Well, the 2012 baseball season in Chicago has come to an end. For some, mercifully. For others, disappointingly.
On Saturday afternoon, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said he was planning on relaxing any pitch count restrictions he had for Jeff Samardzija in that night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Marco Estrada allowed two hits in six solid innings to win for the first time in almost a year, leading the Milwaukee Brewers over the Chicago Cubs 5-2 Tuesday night.
Before the start of the Cubs-Astros game Wednesday afternoon, Cubs manager Dale Sveum let him mind wander to what it would be like if the North Siders actually won the World Series.
It doesn’t take any kind of experienced scout to see outs being made, or any kind of analytical wizard to see month-by-month batting numbers sliding into frightening territory.
Cubs manager Dale Sveum announced Tuesday that starting pitcher Matt Garza will likely be shut down for the remainder of the season.
A bleacher ticket for tonight’s game at Wrigley Field against the division-leading Reds still costs $52. Actually, make that $67.42 with the service charge and processing fee. Oh, and did I mention that Chris Volstad (0-8, 7.22 ERA) is on the mound, too?
Joe Mather was playing at Dodger Stadium for the first time in his career, and his timing couldn’t have been worse — in more ways than one.
Chris Volstad will look to improve on his 0-7, 7.94 ERA this year on Saturday against the Dodgers.
Ryan Dempster’s trip to Arlington, Texas has opened doors and spots in the Cubs rotation this weekend and early next week.
Paul Maholm pitched eight innings, Alfonso Soriano homered and the Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 4-2 Thursday, ruining Mark Buehrle’s return to Chicago.
It was the Ozzie Guillen, Carlos Zambrano, and Mark Buehrle show before the Cubs/Marlins game tonight at Wrigley Field, and the sweaty-hot, filled to capacity Marlin dugout wasn’t my assignment.
James Rowson joined the Cubs this year as their minor-league hitting coordinator but was quickly promoted. CBS 2’s Megan Mawicke reports.
The right-hander has been on the disabled list since June 18 because of a tight muscle in his back.
Paul Maholm pitched into the ninth inning to earn his first win in seven weeks and the Chicago Cubs hit three homers in a 4-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday.
The Cubs designated pitcher Randy Wells for assignment Wednesday and recalled reliever Rafael Dolis from Triple-A Iowa.
Anthony Rizzo will bat third tonight against the New York Mets as he makes his Cubs debut at Wrigley Field.
David DeJesus and Starlin Castro, the top two players in the Chicago Cubs’ batting order, had four hits apiece on Saturday night. And neither table-setter scored.
Gavin Floyd pitched four-hit ball into the seventh, Gordon Beckham homered, and the struggling Chicago White Sox beat the Cubs 7-0 Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.
The frustration stemming from Alfonso Soriano’s lack of hustle and albatross contract reached a breaking point Sunday night at Wrigley Field.