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Dodgers 4, Cubs 3: Walkathon

Dodgers 4, Cubs 3: Walkathon

This one was frustrating. The overriding narrative of the Cubs’ 4-3 loss to the Dodgers appears to be: Why was Brandon Morrow not in this game? Here’s why: Bad back for Brandon Morrow, per Maddon. Came up yesterday. Not avail tonight either.— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) June 19, 2018 You should know Joe Maddon well enough by now. So given that, this was a good opportunity to find out whether Justin Wilson could close a game. He’s done better in high leverage situations recently and this was the right time to try it. And, Wilson should have saved this game. He had Justin Turner...
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Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Game 1 preview, Tuesday 6/19, 12:05 CT

Let’s try this again! The Cubs announced earlier this morning that ticket holders from Monday's postponed game can either be used for Game 1 today or he exchanged for tickets of equal or lesser value for any game the rest of 2018, subject to availability. The catch: if you want to exchange you have...
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Cub Tracks calls it a night

Try the radio, let’s play two, the closest thing to Earth, and other bullets #narrative Dodgers-Cubs opener ppd; split DH Tuesday “Dealing with the Dodgers will be a good test for the Cubs, but manager Joe Maddon doesn’t place more emphasis on this series. ”I really try to refrain from that...
Los Angeles Times 6 hours ago

Dodgers take anger out on Cubs reliever, rally for 4-3 win

Furious with the strike zone of umpire Tripp Gibson III, the Dodgers took out their anger on Cubs reliever Justin Wilson in the ninth inning for a 4-3 comeback victory in the first game of a doubleheader. Moments after Yasmani Grandal became the third Dodger ejected by Gibson, Kyle Farmer raked...
DodgerBlue.com 3 hours ago
Dodgers Recall Brock Stewart As 26th Man For Game 2 Of Doubleheader Against Cubs

Dodgers Recall Brock Stewart As 26th Man For Game 2 Of Doubleheader Against Cubs

The Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled Brock Stewart as their 26th man for Game 2 of their day/night doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs...

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Cubs, Dodgers open 3-game series

Cubs, Dodgers open 3-game series

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Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 18, 2018
Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers preview, Monday 6/18, 7:05 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers preview, Monday 6/18, 7:05 CT

This homestand will be brief (three games). Hopefully it will also be victorious. The Cubs haven’t played the Dodgers since the 2017 NLCS, enough said about that. The Cubs haven’t played the Dodgers in the regular season in more than a year, since May 28, 2017. And now, they’ll face the Dodgers seven times over the next 11 days, interrupted only by a four-game series in Cincinnati, and then not again until 2019, unless there’s another postseason matchup. Thanks, schedule-makers. A few random Cubs numbers: Cubs vs. N.L. Central: 19-14Cubs vs. all other teams: 21-14 Cubs N.L. rank in...
Cubbies Crib Jun 18, 2018

Chicago Cubs: All-Star voting getting close as four Cubs sit in second

 Fans continue to vote for their favorite All-Stars and several members of the Chicago Cubs are in the thick of it. Last year, only one member of the North Side made the National League roster. Despite the lack of offense in Sunday’s series finale against the Cardinals, things are looking better for the Chicago Cubs. […] Chicago Cubs: All-Star voting getting close as four Cubs sit in second - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Cubs roster move: Brian Duensing to bereavement list, Rob Zastryzny recalled

Cubs roster move: Brian Duensing to bereavement list, Rob Zastryzny recalled

The Cubs swapped lefties on the active roster. Cubs left hander Brian Duensing will miss the next few games: #Cubs put Duensing on bereavement list. Zastryzny called up— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) June 18, 2018 We don't have info on what happened in Duensing's family to cause this, but I send along my condolences. Rob Zastryzny has a 3.97 ERA and 1.382 WHIP in 17 appearances at Triple-A Iowa this year, as well as two scoreless innings for the Cubs on May 8 against the Marlins. Callups from Iowa have done quite well for the Cubs this year and so we hope Rob Z. continues that...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 18, 2018
State of the NL Central: June 18

State of the NL Central: June 18

So close. Not a lot has changed since we checked in with the N.L. Central last week. The Cubs are within inches of the number one spot, the Reds are still hanging in there at the bottom rung, but can comfort themselves by knowing the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles are still doing worse. How things change this coming week will depend a lot on the matches we see, so without further ado let’s find out what went right last week, and what needs to go right this week to see the Cubs make their claim to the throne. Milwaukee Brewers 42-29 The Brewers — whose wives also beat the...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 18, 2018
Cubs Stock Market Report: Rivalry week

Cubs Stock Market Report: Rivalry week

The Cubs split six games with their closest division rivals. Blue Chip Stocks: Addison Russell: I think Addy has put to rest any trade speculation to rest in recent weeks, as he’s hit .321/.376/.436 (122 wRC+) in the past 30 days. This past week, Russell went 6-for-19 with two doubles, a home run, and five runs scored. He ranks fourth among National League shortstops in fWAR, oh, and did I mention he has three more years of control? Mike Montgomery: Montgomery has been nothing short of brilliant since taking over for an injured Yu Darvish. MiMo pitched six innings of two hit, one run...
Cubbies Crib Jun 18, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Albert Almora continues to hit, provide stellar defense

As we head into the back half of June, Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almora continues to do what he’s done all year: hit and rob opponents of base knocks. Out of Spring Training, Albert Almora once again found himself as the odd man out. Ian Happ, entering his first full Major League season, stole the […] Chicago Cubs: Albert Almora continues to hit, provide stellar defense - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 18, 2018
2018 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 68

2018 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 68

Cubs unable to complete sweep, finish road trip 3-3 I imagine if you are in the frustrated with the inconsistent Cubs offense party, this weekend and this whole road trip wasn’t very satisfying. The Cubs probably scored enough runs (26) on this trip to win more than three games, but all of those runs were scored in the three wins and the other three games ended up in shutouts. To be fair, if you were to scatter plot the Cubs scoring, they surely have a very unusual pattern. All teams have ups and downs. But, it is definitely unusual that the Cubs have been running with the Astros,...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 18, 2018
On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Dodgers series preview

On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Dodgers series preview

The Cubs’ opponent in the 2016 and 2017 NLCS makes its first Wrigley Field appearance of 2018. Apart from a certain October series in 2017 that we’d probably all rather forget, the Cubs and Dodgers have not met in regular-season play in more than a calendar year. The last time they played each other in the regular season was May 26-28, 2017, another series we’d surely like to forget. That was a three-game sweep by the Dodgers in which the Cubs got shut out twice. Things are better now. So, I asked Ryan Walton, an editor at our SB Nation Dodgers site True Blue LA, to update us on his...
Cubbies Crib Jun 18, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Is Dakota Mekkes a name we need to be familiar with?

Dakota Mekkes is dominating competition with the Iowa Cubs. Could he be the next prospect that the Chicago Cubs promote to the big leagues? Dakota Mekkes is quite possibly the next great Chicago Cubs pitcher that few are currently talking about. The Cubs selected Mekkes, 23, in the 10th round of the 2016 MLB Draft […] Chicago Cubs: Is Dakota Mekkes a name we need to be familiar with? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 18, 2018
Cardinals 5, Cubs 0: Javier Baez injured, not seriously, in dull defeat

Cardinals 5, Cubs 0: Javier Baez injured, not seriously, in dull defeat

And, yet another shutout. All of Cubdom held its breath Sunday night after Javier Baez took a Jack Flaherty fastball off his left elbow [VIDEO]. As noted by the ESPN broadcast crew, Javy’s pretty tough, so you know if he has to leave the game after something like this, it must be somewhat serious. Fortunately, all appears to be well: #Cubs Baez: "I'm fine. It's just really sore, it got me really good right on the elbow. I thought the pain was going to go away right away but it kind of numbed my whole arm and even my ribs."— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) June 18, 2018 #Cubs Baez...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 18, 2018
Baseball history unpacked, June 18

Baseball history unpacked, June 18

Happy birthday Chris Coghlan and Steve Cishek, RIP Eddie Gaedel, and other stories A Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline. Today in baseball history: 1940 - Dodger Ducky Medwick, acquired in a trade less than a week ago, is beaned by former Cardinal teammate Bob Bowman and needs to be carried off the field on a stretcher. Brooklyn president Lee MacPhail accuses the St. Louis pitcher of deliberately hitting Medwick in the head because the two had quarreled in a hotel elevator prior to the game. (1) Box score. Joe Medwick is best remembered for being...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 18, 2018
Minor League Wrap: Ian Rice hits walk-off home run for the second time in three days!

Minor League Wrap: Ian Rice hits walk-off home run for the second time in three days!

The first half ends for three teams and Ian Rice sends the Smokies out with a bang. Happy Father’s Day! We’ve got some ends to the first half of the season today. Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs lost to the Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners), 12-3. Alec Mills put the I-Cubs in an early hole by giving up six runs on six hits over 2.2 innings. He walked three and struck out two. Shortstop Mike Freeman was the second batter of the game and he gave the Cubs a short-lived 1-0 lead with his fifth home run of the season. Freeman was 1 for 5. The other two Iowa runs came on Stephen Bruno’s first home run...

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