Tagged: ‘Chicago’

Cubs’ Jon Lester leaves game with apparent injury in second inning
August 17th, 2017 at 2:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** Cubs left-hander Jon Lester, their Opening Day starter and a Cy Young Award finalist last year, left Thursday's game against the Cincinnati Reds with an apparent injury in the second inning. Lester, who gave up nine runs in the inning, motioned to the dugout after giving up a run-scoring double to...

Cubs’ Maddon irked by ‘asinine’ call in crazy 9th of Cubs’ walkoff win
August 17th, 2017 at 1:07 AM
***PHOTO1*** If this wasn't a pennant race heating up Wednesday, it was at least enough heat to get Joe Maddon's blood boiling รข?? hotter than first baseman Anthony Rizzo said he'd ever seen Maddon. The situation took place in the bottom of the ninth after the Cubs had blown a five-run lead...

Could John Lackey return for another year with the Cubs at age 39?
August 16th, 2017 at 10:31 PM
***PHOTO1*** Don't look now, but there might be a new Cubs' ace in town. John Lackey, 15 years and 2,800 innings of toothy grimaces into his major-league life, appears to have rediscovered pitching youth at 38 for the defending champs. The Cubs have not lost a Lackey start since June as the...

Kris Bryant: Team, individual success in ’16 was ‘blessing and curse’
August 16th, 2017 at 9:41 PM
***PHOTO1*** Anybody see what the Brewers did Wednesday afternoon? "I have no clue," Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant said. "They win?" They beat the Pirates by a run just about the time many of the Cubs were getting to Wrigley Field for their game against the Reds. That shrunk the Cubs' division...

MORRISSEY: Giancarlo Stanton, a record chase and baseball’s ugly past
August 16th, 2017 at 4:51 PM
***PHOTO1*** The excitement over Giancarlo Stanton's home-run binge brings me back to the 1998 season, when one's first thoughts each day were, "make bed, brush teeth and who is going to hit a dinger today, Sammy Sosa or Mark McGwire or both?'' Mentioning Stanton in the same sentence as the 1998 home-run...