Chicago Cubs Recaps

Cardinals 1, Cubs 0: Nailbiter

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That was... unexpected.

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

202

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

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!

295

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

175

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.

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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.

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 93

22

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

269

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

12

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

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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

11

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

10

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

297

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

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