Ian Happ

Bullpen Report: July 21, 2018

As daunting as chasing saves can be, adding in the pending trade deadline to trade rumors makes it difficult to publish an early report. But here we …

Baseball

Oblique strain puts Carlos Martinez on DL, leaves Cardinals in need of starter

<b>CHICAGO •</b> The low, murmuring concern the Cardinals had about having enough relievers available for Saturday’s doubleheader was answered early that …

St. Louis

Cub Tracks puts it right there

Final: Cardinals 18, #Cubs 5. pic.twitter.com/sk8VwBmnx5<p>— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 20, 2018<p>I know you know so let’s not even talk about it. That was …

Joe Maddon

Cubs set the wrong kind of history in blowout

Cubs set the wrong kind of history in blowout<p>USA TODAY<p>Cubs fans had plenty to cheer about late in Friday's game against the Cardinals, but not in the …

Chicago Cubs

New manager, new vibe, new pace at the plate — but in the end, it's the same old Cardinals

<b>CHICAGO</b> • To change their fortunes and change the vector of their season, the Cardinals changed managers and asked Mike Shildt to change what he …

St. Louis

A scoreless ninth inning leaves one Cubs position player Happ-y

Amid a brutal defeat, Ian Happ scored a rousing victory.<p>Of the three (!) position players the Cubs used to close out their 18-5 loss to the Cardinals, Happ earned a lifetime of bragging rights.<p>Tommy La Stella gave up a run on three hits (and a homer) over 1 1/3 innings.<p>Victor Caratini surrendered a …

Chicago Cubs

MLB trade rumors: For Cardinals, playoff push isn't best course of action

The last time the Cardinals finished a string of three consecutive seasons out of the postseason, Mark McGwire hit 65 home runs, Ricky Bottalico was …

Anthony Rizzo

And That Happened: Thursday’s Score and Highlight

Yeah, singular. Other than those ESPN Sunday Night games that opened the season for several years until recently I can’t remember a regular season …

Baseball

MLB fighting an unwinnable battle with Mike Trout

During a meeting Tuesday with the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred was questioned for more than 45 minutes about the problems confronting the national pastime.<p>Topics from defensive shifting to revenue sharing to stadium issues to cleat colors were addressed, …

Sports

Cubs pitch 3 position players | 07/20/2018 | MLB.com

The Cubs become the first team to use three position players as pitchers since 1979, pitching Tommy La Stella, Victor Caratini and Ian Happ

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Cubs 9, Cardinals 6: The come-from-behind kids do it again

I wouldn’t recommend this as a way to a whole season’s worth of wins.<p>But this Cubs team seems to have mastered the knack of spotting the other team a …

Joe Maddon

Tipsheet: Cubs piling up runs, waiting for pitching reinforcements

Two things are pretty clear from watching the Cubs outlast the Cardinals 9-6 Thursday night.<p>First, they are going to need more pitching to make a …

St. Louis

Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout is the center of the baseball world

On the continuum of controversies, the one that erupted at the All-Star Game was good for baseball. If the sport is unable to figure out how to …

Baseball

2018 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 94

Pardon me for a moment while I use the royal “we.” We here at Heroes and Goats have had quite a 24 hours. A whole lot of rain, a not insignificant …

Anthony Rizzo

Top 10 MLB plays at the All-Star Break

The first half of the Major League Baseball season has come and gone. In fact, it technically came and went weeks ago, as at this year's All-Star …

Baseball

2018 Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects Updated For Midseason

Two years ago, after years of breaking themselves down and building themselves back up, the Cubs went for the kill. They dealt away Gleyber Torres as …

Baseball

Cubs use five-run fifth inning to trump Cardinals

The Chicago Cubs rallied to beat the St Louis Cardinals 9-6 in MLB action on Thursday.<p>Chicago used a five-run fifth inning to overcome St Louis at …

Baseball

Mets at Yankees, Friday at 7:05 p.m. on SNY

The Mets (39-55) and Yankees (62-33) begin a Subway Series rematch to kick off the second half of the season at Yankee Stadium on Friday at 7:10 p.m. …

Major League Baseball

Cubs Couldn't Stop Trolling Themselves in Horrendous Loss to the Cardinals

​As we all know, laughter can be the best medicine. And that's exactly what Cubs fans needed on Friday, as they watched Chicago suffer a rough 16-5 …

Middle School

What would it take for the Cubs to pull off a deGrom blockbuster?

CHICAGO -- It's a dilemma every general manager grapples with at one time or another: Do you make a trade from a strength to shore up a weakness …

Baseball

Commentary: Why does everyone want to trade Addison Russell?

Anytime a talking head on television starts to discuss who the Cubs should be looking at as a trade partner, the first player named to leave the Cubs …

Addison Russell

Shildt's tweaks bear fruit, but Cards fall short

CHICAGO -- Mike Shildt's first bold statement as interim manager came not in what he said, but rather in what he wrote.<p>As part of the reset the …

St. Louis Cardinals

Scouts, executives talk potential deGrom deals Cubs could offer Mets

Trade rumors have been swirling around Mets All-Star RHP <b>Jacob deGrom</b> long before his agent said Monday that the Mets should "seriously consider" …

Baseball

Hoerner schooled by fellow Cubs first-rounders

CHICAGO -- Cubs first-round Draft pick Nico Hoerner felt something in his left elbow after diving for a ball while playing for Class A South Bend, …

Baseball

Addition of Jesse Chavez might just be the start for Cubs

CHICAGO -- Help might be coming just in time for the Chicago Cubs.<p>The team used six relievers in their first game back from the All-Star break, and …

Sports

ESPN debates trading Happ, Russell, Montgomery for deGromm

by Tony Crumpton - Senior Editor - Thursday, July 19, 2018 10:44 AM<p>We are right in the middle of the fervor of the trade deadline as team's try to …

Baseball

Cubs take lead with 5-run 5th | 07/19/2018 | MLB.com

The Cubs score five runs in the bottom of the 5th, highlighted by clutch at-bats from Anthony Rizzo, Jason Heyward, Ben Zobrist and Ian Happ

Anthony Rizzo

Heyward leads Cubs over Cardinals to open second half

(Chicago) -- Jason Heyward had three hits and two RBI, Ian Happ smacked a two-run home run and the Cubs beat the Cardinals 9-6 to open the second …

Anthony Rizzo

Happ's homer caps game-changing 5-spot

CHICAGO -- The Cubs totaled 30 come-from-behind wins in the first half and had their rally caps on in the fifth inning of the second-half opener on …

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Cub Tracks comes back

Get ready for this packed nine-game homestand! #EverybodyIn https://t.co/CEkxtxLk2b pic.twitter.com/8hp68twsKt<p>— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 18, …

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