One bad pitch blew what would’ve given the Chicago Cubs something they’ve rarely achieved this season: a winning streak.
It didn’t matter the Chicago Cubs nearly blew a six-run lead against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
Mike Leake combined with Aroldis Chapman on a three-hitter and Todd Frazier hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning against Travis Wood, leading the Cincinnati Reds over the Chicago Cubs 2-1 Wednesday for their record 12th straight win at Wrigley Field.
What I’m instead wondering today is what Bryant’s presence might mean for Starlin Castro’s future. Because from my view, the arrival of a stud third base prospect very much could impact the fate of the Cubs’ 23-year-old shortstop – and not just because he might stand next to him on the field.
Dioner Navarro hit three home runs in a game for the first time in his career, connecting from both sides of the plate at Wrigley Field on Wednesday and leading the Chicago Cubs over the White Sox 9-3.
Alarm bells are going off, and nobody seems to notice or care.
Matt Harvey won his fifth straight decision, allowing five hits in 7 1-3 innings and singling in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning to lead the New York Mets over the Chicago Cubs 3-2 Friday.
Jeff Samardzija hit a two-run home run and pitched eight strong innings for his first win since opening day and the Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Wednesday night.
Anthony Rizzo gained financial security for a long time, agreeing to a seven-year deal, worth $39 million, with a team option each of the last two years for $14.5 million each year.
Carlos Beltran and Jon Jay drove in two runs apiece, and the St. Louis Cardinals capped an impressive trip with a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.
Scott Feldman retired 18 straight on his way to his first career complete game and the Chicago Cubs took advantage of former No. 1 pick Andrew Cashner’s wildness in a 6-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.
Chicago’s Dioner Navarro homered in the ninth off Steve Cishek, who nonetheless earned his third save in four chances.
So, what if at some point this season – I’m not suggesting that the Cubs do it just yet – the team moved Castro to third, Valbuena to second and Barney to short?
Edwin Jackson and Michael Bowden tied a major league record by combining to throw five wild pitches in an inning, and the San Francisco Giants got another big assist from a Cubs pitcher in a three-run 10th in Sunday’s 10-7 victory over Chicago.
Starlin Castro’s ninth-inning double off the center-field wall gave the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 win Friday over the San Francisco Giants.
Edwin Jackson gave up two runs in five innings but lost to the Pirates for the first time in seven career starts. The Cubs produced just two singles and only put a runner on third once.
Here are three reasons each to love and hate the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs respectively in 2013.
Castro left in the bottom of the fourth inning after pulling up on a ground ball to shortstop Wednesday during an 11-7 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro left Wednesday’s game against the Dodgers in Mesa, Ariz. after pulling up and grabbing his leg while running to first base.
Bryan LaHair homered and hit a game-winning single in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat Houston 5-4 Wednesday in the Astros’ National League finale.