Posts Tagged: Cubs

The Chicago Bears won the NFC North Division last year despite a lack of offensive production and were hoping to improve on that this season. So far, it’s been more of the same as the Bears (1-1)  have scored just one touchdown through the first two games. The good news is that tonight Chicago will face one of the weakest… Read more »

The fortunes of the three teams battling for the crown in the NL Central seem to shift by the minute with injuries playing a major role. First, it was the Brewers who were dealt a blow when Christian Yelich went down for the season. Now it’s the Chicago Cubs who have to deal with a setback as first baseman Anthony… Read more »

After a Thursday night kick-off to the 2019 NFL season, the Week 1 schedule kicks into high gear today with the highlight coming tonight as the defending champion New England Patriots host their AFC rival Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots made a big splash earlier in the weekend with the signing of former Pittsburgh WR Antonio Brown, although… Read more »

*Make sure to check out our latest articles previewing Week 1 of the pro football schedule and Week 2 in college football. And you can listen to our latest college football and pro-football podcasts for all of this week’s football action. Week 2 of the college football schedule kicks off tonight with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (1-0) traveling to Rice to face… Read more »

The LA Dodgers haven’t dropped many series this year, so they’ll be looking for a quick turnaround after losing two of three to the Yankees over the weekend. LA (86-46) heads south on I-5 tonight to San Diego to open a three-game set with the Padres (60-69). They’ll face a nemesis in San Diego left-hander Eric Lauer (6-8-4.47), who is… Read more »

Despite being without injured ace Max Scherzer, the Washington Nationals (67-56) are surging with nine wins in their last 12 games. Yesterday, the Nats closed out a homestand with HRs from six different players during a 16-8 rout of Milwaukee. They’ll hit the road tonight to open a series in Pittsburgh against Pirates (51-72), who have dropped 19 of their… Read more »

The Minnesota Vikings were hoping for more out of a Kirk Cousins-led offense than last year’s 8-7-1 season produced. As a result, the Vikes made a change on the coaching side with Kevin Stefanski taking over as the new offensive coordinator. The signs were positive in Week 1 of the preseason as Cousins completed all four of his passes and… Read more »

A critical West Coast road trip for the St. Louis Cardinals did not start off well last night as the Redbirds were manhandled by the Oakland A’s, 8-3. The loss dropped St. Louis (58-51) a half-game behind the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central race. The Cards will try to rebound today with Adam Wainwright (7-7, 4.47) on the mound…. Read more »

The first two games of the St. Louis-Chicago Cubs series has looked a lot like a playoff matchup with runs coming at a premium. The Cards (57-50) took game 1, 2-1, on a late Paul Goldschmidt HR and the Cubs (57-50) rebounded last night to take game 2, 2-0, behind strong pitching from Kyle Hendricks and the bullpen. The net… Read more »

The St. Louis Cardinals continued their recent trend of strong pitching and timely hitting from slugger Paul Goldschmidt to take last night’s series opener against the Chicago Cubs, 2-1. The win moved the Cardinals (57-49) into first place in the NL Central, a game ahead of the Cubs (56-50) and 1 1/2 ahead of the Brewers. St. Louis will try… Read more »

Things couldn’t get much tighter in the NL Central where the St. Louis Cardinals (56-49) and Chicago Cubs (56-49) are in a tie for first place and are just one game ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers. It’s the perfect backdrop for tonight’s series opener between the Cubs and Cards at Busch Stadium. Despite dropping the final two games of their… Read more »

The San Francisco Giants continued their impressive turnaround with a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the Cubs last night. The victory, which was their ninth in the last 10 games, moved the Giants to a game over .500 (51-50) and in the thick of the NL Wild Card race. San Francisco will continue its series with Chicago tonight as ace Madison… Read more »

Heading into tomorrow’s All-Star break, five of the six MLB division leaders look to be fairly secure with the one exception being the NL Central race. The Chicago Cubs hold a narrow half-game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers and only 4 1/2 games separate them from the last-place Reds. The Cubs (47-42) will wrap up their first half this afternoon… Read more »

The race in the NL Central couldn’t be much tighter heading into the last week before the All-Star break with just 5 1/2 games separating all five teams. Two of those clubs — the Chicago Cubs (45-39) and Pittsburgh Pirates (39-43) — will open a big four-game set beginning tonight at PNC Park. Adbert Alzolay (1-0, 2.08) will get the… Read more »

Cubs pitchers were roughed up last night for four HRs as the Dodgers (46-23) overcame an early three-run deficit to knock off Chicago (36-30), 7-3, in the series opener. Joe Maddon will turn to Kyle Hendricks (7-4, 3.00) tonight try to slow down the LA offense. Hendricks has been Chicago’s most consistent starter of late and comes in with a… Read more »

There haven’t been many times in Golden State’s recent postseason history where the Warriors have faced adversity. But after dropping Game 1 of the NBA Finals to Toronto, 118-109, questions have arisen whether Golden State has enough firepower without Kevin Durant to get past Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors. Durant (calf strain) will be sidelined again tonight as the Warriors… Read more »

The only thing noticeable in Kevin Durant’s absence from the Golden State lineup is the fact there’s been nothing noticeable in the Warriors’ production. Golden State has yet to lose since Durant was sidelined with a calf strain and are up 3-0 in their Western Conference Finals series against the Trail Blazers with a chance to clinch on Portland’s home… Read more »

The Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trail Blazers took care of business last night on their home courts to stay alive in their respective conference semifinal series. Tonight, it’s the Houston Rockets turn to see if they can use the home-court advantage to survive. The Rockets are down 2-games-to-3 in their best-of-seven series against Golden State after the Warriors 104-99 victory… Read more »

The NHL playoffs open tonight with five games on the schedule. While the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals don’t begin their series against Carolina until tomorrow night, their rival in the Eastern Conference — the Pittsburgh Penguins (44-26-12) — open up on the road against the New York Islanders (48-27-7). To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the… Read more »

College basketball’s Final Four is set for today in Minneapolis starting at 6:09 pm EST with the Auburn Tigers (30-9) facing the Virginia Cavaliers (33-3), followed by the Texas Tech Red Raiders (30-6) taking on the Michigan State Spartans (32-6). To get Dunkel’s picks for both these games, click HERE. The Philadelphia 76ers (49-30) haven’t looked like a team ready… Read more »

After a disappointing, injury-plagued first season in Chicago, the Cubs were hoping for a new and improved Yu Darvish as he made his first start of the 2019 campaign yesterday. Instead, Darvish turned in the shortest outing of his career as he lasted only 2 2/3 innings while walking a career-high seven batters during the Cubs 8-6 loss to the… Read more »

Hard To Bear

The Chicago Cubs threw a little gas on the fire of their rivalry with the Brewers yesterday when pitcher Cole Hamels suggested that the majority of fans at Milwaukee’s Miller Park were Cubs fans. If that in fact was true, it wasn’t enough to get Chicago a win as Milwaukee pulled out a 4-3 victory that cut the Cubs lead… Read more »