As the Cubs make their push for the playoffs, they're going to need to rely heavily on their "egoless" bullpen that manager Joe Maddon is trying to build.
The Cubs managed just one run against Madison Bumgarner Thursday and the young hitters are getting a crash course against some of the best arms in the game this week.
Dan Haren had another rough outing Thursday, tagged for five runs in 6 1/3 innings. After the Cubs traded for him at the deadline, the veteran starter said he hasn't held up his end of the bargain.

Team talk

  • 3y
    There has been speculation that the Marlins could be interested in Aramis Ramirez and he is open to that possibility. If Ramirez joins Ozzie Guillen in South Beach, could it persuade Carlos Zambrano to join them?
  • 3y
    Casey Coleman just missed out on a quality start in his final outing, hurling 5 23 innings, allowing just two runs while striking out seven, but the Cubs couldn't muster up any offense as they fell 2-0 to the Padres in San Diego.
  • 3y
    Aramis Ramirez may have his doubters and naysayers, but the Cubs will find it very difficult to replace the offensive production he has provided in the heart of the order at third base since mid-2003.
  • 3y
    Casey Coleman is 0-3 with a 7.91 ERA in his last four road outings but is coming off his first win in nine starts and hopes to build off his last start in his final outing of the season vs. the San Diego Padres Monday night.
  • 3y
    St. Louis fans gave Albert Pujols an loud ovation prior to his first at-bat Sunday in what could have been his last home game as a Cardinal. But, thanks to a late surge, the Cardinals could be selling playoff tickets.
  • 3y
    Carlos Marmol's implosion this season has caught everybody off guard. But could the Cubs have a closer-in-waiting in Sean Marshall? The calm, lanky lefty has turned in a breakout, All Star-caliber campaign.
  • 3y
    After Chicago Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol blew another save Saturday, the Cubs hope they can rebound as they wrap up their series vs. the St. Louis Cardinals. Catch all the action live on Comcast SportsNet!


Today's Poll

At the end of the regular season, how many homers will Kris Bryant have?
15 or less
31 or more

Team Schedule

Next Games
8/28LAD7:10 PT8:10 MT9:10 CT10:10 ET22:10 ET2:10 GMT10:10 7:10 MST9:10 EST9:40 VEN6:10 UAE (+1)9:10 CT
8/29LAD6:10 PT7:10 MT8:10 CT9:10 ET21:10 ET1:10 GMT9:10 6:10 MST8:10 EST8:40 VEN5:10 UAE (+1)8:10 CT
8/30LAD5:05 PT6:05 MT7:05 CT8:05 ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 MST7:05 EST7:35 VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 CT
8/31vs. Cin5:05 PT6:05 MT7:05 CT8:05 ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 MST7:05 EST7:35 VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 CT
9/1vs. Cin5:05 PT6:05 MT7:05 CT8:05 ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 MST7:05 EST7:35 VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 CT
Last Results
8/27SFL 1-9
8/26SFL 2-4
8/25SFW 8-5
8/24vs. CleW 2-1
8/23vs. AtlW 9-3
8/22vs. AtlW 9-7
8/21vs. AtlW 5-3
8/20vs. AtlW 7-1
8/19vs. DetL 8-15
8/18vs. DetL 8-10
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Injury Report

8/24J. MotteRight shoulder strain (on 15-day DL)
8/24J. SolerStrained left oblique (on 15-day DL)
8/4R. SorianoRight shoulder inflammation (on 15-day DL)
7/29E. Bonifaciooff 15-day DL
7/29N. RamirezLeft abdominal soreness (on 15-day DL)
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Fri, Aug 28
Bot 3rd123 456 789 RHE
Chi Cubs000      020
LA Dodgers00       020
Pitcher:Jason Hammel 2.1 IP, 0 ER, 2 K
At Bat:Chase Utley 0-1
On Deck:Adrian Gonzalez 0-1
Balls: Strikes: Outs:
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Team Stats

Chicago Cubs Stats
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A. Rizzo125456721313032577.287
K. Bryant117427711132252077.265
D. Fowler122465841172271436.252
C. Coghlan12135949891931535.248
A. Russell1073684490231934.245
S. Castro12045037109141648.242

C. Denorfia00-1000.100.00
D. Ross00-2002.000.00
J. Grimm23.400460337.1531.21
H. Rondon52.7145902458.0571.55
J. Arrieta166.72726260174.01782.22
P. Strop26.250610256.0642.89
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