Chris Volstad pitched arguably his best game of the season for the Cubs, but couldn't snap his winless streak, dating back to July 10, 2011. The Cubs will let Volstad finish out the season in the rotation to see if he belongs.
Ted Lilly was made out to be a main figure in the saga with his former Cubs teammate Ryan Dempster, but in reality Lilly did his best to stay out of the situation.
The Cubs had no answer to Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw as they managed only three hits, falling to Los Angeles 3-1. Chris Volstad picked up the loss, dropping to 0-8 on the season.
Matt Garza felt much better after throwing a bullpen session at Dodger Stadium on Saturday and there's no doubt in his mind that he will be able to make his start against the Padres on Tuesday.
Chris Volstad is on the mound for the Cubs as they take on Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Watch the game on Comcast SportsNet and follow the action with In-Game Live.
The Cubs promoted top prospect Javier Baez to High-A Daytona Saturday, following a 57-game stint in Low-A Peoria that saw the 2011 first-round pick put up a whopping .979 OPS.
Tonight Chris Volstad will face off against Clayton Kershaw as the Dodgers host the Cubs in the second matchup of their three-game series. You can catch all the action on Comcast SportsNet.
The trade deadline signaled an official turning of the page for the Cubs, and now the question is when the new wave will begin arriving. That includes Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters, who could be promoted pretty soon.
Jeff Samardzija couldn't make it out of the sixth inning, allowing five runs on eight hits as the Cubs fell 6-1. Luis Valbuena drove in the only run.
Matt Garza was busy with more important things as the trade deadline expired and he remained a Cub. Both the Cubs and Garza are leaving the option open for a contract extension but neither knows what will happen between now and next trade deadline.