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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 24

Because Moreno didn’t go five innings, the win went toBrendan King, who, in all honesty, pitched better anyway. King gave up just one run on one hit and one walk over three innings of relief. King also struck out five and walked just one.

BLEED CUBBIE BLUE - 2018-06-25 03:30:14

Chicago Cubs: Young pitching depth performing remarkably well this year

Inevitably, Triple-A pitching depth will be called upon to fill in for an injured and struggling pitchers. Someone from a team’s Triple-A pitching depth might get called up to be a fresh arm after the bullpen has been used heavily for multiple games in a row. Sometimes, one of these pitchers is call

CUBBIESCRIB.COM - 2018-06-24 18:00:40

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Sunday 6/24, 12:10 CT

Despite recent offensive struggles, the Cubs still rank second in the N.L. at 4.77 runs per game.Despite recent pitching struggles, the Cubs still rank second in the N.L. at 3.65 runs allowed per game.At 42-32 with 353 runs scored and 270 allowed, the Cubs are four games behind their Pythagorean win

BLEED CUBBIE BLUE - 2018-06-24 15:30:01

Chicago Cubs: Albert Almora Jr. is playing like an All-Star

He may not be on the National League ballot for the midsummer classic, butAlbert AlmoraJr. has been playing like an All-Star all year for the Chicago Cubs. Despite not putting up a flashy stat line–Almora has just two home runs and 20 runs batted in thus far–the 24-year-old center fielder has been t

YARDBARKER - 2018-06-24 04:10:18

Ailing Cubs missing Bryant for another game

Bryant indicated he's been taking more swings in the batting cage lately as he's been colder than normal over the last month or so. His OPS in June is .707, 200 points lower than his career average. Over his last five games, with the sore shoulder, he was 6-for-22 before missing Saturday's contest a

ESPN - 2018-06-24 17:28:19

Cubs' Willson Contreras explains odd reason for bench coach's ejection

“It was really a difficult situation and I tried to handle it as best I could,” Contreras said,via Chicago Tribune. “The umpire said something to me that I didn’t really like, and it got to the point where I looked over to the bench to get a little backup just because I didn’t want to get thrown out

SPORTING NEWS - 2018-06-24 12:44:11

Men's New Era Navy Chicago Cubs 2018 Stars & Stripes 4th of July On-Field 59FIFTY Fitted Hat

Celebrate the 4th of July holiday in style when you grab this Stars & Stripes Chicago Cubs On-Field 59FIFTY Fitted Hat from New Era. Major League Baseball will donate its licensed royalties from the sales of such items to MLB Charities to support programs for service men and women, veterans and mili


Anthony Rizzo on Cubs' offense: 'We're not clicking at all'

"It's one of the parts of the season when it's obviously not going our way," the Cubs' first baseman told reporters, viaESPN. "Obviously we're not clicking at all, you know, we've got to score more runs."

SPORTING NEWS - 2018-06-24 00:48:52

Chicago Cubs: Jason Heyward proving his value in year three of contract

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Chicago Cubs The Mike Montgomery Trade Revisited

Do you remember how you felt when theMike Montgomery was announced? I do. I was disappointed. Now can you imagine where this Cubs team would be without Montgomery?


Cubs bullpen faces trying time with injuries, schedule

CINCINNATI -- TheChicago Cubscould be in for an up-and-down stretch until the calendar turns as they play with a makeshift bullpen and face a less-than-favorable schedule. Flying high after winning two of three from theLos Angeles Dodgers, they came back down to earth, losing to the lowlyCincinnati


Chicago Cubs: A way-too-early look at this winter’s free agent class

This year’s free agent class is absolutely loaded with top-tier talent. With so many teams vying for a superstar, will the Chicago Cubs land their guy?It’s clear. The Chicago Cubs don’t have to sell free agents on what Chicago has to offer – at least, not like they used to. The club landed some majo


Chicago Cubs: Despite lack of power, strength in other areas bring success

The Chicago Cubs rank in the bottom third of the league in home runs. While this is certainly troubling, they continue to find recipes for success.By season’s end last year, the Chicago Cubsranked in the top tenin home runs, finishing ninth overall. The final tally sat at 223 dingers. The club also


Cubs start series vs. resurgent Reds

Any time seems to be the right time for theChicago Cubsto play the NL CentralReds. After all, Chicago took 43 of 62 from Cincinnati over the last four seasons.Maybe this time, for a change, isn’t the right time.Sure, the Cubs just got done taking two of three from the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley


Cubs serve notice: They're still the NL team to beat

CHICAGO -- Teams don't establish themselves as "the team to beat" on the basis of a regular-season series in baseball, especially one that unfolds over two chilly weekdays in the middle of June. Still, after a series pitting the last two National League pennant winners against each other, this seems


Cubs closer Morrow goes on DL with back tightness

The Cubs are also missing relieversCarl Edwards Jr. (right shoulder inflammation) andBrian Duensing, who is on the bereavement list after his grandfather died on Saturday. Chicago was second in the NL Central, a half-game behind the Milwaukee Brewers.


Cubs' Brandon Morrow placed on DL after suffering back spasms while taking off pants

The Chicago Cubs are a man down just for him taking his pants down. Closer Brandon Morrow, who has 16 saves this season, sustained back spasms while undressing after returning home from the team's trip to St. Louis early Monday morning. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list because of the injury


Chicago Cubs Videos

On CBS Sports HQ, Nick Kostos is joined by MLB analyst Jim Bowden to break down how good the Cubs have been recently and how dangerous this team can be going forward this season.


Farmer PH double lifts Dodgers over Cubs in 1st game of DH

CHICAGO (AP) Pinch-hitterKyle Farmerdoubled sharply down the left-field line with two outs in the ninth to drive in two runs, and theLos Angeles Dodgerscame back to edge theChicago Cubs4-3 on Tuesday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.Farmer lined a 2-2 pitch fromJustin Wilsoninto the cor


Chicago Cubs: Yet another look at the current outfield situation

Over the last few years, the Chicago Cubs have mixed and matched lineups on a near-daily basis, showing the unpredictable nature of manager Joe Maddon.