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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 24 The Iowa Cubs silenced the Nashville Sounds, 5-3. Colin Rea tied an Iowa franchise record for wins in a season with his 14th win of the year. Rea gave up three runs on nine hits over six innings. He walked three and struck out four.

David Bote Being Recalled, Possibly as Anthony Rizzo Replacement According to Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register, David Bote is being recalled to Chicago after just three games with the Iowa Cubs. Because he's not been in the minors for the requisite 10 days, this can only mean he is coming up to take over for someone being placed on the injured list.

David Bote Reportedly Coming Back Up, Which Means Someone Is Going on the Injured List Bote couldn't come back up unless he was replacing someone going on the Injured List.

Nationals 7, Cubs 2: A sluggish-fest Between the Cubs' poor play on the field, the ridiculous length of this game and the horrific Players Weekend uniforms, the Cubs' 7-2 loss to the Nationals might have been the least enjoyable game of the season, if not the worst. You know, Jose Quintana deserved better.

Chicago Cubs: Classic Wrigley Field features that no longer exist While the Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field has undergone some changes, some classic images are gone. Do you remember all of these?

Nats Beat, And Extend Wild-Card Lead Spot Over, Cubs CHICAGO - Trea Turner reached base four times and scored twice, Yan Gomes and Howie Kendrick each drove in two runs and the surging Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 7-2 on Saturday. Washington has won four straight and six of seven to extend its lead over Chicago for the top NL wild-card spot to three games.

Cubs in 60: Kemp's defensive plays not enough Tony Kemp's dazzling defensive plays were not enough to hold back the Nats. Cubs drop their second home game in a row to the Nationals, 7-2.

Cubs Manager Joe Maddon Is No Fan Of This Year's Players' Weekend Uniforms This year's Players Weekend uniforms haven't received too much love throughout Major League Baseball. Add Cubs manager Joe Maddon to the list of unhappy campers. Chicago is forced to don the all-white uniforms for its three-game set against the Washington Nationals as the home team in this weekend's series.

Cubs Fall to Nationals in Another Rough Loss at Wrigley For the second day in a row, the Chicago Cubs couldn't quite get their bats going against the Washington Nationals, falling 7-2 at Wrigley Field on Saturday afternoon. José Quintana gave up five runs in four innings of work, striking out three batters and walking three more.

Nationals use four-run third inning to cruise past Cubs Stringing together a couple base hits, the Nationals were able to break the game wide open against the Cubs. Washington is now on the brink of a sweep over Chicago.

Anthony Rizzo leaves Cubs game with injury Rizzo made an error in each of the first two innings of the game, throwing a ball into left field when second base wasn't being covered and then dropping a throw from Javy Baez to begin the second inning. Rizzo has dealt with back issues throughout his career, including a stint where he missed four games in mid-May.

Dodgers Request to Wear Normal Uniforms For Yankees Series, MLB Says No Multiple sources indicated that the Los Angeles Dodgers asked for permission to wear their traditional uniforms for this weekend's inter-league series against the New York Yankees, according to Yahoo! Sports. They were refused.

Chicago Cubs: This was expected from Jon Lester, believe it or not The Cubs had arrived, and he was the big free agent that the front office had their eye on. His stats were less than remarkable, posting an 11-12 record with 3.44 ERA. And that was due to a 1.66 ERA he posted in July.

Chicago Cubs: Yu Darvish says #TakeThat to the Kapman Has the league in general hit his two-strike off-speed offerings? No. As Darvish and Kaplan continued to go at it over twitter, Darvish pointed out that Kevin Pillar was literally the first right-handed hitter to get a hit off his splitter. This entire season.

Cubs, Nationals continue 3-game series Looking for Saturday’s game threads? You have come to the right place.

Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals preview, Saturday 8/24, 1:20 CT After having a rough time for most of the three previous months, Jose Quintana is having a great August: four starts, 1.38 ERA, 0.769 WHIP, 33 strikeouts in 26 innings. Let's hope he's finally "figured it out" and can keep this run going for the rest of the season.

2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 128 Cubs lose 9-3, snapping five game winning streak.

Free From Comerica Park, Nicholas Castellanos Is Playing Hungry Said Nicholas Castellanos:. In Chicago, Castellanos has feasted. Entering Friday's action, he was hitting.378/.414/.756 with 8 home runs since donning Cubbie blue. After Castellanos' 2-4 effort in Friday's game, he now has 11 multi-hit games in his first 21 with the Cubs, and his 45 doubles on the year are just one shy of his career-high mark.

Red, White, Blue, and Black: A Quick, Colorful Look at Friday's Loss to Nats The brain geniuses at MLB decided to turn their sport into a game of 3D chess for the weekend, dressing players in monochromatic duds in a failed effort to be edgy and cool. Among other decided aesthetic shortcomings, it has to be hot for the players rocking all-black in the sun, right?

Chicago Cubs: Update on the Willson Contreras hamstring injury The Chicago Cubs All-Star catcher, Wilson Contreras is still a few weeks away from being back after injuring his hamstring. Chicago Cubs Willson Contreras…

Who will be dropped from the Cubs' 40-man roster when Ben Zobrist returns? Someone will have to be removed from the 40-man roster if this happens before September 1, since Zobrist is currently on the restricted list. Someone will also need to be deleted from the 25-man roster if Ben is activated before September 1. At the end of the month, which Cub or Cubs will be Zobristed?

New Into the Basket Episode: Darvish's Twitter Beef, Castellanos' Market, Gas-Station Sex Pills Yes, folks, this episode has it all. The talk didn’t linger too long on the godawful Players’ Weekend uniforms, but we discussed the Twitter beef between Yu Darvish and David Kaplan, plus what it’ll take to re-sign Nicholas Castellanos. And there may have been talk of gas-station boner pills.

Getting Good at Getting Over Blowouts, Lester, El Mago, Uniforms, and Other Bullets I'm getting really good at getting over blowouts.

Cub Tracks' Casper vs the Ninjas Read all over, hey, nice uniforms, all-drama season, and other bullets.

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