Randy Wells pitched six strong innings to earn his first win since April 4 and Geovany Soto added a solo shot and an RBI single in the ninth to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the major league-worst Houston Astros on Saturday afternoon.
A year ago, Carlos Marmol was virtually un-hittable. Now he’s Mel Rojas. And the mighty struggles of the Cubs’ once mighty closer seems to have everyone asking questions.
You can count Steve Stone among the many baseball experts have been encouraging the Cubs to trade Carlos Marmol.
Carlos Marmol struggled again but Sean Marshall came in to save the Cubs’ 2-1 win over the Marlins Friday at Wrigley Field.
In his last 1.1 innings pitched, Carlos Marmol has given up three hits, five walks and seven earned runs on his way to blowing to saves. And as the trading deadline approaches, he recent struggles may not have much of an impact on his trade value.
The Marlins scored six times in the ninth inning to rally for a 6-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night that extended their season-high winning streak to six games.
At this point in the season, it’s pretty clear that the Chicago Cubs aren’t going to be competing the NL Central. But, in preparing to compete in the division over the next few season, the team needs to evaluate which players can be traded for prospects.
A day after leaving the Cubs’ 5-4 loss to the Nationals in Washington, Marcos Mateo was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
The closer role is reserved for a team’s best, and most reliable relief pitcher. For the Chicago White Sox, Sergio Santos has taken a strangle hold over that role.
Tyler Colvin scored from second on a throwing error in the 11th to lift the Chicago Cubs over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Thursday night.
Carlos Pena and Aramis Ramirez hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning to lead the slumping Chicago Cubs past the Cincinnati Reds. The win snapped an eight-game losing streak for the Cubs.
Jonny Gomes hit a three-run homer and drove in four as the Cincinnati Reds sent the frustrated Cubs to their seventh straight loss Monday night.
Carlos Zambrano apologized to closer Carlos Marmol Monday for his critical comments after the closer blew a save Sunday and will not be fined.
Carlos Zambrano has been quite the “character” during his time with the Chicago Cubs. From his outbursts at himself, the umpires, the media, his teammates and seemingly anything or anyone else that gets in his way, Carlos is never one to hide how he really feels.
The struggling Chicago Cubs might be exactly who the Cincinnati Reds want to see right now, and Cubs’ current losing streak might be in danger of growing.
After losing a victory, Carlos Zambrano lost his cool. The volatile Cubs starter criticized closer Carlos Marmol for giving Ryan Theriot a pitch to hit on the RBI double that kept the St. Louis Cardinals alive for another timely shot from Albert Pujols.
Albert Pujols hit a game-ending homer in extra innings for the second straight day, beating the Chicago Cubs with a leadoff shot in the 10th inning of the St. Louis Cardinals’ 3-2 victory on Sunday.
Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Cubs put together a three-run rally to take the lead, and what most would assume would be the game as well. But Carlos Marmol gave up six runs in the following inning and the Cubs lost 7-3.
Carlos Marmol gave up six runs in the ninth inning as the Cubs lost their second consecutive game to last-place Houston.
Carlos Marmol blew his third save of the season, allowing six runs in the ninth inning as the Houston Astros beat the Cubs 7-3.