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2022 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 114

2022 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 114

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports One bad inning spoiled the whole bunch. If only you could eliminate just one inning. The Cubs played really well again on Monday. Well, except for the fifth inning that is. Ian Happ helped propel the Cubs to a 3-0 lead heading to the bottom of the fifth after his second homer of the game in the top of the inning. Safe to say, we’ll be talking about him more in a bit. In the bottom of the fifth, Marcus Stroman hit a wall. The downfall started with what was initially ruled a hit but was later changed to an error by Zach McKinstry. Two...
Cubbies Crib Aug 12, 2022

Cubs: Homegrown arms are finally rounding into form

Pitching wins games. Without strong pitching, teams will struggle to win. That is why Jed Hoyer went and shocked executives around the league by signing Marcus Stroman last offseason. But this season, there have been two pitchers who’ve shown, without a doubt, they are ready to be major league starters. Both in their second big […] Cubs: Homegrown arms are finally rounding into form - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Aug 4, 2022

Cubs: Don’t look now, but Marcus Stroman is rolling as of late

The first few months of Marcus Stroman’s Cubs tenure didn’t exactly go as planned. We knew heading into the year that for Chicago to have any chance at competing in the National League this year, the starting pitching would have to be drastically improved over last season. On paper – it looked like it would be. […] Cubs: Don’t look now, but Marcus Stroman is rolling as of late - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 4, 2022
Cardinals 4, Cubs 3: Late St. Louis rally ruins a very good outing by Marcus Stroman

Cardinals 4, Cubs 3: Late St. Louis rally ruins a very good outing by Marcus Stroman

Photo by Joe Puetz/ The Cubs righthander was completely dominant in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader, but the Cubs lost anyway. I wasn’t going to write a separate recap of this game, but since there are still a few hours until Game 2, here are a few words about the Cubs’ 4-3 loss to the Cardinals in Game 1. The defeat dropped the team’s record in one-run games to 13-20, and it ruined a fine outing by Marcus Stroman. The Cubs got started early. With one out in the first inning, Willson Contreras went deep [VIDEO]. Contreras also doubled and scored...
Call to the Pen Aug 1, 2022

Chicago Cubs: Marcus Stroman joining Team Puerto Rico for World Baseball Classic

Although the World Baseball Classic will not happen until March, teams are beginning to take shape. Chicago Cubs pitcher Marcus Stroman is the latest major leaguer to commit to a roster for the tournament. Stroman announced on Twitter that he will be joining Team Puerto Rico for the WBC, marking his second appearance in the […] Chicago Cubs: Marcus Stroman joining Team Puerto Rico for World Baseball Classic - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 30, 2022
Cubs 4, Giants 2: Good pitching and timely hitting

Cubs 4, Giants 2: Good pitching and timely hitting

Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports That combination almost always results in victory, and it did for the Chicago Cubs Friday evening in San Francisco. I love baseball games like this. A good pitchers’ duel finally broken up in the ninth inning with timely hitting. (Helps when the timely hitting is from the team you’re rooting for.) I could have done without the bottom-of-the-ninth drama, but the Cubs held on for a 4-2 win over the Giants, evening up their series. Marcus Stroman and Alex Cobb matched each other almost exactly for six innings. Cobb held the Cubs hitless...

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