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Cubs Battle Back Twice, Still Fall Short

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Such a tough evening, on one hand you have to be thrilled with the Cubs coming back two different times in this one, on the other, throw strikes!!!  The Cubs offense was up to the task tonight, but the pitching was dreadful, it started with Edwin Jackson, and ended with Pedro Strop, and James Russell.

Edwin Jackson “walked” away with a no decision in this one, and probably deserved worse.  Jackson worked 4.2 innings, giving up six runs on nine hits, while Castro 4-8-14walking four (yuck), and striking out four.  Pedro Strop, who got the loss, worked a third of an inning, giving up one run, while walking two, and striking out one.  The issue in this one was James Russell coming on and failing to do his job against Pedro Alvarez, he walked Alvarez to load the bases and Russel Martin delivered a game winning sac-fly.

Starlin Castro!  What a night from Castro, he was 3-for-4 with two home runs, four RBI’s, and two runs scored.  It was Castro’s first time hitting two home runs in a major league game, it was awesome to see, Castro is now hitting .310 on the season, look at that.  Emilio Bonifacio continues to get hits, almost every time up to the plate, he was 3-for-5 with an RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored.  Anthony Rizzo is also going well at the plate right now, he was 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and  a run scored in the loss.

I’ll leave you with this… STOP BUNTING!  Goodnight.

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Game Highlights:

Bonifacio’s RBI Single
Castro with a Three-Run Bomb!
Castro Goes Deep Again!
Rizzo RBI single
Renteria gets ejected 

** PHOTO CREDIT:  ANDREW NELLES/AP

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Pirates @ Cubs; Preview, Lineups

First game under the lights at Wrigley this season, and it should favor the pitchers as the temps are still struggling to find their average for this time of year.

Edwin Jackson gets the start for the Cubs, he is coming off a solid start in Pittsburgh where he ended the night with a no decision.  He will be opposed by Charlie Morton who carved up the Cubs in his first start but he settled for a no decision as well.  First pitch tonight is 7:05 PM CST, and the game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

Lineups!

PIRATES

[1] Marte – LF
[2] Snider – RF
[3] McCutchen – CF
[4] Alvarez – 3B
[5] Martin – C
[6] Walker – 2B
[7] Ishikawa – 1B
[8] Mercer – SS
[9] Morton – SP

CUBS

[1] Bonifacio – 2B
[2] Kalish – LF
[3] Rizzo – 1B
[4] Schierholtz – RF
[5] Valbuena – 3B
[6] Castro – SS
[7] Sweeney – CF
[8] Castillo – C
[9] Jackson - SP

 

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs – Series Preview (3 games)

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** Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL **

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 – 7:05 PM CST
(TV: CSN) (RADIO:  WGN 720)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – 7:05 PM CST
(TV: WGN) (RADIO:  WGN 720)

Thursday, April 10, 2014 – 1:20 PM CST
(TV:  WGN, MLBN)  (RADIO:  WGN 720)

** SERIES VITALS **

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** PITCHING MATCHUPS **

Game One: Charlie Morton  (0 – 0; 0.00)  vs. Edwin Jackson (0 – 0; 1.69)

Morton (Career vs. Cubs) (2 – 4; 4.36 ERA, 10 appearance, 10 starts)
Jackson (Career vs. Pirates) (3 – 3; 5.36 ERA, 8 appearances, 8 starts)

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Game Two: Wandy Rodriguez  (0 – 1; 4.50)  vs. Jason Hammel  (1 – 0; 1.35)

Rodriguez (Career vs. Cubs) (9 – 8; 3.63 ERA, 25 appearances, 25 starts)
Hammel (Career vs. Pirates) (3 – 1; 3.62 ERA, 5 appearances, 4 starts)

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Game Three: Gerrit Cole (1 – 0; 2.57)  vs. Travis Wood (0 – 1; 4.26)

Cole (Career vs. Cubs) (2 – 0; 2.08 ERA, 2 appearances, 2 starts)
Wood (Career vs. Pirates) (4 – 5; 3.35 ERA, 10 appearances, 9 starts)

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April 2, 2014 — Cubs Lineup/Preview @ Pittsburgh

Game two.

We are getting an early look at what Ricky Renteria might do on a daily basis with the lineup.  The good?  I like sitting Barney and giving Bonifacio a start at second base against the right-handed pitcher.  The bad?  I don’t like that Olt is sitting in game two after an off-day, I think he is the every day third baseman so he should be in there.  I understand the though process, I just want him to play as much as possible.  I also like that Ryan Kalish gets an opportunity tonight, I think a lot of people will be fans of his immediately.

First pitch is at 6:05 PM CST on Comcast SportsNet Plus

2. 3B - Luis Valbuena
4. 1B - Anthony Rizzo
6. CF - Ryan Sweeney
8. LF - Ryan Kalish

Here’s how the Pirates will line up.

1. LF – Starling Marte
2. RF - Travis Snider
4. 3B - Pedro Alvarez
6. 2B - Neil Walker
8. SS - Jordy Mercer


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Opening Series Preview! Cubs @ Pirates (3 Games)

Series Preview Opening Week 2014

 

2307– PNC PARK, Pittsburgh, PA –

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 12:05 PM CST
(TV: ESPN, WGN) (RADIO:  WGN 720)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 – 6:05 PM CST
(TV: CSN+) (RADIO:  WGN 720)

Thursday, April 3, 2014 – 11:35 AM CST 
(TV:  MLBN, CSN)  (RADIO:  WGN 720)

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– Series Vitals –

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– Pitching Matchups –

Game One:  Jeff Samardzija (0 – 0; 0.00)  vs.  Francisco Liriano (0 – 0; 0.00)

Samardzija (Career vs. Pirates) (4 – 3; 2.11 ERA, 18 appearances, 7 starts)
Liriano (Career vs. Cubs) (3 – 2; 2.72 ERA, 6 appearances, 6 starts)

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Game Two:  Edwin Jackson (0 – 0; 0.00)  vs.  Charlie Morton (0 – 0; 0.00)

Jackson (Career vs. Pirates) (6 – 2; 3.19 ERA, 10 appearances, 10 starts)
Morton (Career vs. Cubs) (2 – 4; 4.91 ERA, 9 appearances, 9 starts)

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Game Three:  Jason Hammel (0 – 0; 0.00)  vs.  Wandy Rodriguez (0 – 0; 0.00)

Hammel (Career vs. Pirates) (2 – 1; 4.35 ERA, 4 appearances, 3 starts)
Rodriguez (Career vs. Cubs) (9 – 7; 3.60 ERA, 24 appearances, 24 starts)

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– Weather –

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Cubs Set Opening Series Rotation

Today, the Cubs announced that Jeff Samardzija will open the season in Pittsburgh, as he did in 2013.  Rick Renteria said it was an easy decision to make, and I would have to agree, Shark is the top guy while he is here with this group.  I’m not sure Travis Wood was given any consideration, but wouldn’t be surprised if he was given his stellar 2013.  Wood will follow Samardzija, and Edwin Jackson will pitch game three in Pittsburgh, just a short 17 days away.

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Soriano leads the way as Cubs even series with Pirates

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July 31st is awfully close, here come the Soriano bombs!  Alfonso Soriano padded his trade value today while also helping the Cubs dispatch a team they haven’t been able to buy a win against, the Pirates.  Soriano blasted two, two-run homers in back to back innings, one in the fourth and another in the fifth.  That was all the Cubs needed as Edwin Jackson was stellar, again.  Jackson went 5.2 innings giving up one run on four hits while walking two and striking out three to earn his fifth win of the season.  The Cubs pen was outstanding today, try to contain your shock and enthusiasm, actually let it run wild, this is a rare occurrence.  James Russell, Matt Guerrier, and Kevin Gregg all had scoreless appearances with Gregg picking up his fifteenth save of the year, speaking of trade value.

PICTURE OF THE GAME

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Game Highlights:

Soriano’s first two-run shot
Soriano’s second two-run shot
Castillo guns down Marte
Nate with a great catch
Gregg notches save number 15

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June 9, 2013 – Pirates @ Cubs; Lineups

Oh offense, are you there??  If so, can you please show up today, thanks.  The Cubs have been absolutely shut down the last two days by the Pirates pitching, first by Francisco Liriano, then yesterday by A.J. Burnett.  Today the Cubs will tasked with solving Jeff Locke who has been outstanding for the Pirates.  The Cubs will counter with Edwin Jackson who has been anything but outstanding for the Cubs, first pitch is scheduled for 1:20 PM CST, there is a threat of rain, but should be dry until after the game.

CUBS

1.  Barney – 2B
2.  Ransom- 3B
3.  Rizzo – 1B
4.  Soriano – LF
5.  Hairston – RF
6.  Navarro – C
7.  Castro – SS
8.  Sweeney – CF
9.  Jackson – P

PIRATES

1.  Marte – LF
2.  Snider – RF
3.  McCutcen – CF
4.  Jones – 1B
5.  Martin – C
6.  Alvarez – 3B
7.  Walker – 2B
8.  Barmes – SS
9.  Locke – P

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Cubs/White Sox postponed, Mother Nature hates the Cubs

The Cubs got to Chris Sale early as Welington Castillo hit a two-run bomb, and Edwin Jackson was pitching like someone getting paid as much as him should.  Well, that was way too good to be true as the skies opened up and the game was just postponed.  There is no make up date announced as of yet as the Sox travel way across the County to Wrigley tomorrow.  Up yours, Mother Nature.

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May 28, 2013 – Cubs @ White Sox; Lineups!

Tough matchup for the Cubs tonight as they go for their third straight win, and second straight over the Sox.  The Cubs will send Edwin Jackson to the mound as he looks to improve upon his 1-7 record, the Sox will counter with their ace, Chris Sale.  First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM CST on the South Side, there is a chance for storms later today, let’s hope the only thunder heard is from the Cubs bats.  Here is how both teams will line up, go Cubs!

CUBS

1.  Borbon – CF
2.  Castro – SS
3.  Rizzo – 1B
4.  Soriano – LF
5.  Hairston – RF
6.  Castillo – C
7.  Ransom – 3B
8.  Navarro – DH
9.  Barney – 2B

 

WHITE SOX

1.  De Aza – CF
2.  Ramirez – SS
3.  Rios – RF
4.  Dunn – DH
5.  Konerko – 1B
6.  Viciedo – LF
7.  Gillaspie – 3B
8.  Greene – 2B
9.  Flowers – C

 

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