4:02 AM EDT, Sun June 26, 2022
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Minor League Wrap: South Bend shuts out Peoria, 1-0

Minor League Wrap: South Bend shuts out Peoria, 1-0

Fabian Pertuz | Chloe Trofatter / USA TODAY NETWORK South Bend walks off a winner, 1-0. The other three full-season teams lost. Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs got the Louisville Bats (Reds) in their hair, 2-1. Starter Luke Farrell lasted 2.1 innings and allowed one run on one hit. He walked two, hit one batter and struck out three. Blake Whitney gave up a solo home run to TJ Friedl in the fifth inning and took the loss in his Triple-A debut this season. That was the only baserunner Whitney allowed over two innings of relief. Whitney struck out one. First baseman Narciso Crook...
Cubbies Crib 7 hours ago

Cubs Rumors: Ian Happ ‘expected to hit the market’ this summer

As the best team in the National League, you might not think the Mets need to do a whole lot to improve – but according to the New York Post, the team could be looking to add a bat this summer. Furthermore, that same report singles out Cubs outfielder Ian Happ as a potential fit, saying […] Cubs Rumors: Ian Happ ‘expected to hit the market’ this summer - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
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Cardinals 5, Cubs 3: A tale of three games

Cardinals 5, Cubs 3: A tale of three games

Photo by Scott Kane/ The Cubs looked bad, and then didn’t, and then did again. The Cubs’ 5-3 loss to the Cardinals Saturday afternoon on a blistering hot afternoon at Busch Stadium (you could tell how hot by the number of folks from a sellout of 45,159 left before it was over) was a real example of how fundamentally sound the Cardinals are, and how far from that the Cubs are at this stage of — all together now — another rebuild. It started showing in the first inning. Adrian Sampson retired the first two hitters, then Paul Goldschmidt doubled. After that Nolan...
Cubbies Crib 10 hours ago

Cubs: Kyle Hendricks’ top 5 outings against the Cardinals

Chicago Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks looked like “The Professor” Friday night in his start against the St. Louis Cardinals. His gem improved his career record against the Cardinals to 13-3, with a 2.69 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in 25 starts. Eleven of those starts came at Busch Stadium, where he sports a career 2.45 ERA […] Cubs: Kyle Hendricks’ top 5 outings against the Cardinals - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
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Overflow thread: Cubs vs. Cardinals, Saturday 6/25, 1:15 CT

Overflow thread: Cubs vs. Cardinals, Saturday 6/25, 1:15 CT

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports ——
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Cubs Reacts Survey: Should Willson Contreras be extended, or traded?

Cubs Reacts Survey: Should Willson Contreras be extended, or traded?

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports SB Nation Reacts surveys have returned! Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. SB Nation Reacts asks questions of the most plugged-in Chicago Cubs fans and fans across the country. We’re returning the SB Nation Reacts survey in a new format — instead of having the questions emailed to you, they’ll be posted on the site in this form. So while you’re watching this afternoon’s Cubs/Cardinals game, think about this question. Willson Contreras is the Cubs player with the most trade value in a season where there...
Cubbies Crib 12 hours ago

Now is the time for the Cubs to trade Willson Contreras

The Chicago Cubs are pretty terrible this year, holding the fifth-worst record in baseball entering Saturday afternoon’s game in St. Louis. Willson Contreras, meanwhile, is easily the best player left on the roster and trading him will only make matters worse. The two-time All-Star has the second-best batting average amongst starting catchers in baseball,  leads his […] Now is the time for the Cubs to trade Willson Contreras - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
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First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Cardinals, Saturday 6/25, 1:15 CT

First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Cardinals, Saturday 6/25, 1:15 CT

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Go get ‘em, Adrian.
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Cubs vs. Cardinals Saturday 6/25 game threads

Cubs vs. Cardinals Saturday 6/25 game threads

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Saturday’s game threads are all right here.
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Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals preview, Saturday 6/25, 1:15 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals preview, Saturday 6/25, 1:15 CT

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs go for two in a row over their arch-rivals. Saturday notes... NICO HOERNER: Nico has 11 multi-hit games this season, including going 2-for-3 with a walk last night in St. Louis. Before this year he had never had more than three games with three-plus hits, and this year he has five such outings including a single-game high of four hits. His last five games: 7-for-18 (.471/.500/.706), a double, a home run. WILLSON CONTRERAS: Willson’s last 23 games since May 30 (second game of doubleheader): .282/.396/.553 (24-for-85) with five...
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2022 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 71

2022 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 71

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Kyle Hendricks dazzles in a 3-0 Cubs win Coming into Friday night’s game, Kyle Hendricks was 12-3 with a 2.82 ERA in his career against the Cardinals. This was his 25th career start against them and now his 13th win. For his whole career, Kyle has a record of 85-61 with a 3.47 ERA. Last night was his 220th career start. This leads me to two thoughts. First, Kyle has really owned the Cardinals in his career. Two, what a glaring example of the death of the pitcher win. Kyle was a good pitcher through his career to this point and he has played...
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Cubs 3, Cardinals 0: A vintage Kyle Hendricks game

Cubs 3, Cardinals 0: A vintage Kyle Hendricks game

Photo by Scott Kane/ The Professor looked like his old self Friday evening. Just when you were wondering whether Kyle Hendricks would ever get back to his old form, he flashed brilliance Friday night in St. Louis. Hendricks allowed just five hits, and threw an efficient 91 pitches before being lifted with one out and two runners on base in the bottom of the seventh. Chris Martin bailed him out of that eighth inning and David Robertson threw a 1-2-3 ninth for his ninth save, and the Cubs posted their eighth shutout win of 2022, 3-0 over the Cardinals, in the series...
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Cub Tracks’ three hour tour

Cub Tracks’ three hour tour

Photo by Scott Kane/ The latest episode of our long-running series of #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB news. The tiny ship was tossed, but it did not founder. Yay Professor. Welcome to today’s edition of Cub Tracks news and notes™, featuring material from current beat writers, bloggers, and the occasional in-house habitué, moonlighting. These pieces center around #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball. We try to distill the zeitgeist into easily digestible chunks, which we then marinate in Malört for that true Chicago flavor. I’m not going to get indignant about the state of...
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Minor League Wrap: Yohendrick Pinango and South Bend clobber Chiefs, 13-4.

Minor League Wrap: Yohendrick Pinango and South Bend clobber Chiefs, 13-4.

Yohendrick Pinango | Chloe Trofatter / USA TODAY NETWORK The second-half of the season starts with wins for three of the four full-season teams. Some pitching transactions today: The Cubs released LHP Conner Menez so that he could sign with the Nippon Ham Fighters of NPB. Right-hander Blake Whitney was promoted from Tennessee to Iowa. Left-hander Adam Laskey was promoted to South Bend from Myrtle Beach. South Bend LHP Riley Martin was sent to the Development List. Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs beat on the Louisville Bats (Reds), 9-3. It was only Wyatt Short’s third...
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First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Cardinals, Friday 6/24, 7:15 CT

First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Cardinals, Friday 6/24, 7:15 CT

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Go get ‘em, Kyle.

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