Kris Bryant homer sets off wrestling match outside Wrigley Field

Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant hit a stunner of a solo home run against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday -- his fourth dinger in seven games. Even more impressive, however, may have been the wrestling match that it sparked when the ball went beyond the left-field bleachers of Wrigley Field. As Bryant was rounding the bases, three men were standing on the sidewalk ready to catch the...
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A Tip of the Recap – 5/27 (Cubs 6, Phillies 2)

Cubs Record: 32-14 (1st in NL Central; 5 games ahead of Pittsburgh) W: Jon Lester (6.1 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 7 K) L: Adam Morgan (4.0 IP, 6 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, 3 K) MVP: Adam Morgan for throwing some quality batting practice Not even the rain could extinguish the fire in the Cubs’ bats. Then again, they were hitting against Phillies hurler Adam Morgan, who’s not exactly a great...
Via Cubs Insider
5 hours ago

'Yay me!': Cubs celebrate David Ross' 100th career homer

"Yay me!"That's how David Ross announced his presence to the Chicago media Friday afternoon, almost four hours after hitting his 100th career homer.Ross' three-run blast
Via CSN Chicago
6 hours ago

Lester: David Ross 'makes our clubhouse better'

Jon Lester discusses what David Ross has meant to the Cubs' clubhouse following the team's 6-2 victory over the Phillies.
Via CSN Chicago
6 hours ago

Maddon happy for Ross hitting 100th career homer

Joe Maddon congratulated David Ross for hitting his 100th career homer in the Cubs' 6-2 win over the Phillies.
Via CSN Chicago
7 hours ago

Chicago Cubs make it rain with three homers in 6-2 win vs Phillies

Following a 4-5 road trip, the Chicago Cubs returned to Wrigley Field as they welcomed in the Philadelphia Phillies. Jon Lester took the mound for the first place Cubbies and worked through 6 1/3 to pick up his fifth victory. It was raining, it was pouring but old man David Ross was not snoring as […] Chicago Cubs make it rain with three homers in 6-2 win vs Phillies - Cubbies...
Via Cubbies Crib
7 hours ago

Homer-happy Cubs down Phils behind Lester

The young and the old showed off their home run swings as 24-year-old sluggers Jorge Soler and Kris Bryant each hit a solo shot and veteran David Ross belted a three-run blast to power the Cubs to a 6-2 victory over the Phillies on Friday at rainy Wrigley Field.
7 hours ago

VIDEO: Jorge Soler cranks 461-foot blast off Cubs’ video board

On Friday afternoon, the Chicago Cubs’ Jorge Soler destroyed an offering from Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Adam Morgan that may still be going, had it not hit the Cubs’ video board in Wrigley Field’s left field bleachers. Here’s video of the huge blast: .@JorgeSoler68 tests the limits of the Friendly Confines. ...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies @ Cubs (5/27/16)

Cubs Fowler CF Zobrist 2B Bryant 1B (!) Soler LF (4th!) Szczur RF Russell SS Bae-z 3B Ross C Lester P Pretty exotic lineup for Maddon to trot out there the day after a scheduled day off. Rizzo gets 2 days off in a row, and he's dealing with the sort of minor slump that you see from him every once and again. Apparently, Maddon thinks Baez the better defensive third baseman...
Via Obstructed View
12 hours ago

Bryant dusts off first-base mitt as Rizzo rests

The Cubs' Anthony Rizzo got a "mini All-Star break" while Kris Bryant got a chance to break in his first baseman's glove on Friday.
12 hours ago

Cubs Minor League Update (5.27.16)

El Paso Chihuahuas 6, Iowa Cubs 3 Willson Contreras didn't have the best night at the plate, but still managed to go 1-6 with a double. He struckout twice. Dan Vogelbach was 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Juan Perez got the start in CF and went 2-4 with a walk. Albert Almora shifted to LF and was 1-5. Perez is 29 years old so the only reason I can think of why Almora would...
Via Obstructed View
16 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Even with slide, they’re still the best in baseball

We knew the Chicago Cubs couldn’t keep up the pace they began the season with, but we also knew they couldn’t be as bad as they had played before taking two out of three from the rival Cardinals. Even while being “bad”, they were still the best. I think part of the issue is the […] Chicago Cubs: Even with slide, they’re still the best in baseball - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies...
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1 day ago

Young Cubs: Jimenez Powering Up

The big-league Cubs have largely struggled since I last wrote, but things are still looking very good down on the farm. A few big name prospects have made some big strides in recent weeks, while some have simply continued to play well. Let’s take a spin around the minors and catch up. Iowa Cubs (Triple-A) […]
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Cubs, Jake Arrieta tie MLB record for consecutive wins

Death, taxes and Jake Arrieta winning a game he starts for the Cubs are among the few “sure things” in life. Arrieta and the Cubs defeated the Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon, 9-8, which extended the team’s winning streak in games he starts to 23. That tied an MLB record set by Kris Medlen, dating back to when he pitched for the Braves. The Cubs’ ace showed he was human...
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Cards' huge rally still isn't enough in 9-8 loss to Cubs

ST. LOUIS -- Jake Arrieta remained unbeaten on the season despite allowing as many as four runs for the first time in nearly a year and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-8 on Wednesday.Arrieta (9-0) joined the White Sox's Chris Sale as the only nine-game winners in the majors.Arrieta allowed four runs in a regular-season game for the first time since June 16, 2015.Arrieta...
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Game 45 Recap: Cubs 9 Cardinals 8

In a divisional rivalry that has been rife with intrigue, particularly since last fall, the last game of this week’s series was bound not to go out with a whimper. This afternoon’s dogfight between the Cubs and Cardinals looked a lot more like what we might expect between these two teams later in the season. Not […]
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Jorge Soler Sees a Victory

Check this out, as the Chicago Cubs eked out a series win: This was when the Cubs were nursing a dangerously slim lead, right before Kris Bryant gave them a more comfortable lead before the St. Louis Cardinals used up the remainder of their Devil Magic to pull within a run. Thank goodness for insurance! Just trying to focus. — MLB (@MLB) May 25, 2016 ...
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Is Ben Zobrist Superman?

No. (He doesn’t wear glasses.) But, I must say, Ben Zobrist is a pretty awesome dude. Going into the Winter Meetings this past December, I wanted nothing more than for the rumors of Zobrist’s possible signing with the Cubs to become a reality—even more so than I wanted the Jason Heyward rumors to come true (which for […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Kris Bryant becoming an elite defender?

When the discussion surrounds the Chicago Cubs, it most often veers directly toward their offense. And rightfully so. Not only do the Cubs have a historically impressive stable of former offensive prospects making their presence felt at the big league level, they’ve added pieces like Dexter Fowler and Ben Zobrist in the last couple of years that really establish this team as the...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Maddon talks about T-shirt gate in St. Louis

Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about T-shirt gate the last time the team was in St. Louis.
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist on Being in Sync

Better not throw a ball to Ben Zobrist right now. Better throw it in the zone. He’s got the lowest swing rate in baseball this year, and a bottom-nine number since we started tracking that stat. He’s always swung less often than most, but this is extreme, even for him. “I’m just seeing the ball really well,” he said before a game against the Giants, reducing the answer...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: How worried should fans be?

The Chicago Cubs’ 8-7 series-opening victory over the San Diego Padres on May 10 feels like forever ago at this point. After that win that pushed Jon Lester to 4-1 on the season, the Cubs were 25-6, good enough for the best record by any team to open a year since the Tigers over 30 years ago. However, the Cubbies have floundered a little bit in the past two weeks, losing three...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon wants to take “Try Not to Suck” nationwide

Joe Maddon’s “Try Not to Suck” T-shirt line may be expanding across the league. The Chicago Cubs manager and members of his team wore the shirts, which were made available to fans to purchase. The shirts caused controversy after prudes in the St. Louis Cardinals organization temporarily banned the shirts at their stadium for having ‘suck’ written on them. Maddon said sales...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matheny on Cubs series: 'It will be fun playing them'

Just because more than 100 games are remaining doesn't mean the St. Louis Cardinals are taking lightly a series against the rival they're chasing in the NL Central.They haven't been playing all that well lately, but neither have the Chicago Cubs, who head to Busch Stadium for Monday night's opener in their worst slump of the season.St. Louis (23-21) already trails the Cubs (29-13...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist making big impact for the Chicago Cubs

Two hours outside of Chicago, through miles of cornfields, sits a small farm town called Eureka, Illinois. It is most known for being the town that former President Ronald Reagan attended college. A small river town with a simpler way of life. But few know it is also the hometown of the man driving the Chicago Cubs offense. Ben Zobrist’s offseason signing with the Cubs has turned...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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