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Dempster Solid But Cubs Drop Series To Nats

Chicago had no problem putting men on base Wednesday vs. the Nationals. Their problem was converting base runners into runs. The Cubs out hit Washington 9-4 but the Nationals outscored the Cubs 3-2. Ryan Dempster was the tough luck loser for the North-Siders. The final line on Dempster reads 8 innings, 3 Runs, 6 strikeouts and only 1 walk. The former Cubs closer allowed 2 homeruns and that's what did him in ...

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Cubs Offense Goes Cold, 4 Game Win Streak Snapped

Here we are in late April, yet it felt like October. No, not in terms of intensity but the weather. On a blistering cold night, the Cubs were looking to secure the series victory over the Washington Nationals. Chicago sent the local kid Tom Gorzelanny to the mound. Gorzelanny has pitched well all season, but hasn't recorded a win in any of his 4 starts. Gorzelanny was on point again on Tuesday night but it ...

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Cubs Walk Off With A Walk

Monday night was a perfect example of why Chicago is nicknamed the "Windy City." At game time, the temperature was 49 crisp degrees with the wind blowing in at 19 mph. The Cubs sent Carlos Silva to the mound, who entering the season was a huge question mark for the North-Siders. Here we are a few weeks in the season and Silva is the biggest surprise in the Cubs' rotation. Silva (2-0) pitched very well and k ...

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Cubs-Sox to battle for ‘Cup’

It's the Crosstown Classic no more, on Monday the two teams announced that team with the most wins in their six games this season will get a three-foot tall cup. The "BP Crosstown Cup" is in production now, and will be ready for the first series between the two teams in June. This just adds more bragging rights for the two teams and their fans, who which some take very seriously. It's similar to what a lot ...

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Colvin And Fukudome Break Out The Brooms

Randy Wells has been fantastic for the Cubs in his short career. The only thing that has held him back has been run support from his offense. On Sunday, Wells didn't have to worry about run support. For each of the 1st 5 innings, Chicago put runs on the board. Chicago lit up Milwaukee's starting pitcher Dave Bush for 9 (7 earned) runs. Rookie Tyler Colvin (who started in center for Marlon Byrd) ignited the ...

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Lilly And Zambrano Dazzle In Debuts As Cubs Win 5-1

Ted Lilly was activated off of the disabled list on Saturday. Lilly gave the already stacked Cubs' starting rotation a boost.  In order to activate Lilly, Chicago decided to option Jeff Samardzija to AAA Iowa. It appears that Samardzija's act has finally grown tired with Lou Piniella. Samardzija surrendered 11 runs (7 earned) in 3.1 innings pitched in a limited role. Samardzija has been mishandled by the fr ...

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Cubs option Samardzija to Iowa

Jeff Samardzija has struggled all year, and the Cubs have finally made the move. The Cubs announced today that they have optioned Jeff Samardzija to Triple-A Iowa to open a spot for Ted Lilly who returns off the DL tonight. Samardzija just seems like he's not ready for the big leagues yet. He posted a 18.90 ERA in four relief appearances this season. Leading to part of the reason why the Cubs bullpen has st ...

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Cubs Strike Early And Often In Rout of Brewers

Ryan Dempster loves pitching against the Brewers. He showed why once again on Friday night in game 1 of a 3 game set in Milwaukee. Coming off of a disappointing series in New York, Chicago's offense got started in the 1st inning and continued to add insurance. Dempster was spectacular, handling a potent Brewers offense. The former Cubs closer went 7.2 innings allowing only 1 run. Dempster struck out 4 while ...

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Cubs Can’t Solve Santana, Fall To Mets

They say pitching wins championships. The Cubs' starting rotation may be the exception. No matter how well they pitch, they never receive any run support from their offense. This rotation has pitched so well this season, that the "ace" was sent to the bullpen to make room for another All-Star in Ted Lilly. Tom Gorzelanny was on the bump for the Cubs. Gorzelanny, making his 1st start since being hit with a c ...

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After Bombshell, Cubs Win

The Chicago Cubs made a shocking announcement Wednesday, revealing that Carlos Zambrano will be moving to the bullpen to fill the set-up role. Zambrano is struggling as a starter and the Cubs are in dire need of a power right-hander for the 'pen. From all accounts, Big Z took the news in stride. Perhaps Zambrano is showing some maturity, putting the team's needs before his own. Zambrano's spot in the rotati ...

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