Chicago Teams Represented Among Gold Glove Winners

On Tuesday, the 2019 Gold Glove Award winners were announced. Both the Cubs and White Sox had two players among the finalists: Anthony Rizzo (1B - CHC); Yolmer Sánchez (2B - CWS); Jason Heyward (RF - CHC) and Lucas Giolito (P - CWS). Rizzo was the National League winner at 1st base, beating out finalists…

World Series Game 5: Astros Slug Their Way to Series Lead

The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals entered Sunday tied at 2-2 in the World Series. The winner would take the advantage in the best of three matchup comprising the remainder of the series. As I mentioned in yesterday's recap, US President Donald Trump had threatened to attend the game. He did indeed appear with a…

Zobrist Strikes Out Molina in Final Cubs Game of 2019

After Cubs opener Derek Holland surrendered seven runs to the St. Louis Cardinals over 2.0 IP in the final game of the 2019 season, Cubs manager Joe Maddon turned to expanded roster call-ups Duane Underwood Jr., James Norwood and Dillon Maples to pitch the next seven innings. Maddon, who had announced in a joint press…

Latest Loss Drops Cubs Postseason Odds Below 50%

Following Wednesday's shutout loss (box score) to the San Diego Padres, the Chicago Cubs' odds to play in the postseason now stand at 40.5% according to Baseball Reference. The most likely postseason scenario now shows the top seeds as the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees, with the other division winners being the Atlanta…

Darvish Leads Cubs to Series Victory over Reds

Following Tuesday night's walkoff victory, Yu Darvish took the mound for the Cubs in the rubber match of their three-game series at Wrigley Field against the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs were looking for their first series victory of the year against Cincy, while Darvish was looking for his first win at Wrigley Field as a…

Cubs Farmhand Robel García Hits Second MLB HR in 3-1 Loss to Chisox

The Chicago Cubs spent the final weekend before the All-Star Break at Guaranteed Rate Field on the South Side for the conclusion of the crosstown series against the Chicago White Sox. After a 6-3 victory over Sox ace Lucas Giolito on Saturday, the Cubs were looking to secure a season series victory on Sunday. White…

Cole Hamels Closes in on Career Milestone with 9 K Performance Versus Rockies

After dropping the first two of three in Colorado against the Rockies this week, the Chicago Cubs looked to salvage the series ahead of a four-game trip to Los Angeles to meet the Dodgers. Cole Hamels took the ball for the Cubs against Antonio Senzatela of the Rox. Wednesday, June 13 Cubs 10, Rockies 1…

Cubs Complete Second Sweep of Redbirds to Keep Pace in Central Division

Following last weekend's sweep in St. Louis, the Chicago Cubs fell into second place in the NL Central Division behind the Milwaukee Brewers, but were able to regain a toehold on first place following a win in the Monday makeup game against the Los Angeles Angels as well as a series victory over the visiting…