College basketball analyst Digger Phelps was in the Comcast SportsNet Chicago Cubs broadcast booth Saturday to sing Take Me Out to the Ball Game during the seventh-inning stretch.
Travis Wood rolled through seven innings against his former team, but a three-run 8th inning helped the Reds to a 4-2 win Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. James Russell took the loss for the Cubs, while Bronson Arroyo picked up the win for the first place Reds.
The Cubs continued their run of grabbing talent from the San Diego Padres. First it was Anthony Rizzo, and now the team has signed the Padres director of amateur scouting Jaron Madison to fill the same role in Chicago.
Dale Sveum said he spoke with Starlin Castro about the shortstop's baserunning blunder in yesterday's 10-8 loss to the Reds. Castro is in today's lineup batting fifth.
Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters are out of the lineup while Bryan LaHair earns a start as the Cubs look to rebound from their error-filled loss yesterday against the Reds. Tune in to Comcast SportsNet for the action.
The Chicago Cubs have activated right-hander Lendy Castillo, who has been sidelined since May 11 with a left groin strain. The team also optioned left-hander Scott Maine to Triple-A Iowa.
Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters are out of the Cubs' lineup, while Bryan LaHair gets a start as the Cubs face Cincinnati this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet.
David Kaplan discusses on CTL what position Starlin Castro may play in the future and where he will bat in the lineup.
The Chicago Cubs made a pair of management moves on Friday, promoting Tim Wilken to Special Assistant to the President and hiring Jaron Madison as director of amateur scouting.