Many believe/hope the Cubs compete for a playoff spot in 2015. With that actually being pretty unrealistic it’s the wrong time not to shop a soon to be 29 year old starting pitcher.
Scott Hairston hit a grand slam and Matt Garza got his first victory of the season and the Chicago Cubs extended their winning streak to five games by defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2 on Friday.
Trevor Cahill threw a four-hitter in his third career complete game, Justin Upton drove in three runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks added to Chicago’s futility in the NL West with an 8-2 victory over the Cubs on Saturday night.
After four days off and then a nearly four-hour rain delay, Alfonso Soriano came out swinging.
Arizona’s young left-hander Patrick Corbin had a rough ending to what had been a spectacular spring, allowing the Chicago Cubs to hammer out an 8-3 victory Monday.
John Danks, who signed a five-year, $65 million dollar contract extension in December, gave up four runs — three earned — and five hits. He walked two and struck out two in four innings.
John Danks came up smiling after taking a line drive to the head and pitched the Chicago White Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.
The Chicago White Sox have claimed left-handed pitcher Leyson Septimo off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks, the team announced on Monday.
Daniel Hudson pitched seven solid innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks took advantage of some key mistakes by the Chicago Cubs in a 4-3 victory on Sunday.
Alfonso Soriano hit a pair of leadoff homers and Carlos Zambrano bounced back from his first loss in 18 starts, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Ryan Dempster had one of the worst, and the shortest, start in his major league career in the Chicago Cubs’ series opener with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Ryan Dempster gave up seven runs in the first inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks never looked back as they routed the Chicago Cubs.
Before last season’s trade deadline, the Chicago White Sox acquired Edwin Jackson from the Arizona Diamondbacks. At the time it was thought that the move was made in order to flip Jackson and get Adam Dunn.
Chicago Cubs’ starter Ryan Dempster allowed 10 hits over his seven innings pitched, but didn’t get a lot of help from his defense. The Cubs committed three errors and lost by a final score of 6-4.
There were a couple of firsts for the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. Andrew Cashner made his first career start and Tyler Colvin made his first career start at first base.
Mark Grace spent 13 seasons playing for the Chicago Cubs before moving on to the Arizona Diamondbacks, and eventually to the Diamondbacks’ broadcast booth.
Tyler Colvin will make his first career start at first base when the Chicago Cubs take on the Arizona Diamondbacks today. Carlos Pena suffered a sprained thumb in Monday’s win.
The Chicago Cubs are going for their first consecutive wins of the young 2011 season. Alfonso Soriano, like he has so far this season, could play a big factor in that.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Randy Wells gave up a home run to the first batter of the Chicago Cubs-Arizona Diamondbacks series that opened from Wrigley Field on Monday.
Randy Wells thinks that his rocky 2010 season is a thing of the past. The Chicago Cubs and the right-hander will look to get their 2011 campaigns off on the right foot, after a disappointing loss on Sunday.