Category: Cubs

NL Wild Card Preview: Jake Arrieta

NL Wild Card Preview: Jake Arrieta

Tomorrow night the Cubs play the biggest game of their season and the most anticipated one in the last seven years. Jake Arrieta (22-6, 1.77 ERA, 236K) ¬†will take the ball in his first postseason game after notching career highs and lows across the board. Arrieta is on a year and a half skyrocket of an ascension that has many […]

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NL Wild Card Preview: Gerrit Cole

NL Wild Card Preview: Gerrit Cole

The 97-65 Chicago Cubs will travel to Pittsburgh Wednesday Night to take on the 98-64 Pittsburgh Pirates in a winner take all Wild Card Play-In game for the right to advance to the NLDS in St. Louis on Friday. The Cubs will send 22-6 co-ace Jake Arrieta to the mound to take on our focal point today Gerrit Cole. The […]

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Here We Go Folks!

Here We Go Folks!

The Major League Baseball Season ends on Sunday afternoon and barring any major meltdowns, the Pittsburgh Pirates will host the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park next Wednesday for the right to face the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS starting a week from yesterday. The probable starters for the NL Wild Card Game will be Gerrit Cole squaring off against […]

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Shut Him Down

Shut Him Down

Last night Jake Arrieta became the first 20 game winner for the Chicago Cubs since Jon Lieber in 2001. The Cubs right hander got his 20th behind another dominant complete game shutout three hitter. Arrieta¬†threw 120 pitches in the victory and went to a full count on Khris Davis before inducing a ground ball to 2B for the 27th out. […]

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Cubs Come Down The Stretch

Cubs Come Down The Stretch

We’re now after Labor Day and school is back in session and with it comes the official home stretch of the marathon baseball season. Since Labor Day the Cubs have been in St. Louis and in the first two games they outscored the Cardinals by a total of 17-5 in taking the first two game of the series in Busch […]

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Money Can’t Buy Everything

Money Can’t Buy Everything

For the first time in his career Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs threw a no-hitter. It was an absolutely dazzling performance in front of the whole country against a team with the highest payroll in the history of the sport at roughly $273 Million. The Los Angeles Dodgers were without one of their biggest bats last night in Yasiel […]

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 27:  Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Chicago Cubs in the top of the first inning at AT&T Park on August 27, 2015 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

West Coast’s Choppy Start

After winning six in a row the Cubs have dropped their last two games, and appear to be in prime position to again fall below 20-games over five-hundred when they face the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw tonight at Dodger Stadium. The Cubs got a first hand look yesterday at Giants ace and NL Cy Young candidate Madison Bumgarner who struck out […]

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Walking Off Tall!

Walking Off Tall!

The Chicago Cubs did it again today! The Cubs were supposed to have today off but there was a scheduled makeup game added to their schedule stemming from a series earlier in the year with the Cleveland Indians. The starting pitchers were two of the best in baseball as Jon Lester opposed reigning AL Cy Young Award Winner Corey Kluber […]

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Stumbling

Stumbling

The Cubs didn’t exactly pick the right time to email their season ticket holders notifying them they could purchase for the upcoming postseason today. The Cubs have now lost three in a row after having won their previous 15/16. Cubs ace Jon Lester got rocked last night in one of the shortest outings this season after giving up a three […]

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Crosstown Conclusion

Crosstown Conclusion

The Cubs and White Sox wrapped up their rivalry on Sunday in the closing game of a three game set down at Sox Park on a hot and humid afternoon. Chris Sale was opposing Dan Haren and while the Cubs came in winners of nine in a row for the first time since they last qualified for the postseason, most […]

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