Perhaps it was because of the grind from having to battle the Washington Nationals to the brink last week, but the Chicago Cubs have not been playing well all series long as they went down 0-3 in the NLCS. This is, of course, their third NLCS in a row, and Continue reading Left For Dead, Cubs Show Signs of Life
The long wait is over as the Chicago Cubs started their title defense on Friday night. And it started off in annoying fashion as Stephen Strasburg kept mowing down Cubs hitters, no-hitting them through the first half of the game. And then things happened. Javier Baez forced an error from Continue reading Just Enough of Everything: Cubs Start Off On the Right Track
If my napkin math works well here, the Cubs will not only have dropped their magic number to clinch the Central to 6, but their 4.5 game division lead over the Milwaukee Brewers also means they will leave town in first place no matter what happens. The pressure is now Continue reading Cubs Guaranteed to Leave Milwaukee in First Place
Although Jen-Ho Tseng didn’t have the greatest of debuts, the Cubs had already won the series against the visiting New York Mets and got a chance to rest a few regulars for at least a few innings as they tune up for the final stretch of the season. Tseng and Continue reading All the Marbles: Cubs Control Their Own Destiny
I suppose it helps that the Cubs got to play the shell of the New York Mets this series, but a series win certainly helps keep them in first place and also watch their magic number keep shrinking as more matchups against their closest rivals loom. It’s certainly a far Continue reading Back On Track? We Shall See
For the series finale, while starter Jose Quintana probably threw way too many pitches to come anywhere close to Kerry Wood‘s shared strikeout record, he at least weathered an early storm with a quality start to allow the Cubs to work their magic to sweep the Pirates. The game was Continue reading A Nifty Night of Firsts For the First Place Cubs
That’s right, folks! One night after sputtering against a beatable Philadelphia Phillies team, the Chicago Cubs scored all the runs they forgot to score to notch their 69th win of the season. Notching #69 came a bit later than it did last year when they did the thing, but the Continue reading The Nicest Win of All
Remember back when the Cubs were scuffling (again) and everybody was freaking out (again)? Well, the Cubs decided that they wanted to be good (again) and with John Lackey on the mound, they at least secured a series split with a chance to win the series on Thursday’s getaway day. Continue reading The John Lackey Game?
It sure seems like it has been a while since the Crosstown Cup started, but finally, it is over for 2017, and the Chicago Cubs are your city champions of baseball again: Finally, the cup HAS COME BACK to the North Side! #CrosstownCup pic.twitter.com/i4l08gb9FT — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 28, Continue reading Thursday night #CUBomb party as Cubs finally win the Crosstown Cup
Well, well, well…not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but after an 8-1 run to start the second half, the Chicago Cubs are where we thought they’d be: The @Cubs are 5 games over .500 for 1st time this season, move into 1st-place tie with Brewers (trailed by 5 Continue reading Ready for the Crosstown Cup?