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Cubs’ David Ross hits 100th career homer

As the kids now say, David Ross is keeping it 100. As in, one-hundred career home runs. The Chicago Cubs, ‘Grandpa Rossy’ as the team jokes, was behind the plate per the usual with Jon Lester on the mound. In the bottom of the fourth, Ross launched a home run to left field for his fourth home run of the season and triple digits in his career. .@D_Ross3 did it! Career home...
Via Today's Knuckleball
22 minutes ago

Ross reaches milestone with 100th homer

The countdown is over. David Ross hit his 100th career home run on Friday. Cubs players have been counting each one of Ross' homers as he inched closer to No. 100 in his final season. The veteran catcher has announced he will retire at the end of the year, which is his 15th season in the big leagues.
Via Cubs.com
44 minutes ago

Soler HR puts dent in Wrigley scoreboard

The video scoreboard in left at Wrigley Field took a hit when the Cubs' Jorge Soler crushed a home run off it in the fourth inning on Friday.
Via Cubs.com
47 minutes ago

Phillies @ Cubs (5/27/16)

Cubs Fowler CF Zobrist 2B Bryant 1B (!) Soler LF (4th!) Szczur RF Russell SS Bae-z 3B Ross C Lester P Pretty exotic lineup for Maddon to trot out there the day after a scheduled day off. Rizzo gets 2 days off in a row, and he's dealing with the sort of minor slump that you see from him every once and again. Apparently, Maddon thinks Baez the better defensive third baseman...
Via Obstructed View
2 hours ago

Ivy’s Roundup – A Series Victory Was In The Cards

We know that the Cubs are good at baseball (and also at just about everything), and it showed this past series.  Let’s take a look at the three game series recap vs. the Cardinals:   Cubs @ Cardinals 5/23: L Cardinals 4, Cubs 3 W: Rosenthal (2-1) L: Warren (3-1)   The game and John Lackey’s effort changed completely with just one swing of the bat. Randal Grichuk‘s first...
Via World Series Dreaming
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bryant dusts off first-base mitt as Rizzo rests

The Cubs' Anthony Rizzo got a "mini All-Star break" while Kris Bryant got a chance to break in his first baseman's glove on Friday.
Via Cubs.com
2 hours ago

LIVE: Cubs open series with Phillies at Wrigley

The Cubs welcome the Phillies to Wrigley Field, and you can catch all the action on CSN. Stick around after the final out for Postgame Live.
Via CSN Chicago
2 hours ago

Maddon and Bryant on who plays corners for the Cubs

Cubs manager Joe Maddon and Kris Bryant talk about what players will play at what corner infield spot between Bryant and Javier Baez.
Via CSN Chicago
4 hours ago

Cubs Minor League Update (5.27.16)

El Paso Chihuahuas 6, Iowa Cubs 3 Willson Contreras didn't have the best night at the plate, but still managed to go 1-6 with a double. He struckout twice. Dan Vogelbach was 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Juan Perez got the start in CF and went 2-4 with a walk. Albert Almora shifted to LF and was 1-5. Perez is 29 years old so the only reason I can think of why Almora would...
Via Obstructed View
6 hours ago

Morning Marquee: Chicago Cubs welcome in Phillies for weekend series

Following their first losing road series of the season, the Chicago Cubs return home to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. It will be a three-game home stand starting this afternoon when Jon Lester takes the mound. Remember the last time Philadelphia stopped by for a weekend set? Yeah, Cole Hamels pitched a no-hitter, defeating Jake Arrieta […] Morning Marquee: Chicago Cubs welcome...
Via Cubbies Crib
6 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Even with slide, they’re still the best in baseball

We knew the Chicago Cubs couldn’t keep up the pace they began the season with, but we also knew they couldn’t be as bad as they had played before taking two out of three from the rival Cardinals. Even while being “bad”, they were still the best. I think part of the issue is the […] Chicago Cubs: Even with slide, they’re still the best in baseball - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies...
Via Cubbies Crib
18 hours ago

Young Cubs: Jimenez Powering Up

The big-league Cubs have largely struggled since I last wrote, but things are still looking very good down on the farm. A few big name prospects have made some big strides in recent weeks, while some have simply continued to play well. Let’s take a spin around the minors and catch up. Iowa Cubs (Triple-A) […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs, Jake Arrieta tie MLB record for consecutive wins

Death, taxes and Jake Arrieta winning a game he starts for the Cubs are among the few “sure things” in life. Arrieta and the Cubs defeated the Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon, 9-8, which extended the team’s winning streak in games he starts to 23. That tied an MLB record set by Kris Medlen, dating back to when he pitched for the Braves. The Cubs’ ace showed he was human...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cards' huge rally still isn't enough in 9-8 loss to Cubs

ST. LOUIS -- Jake Arrieta remained unbeaten on the season despite allowing as many as four runs for the first time in nearly a year and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-8 on Wednesday.Arrieta (9-0) joined the White Sox's Chris Sale as the only nine-game winners in the majors.Arrieta allowed four runs in a regular-season game for the first time since June 16, 2015.Arrieta...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 45 Recap: Cubs 9 Cardinals 8

In a divisional rivalry that has been rife with intrigue, particularly since last fall, the last game of this week’s series was bound not to go out with a whimper. This afternoon’s dogfight between the Cubs and Cardinals looked a lot more like what we might expect between these two teams later in the season. Not […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jorge Soler Sees a Victory

Check this out, as the Chicago Cubs eked out a series win: This was when the Cubs were nursing a dangerously slim lead, right before Kris Bryant gave them a more comfortable lead before the St. Louis Cardinals used up the remainder of their Devil Magic to pull within a run. Thank goodness for insurance! Just trying to focus. https://t.co/vYBDImq3v2 — MLB (@MLB) May 25, 2016 ...
Via World Series Dreaming
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Ben Zobrist Superman?

No. (He doesn’t wear glasses.) But, I must say, Ben Zobrist is a pretty awesome dude. Going into the Winter Meetings this past December, I wanted nothing more than for the rumors of Zobrist’s possible signing with the Cubs to become a reality—even more so than I wanted the Jason Heyward rumors to come true (which for […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Kris Bryant becoming an elite defender?

When the discussion surrounds the Chicago Cubs, it most often veers directly toward their offense. And rightfully so. Not only do the Cubs have a historically impressive stable of former offensive prospects making their presence felt at the big league level, they’ve added pieces like Dexter Fowler and Ben Zobrist in the last couple of years that really establish this team as the...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Maddon talks about T-shirt gate in St. Louis

Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about T-shirt gate the last time the team was in St. Louis.
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist on Being in Sync

Better not throw a ball to Ben Zobrist right now. Better throw it in the zone. He’s got the lowest swing rate in baseball this year, and a bottom-nine number since we started tracking that stat. He’s always swung less often than most, but this is extreme, even for him. “I’m just seeing the ball really well,” he said before a game against the Giants, reducing the answer...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: How worried should fans be?

The Chicago Cubs’ 8-7 series-opening victory over the San Diego Padres on May 10 feels like forever ago at this point. After that win that pushed Jon Lester to 4-1 on the season, the Cubs were 25-6, good enough for the best record by any team to open a year since the Tigers over 30 years ago. However, the Cubbies have floundered a little bit in the past two weeks, losing three...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon wants to take “Try Not to Suck” nationwide

Joe Maddon’s “Try Not to Suck” T-shirt line may be expanding across the league. The Chicago Cubs manager and members of his team wore the shirts, which were made available to fans to purchase. The shirts caused controversy after prudes in the St. Louis Cardinals organization temporarily banned the shirts at their stadium for having ‘suck’ written on them. Maddon said sales...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matheny on Cubs series: 'It will be fun playing them'

Just because more than 100 games are remaining doesn't mean the St. Louis Cardinals are taking lightly a series against the rival they're chasing in the NL Central.They haven't been playing all that well lately, but neither have the Chicago Cubs, who head to Busch Stadium for Monday night's opener in their worst slump of the season.St. Louis (23-21) already trails the Cubs (29-13...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist making big impact for the Chicago Cubs

Two hours outside of Chicago, through miles of cornfields, sits a small farm town called Eureka, Illinois. It is most known for being the town that former President Ronald Reagan attended college. A small river town with a simpler way of life. But few know it is also the hometown of the man driving the Chicago Cubs offense. Ben Zobrist’s offseason signing with the Cubs has turned...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Heyward discusses injury in Cubs-Giants game

Jason Heyward talks about his injury that took him out of the game in the first inning of the Cubs' 8-1 win over the Giants on Friday night.
Via CSN Chicago
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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