| Jul 22, 2011
| 7:48 AM
The tarp went on the Wrigley Field infield before the Cubs and Astros had a chance to take batting practice Friday morning.
When the game does start, Cubs manager Mike Quade willl go with what has become his "everyday" lineup against right-handers with...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 8:10 PM
Don't be surprised if the Mariners surface as an option for Hall of Famer Pat Gillick, who is under consideration for a club president's job with the Cubs. The Mariners' collapse has cut into general manager Jack Zduriencik's standing at a point when...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 7:29 AM
Rain canceled Cubs batting practice Friday and Saturday -- and the Cubs won both games. Sunday's also was rained out, as the blue tarp protected against light rain.
The Cubs hoped to play this game, because Matt Garza was to face winless Astros'...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:55 AM
Mike Quade came to the conclusion that the Cubs are no longer contending. Quite the epiphany when you’ve hovering around 20 games under .500 for months, huh?
Quade claimed the Cubs were in position to get back in the race if they had a good run...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 5:41 AM
"The Playboy Club" actress Jenna Dewan hit Paris Club Friday with friends, including co-star David Krumholtz. Dewan and co-star Laura Benanti had dinner, separately, at Sunda Saturday.
"Entourage" star Jeremy Piven hit Paris Club and Sunda Thursday....
| Aug 24, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Tony Campana starts in center field and Tyler Colvin in right field against Braves' right-hander Derek Lowe, as Cubs manager Mike Quade tries to get left-handed bats into the lineup.
Carlos Pena starts at first base and bats cleanup for another lefty bat...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 4:27 PM
Carlos Pena reportedly has been claimed on waivers, but he is not expected to be going anywhere unless the Cubs are overwhelmed by a deal.
The Yankees reportedly claimed Pena, but the Cubs don't seem willing to move him, in part because they owe him...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 1:21 PM
MILWAUKEE -- The Cubs have an all-right-handed lineup in place for Friday night's game against Brewers lefty Randy Wolf.
That means Reed Johnson replaces Tyler Colvin in right field and Jeff Baker plays first base for Carlos Pena and bats cleanup for...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 12:07 PM
It is back to putting left-handers back in the Cubs lineup Saturday, as Carlos Pena returns to his cleanup role and Tyler Colvin bats fifth against the Brewers' Yovani Gallardo.
The rest of the Cubs lineup remains the same as it has been lately,...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 8:20 AM
Catcher Geovany Soto has Sunday off, which might be a welcome respite considering he is hitless in his last 19 at-bats. Koyie Hill will catch the finale of the three-game series against the Brewers.
The rest of the Cubs' lineup is the same as Saturday...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 7:05 AM
Tyler Colvin is in right field and Carlos Pena at first base as the Cubs face the Pirates and right-hander Ross Ohlendorf Saturday.
Casey Coleman takes the mound for the Cubs, who are trying to avoid losing the first series of September. The lineup:...