THEO EPSTEIN TO APPEAR LIVE, IN STUDIO ON TONIGHTS EDITION OF CHICAGO TRIBUNE LIVE
CHICAGO, IL - Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Cubs, will have a very special guest on tonights edition of Chicago Tribune Live presented by Captain Morgan (5:30 PM CT) as new Cubs President of Baseball Operations THEO EPSTEIN will join host David Kaplan to discuss Day One on the job, along with his short-term goals and long-term vision of bringing a World Series title to the northside.
NOTE: Comcast SportsNet will re-air the Epstein introductory press conference today at 4:30 PM CT and Chicago Tribune Live will be replayed at 11:00 PM CT.
In addition, CSNChicago.com will provide additional Epstein content including extended video clips from todays press conference, new blogs from Kaplan and Cubs Insider Patrick Mooney, and much more.
ROSEMONT — Jonquel Jones scored 19 of her career-high 23 points in the second half and finished with 21 rebounds to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Chicago Sky 97-79 on Sunday night.
Jones, who set her previous career best of 20 rebounds on May 13, became the 12th player in WNBA history with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game. Alyssa Thomas had 17 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals and Lynetta Kizer scored 16 with seven rebounds for Connecticut (1-4), which won its first game of the season.
Kizer’s jumper midway through the first quarter made it 14-13 and the Sun led the rest of the way. Jessica Breland hit two free throws to pull Chicago (1-5) within four with 4:37 left in the third, but Jones scored seven points during a 10-3 run over the next three-plus minutes and the Sky got no closer.
Tamera Young led Chicago with 17 points. She has at least one made 3-pointer in each of the last five games after going nearly five calendar years (June 23, 2011) since her last 3.
CSN's Kelly Crull and analyst Dave Otto discuss the upcoming matchups and Kyle Schwarber's slump in this edition of the Cubs Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland & NW Indiana Honda Dealers.
The Cubs haven't received any California love so far on their six-game road trip.
At Dodger Stadium this weekend, the North Siders were swept away in three games that were never really close. And, now, Joe Maddon's club must regroup on the fly as they head to San Diego to open a three-game set with the Padres on Monday.
If it's any consolation prize, the Cubs' bats did show signs of life against three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw on Sunday. They roughed him up for 11 hits and four earned runs.
"I liked the at-bats that the Cubs had against Kershaw and the Dodgers today," Dave Otto said following the Cubs' 9-4 loss in the series finale.
To salvage a decent road trip, the offense has to find some sort of consistent groove. The lineup was shutout twice in Los Angeles.
Watch the video above to hear Kelly Crull and Dave Otto break down the upcoming series and the slumping order.