Chicago Cubs Recaps

Cubs 3, Rockies 1: Almost Perfect

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While you were engrossed in Deadline Day, the Cubs played an excellent game at Wrigley Field.

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 106

7

Wesley Wright coughs up four baserunners in the 10th inning and lands on the top step of the Goat podium for his trouble.

Rockies 6, Cubs 4: It Ended Before Midnight

53

The Cubs' 13th extra-inning game of 2014 (record now 5-8) didn't last quite as long as their 12th. Thankfully.

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 105

21

Six hours and 27 minutes later, a three-way tie emerged at the top of the Hero podium.

Cubs 4, Rockies 3: Baker Street

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In the absence of contention, the Cubs and Rockies provided some of the best Wrigley entertainment in years Tuesday night... and early Wednesday morning. (100 BCB points for identifying the song...

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 104

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Tsuyoshi Wada pitches seven strong innings, allowing only five hits and one run on his way to his first Superhero award of the season.

Cubs 4, Rockies 1: Wada Win!

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The 33-year-old Japanese pitcher posted his first major-league win.

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 103

46

The pitching sweeps the Hero podium on Sunday, and the hitting sweeps the Goats.

Cardinals 1, Cubs 0: Nailbiter

106

That was... unexpected.

Cardinals 6, Cubs 3: Bullpen (And Other) Follies

205

Some strange things happened with the Cubs bullpen Saturday, and an old nemesis returned.

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Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 101

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Luis Valbuena takes the top spot in grand fashion for the second time this week.

Cubs 7, Cardinals 6: Hey! Hey!

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That was an "old-fashioned barnburner," as Jack Brickhouse might have called it.

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 100

9

What better way to celebrate the 100th game of the season than by... getting drubbed by the most offensively-challenged team in all of baseball.

Padres 13, Cubs 3: That '70s Show

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Too young to remember the 1970s? This game was what it was like to watch the Cubs then.

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 99

5

The second start for Tsuyoshi Wada didn't go nearly as well as the first.

Padres 8, Cubs 3: Wada Long Game

226

If you like lots of walks in a baseball game, you were in heaven Wednesday night.

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 98

10

Kyle Hendricks takes the top podium spot in a landslide thanks to his five-hit performance on Tuesday night. (The three double plays while he was pitching helped out quite a bit, too.)

Cubs 6, Padres 0: The Rizzo And Hendricks Show

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That's the kind of headline I hope to write many times over the next few years.

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 97

7

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

331

"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

10

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

168

The Cubs just cannot seem to win at Chase Field.

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 95

6

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

93

This time, the failure's on the bullpen.

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 94

3

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

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

221

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

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