8:19 PM EDT, Sat June 24, 2017
Bleed Cubbie Blue 1 hour ago
Cubs 5, Marlins 3: A tale of two games

Cubs 5, Marlins 3: A tale of two games

This one started out poorly. And then, suddenly, the Cubs remembered how to hit with RISP. When Jon Lester served up a three-run homer to J.T. Realmuto in the first inning of Saturday’s game, giving the Marlins a 3-1 lead, I couldn’t help thinking, “Here we go again.” Now be honest. You thought that, too, after the Cubs increased their number of first-inning runs allowed to 61, and after the 17th homer served up by Cubs pitching in the first inning. This isn’t good: Opponents hitting .293/.369/.563 with 17 HR (with 61 runs) vs #Cubs in first inning this season (74 games)—...
Cubbies Crib 1 hour ago

Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester settles in, offense comes through in win

After allowing a first-inning three-run shot, Jon Lester settled in to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 win over the Miami Marlins Saturday afternoon. Chicago Cubs left-hander Jon Lester showed exactly why he’s the ace of this ball club on Saturday at Marlins Park....
Washington Times 1 hour ago

Lester goes 7 innings to help Cubs beat Marlins 5-3

MIAMI (AP) - Jon Lester gave up a three-run homer to J.T. Realmuto in the first inning and then settled down to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 Saturday afternoon. Lester (5-4) went seven innings, retiring 13 in a row after Realmuto's seventh homer of the year. ...
South Florida Sun-Sentinel 1 hour ago

Marlins offense goes silent after first in 5-3 loss to Cubs

Stability and consistency in the back of the rotation is far from the Miami Marlins’ only problem, but on Saturday in a 5-3 loss to the Cubs it was again the foremost among them. Justin Nicolino matched his counterpart, Jon Lester, in earned runs allowed (three, with four runs total) but didn’t...
MLB 1 hour ago
Cubs rally in Miami on Lester's milestone day

Cubs rally in Miami on Lester's milestone day

Check the Marlins off the list for Jon Lester. The veteran left-hander, who hadn't faced them much in his career, was winless against Miami until Saturday afternoon. Lester overcame a sluggish three-run first, regrouped and was dominant for the rest of his seven innings in the Cubs' 5-3 win at Marlins Park.
The Cub Reporter 11 hours ago

Cubs @ Marlins: Lester vs Nicolino (Game 74)

CHC (37-36): LHP Jon Lester (4-4, 3.83)  MIA (34-38): LHP Justin Nicolino (0-1, 5.06)  First pitch: 3:10pmCST Lester went 6 innings of two-run ball but had a no-decision against the Padres on Monday. He’s 1-3 with a 5.86 on the road this season. The Marlins are 40-116 (.345) against him. Prado...
Chicago Tribune 3 hours ago
Cubs' Ben Zobrist likely to miss Nationals series

Cubs' Ben Zobrist likely to miss Nationals series

Anthony Rizzo didn’t challenge manager Joe Maddon’s decision to rest him Saturday with the Chicago Cubs traveling next week to face the National League East-leading Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds. Although Rizzo is expected to return to the leadoff spot Sunday, the wait could be longer...
Cubs Insider 9 hours ago

Ian Happ’s Adjustments Producing Obvious Results

Ian Happ was given crisp blue pinstripes on May 13 and started hot right right out of the gate. In his first 40 plate appearances, the player often compared to Ben Zobrist earned consistent playing time by hitting .294 with a .353 ISO and .430 wOBA. Essentially...
KFFL 2 hours ago

Cubs | Ben Zobrist out a bit longer

Chicago Cubs 2B/LF Ben Zobrist (wrist) is unlikely to return for the team's next series ...

Marlins' Edinson Volquez will battle himself in addition to Cubs in start Sunday

Edinson Volquez’s first — and maybe toughest — opponent Sunday afternoon won’t be Anthony Rizzo, the Chicago Cubs’ slugger-turned-leadoff man, or even reigning NL MVP Kris Bryant. It’ll be Volquez himself, as it is every time Volquez pitches. The Miami Marlins right-hander regularly battles his...
Chicago Tribune 5 hours ago

Cubs' Anthony Rizzo on getting a rest day: 'I didn't fight it'

The Cubs' Anthony Rizzo talks about taking a day off. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Bleed Cubbie Blue 11 hours ago
Marlins 2, Cubs 0: Double trouble

Marlins 2, Cubs 0: Double trouble

The Cubs rank third in the N.L. in GIDP. Some days, you just have to tip your cap to the other guy. Jose Urena and three Marlins relievers shut down the Cubs on six hits and Miami defeated the Cubs 2-0 Friday night at Marlins Park. There! There’s your recap. See you later today after the Cubs/Marlins afternoon game! Oh. That’s right. You come here for recaps of all the Cubs games and so, you shall have one. Give some credit to John Lackey, too. Lackey had another solid start Friday night. He made only one real mistake, grooving one to Giancarlo Stanton, and Stanton hit it far into the...
Cubbies Crib 10 hours ago

Chicago Cubs News: Offense goes cold in shutout loss to the Marlins

After an impressive showing on Thursday, the Chicago Cubs offense couldn’t replicate it as they were shutout by the Marlins on Friday. Ian Happ stayed hot with another two-hit game, but that was all the excitement the offense would have. The Chicago Cubs‘ John Lackey...
Chicago Tribune 11 hours ago
Kyle Schwarber hits major road block in his major-league career

Kyle Schwarber hits major road block in his major-league career

When the Cubs put Kyle Schwarber in a timeout Thursday, sending him to Triple-A Iowa to clear his head, they made a point of saying it wouldn't be a long stay. But exactly how long a stay is now up to Schwarber. President Theo Epstein put no timetable on it, saying he wanted Schwarber to "rediscover...
Cubbies Crib 8 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: The Yankees might try again for Kyle Schwarber

 Last year the Chicago Cubs traded Gleyber Torres for Aroldis Chapman on their way to winning the World Series. This year, it could be the New York Yankees turn. Will they again try to wrestle Kyle Schwarber away from the Cubs? With the Chicago Cubs not needing...

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Washington Times 22 hours ago

Stanton homers, Urena sizzles as Marlins top Cubs 2-0

MIAMI (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton hit his 19th home run, Jose Urena scattered five hits over six innings and the Miami Marlins topped the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on Friday night. Christian Yelich added a sacrifice fly for the Marlins, who won for the second time this week with no more ...
MLB 22 hours ago

Lackey, Cubs fall despite 3-hitting Marlins

When the season started, the Marlins used Jose Urena in a long-relief role. The 25-year-old has since become a stopper of sorts, especially in recent weeks. Urena scattered five hits over six shutout innings, and backed by a home run from Giancarlo Stanton, the Marlins edged the Cubs, 2-0, on Friday night at Marlins Park. Urena has now won his last five decisions.
Chicago Tribune 22 hours ago

Anthony Rizzo would love to go home for All-Star festivities in Miami

Anthony Rizzo enjoyed the opportunity to sleep at his parents' South Florida home Thursday night, and he yearns for a return visit in 21/2 two weeks. "I would consider potentially doing the (Home Run) Derby, just because it's at home," said Rizzo, who ranks second among National League first basemen...
Chicago Tribune 23 hours ago

Marlins 2, Cubs 0

Photos from the Cubs-Marlins game on Friday, June 23, 2017, in Miami.
MLB 23 hours ago

Cubs first-rounder stops No. 1 team in CWS

Alex Lange has pitched and won a lot of significant games in his three years at Louisiana State, but none more significant than Friday afternoon.
MLB Jun 23, 2017

Lester seeks milestone, first win over Marlins

Jon Lester looks to continue to pile up the strikeouts on Saturday afternoon when he takes the mound for the Cubs in the third game of a four-game series with Miami at Marlins Park. The left-hander, who enters with 1,954 career punchouts, is just three away from 500 as a Cub. Lester would be just the eighth lefty in Cubs history to reach that mark.
Chicago Sun-Times Jun 23, 2017
Kris Bryant to skip Home Run Derby but Anthony Rizzo wants back in

Kris Bryant to skip Home Run Derby but Anthony Rizzo wants back in

Bryant plans to decline the invitation he received from MLB because of the fatigue factor. Rizzo hopes to be invited with the game near his hometown.
MLB Jun 23, 2017

2nd-rounder Abbott latest Cubs pick to sign

The Cubs are wasting little time in signing their picks from the recently completed 2017 Major League Draft. After announcing the signing of their top pick, left-handed pitcher Brendon Little, on Thursday, they locked up second-rounder Cory Abbott on Friday.
MLB Jun 23, 2017

Hendricks could start throwing this weekend

As the Cubs begin to put together a couple of good series, they remain hopeful that right-handed pitcher Kyle Hendricks can rejoin the team prior to the All-Star break and help continue that trend.

Cubs Player News

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    Anthony Rizzo

    Marlins' Edinson Volquez will battle himself in addition to Cubs in start Sunday

  • 3 Jon Lester

    Jon Lester

    Chicago Cubs’ Jon Lester looks to turn things around on the road

  • 2 Kris Bryant

    Kris Bryant

    Marlins' Edinson Volquez will battle himself in addition to Cubs in start Sunday

  • 2 John Lackey

    John Lackey

    John Lackey on his start in Cubs' 2-0 loss to Marlins

  • 1 Kyle Schwarber

    Kyle Schwarber

    Chicago Cubs: The Yankees might try again for Kyle Schwarber

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