Cubs Acquire Daniel Murphy, Fans Collectively Scratch Heads

Whatever the reasoning, the Cubs have acquired former Mets and Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy in a waiver deal, as first reported by the Athletic’s Robert Murray. Murphy is also known for his reprehensible, hateful comments in 2015, when he stated that he “disagree[s] with the fact that [former MLB player and MLB Ambassador for Inclusion Billy Bean] […]


Game 86 Recap: Cubs 8, Reds 7

What You Need to Know: The Cubs finally snapped their five-game losing streak against the dreaded Reds, but it wasn’t easy. Trailing 5-0 and 7-2 at different points of the game (and as late as the seventh inning), the offense and bullpen picked up Tyler Chatwood, scoring one in the sixth, one in the seventh, and […]


Game 69 Recap: Dodgers 4, Cubs 3

What You Need to Know: The afternoon after a thunderstorm and a power outage featured what should have been a sound victory over the Dodgers, as the bats hit in timely situations and the bullpen kept the thumpers in the L.A. lineup at bay. A disastrous ninth that can only be explained as bad managing and worse […]


Game 61 Recap: Cubs 2, Pirates 0

What You Need to Know: It was the Jon Lester show at Wrigley, as the veteran lefty submitted his second straight start of seven innings and no runs. A leadoff hit by pitch of Kris Bryant and a misplayed Jason Heyward double led to two runs in the Cubs’ first, and that was all they would […]


Game 56 Recap: Phillies 6, Cubs 1

What You Need to Know: This game felt off starting in the second inning. While Kyle Hendricks promptly retired the Phillies in order in the first, he walked Aaron Alther in the second and fell behind Nick Williams, making Williams comfortable enough in the box to turn on a pitch and deposit it in the right-field bleachers. […]


Game 41 Recap: Cubs 8, Reds 1

What You Need to Know: One day after a washed out game in Atlanta, rain again threatened the Cubs’ efforts to squeeze in a ballgame in Cincinnati. A 90-minute delay finally gave way to the game’s first pitch, and the game was in the Cubs’ hands shortly thereafter. The bats made Homer Bailey look like, […]