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Cub Tracks puts in the time

Cub Tracks puts in the time

Photo by Elsa/ “The hardest game in the world," and other bullets Monday was an off-day. Tonight, the Cubs resume play against the Giants at Wrigley Field after having finally won a road series. Let’s hope that means better days are ahead because the ground beneath the ledge is still slippery and they’re still taking numbers at the window. The Cubs Triple-A team looks pretty damn good right now. Some guys are down there to get consistent at-bats, others are on the rehab trail. We’ll see how they respond. Here’s today’s Cubs News and Notes. As always, * means autoplay on, or...
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Minor League Wrap: Iowa back on track, beats Missions 9-5

Minor League Wrap: Iowa back on track, beats Missions 9-5

Jim Adduci | Dylan Heuer Iowa had the only win tonight, but it was a big one that moved them closer to a postseason berth. Alexander Guerra hits two home runs in an Ems heartbreaker. Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs foiled the San Antonio Missions (Brewers), 9-5. Colin Rea improved his record to a league-best 13-3, but his league-leading ERA took a hit as he allowed five runs on seven hits over five innings. Rea walked three and struck out seven. (Rea still leads the league in ERA at 3.71.) The Iowa franchise record for wins in a season in 14. Rea should get two or three more starts before the...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 12 hours ago
Cubs roster move: David Bote optioned to Iowa

Cubs roster move: David Bote optioned to Iowa

Photo by Quinn Harris/ This is apparently in preparation for activating Steve Cishek. There has been much speculation about who would be removed from the 25-man roster when Steve Cishek was activated, expected to happen before Tuesday’s game. Some thought Pedro Strop might head back to the injured list. There isn’t another obvious choice on the pitching staff, and thus here is the somewhat surprising move: Cubs option David Bote to AAA Iowa today.Just ahead of Steve Cishek's anticipated activation from IL (hip)— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) August 19, 2019 David Bote has had...
Cubbies Crib 13 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: It’s time to trust Tyler Chatwood in critical spots

In less than a year, Chicago Cubs hurler Tyler Chatwood has gone from a waste of a roster spot to one of the more intriguing arms in Joe Maddon’s arsenal. Heading into last offseason, it looked like the Chicago Cubs were poised to take a $25.5 million bath over the final two years of Tyler […] Chicago Cubs: It’s time to trust Tyler Chatwood in critical spots - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib 16 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Jose Quintana stays white-hot in his latest outing

Jose Quintana has been incredible for the Chicago Cubs in August, fanning seven Pittsburgh Pirates last night in a scoreless seven-inning performance. The month of August has been filled with strikeouts and a rapidly declining earned run average for Chicago Cubs lefty Jose Quintana. Through four starts spanning 26 innings, the southpaw has notched 33 […] Chicago Cubs: Jose Quintana stays white-hot in his latest outing - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More