Chicago Cubs Recaps

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 97


Despite the heroics of Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs lose for the third straight time after leading the game and head back to Chicago on a five-game slide.

Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2: Rule 7.04 Hurts The Cubs


"A long time ago in a ballpark far, far away..." Well, it wasn't so long ago, it was just Sunday afternoon. But it was Star Wars Day at Chase Field in Phoenix.

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 96


Travis Wood once again finds himself in trouble almost all night and picks up his fifth Billy Goat in his last five podium appearances.

D'backs 9, Cubs 3: The House Of Pain Continues


The Cubs just cannot seem to win at Chase Field.

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 95


In a matter of two batters in the ninth, the Goat podium completely changes while the Cubs walk away with the loss in the first game of the series.

Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 4: Not Edwin Jackson's Fault


This time, the failure's on the bullpen.

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 94


Two bad innings for Travis Wood proved to be too much to overcome.

Braves 10, Cubs 7: 'A Day Late And A Dollar Short'


If you are of "a certain age" you will recognize the phrase in this recap's headline.

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 93


I'm pretty sure you can guess who the Billy Goat was on Saturday. It's become a common occurrence every five days.

Braves 11, Cubs 6: The Edwin Jackson Conundrum


I was wrong about my predicted Edwin Jackson pitching line Saturday. Too bad I wasn't right -- the Cubs might have won the game.


Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 92


Hector Rondon couldn't get the job done, but Justin Ruggiano provided the heroics to give the Cubs the win in the first game of the series.

Cubs 5, Braves 4: A Very Mendy Walkoff


The Cubs won their second in a row on a rainy day at Wrigley Field, and Arismendy Alcantara was again at the center of the action.

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 91


That guy was tre-Mendy-ous! (Hey, I've gotta get in on the puns, even if they're really bad. Everyone's doing it.)

Cubs 6, Reds 4: The Mendy Project

The Cubs broke their six-game losing streak and hope for the future was on display during the game in Cincinnati.

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 90


Then again, with the Cubs only mustering up five hits against Alfredo Simon, an encore of the debut performance may not have mattered.

Reds 4, Cubs 1: Oh, Mendy


The Cubs lost their sixth game in a row, a season high.

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 89


Tick, tick, tick, tick... boom.

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 88


Despite back-to-back homers from Chris Coghlan and Ryan Sweeney -- yes, you read that correctly -- neither of the two make the Hero podium thanks to their performances in the seventh inning.

Reds 6, Cubs 5: Wada Game


Let the record show that if the Cubs had won, the headline would have an exclamation point.

Reds 4, Cubs 2: This Is Getting Old


The Cubs got back-to-back jacks off a pitcher who doesn't give up a lot of home runs... but lost anyway.

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 87


Take your pick for the primary cause of Monday night's 9-3 loss; there are plenty of scapegoats to be found.

Reds 9, Cubs 3: Edwin Jackson Strikes Again


A familiar foe brought a familiar result, and the Cubs' starting pitcher had a familiar pitching line.

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 86


Another fine start for Jake Arrieta, but missed opportunities rule the day as the Cubs finish the season series with a 3-4 record against the Washington Nationals.

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 85


Carlos Villanueva gets called on to make the Saturday start in place of Jeff Samardzija, and things don't go all that well to put it nicely.

Nationals 2, Cubs 1: Pitchers' Duel


After being blown out Saturday, the Cubs held the Nats' scoring down Sunday. It didn't help the win column, though.

Nationals 13, Cubs 0: The Aftermath


You didn't really expect any different result, did you?

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