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Josh Timmers

Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 27

Five games, five wins.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs made the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals) blue, 2-1.

Casey Kelly started and got the win. Kelly allowed just one run on seven hits over five innings. He walked three and struck out four. Kelly also hit an RBI double in the fifth inning to give Iowa a 2-0 lead.

The real story of this game was the bullpen, as Conor Mullee, Dylan Florio and Justin Grimm threw the final four innings without allowing a baserunner to lock up the win. Florio pitched...

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Chicago Cubs: Offensive power outage continues out west

The Chicago Cubs picked up with game two of their series out in Los Angeles, but the offense wasn’t able to get back on track against Brandon McCarthy. A lot has been made about Chicago Cubs‘ pitcher Jake Arrieta‘s career versus California teams, and particularly against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Coming off the loss Friday […] Chicago Cubs: Offensive power outage continues out west - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Game 47 Recap: Dodgers 5 Cubs 0

What You Need To Know: My first post on this site was the Game 8 Recap when the Dodgers faced the Cubs at Wrigley Field. It was easy to be objective as a Dodgers fan writing about the Cubs given the nascency of the season. However, almost forty games later, I am torn. Watching the Dodgers dominate […]

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Happ gets first look at 2B with Zo hurting

Ian Happ had only started in the outfield since he was promoted to the Cubs two weeks ago, but on Saturday the rookie was back at his more natural position of second base, to fill in for Ben Zobrist, who has a sore left wrist.

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Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant will win another MVP award in 2017

Even after a hot start, some people believe Chicago Cubs’ third baseman Kris Bryant will not win the MVP award in 2017; those people are wrong Chicago Cubs’ third baseman Kris Bryant is a special talent. Bryant has the skill to hit 39 home runs, leg-out 35 doubles, and score 121 runs. Those numbers, of course […] Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant will win another MVP award in 2017 - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Al Yellon

Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers preview, Saturday 5/27, 6:15 CT

The Cubs look to even up their series with the Dodgers.

Kyle Schwarber is back in the lineup tonight against Dodgers righthander Brandon McCarthy.

It does now seem as if Kyle is in a straight platoon, as he has not played the last several times a lefthanded pitcher has gone against the Cubs. As bad as Kyle's been overall, his numbers vs. LHP are worse:

vs. RHP: .190/.297/.381
vs. LHP: .147/.310/.265

A bit better OBP vs. lefties, but no power (5-for-34, one double, one HR), and 15 strikeouts...

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Al Yellon

Cubs, Dodgers continue weekend series

Looking for Saturday's game threads? You have come to the right place.

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Jay Leads Off, Schwarber Two, Montero Catching

This will be the Cubs’ only start against either a righty or a guy with an ERA that begins with a 3 this weekend, so Kyle Schwarber is back in the lineup in the hopes that he can run into one and get the offense going on the road. Schwarber batting second, which isn’t a huge surprise but has been a topic of conversation. It’s a delicate balance for Joe Maddon to keep running Schwarber out there and to do it in the right spot, which many feel should be lower in the order. The rest of...

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Chicago Cubs: The five best Cubs trades since 1980

With trade rumors starting to swirl, the Chicago Cubs are looking to take advantage of what they can offer. What are the top five trades since 1980? Let the games begin! The Major League Baseball season has hit Memorial Day week which means trade discusses become stories. The Chicago Cubs are no strangers to trade […] Chicago Cubs: The five best Cubs trades since 1980 - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Jon Lester, MLB’s Most Consistent Starting Pitcher

This post is going to play out like a love letter to Jon Lester. So if you’re in a romantic mood, you’ve clicked on the right link. If you’re not, maybe just stick around and hate-read. Our advertisers care little for your emotional state. It’s safe to say that Jon Lester has sustained my sanity this season, which is no mean feat. Amongst the surge of hiccups the Cubs rotation has experienced (e.g., Jake Arrieta and John Lackey’s borderline 5 ERA, Hendricks’ 2+ MPH velocity...

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Al Yellon

Today in Cubs history: The time Carlos Zambrano hit a Gatorade dispenser

Big Z did not like Mark Carlson’s call.

Many of these articles commemorate an obscure part of Cubs history, or something that happened decades ago.

This game and event, you probably remember pretty well, as it happened just eight years ago, May 27, 2009.

The Cubs led the Pirates 2-1 in the top of the seventh. Nyjer Morgan was on third base with one out, and Carlos Zambrano, facing Nate McLouth, uncorked a wild pitch.

Then this happened [VIDEO].

Now, in 2017 that play simply would have...

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Stay classy Chicago!

We have partnered with our friends at Breaking T to bring you this awesome shirt.

The reigning World Champion Chicago Cubs have always had fun under manager Joe Maddon but earlier this week before a road trip to Southern California they took it to a whole new level. After defeating the San Francisco Giants, Maddon decided to have his guys dress up as the characters from Will Ferrell’s “Anchorman.” Anchorman, of course, is a movie about a newscaster in the 1970’s in San Diego.

While...

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Al Yellon

Ticket Exchanges: July 4-9 homestand

This homestand leads the Cubs into the All-Star break.

A reminder: face value only for tickets here.

Dates and times:

Rays: July 4 (1:20), July 5 (1:20)

Brewers: July 6 (1:20) — makeup of May 20 rainout

Pirates: July 7 (1:20), July 8 (6:15), July 9 (12:10)

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Al Yellon

Ticket Exchanges: July 21-25 homestand

These games should be pretty popular.

A reminder: face value only for tickets here.

Dates and times:

Cardinals: July 21 (1:20), July 22 (3:05), July 23 (7:05)

White Sox: July 24 (1:20), July 25 (1:20)

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Chicago Cubs: Team drops opener to Dodgers, looks to John Lackey

Tying a season-low with just two team hits, the Chicago Cubs did little to back Jake Arrieta in Friday night’s 4-0 shutout loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Surrendering long-balls has become something of an issue for Chicago Cubs hurler Jake Arrieta. Not even a full two months into the season (10 starts) he tied […] Chicago Cubs: Team drops opener to Dodgers, looks to John Lackey - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Al Yellon

Dodgers 4, Cubs 0: Jake, 2 home runs, and Dodger Wood

I watched this game so you didn’t have to.

When Adrian Gonzalez’ first (!) home run of the 2017 season sailed over the center-field wall at Dodger Stadium with a runner on base in the sixth inning Friday night, making the score 4-0 Dodgers, I thought to myself, “This game is over.”

Thus I could have turned the game off and gone to sleep and not watched the last three innings.

Nevertheless, I owe you, the BCB reader, a full accounting of each and every Cubs game, so I continued to...

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