Lester throws complete game for Cubs 5th Straight Win, Now 40 Games over .500, Arrieta and Baumgarner go at it on Saturday and Lackey Returns on Sunday

Photo Source Frederick Krauss, Ph.D. Game 134 The Cubs once again showed just how tough of a team they will be in the playoffs as they beat the San Francisco Giants (72-62) in a grind-out 2-1 win. Jon Lester (15-4) displayed the strength of the starting pitching staff as he took a no-hitter into the

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Hendricks Throws another Gem to Lower ERA and Lower Magic Number to 18, Hammel Goes for Sweep on ESPN

Photo Source Frederick Krauss, Ph.D. For a fifth starter Kyle Hendricks is a pretty good number one pitcher. In the Cubs 3-0 win against the Pirates tonight Hendricks (13-7) showed once again he has taken his pitching to another level by shutting down the Pirates for seven innings. As a result, Hendricks lowered his MLB-leading

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Arrieta Displays Top Form in Domination of Padres, Bryant and Russell Continue to Slug as Cubs Go for Series Sweep

Photo Source Frederick Krauss, Ph.D. Jake Arrieta, after coming off of a career-high in walks, put to rest any concern over his control on Tuesday night by stifling the San Diego Padres offense in the Cubs 5-3 win. Arrieta gave up just two hits over eight innings—a single in the second and a double in

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Lester Holds Padres Offense in Check While Cubs 3 Home Runs Pace Offense in Win, Arrieta Looks to Bounce-Back from Previous Start

Photo Source Frederick Krauss, Ph.D. The Cubs (79-45) got an all-around good effort from their pitching and offense to beat the San Diego Padres (53-72) 5-1 in their series opener on Monday night. Jon Lester moved to 14-4 on the season after limiting the Padres to five hits and one earned run over six innings

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Cubs Lose Series Finale to Rockies as Hammel Falters, Road Trip Continues in San Diego Tonight

Photo Source Frederick Krauss, Ph.D. Jason Hammel was on a pitching high entering Sunday’s series finale against the Colorado Rockies. He was riding a six-game win streak and a 22-inning scoreless streak. However, it all came crashing down quickly as Hammel surrender seven runs in the first inning and ten total (six earned) before he

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Montgomery Shines in Spot-Start as Bryant Maintains Hot-Bat in Win, Hammel Seeks to Extend Scoreless Innings Streak

Photo Source Frederick Krauss, Ph.D.  The Cubs (78-44) were hoping that Mike Montgomery would pitch well enough in his spot-start against the Colorado Rockies (59-64) for the injured John Lackey to keep them in the game. Montgomery did more than keep the Cubs in the game as he limited the Rockies to one run on

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Cubs lose to the Rockies on Wild Walk-off Play in Extras, Montgomery gets Spot-Start Today Against Rookie Hoffman

Photo Source Frederick Krauss, Ph.D. The series opener between the Cubs (77-44) and the Colorado Rockies (59-63) started out imperfect with a two-hour rain delay and ended imperfectly when Ryan Raburn doubled off of Aroldis Chapman in the bottom f the 11th inning. The hit scored Nick Hundley to tie the game at six only

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