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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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Bats Cold as Cubs Open Wrigley with a Loss

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It was a day where all you had to do was “get the ball in the air, and it would go” — the problem with that is you Castillo Picture 4-4-14actually have to, you know, hit the ball.  That’s the one part of the equation the Cubs haven’t figured out yet this season.  Anyone that follows this team religiously, like I do, knew that scoring runs would be difficult for this group, but yikes.  Today’s hard to look at numbers?  Two runs on three hits, that’s it, three hits today for our boys in blue.

With the lack of scoring comes the increased pressure on the pitching to not make a mistake, because one run could be it.  Travis Wood pitched just fine today given the howling out wind, but made a few too many mistakes, and took the loss.  The Cubs pen was also a little ragged as well, both Wesley Wright, and Brian Schlitter gave up runs to make the final score a little more ugly.  Good news friends, it’s early, I think that’s a good thing.

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Game Highlights

Travis Wood’s Outing
Castillo’s Long Home Run
Castro’s RBI Single
Bonifacio Makes a Tough Catch

* Photo Credit – Andrew Nelles/AP

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Chicago Cubs – Series Preview (3 Games)

Series Preview Opening Week 2014

 

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– Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL –

Friday, April 4, 2014 – 1:20 PM CST
(TV: MLBN, WGN) (RADIO:  WGN 720)

Saturday, April 5, 2014 – 1:20 PM CST
(TV: CSN) (RADIO:  WGN 720)

Sunday, April 6, 2014 – 1:20 PM CST
(TV:  WGN)  (RADIO:  WGN 720)

 

– Series Vitals –

 

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– Pitching Matchups –

 

Game One: Roberto Hernandez  (0 – 0; 0.00)  vs. Travis Wood  (0 – 0; 0.00)

Hernandez (Career vs. Cubs) (4 - 0; 1.95 ERA, 7 appearance, 7 starts)
Wood (Career vs. Phillies) (0 – 0; 2.11 ERA, 3 appearances, 3 starts)

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Game Two: Cliff Lee   (1 – 0; 14.40)  vs. Jeff Samardzija  (0 – 0; 0.00)

Lee (Career vs. Cubs) (6 – 2; 3.19 ERA, 10 appearances, 10 starts)
Samardzija (Career vs. Phillies) (1 – 3; 10.80 ERA, 9 appearances, 3 starts)

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Game Three: A.J. Burnett  (0 – 0; 1.50)  vs. Carlos Villanueva   (0 – 2; 13.50)

Burnett (Career vs. Cubs) (7 – 2; 2.99 ERA, 11 appearances, 11 starts)
Villanueva (Career vs. Phillies) (2 – 0; 1.71 ERA, 14 appearances, 1 start)

 

Let’s go Cubs!

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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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Wood Dazzles, But Cubs Fall to Indians

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The Cubs did a lot of things well today, hitting with runners in scoring position was not one of them.  The Cubs registered nine hits, took five walks, but were a paltry 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position, and left eleven men on base.  Solid performances up and down the Cubs pitching staff as well, only allowing one run on four hits.

At the Plate:

  • Emilio Bonifacio did well out of the lead off spot today going 2-for-4 with two singles and a stolen base.
  • Anthony Rizzo has had a hot start to the spring, he continued that today as he went 2-for-3 with two singles.  Rizzo is now five for his last seven, and is hitting .500 in Cactus League play.
  • Mike Olt, Logan Watkins, Albert Almora, and Darwin Barney all had one hit in the loss.  Almora got the start in center, and Olt started at third, both went 1-for-3.

On the Mound:

  • Travis Wood was brilliant today, much like he was all of last year.  Wood worked three scoreless innings giving up one hit while striking out three.
  • Justin Grimm took the loss as he struggled a bit in the inning he worked.  Grimm gave up one run on two hits while walking one, and striking out one.
  • Hector Rondon, Chang-Yong Lim, Marcus Hatley, and Tommy Hottovy combined to work four scoreless innings, giving up only one hit while walking one, and striking out three (each pitcher tossed one inning).

 

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Spring Fever: Cubs lineup, Broadcast Info for March 6, 2014

The Cubs look to get back into the win column this afternoon after losing an ugly game yesterday to the Rockies.  One of the few bright spots yesterday was Javier Baez, he is not in today’s starting lineup against the Indians.

1. Bonafacio– LF
2. Murphy – 3B
3. Schierholtz – RF
4. Rizzo – DH
5. Cstillo– C
6. Olt – 1B
7. Barney – SS
8. Almora – CF
9. Alcantara – 2B

SP – Travis Wood

It’s almost like Rick Renteria and crew know how badly we want to see most of the top prospects together in the lineup at once and refuses to, but, that’s his job to get everyone ready…. I guess.

No TV today, but there it MLB.com radio.

The snack of the day (Because why not, it’s spring training)!  The always delicious, Star Crunch, enjoy!

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Cubs @ Giants, July 28, 2013; Lineups

The Cubs are playing great baseball, they will go for a sweep in San Francisco today behind Travis Wood.  What’s more, if the Cubs can win today they will finish a grueling ten game road trip with a winning record of 6-4.  First pitch is at 3:05 PM CST on WGN.

 

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Soriano, Wood lead Cubs to fourth straight win

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There’s hot, and then there is what Alfonso Soriano is doing.  Soriano is unconscious at the plate right now, his latest reminder to the rest of baseball that he can play was a two home run performance last night as the Cubs pounded the Angels 7-2 for their fourth straight win.  In his last eleven games Soriano is hitting .400 with eight home runs, and seventeen RBI’s, wow.  Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro, and Darwin Barney also got in on the long ball fun to pace the Cubs attack.  On a night where every fly ball was dangerous Travis Wood carved up a dangerous Angels lineup.  Wood worked 6.2 innings giving up two runs on four hits while walking two and striking out five to pick up his sixth win of the season.  The Cubs are now eight games under .500 and nine games out of a wild card spot, just pointing that out, not insinuating anything, yet.

PICTURE OF THE GAME

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Game Highlights:

All five Cubs home runs
Wood’s strong outing
Travis Wood postgame

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June 7, 2013 – Pirates @ Cubs; Lineups

Oh right, the Cubs play today.  Lost in the excitement with the draft is that the Cubs still have games to play, it is what it is, we are forced to look to the future.  Travis Wood gets the ball for the Cubs today as they look to build on an exciting win to close out the Angels series on Wednesday.  The Pirates will counter with Francisco Liriano who gave the Cubs fits in Pittsburgh the last time these teams met.  Here are the lineups for today.

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A grand old time at the ballpark as Cubs take White Sox to the woodshed

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It really doesn’t get much better than this, I mean I’m a Cubs fan, it’s the small victories that make me happy because the larger ones aren’t here yet and haven’t been for some time.  I have faith the bigger wins will be here soon enough, until then I am going to bask in the glow of the Cubs beating the crap out of the White Sox this week.  It was the Travis Wood show today as he worked six solid innings for his fifth win of the season, and blasted his second home run of the season which also happened to be a grand slam.  The three game “series” between the Cubs this week ended with the Cubs winning all three, and outscoring the Sox 24-6.  That’s fun to say.

PICTURE OF THE GAME

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Game Highlights:

Barney RBI single puts the Cubs in front
Travis Wood grand slam!
Travis Wood’s great performance, on the mound
Nate Schierholtz goes deep
Luis Valbuena also goes deep

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