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2022 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 76

2022 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 76

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs pound the Reds, 15-7! I think if I’m doing this right, I’m supposed to start this out with a joke about the Bears and the Bengals. As if the Bears could score 15 runs. Since this was a game started by Kyle Hendricks, the good news is that this game wasn’t as close as the score indicates. Kyle worked the first six innings of this one and it was 9-2 after six. Regardless of what outcome you are looking for this July, you wanted to see Kyle continue to show signs this his usual second half surge is in the works. If you are...
Cubbies Crib 37 mins ago

David Ross hit a home run by moving Christopher Morel out of the leadoff spot

After a hot start, Chicago Cubs rookie Christopher Morel hit a wall in June offensively, prompting third-year manager David Ross to pull the spark plug out of the leadoff spot, dropping him down to ninth in the batting order the last two nights against Cincinnati. To say the move has worked well would be a […] David Ross hit a home run by moving Christopher Morel out of the leadoff spot - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
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Cubs 15, Reds 7: Patrick Wisdom and Christopher Morel homer to Waveland

Cubs 15, Reds 7: Patrick Wisdom and Christopher Morel homer to Waveland

Photo by Justin Casterline/ And Morel had the first five-hit game for a Cub in six years. If you had been wondering when Cubs hitters would finally explode and score a few runs at Wrigley Field, Thursday was the night. Facing four real Reds pitchers and outfielder Max Schrock, the Cubs put 20 hits and 15 runs on the board and crushed the Reds 15-7. Christopher Morel had a five-hit night — the first for a Cub since Kris Bryant did it August 18, 2016 — and Patrick Wisdom added a pair of home runs including a monster grand slam. It was the first time the Cubs had...
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Baseball history unpacked, July 1

Baseball history unpacked, July 1

Colin Rea | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. Today’s pictured hurler was a Cub only for a short while. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue is pleased to present a light-hearted, Cubs-centric look at baseball’s colorful past, with plenty of the lore and various narratives to follow as they unfold over the course of time. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along. We also include Cubs’ player birthdays and a bit of world history,...
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Minor League Wrap: Seiya Suzuki has a single and a home run in a rehab appearance in Iowa.

Minor League Wrap: Seiya Suzuki has a single and a home run in a rehab appearance in Iowa.

Seiya Suzuki | Photo by Quinn Harris/ Seiya Suzuki has a successful first rehab start. South Bend wins 8th-straight. The Pelicans reach 50 wins. Smokies power past Rocket City. Seiya Suzuki takes on Des Moines and he did not disappoint. The I-Cubs pitching staff did though. Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs were cut off by the Columbus Clippers (Guardians), 12-6. Starter Luke Farrell pitched four innings and allowed two runs on three hits. He struck out three and walked no one. Iowa was leading 6-2 in the sixth inning when Wyatt Short gave up a grand slam to tie the game. Two...
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First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Reds, Thursday 6/30, 7:05 CT

First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Reds, Thursday 6/30, 7:05 CT

Photo by Jamie Sabau/ Go get ‘em, Kyle.
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Cubs select OF Narciso Crook from Iowa; Jason Heyward to IL

Cubs select OF Narciso Crook from Iowa; Jason Heyward to IL

Narciso Crook | Dylan Heuer The long-time Reds minor leaguer will take a major league field for the first time against his former oganization. The Cubs today announced that they had selected the contract of outfielder Narciso Crook from Triple-A Iowa. He replaces outfielder Jason Heyward, who moves to the injured list. To make room on the 40-man roster for Crook, the Cubs moved outfielder Narciso Crook to the 60-day injured list. Crook, who turns 27 on July 12, is one of the best stories in the Cubs minor leagues this summer. Born in the Dominican Republic, he moved to...
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Cubs vs. Reds Thursday 6/30 game threads

Cubs vs. Reds Thursday 6/30 game threads

Al Yellon Thursday’s game threads? All right here.
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Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Thursday 6/30, 7:05 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Thursday 6/30, 7:05 CT

Photo by Justin Casterline/ The Cubs go for the series win. Today's roster move: #Cubs place Jason Heyward on 10-day day IL, add Narciso Crook from Iowa. To make room on the 40-man roster for Crook, Michael Hermosillo was moved to the 60-day IL. Full article coming soon— Al Yellon (@bleedcubbieblue) June 30, 2022 Thursday notes... HAPP-ENINGS: Ian Happ, last 27 games since May 31: .316/.409/.541 (31-for-98) with nine doubles, two triples, three home runs and 13 walks. THE NICO FILES: Nico Hoerner has a seven-game hitting streak in which he is batting...
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What should the Cubs do with Jason Heyward? No, this is not a ‘DFA him’ article

What should the Cubs do with Jason Heyward? No, this is not a ‘DFA him’ article

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Instead, it’s about a roster crunch. Jason Heyward is having a poor year. One of the reasons for that is a knee injury that has had him on the shelf since June 24 — almost a week. Here’s the latest: Jason Heyward’s right knee soreness is not getting better, Ross says. Sounds like it could require an IL stint. Ross on Heyward’s status/knee: “We’re going to have to take a hard look at that soon.” #Cubs— Meghan Montemurro (@M_Montemurro) June 29, 2022 The Cubs have been playing essentially three players short since...
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2022 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 75

2022 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 75

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The Cubs win one fairly easily, for a change The tricky part of writing every day is to look at the game and try to find the story. Sometimes it’s easy. If a starting pitcher throws past the sixth inning, that has a fair chance of leading. If someone hits a couple of homers or has several hits, that’s low hanging fruit too. Of course, if you follow regular, you know that I focus slightly less on the minute to minute of the game, at least up here in the narrative section. Al has the recap. That is, and should always be, the definitive place...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 30, 2022
Cubs 8, Reds 3: The Christopher Morel show

Cubs 8, Reds 3: The Christopher Morel show

Photo by Justin Casterline/ The Cubs rookie had a good game at the plate and in the field. Some folks have begun to hint that maybe Christopher Morel should be sent to Triple-A Iowa due to his ongoing batting slump. One game doesn’t necessarily turn around that slump, but Morel made his case to stay in the big leagues Wednesday evening at Wrigley Field. He singled and homered and also made a tremendous throw to catch a Reds runner at the plate (also credit to Willson Contreras for an excellent tag), and the Cubs evened up their series with Cincinnati with an 8-3...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 30, 2022
Cub Tracks’ the Morel of the story

Cub Tracks’ the Morel of the story

Photo by Justin Casterline/ The latest episode of our long-running series of #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB news. This one celebrates a laugher. Welcome to today’s edition of Cub Tracks news and notes™, featuring material from current beat writers, bloggers, and the occasional in-house habitué, moonlighting. These pieces center around #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball. We try to distill the zeitgeist into easily digestible chunks, which we then marinate in Jeppson’s Malört and Old Style beer for that true Chicago flavor and allow to ferment overnight for that extra little...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 30, 2022
BCB After Dark: Will The Professor lose tenure?

BCB After Dark: Will The Professor lose tenure?

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports The late-night/early-morning spot for Cubs fans asks if the Cubs will trade Kyle Hendricks in July. Welcome back to BCB After Dark: the boppin’ dive for night owls, early-risers, new parents and Cubs fans abroad. You’re just in time. Let us get you to your table. It’s our final show of the week. I hope you brought some friends. No dress code tonight. Bring your own beverage. BCB After Dark is the place for you to talk baseball, music, movies, or anything else you need to get off your chest, as long as it is within the rules of the...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 29, 2022
Minor League Wrap: Jordan Wicks, BJ Murray Jr. lead South Bend past Beloit, 5-1.

Minor League Wrap: Jordan Wicks, BJ Murray Jr. lead South Bend past Beloit, 5-1.

BJ Murray Jr. | Chloe Trofatter / USA TODAY NETWORK Some terrific pitching in the lower levels leads to wins for South Bend and Myrtle Beach. Some really bad pitching in Iowa results in a rout. Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs were keelhauled by the Columbus Clippers (Guardians), 16-3. Starter Robert Gsellman did not make it out of the second inning. Gsellman got knocked around for six runs on eight hits over 1.2 innings. He walked two and did not strike out anyone. The 16 runs allowed by Iowa tied a season-high. The 19 hits the pitching staff allowed was a season-high. DH...

Cubs Player News

  • 3 Jason Heyward

    Jason Heyward

    Cubs select OF Narciso Crook from Iowa; Jason Heyward to IL

  • 2 Patrick Wisdom

    Patrick Wisdom

    Cubs 15, Reds 7: Patrick Wisdom and Christopher Morel homer to Waveland

  • 1 Ian Happ

    Ian Happ

    Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Thursday 6/30, 7:05 CT

  • 1 Seiya Suzuki

    Seiya Suzuki

    Minor League Wrap: Seiya Suzuki has a single and a home run in a rehab appearance in Iowa.

  • 1 Nico Hoerner

    Nico Hoerner

    Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Thursday 6/30, 7:05 CT

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