild...
Via isportsweb.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs release RHP Edwin Jackson

CHICAGO (AP) The Cubs released right-hander Edwin Jackson on Monday, one week after he was designated for assignment. Jackson, 31, was 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA in 23 relief appearances for the Cubs this season. Signed to a four-year deal worth $52 million before the 2013 season, Jackson struggled badly over his first two years with the Cubs, going 14-33 with a 5.58 ERA and was moved...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Searching for Answers at the Plate Amid Hitting Struggles

Chicago Cubs’ Chris Coghlan, right, is greeted by teammate Jorge Soler (68) after hitting a two-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 24, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks) The Chicago Cubs have, to the surprise of many, emerged as one of the top teams in terms of starting pitching depth from top to bottom...
Via The Sports Journal
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs manager Maddon gets hands-on with struggling Bryant, Castro

Hand-in-hand with the Chicago Cubs' recent downturn has been the hitting slumps of rookie sensation Kris Bryant and shortstop Starlin Castro, a subject of recent trade rumors. During Monday's batting practice session at Wrigley Field before the Cubs were set to start an important three-game series against the Colorado Rockies, the NL West's worst team, Cubs manager Joe Maddon and hitting...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Could James Shields Be Traded To Chicago Cubs?

Major League Baseball is fast approaching the Friday non-waiver trade deadline. A team that was a major buyer in the winter, could very well be a seller this week. The San Diego Padres made several offseason splashes, but the end product has just not gelled together here in 2015. The Padres may be a team looking to sell this week, and recalculate their place in the NL West. After...
Via Baseball Essential
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Banks' estranged wife says he had dementia when signing will

CHICAGO (AP) A court filing by the estranged wife of Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks contends the Hall of Famer was diagnosed with dementia days before he signed a will benefiting his caretaker. Banks was in a protracted divorce proceeding with fourth wife Elizabeth Banks when he died in January at 83. She is challenging a will that gives Banks' assets to caretaker Regina Rice. In...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester showing signs of consistency

After an up and down first half, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher, Jon Lester is starting to show signs of consistency. However, Lester’s stats in the win/loss column don’t reflect that. At 5-8, Lester will need more help from his teammates to help turn around his record. There’s no stat that is more indicative of Lester’s up and down year than his ERA. ERA April- 6.23 May-...
Via isportsweb.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies @ Cubs: De La Rosa vs. Hendricks (Game 98 Thread)

COL (42-54): LHP De La Rosa (6-4, 4.62) CHC (51-46): RHP Kyle Hendricks (4-5, 3.66) First pitch: 7:05pmCT Blackmon* cf Lemahieu 2b Tulowitzki ss Gonzalez* rf Arenado 3b Dickerson* lf Paulson* 1b McKenry c De La Rosa* p   Fowler# cf Schwarber* c Bryant 3b Rizzo* 1b Soler rf Denorfia lf Castro ss Hendricks p Russell 2b Hendricks lost in Cincinnati (6 IP, 5 ER) on Wednesday. Even...
Via Cub Reporter
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Looking To Gain Ground In Playoff Race To Cap Off July

It’s been awhile but the Cubs could be on their way to the postseason. The problem is, while they’ve played impressively well this years, so have several other teams in the National League, all having the same goal in mind to be playing baseball throughout October. Heading into the last week of July, the Cubs (51-46) find themselves in third place in the incredibly tough NL Central...
Via Baseball Essential
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Need Rizzo and Bryant to Improve

Philadelphia Phillies’ Domonic Brown, right, slides safely into third base with a two-run triple as Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, left, stands nearby during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks) The 2015 season for the Chicago Cubs was expected to be a season of transitions. Management promoted many different prospects...
Via The Sports Journal
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

As deadline looms, time for Cubs front office to step up to the plate

Joe Maddon has been an instant success. He's put a hustling, fun team on the field that has put itself in contention for a wild-card spot. Wrigley Field hasn't seen the postseason since 2008, and if the playoffs are to return, it's now time for Chicago's front office to step up to the plate. The Cubs are scuffling, coming off a home sweep by baseball's worst team, the Philadelphia...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Maddon jokes Ross' relief work and HR must be first since Babe Ruth

With the wild-card contending Chicago Cubs getting blown out Sunday by the last-place Philadelphia Phillies one day after being no-hit, and on the verge of being swept, catcher David Ross provided a little relief, and maybe even a release for the struggling club. The 38-year-old backup catcher was summoned to take the mound to mop things up in the ninth. Making his second pitching...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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