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Cubs' Kris Bryant leaves game after getting hit in head by pitch

DENVER -- Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant left Sunday's game in Colorado in the first inning after getting hit in the head by a fastball from Rockies pitcher German Marquez. Bryant's glasses flew off and his helmet spun around on his head as the pitch hit him around the forehead area. Bryant

ESPN - 2018-04-22 19:27:37

Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies preview, Sunday 4/22, 2:10 CT

Here are today's particulars. Cubs lineup: Rockies lineup: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Jose Quintana has made three starts this year. One was really good. In another, he gutted out six innings. The third, let's not talk about. The last time Quintana pitched in

BLEED CUBBIE BLUE - 2018-04-22 17:00:01

Athletics' Manaea no-hits Red Sox, Darvish struggles once again

April 22, 2018 1:46am EDTApril 22, 2018 1:46am EDTReview, Baseball, MLB, English, Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Los An

SPORTING NEWS - 2018-04-22 05:46:13

Chicago Cubs: Adbert Alzolay dominates his Triple-A debut with Iowa

Making his first Triple-A start, top-ranked Chicago Cubs prospect Adbert Alzolay took a no-hitter into the middle innings for the Iowa Cubs. For years, the Chicago Cubs have developed high-tier position player talent. Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora all come to mind. But i

CUBBIESCRIB.COM - 2018-04-21 15:00:13

Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester hits 100 game mark on North Side

The Chicago Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday afternoon by a score of 8-5. Part of that victory was starter Jon Lester, who made his 100th regular-season start as a Cub. He had a very good outing as he went six innings giving up two hits, no earned runs and struck out seven. The one Car


The Reds are a harsh reminder not every rebuild works out like it did for the Cubs and Astros

On Thursday morning, the Cincinnati Redsmade the long awaited decision to fire manager Bryan Price. Pitching coach Mack Jenkins was let go as well. Price had been on the hot seat for a long time, since as far back as 2015, the team finally decided it is time to move on. The Reds currently have baseb


Chicago Cubs News: Cubs can turn it around; Chatwood’s numbers

TheChicago Cubshave a few issues staring them in the face right now. These are issues that don’t merit a whole lot of thought this early in the season. But if you let them linger, they might. From a strugglingAnthony RizzotoIan Happ, there are changes that need to be made. Some subtle, others not so


Chicago Cubs: What do the Cubs need to do to turn it around?

It’s been a “blah” sort of season for theChicago Cubs. They’ve been shutout three times by their opponents. They had that utterly ridiculous game that. Why should it have ever been played? It was a fantastic site to see–especially if you had to listen to the Braves’ announcers. But there are plenty


Cubs GM Jed Hoyer disappointed in rotation's struggles

CHICAGO - Before Tuesday night's game, Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer was clear about what's been the most disappointing in an uneven start for the National League Central division favorites. "When it comes to the pitching part of it," he said. "I think that's where it's been difficult to ge


Chicago Cubs: Who will be the next Cub to step up this week?

It took a few days but we're finally able to watch some Chicago Cubs baseball. So much for weather changes, right? Either way, it's going to be a tough week for our boys. What a wild weekend it was for Joe Maddon and the now third-place Chicago Cubs. This team has pulled off some remarkable comeback


MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand at April's Midway Point

Inclement weather continues to be one of the biggest stories of the 2018 MLB season as a number of games were postponed last week. However, even with unbalanced schedules and a small sample size, a handful of teams are beginning to separate themselves from the pack, and that's reflected in the lates


We know it's early, but let's dig into these inconsistent Cubs

CHICAGO -- It happens every April. Is what you're seeing on the baseball diamond indicative of what's to come for the entire season, or will it be erased -- good or bad -- by the next five months? New York Mets fans are hoping the first month sets up the rest of the year, while the Chicago Cubs are


Yu Darvish's post-balk meltdown unearths some ugly skeletons

CHICAGO -- If Chicago Cubs starter Yu Darvish isn't used to scrutiny by now, he probably never will be. After a rough home debut at Wrigley Field, that scrutiny will only get that much more concentrated. Darvish has been under the spotlight for most of his athletic career, but it's been especially b


Cubs draw motivation from new Bears coach to complete epic comeback

Fittingly, that’s a common football score to go along with the common football weather. Also fitting with the football theme, 11 of those runs came after new Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy sang the seventh inning stretch at Wrigley Field.


Cubs batter's bat flip backfires, nearly takes out catcher and umpire

After drawing a third-inning walk against Braves left-hander Sean Newcomb, Almora Jr. went to flip the bat back towards the Cubs dugout. Instead, he held on to the bat too long — possibly because he applied a little too much pine tar — and sent it straight up in the air. When it came down, it nearly


Chicago Cubs: The curious case of Ian Happ

The funny thing about the Chicago Cubs' Ian Happ's situation is over the last year or so is not only has he gone back and forth between being one of the guys that Joe Maddon pencils into the lineup and then the next thing you know he isn't getting the starting nod. But more importantly, when Happ is


Cubs postpone game due to snow while White Sox play

The Chicago Cubs caught some grief from Chicago White Sox fans for postponing Monday's home opener because of snow, while their crosstown rivals played at Guaranteed Rate Field. But a South Side groundskeeper said that the North Side team made the right call. Roger Bossard, the head groundskeeper fo


Cubs delay home opener vs. Pirates because of snow

CHICAGO -- The Cubs' home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates has been postponed because of snow. The Cubs tried pushing back Monday's scheduled start time by an hour, but snow fell steadily for most of the morning. It covered the seats on the lower level and the playing surface at Wrigley Field i


Preview: Brewers vs. Cubs

And even after they committed 11 errors over their last six games, including a pair in the ninth inning that led to a four-run rally by the Cubs and a third loss in four games, Counsell still said he thinks his team is a good defensive unit. "We've made too many infield mistakes, there's no questio


Chicago Cubs Recap: Baserunning, situational hitting shine in win over Brewers

The Chicago Cubs' biggest weaknesses in their first five games quickly turned into their top strengths in a series-opening win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Heads-up base running and using the entire field, the Chicago Cubs jumped out to an early lead in Thursday's series opener - and never looked bac