Mets ace Jacob deGrom has been cleared to start the opener of New York’s doubleheader Monday against the Atlanta Braves after dealing with right shoulder soreness, and infielder Jeff McNeil has also been activated from the injured list. DeGrom was pulled after three innings Wednesday against the Chicago Cubs with the discomfort in his right shoulder.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 7:19 pm
Former Chicago Cubs star Ben Zobrist alleged in a lawsuit that his wife, Julianna, had an affair with a former Tennessee pastor. The 2016 World Series MVP made the claim against Forrest Crain & Co. CEO Bryon Yawn in a May lawsuit, the Journal Star reported Monday. Zobrist claimed his wife and Yawn had the affair while Yawn was their pastor at Community Bible Church in Nashville.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 6:04 pm
KB is in a major hitting slump — . for-44) over his last 13 games with no extra-base hits — but he continues to lead all NL third basemen in All-Star voting announced Monday. His balloting lead is significant, as he has 1,033,181 votes, followed by Nolan Arenado of the Cardinals (546,544) and Justin Turner of the Dodgers (455,980).
Posted: June 21, 2021, 5:30 pm
But, as we saw on Sunday he’s a guy who can give you five innings of pretty good baseball more times than not. David Ross has not been a greedy guy when it comes to starting pitching. He’s more apt than not to get five innings, maybe let the starter begin the sixth, but then he’s turning it over to his pen anyway.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:00 pm
The Indians won the first two, including a walk-off victory in 10 innings on May 12. Last year, the Cubs won all four matchups, including the last two on walk-offs. Both the Indians and Cubs won on Sunday.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 1:59 pm
Chicago Cubs Draft: Left-handed pitching depth is a dire need for this team Outside of his performance in his College World Series Super Regional start or his 2021 production overall, Abbott would help bridge the depth gap for the Cubs with an additional left-handed arm. It is solidified, too, that Abbott provides more stability as a college prospect who is on his way out the door at Virginia.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 1:14 pm
on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a Cubs-centric look at baseball’s long and colorful past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select clips from the big motion picture of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history. Today in baseball history: 1890 – Silver King pitches the only no-hitter in the history of the Players League in a losing cause.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 11:00 am
Cleveland Indians (39-30, second in the AL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (40-32, first in the NL Central) Chicago; Monday, 8:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Indians: Aaron Civale (10-2, 3.48 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 71 strikeouts) Cubs: Adbert Alzolay (4-5, 4.06 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 62 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cubs -144, Indians +125; over/under is even BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Indians head to face the Chicago Cubs on Monday. The Cubs are 25-12 on their home turf.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 10:08 am
Alec Mills watched as the Chicago Cubs got battered in back-to-back games by the Miami Marlins. Things sure were different this time. Mills and three relievers combined on a shutout and Chicago bounced back from two lopsided losses to beat Miami 2-0 Sunday and avoid a sweep.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 10:07 am
It’s not nice to kick a team while it’s (sorta) down, but boy, oh boy could the Chicago Cubs use the offensive services of Kyle Schwarber right now. With many of their stars mired in slumps, their former teammate and friend has been radioactive since being moved to the leadoff spot in Washington. You got me.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 9:16 am
“Sometimes when you hit the ball up into the (center-field) camera well, it’s fun, right?” President Jed Hoyer said of Báez last week. “Sometimes you have to remind yourself that’s not always the goal, right?”
Posted: June 21, 2021, 9:05 am
UNDATED (WHTC-AM/FM) – Daz Cameron’s two-run single in the 10th inning enabled the Tigers to salvage the finale of a four-game series in Anaheim from the Los Angeles Angels with a 5-3 victory yesterday. Detroit hosts the St. Louis Cardinals tomorrow night to begin a brief, two-game series at Comerica Park, with broadcast time at 6:50 PM on 99 7/1450 WHTC. Alec Mills and three relievers teamed on a six-hit, eight-strikeout shutout, as the Cubs blanked the visiting Miami Marlins yesterday, 2-0.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 4:00 am
He struck out one and walked no one. Manuel Rodriguez threw the ninth inning and got the save. Rodriguez gave up a one-out single, but then ended the game on a 5-4-3 double play.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 1:23 am
Ex-Cubs player Ben Zobrist claims in a lawsuit that wife Julianna had an affair with their pastor The 40-year-old Zobrist made those allegations in a lawsuit filed on his behalf in May in a Tennessee circuit court.
Posted: June 20, 2021, 11:24 pm
Whatever you want to call it, the Tepera-Chafin-Kimbrel formula has been a recipe for success for the Cubs this season. When those guys are in there, especially when we’ve got the lead, you feel like your chances of winning are really good,” manager David Ross said. Sunday is evidence of that point.
Posted: June 20, 2021, 10:47 pm
Joc Pederson singles to right field, plating Patrick Wisdom to extend the Cubs’ lead to 2-0 in the 5th
Posted: June 20, 2021, 8:15 pm
Zach Thompson pitches four no-hit innings vs. the Cubs, striking out seven and walking three in his third career start
Posted: June 20, 2021, 8:13 pm
Jorge Alfaro fires to second base to pick off Anthony Rizzo for the final out in the 4th, escaping the jam and keeping the score at 1-0
Posted: June 20, 2021, 7:59 pm
A Wrigleyville roster that would rival any MLB club’s lineup
Posted: June 20, 2021, 4:24 pm
Condensed Game: Adam Duvall smashed two of the Marlins’ four home runs, while Pablo López held the Cubs to one hit over seven innings
Posted: June 19, 2021, 10:27 pm
Adam Duvall is open to participating in the Home Run Derby if Major League Baseball wants him. Duvall homered twice for the second straight game, Pablo López pitched one-hit ball over seven innings and the Miami Marlins pounded the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Saturday. The Marlins have outscored the NL Central leaders 21-3 through the first two games and put themselves in position to sweep their first series since winning both wild-card games against Chicago last fall.
Posted: June 19, 2021, 9:44 pm
Brad Johnson finds the best MLB DFS Plays for Friday, June 18. (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: June 18, 2021, 5:28 pm