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Contreras homers, but Cubs' win streak ends
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Contreras homers, but Cubs' win streak ends

The Cardinals stunned the red-hot Cubs, scoring a season-high nine runs in the eighth inning to post an 11-4 come-from-behind victory on Friday afternoon to snap Chicago's winning streak at six.
Cubbies Crib 12 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Bullpen meltdown costs Cubs, streak over at 6

Chicago Cubs’ Jake Arrieta pitched well on the mound, but bullpen woes, including six walks and nine 8th-inning runs, fuel St. Louis Cardinals to win. The red-hot Chicago Cubs came into their homestand against the St. Louis Cardinals 3.5 games ahead and looked...
MLB 12 hours ago

Lester looks to continue Cubs' success vs. Cards

Jon Lester (6-6, 4.07 ERA) will look to make the most of his encore performance as he faces off against Adam Wainwright (11-5, 5.08 ERA) and the Cardinals on Saturday at Wrigley Field.
Cubs Insider 14 hours ago

Watch: Willson Contreras Stays Hot, Knocks 2-Run Homer Against Cardinals in First Inning

Wilson Contreras has been on a tear lately and it may well be due to an adjustment he recently made at the plate. So far in the second half of the season (that’s post-All-Star break to you and me) he’s hitting an impressive .409/.458/.818 with two home runs. Today, in his first at-bat in the … The...
Cubs Insider 8 hours ago
Cubs Trade Rumors: Updates on Darvish, Verlander, More

Cubs Trade Rumors: Updates on Darvish, Verlander, More

“It has to be obvious this guy is going to help,” Joe Maddon said prior to Friday’s evisceration. “Lateral moves can work against you in a tight clubhouse.” I wanted to lead with that because the way the Cubs soiled the bed against the Cardinals led to a lot of knee-jerk reactions. And while many … The post Cubs Trade Rumors: Updates on Darvish, Verlander, More appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Cubbies Crib 11 hours ago

Chicago Cubs set the tone for NL Central foes in the trade market

The Chicago Cubs weren’t a sure thing as the trade deadline approached. Some felt the Cubs would be best to be sellers and look to next year. Theo Epstein & Co. proved to be smarter than most fans as if they knew this was coming. Since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer arrived in Chicago, the […] Chicago...
MLB 11 hours ago
Arrieta displays vintage form in tough loss

Arrieta displays vintage form in tough loss

Joe Maddon was pleased with the production. Hours before Jake Arrieta's solid six-inning start and even longer before a humbling eighth inning that led to an 11-4 loss on Friday, the Cubs' manager spoke to the media about how he felt the All-Star break had "revitalized" the starters.
Chicago Tribune 10 hours ago

Jake Arrieta on Cubs' 11-4 loss to Cardinals: 'A little bit out of hand'

Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta on the nine runs the Cubs allowed in the eighth inning of an 11-4 loss to the Cardinals on Friday, July 21, 2017. (Paul Skrbina/Chicago Tribune)
Bleed Cubbie Blue 11 hours ago
Cardinals 11, Cubs 4: Lost, one strike zone. If found, return to Cubs bullpen

Cardinals 11, Cubs 4: Lost, one strike zone. If found, return to Cubs bullpen

That was... something. Let’s put it this way. The last time the Cubs had an inning as disastrous as the eighth inning at Wrigley Field Friday afternoon, they won the next six games after that one. So let’s go with that — maybe the Cubs will start another winning streak after the bullpen implosion that gave the Cardinals an 11-4 blowout win in the series opener in front of the biggest announced crowd of 2017, 42,186. The defeat ended the Cubs’ season-longest win streak at six. That eighth inning — man, I have no explanation at all for it. Carl Edwards Jr., Hector Rondon and Justin...

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Chicago Tribune 10 hours ago

Cubs Way, revised: Trading top prospects in minors for major contributors

When it comes to following The Cubs Way, patented circa 2012, the secret lies in staying nimble. Be willing to change the path, but not the overall direction. Plot a course for each highly regarded prospect, but use pencil instead of pen. Trust your instincts over analytics, no matter how many...
Chicago Sun-Times 10 hours ago
Cubs notebook: Arrieta, fellow starting pitchers feed off one another

Cubs notebook: Arrieta, fellow starting pitchers feed off one another

Despite Friday's bullpen meltdown, Joe Maddon's starting pitchers continue to give the Cubs a chance to win as race in NL Central heats up.
Chicago Tribune 10 hours ago

Joe Maddon on Cubs' 11-4 loss to Cardinals: 'We just pitched badly for one inning'

Cubs manager Joe Maddon on the 11-4 loss to the Cardinals on Friday, July 21, 2017. (Paul Skrbina/Chicago Tribune)
Muskat Ramblings 11 hours ago

#Cubs post game notes 7/21

The Cardinals scored nine runs in the eighth inning, all with none out, to post an 11–4 victory Friday over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.The Cubs fell to 43–3 this season when leading entering the eighth inning. The loss snapped a six-game win streak.The Cubs now have allowed at least seven runs in an inning in three of their last five home games. The Brewers scored seven runs in the third on July 6 and the Pirates scored 10 runs in the first on July 9.The Cubs allowed the first nine batters of an inning to all score for the first time since Aug. 30, 2014, at the Cardinals...
CBS Chicago 11 hours ago
Levine: Bullpen Massacre Ends Cubs’ Winning Streak

Levine: Bullpen Massacre Ends Cubs’ Winning Streak

"We just pitched badly for one inning," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said after the Cardinals scored nine runs in the eighth inning.
Chicago Tribune 13 hours ago

Lost in transition: Jose Quintana still feeling his way around with Cubs

Jose Quintana's sheepish shrug suggested he was lost Friday morning. Probably because he was. The Cubs' new left-hander wandered right past his locker before a bystander pointed him in the right direction in Quintana's first trip to the home clubhouse at Wrigley Field. Quintana, acquired from the...
MLB 16 hours ago

Bryant sits to rest injured pinkie finger

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant did not start Friday because of a sprained left pinkie finger, and he may miss the entire weekend series against the Cardinals.
Muskat Ramblings 17 hours ago

#Cubs Bryant day to day

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant did not start Friday because of a sprained little finger on his left hand, and may miss the entire weekend series against the Cardinals.Bryant was injured Wednesday when he slide head-first into third base in the first inning against the Braves.“He’s just not ready today but we’ll do this as a day by day thing,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Friday. “I really don’t know. If I had to guess, probably not [Saturday], too, and possibly not Sunday. I really don’t know. He healed well with the ankle. I’m just trying to not draw any conclusions...
CBS Chicago 17 hours ago
Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks Set To Return Early Next Week

Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks Set To Return Early Next Week

Manager Joe Maddon has yet to determine just yet what day Hendricks will start.
Chicago Tribune 18 hours ago

Jose Quintana on being a Cub: 'Really happy to be here'

Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana: "I'm really happy to be here." (Paul Skrbina/Chicago Tribune)

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