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Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija breaks his bat over his knee after striking out during the seventh inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 8, 2012 in San Diego, California. The Padres won 2-0.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Cubs Swept By Padres For 8th Straight Loss

It seems like the Chicago Cubs can do nothing right. Despite a solid pitching performance from Jeff Samardzija, the Cubs failed to solve Clayton Richard and managed just five hits in a 2-0 loss to the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.

08/08/2012

Darwin Barney #15 of the Chicago Cubs bats against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Dodgers 6-1

Now that the non-waiver trading deadline has passed, one thing is certain for the Chicago Cubs: The final two months of the season are going to seem interminably long.

08/04/2012

Chris Volstad #32 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning on May 17, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Harris: Volstad With Second Chance On Saturday

Chris Volstad will look to improve on his 0-7, 7.94 ERA this year on Saturday against the Dodgers.

670 The Score–08/01/2012

Chris Volstad. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Harris: Cubs Rotation In Question Following Dempster Trade

Ryan Dempster’s trip to Arlington, Texas has opened doors and spots in the Cubs rotation this weekend and early next week.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2012

Miami Marlins v Chicago Cubs

Cubs Beat Marlins 5-1 In Rain-Truncated Game

Jeff Samardzija looked up to the task on Wednesday night, battling without his best stuff as the Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 5-1 in a rain-shortened game.

07/19/2012

Ozzie in Cubs dugout

Harris: On The ‘Other Side’ Of Town

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.

670 The Score–07/17/2012

Ike Davis and Daniel Murphy. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Mets Tank Cubs 17-1

Daniel Murphy homered twice, Scott Hairston hit a grand slam and David Wright drove in five runs to lead the New York Mets to a 17-1 rout of the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Alfonzo Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs drives the ball to the right side of the infield against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Cubs Open Series With 6-1 Loss To Diamondbacks

Jeff Samardzija thought he pitched well enough to win. Except for two pitches, he probably would have.

06/23/2012

Jeff Samardzija. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Samardzija Sharp Again As Cubs Win Second Straight

Alfonso Soriano homered, Jeff Samardzija struck out eight in seven innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Jeff Samardzija.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Photo: Jeff Samardzija Bobble Head

​We’ve seen many different looks of Jeff Samardzija.

670 The Score–05/29/2012

Jeff Samardzija

McNeil: Cubs’ Season Not All Bad

Not everybody grasps the concept of “fun bad.” You know, when your team is so dreadful you just throw your hands in the air and embrace the train wreck with laughter.

670 The Score–05/25/2012

Starlin Castro #13 of the Chicago Cubs calls off the third baseman while making a catch against the Houston Astros on May 23, 2012 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

Astros Hand Cubs 9th Straight Loss With 5-1 Win

J.D. Martinez had three hits and three RBIs to lead the Houston Astros to a 5-1 win over the Cubs on Wednesday night to complete the series three-game sweep and give Chicago its longest losing streak in more than a decade.

05/23/2012

Paul Konerko is hit in the face by a pitch in the third inning. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Schuster: Konerko Has One Hell Of A Black Eye

Just 24 hours after taking a 90 miles per hour pitch to the face, Paul Konerko talked about how he was doing, “I feel good but obviously I have a black eye and it’s really swollen, said the Sox 1st baseman. “It’s just a matter of getting the swelling down but fortunately there was no fractures or any other damage”.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2012

Paul Konerko is hit in the face by a pitch in the third inning. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

White Sox Star Konerko Out, A Day After Beaning

The first baseman says he hopes to play Tuesday when the White Sox meet Minnesota.

05/19/2012

Kerry Wood waves to the crowd one last time before retiring. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Hoge: Kerry Wood’s Career Anything But Irrelevant

Speaking like a man who realized he was starting to do more harm than good, Wood admitted he had been putting his fellow relievers in difficult situations with his ineffectiveness.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

Gordon Beckam knocked over David DeJesus and tags him at Wrigley Field. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

White Sox Beat Cubs In Wood’s Last Game

Gordon Beckham hit a tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning Friday and the Chicago White Sox overcame the loss of star Paul Konerko to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

The Chicago Cubs wear pink to celebrate Mother's Day during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on May 13, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Cubs Beat Brewers 8-2 To Avoid Sweep

For the first time in more than a year, the Chicago Cubs finally won a game in Milwaukee.

05/13/2012

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija looks on after pitching the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 2, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Samardzija Dominant, Cubs Hit 2 HRs To Beat Reds 3-1

Bryan LaHair and Ian Stewart hit solo homers – a major outburst for the power-challenged Chicago Cubs – and Jeff Samardzija pitched into the eighth inning on Wednesday night for a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

05/02/2012

Emilio Bonifacio #1 of the Miami Marlins slides safely into second under the tag of Darwin Barney #15 of the Chicago Cubs during a game at Marlins Park on April 19, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Samardzija Roughed Up, Marlins Sweep Cubs With 5-3 Win

Greg Dobbs hit a two-run double and the Miami Marlins’ strong bullpen finished off a three-game sweep of the Cubs with a 5-3 win Thursday that sent Chicago to its fifth straight loss.

04/19/2012

Kerry Wood. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Kasper: Wood Needs To Get It Together Soon

It’s safe to say this hasn’t been the start to the season Cubs fans were hoping to see from veteran reliever Kerry Wood.

670 The Score–04/09/2012

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