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Cubs Quick Hits: Wade Davis Only MLB Pitcher With 0.00 ERA

There are three constants in the world: 1) Jon Lester throwing cutters on the outside portion of the plate; 2) Kris Bryant hitting baseballs really far; and 3) Wade Davis shutting down games. Not only is he finishing games with goose eggs, but the Cubs closer is the only pitcher left in MLB who has yet to give up a run (min. 15 IP). The pitcher with the next best ERA is Andrew Miller...
Via Cubs Insider
21 minutes ago

Cubs manager Joe Maddon admits he has a 'defensive foot fetish'

Via FOX Sports
1 hour ago

Chicago Cubs News: Lester twirls gem; Ross dances into our hearts

The Chicago Cubs’ Jon Lester pitched a complete game gem as they beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1. Later in the evening, Lester’s former batterymate David Ross took the runner-up finish on the Dancing with the Stars finale. There’s just something the Chicago Cubs‘ Jon Lester loves about pitching at Wrigley Field. Lester tossed a complete […] Chicago Cubs News: Lester...
Via Cubbies Crib
1 hour ago

The Rundown: Lester Channels Maddux, Reign Delay Theater

Many years ago — I don’t remember exactly when and don’t even care to look it up right now — I attended a cool, damp game at Wrigley during which an ace pitcher shut down his opponents in about two hours. The man was Greg Maddux, who, unfortunately, was pitching for the Braves on that particular afternoon. The circumstances weren’t quite the same Tuesday night, but Jon...
Via Cubs Insider
3 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: What to do with Ian Happ?

Via FOX Sports
3 hours ago

Kris Bryant’s Hidden Skill

There are so many things that Kris Bryant does well. He hits for power. He hits for average. He can play defense literally anywhere on a baseball field. He runs the bases with ease, both mentally and with sneaky speed. All of these things have culminated in him quickly becoming one of the best players […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Statcast of the Day: Schwarber's 470-foot HR

Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber launched a home run onto Sheffield Avenue behind the right-field bleachers at Wrigley Field with one out in the first inning Tuesday off the Giants' Johnny Cueto to spark a 4-1 victory. The home run was the longest of Schwarber's career at 470 feet and the longest by a Cubs player this season.
Via Cubs.com
9 hours ago

Lester goes distance with 4-hitter, 10 K's

Cubs ace Jon Lester dominated his start against the Giants on Tuesday, pitching the 15th complete game of his career in a 4-1 Cubs victory. Lester struck out 10 batters without allowing a count to even reach three balls.
Via Cubs.com
10 hours ago

Heyward, Schwarber on Lester's dominant outing

Jason Heyward and Kyle Schwarber react to Jon Lester's dominant complete-game effort in the Cubs' 4-1 win over the Giants on Tuesday night.
Via CSN Chicago
11 hours ago

Cubs players react to three homers in win over Giants

Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward talk about their big days in a 4-1 win over the Giants on Tuesday night.
Via CSN Chicago
11 hours ago

Cubs talk about David Ross as finalist on DWTS

Jon Lester and Kyle Schwarber talk about David Ross' success on Dancing with the Stars.
Via CSN Chicago
11 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: David Ross does his fans proud with runner-up finish

Against all odds, former Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross advanced to the finals of Dancing with the Stars, finishing as the runner-up in Season 24. Sure, we all wanted a different ending. But if we’re all being honest, there’s nothing but pride throughout the Windy City for former Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross. He and his […] Chicago Cubs: David Ross does his fans proud...
Via Cubbies Crib
11 hours ago

Cubs muscle past Giants to back Lester

Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward homered in the first and second innings, respectively, and Anthony Rizzo added a two-run shot in the fourth to give Jon Lester all he needed and power the Cubs to a 4-1 victory Tuesday night over the Giants.
Via Cubs.com
12 hours ago

WATCH: Kyle Schwarber crushes 470-foot home run

Too bad home runs with nobody on base only count for one run, because if distance were a factor, Kyle Schwarber’s monster homer on Tuesday would have counted for several.Schwarber blasted a 470-foot home run in the first inning of the Chicago Cubs’ game against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. That was Schwarber’s 7th home run of the season, and according to Statcast, the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Breaking down Addison Russell’s batting average

Through his first two-plus seasons, shortstop Addison Russell has put up big numbers, despite a paltry batting average. Is this what we should expect moving forward? Addison Russell was touted as a contact-hitting prospect with some pop when he was coming up through the Chicago Cubs’ farm system. Bleacher Report’s Mike Rosenbaum described Russell as having “innate […] Chicago...
Via Cubbies Crib
14 hours ago

WATCH: Cubs pull off two miraculous defensive plays in a row

The 2016 NLDS rematch between the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs is off to a tremendous start. Joe Panik got the party started with a home run before the Chicago defense took over with a couple of tremendous plays in a row.Addison Russell assisted on the the first out of the inning after completely robbing Christian Arroyo of a hit. But center fielder Albert Almora Jr. was...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein uses Joe Maddon line during Yale commencement speech

Many across the world are shifting the tassels on their hats in celebration of moving on to the next chapter of their lives this month. During graduation ceremonies, some have been lucky enough to have famous former graduates give commencement speeches. According to MLB.com’s Cut4, Theo Epstein was the latest to stand on stage and wish the future the best of luck.Forbes’ "greatest...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Happ’s hot start helps team

The Chicago Cubs called up Ian Happ back on May 13, and he has not disappointed fans since joining the big league team. He got his career started off in a big way in St. Louis by being sloted in the second spot in the batting order, and launching a 2-run home run against Cardinals ace Carlos Martinez in the 7th inning. In his second game he went 2-4 with a double, with both of his...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cubs bullpen breaks out dancing after Kris Bryant’s second HR

Kris Bryant was doing Kris Bryant things on Sunday. The Chicago Cubs star hit two home runs to help his team rout the Milwaukee Brewers, 13-6. And his second bomb of the afternoon prompted some interesting moves from his teammates in the Cubs bullpen. David Ross, as you might be aware, is a finalist in ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” and he’s gotten a ton of support from...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers upset with Cubs after questionable rainout

Only a few short hours before Saturday’s scheduled first pitch, the Chicago Cubs called to reschedule their game against the Milwaukee Brewers due to an unfavorable weather forecast.The postponement was granted, but then the rain stopped falling. In fact, it hardly sprinkled again for the remainder of the day and that didn’t sit well with Brewers general manager David Stearns...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs, Brewers engage in dance-off during rain delay

The Chicago Cubs moved their bullpens from down the foul lines to under the outfield bleachers at Wrigley Field over the offseason, and we may have found a new benefit of the change: dance-offs!The relievers for each team showed off their dancing skills in the indoor bullpens on Saturday, before the game ended up being rained out. Maybe the best part of the dance-off was the reaction...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at the Chicago Cubs pitching woes

As most MLB fans have taken notice of, the Chicago Cubs are struggling. The word struggling, however, is quite relative in sports. To Cubs fans, struggling used to mean sitting at the bottom of the division for years with little hope in sight, but being crowned World Series champs sure changes a lot. Only a short matter of time ago Cubs fans would be grateful for a slightly above...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Javier Baez Has to Be More Than a Defensive Stud

The 2016 postseason ended pretty well for the Chicago Cubs, but the amazing World Series run might not have been bigger for any player than second baseman Javier Baez. Throughout much of the NLDS, NLCS, and World Series, Baez’ elite baseball talent and athleticism was on full display. Whether it was the beautiful bare-handed plays, […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon, Cubs roll out new ‘Embrace the Suck’ shirts

The Chicago Cubs have gotten off to a relatively disappointing start to the 2017 MLB season. In an instance of perfect timing, a new shirt has been introduced that blends two of Joe Maddon’s patented catchphrases from the team’s magical championship 2016 campaign: “Embrace the Target” and “Try not to Suck.” “Embrace the Suck” is originally a  term credited to the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ross is going to dance to what in the ‘DWTS’ finals?

David Ross, arguably in a something of a shocker, is one of the finalists on this season’s “Dancing with the Stars.” But the retired Chicago Cubs World Series champion, who as at times made reference to and sought inspiration from his baseball career throughout the competition, is really swinging for the fences in baseball parlance for one of his performances in the finals...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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