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Travis Wood was saddled with his 11th loss of the season after allowing four runs in six innings as the Cubs were defeated by the Giants on Thursday.

Wood suffered a death by a thousand paper cuts, as the Giants scored exactly one run in four of his six innings. Overall, the lefty yielded eight hits -- including a two-run home run to Buster Posey -- while walking one and striking out six. Wood will take a 4.91 ERA and a 126/66 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's road start against the Reds.
Aug 22 - 12:33 AM

Welington Castillo hit his 10th home run of the season, going 2-for-4 overall, as the Cubs fell to the Giants on Thursday.

Castillo ripped a solo home run in the first inning off of Madison Bumgarner, going back-to-back with Justin Ruggiano and extending the Cubs' lead to 3-1. Along with the 10 dingers, Castillo has driven in 34 runs and posted a .237/.302/.390 slash line.
Aug 22 - 12:29 AM

Justin Ruggiano went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, but the Cubs lost to the Giants on Thursday.

Ruggiano put the Cubs on top 2-1 with a two-run home run off of Madison Bumgarner in the bottom of the first inning. The Cubs' lead, however, would dissipate in the coming innings. Ruggiano has six on the season along with 28 RBI and a .283/.339/.430 slash line.
Aug 22 - 12:27 AM

Cubs recalled RHP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa.

Parker will be the 26th man as the Cubs and Giants complete their abbreviated "doubleheader." The righty owns a 6.57 ERA this year in 12 1/3 big league innings.
Aug 21 - 8:35 PM

Hector Rondon escaped a ninth-inning jam to pick up his 19th save as the Cubs defeated the Giants on Thursday, when play resumed from Tuesday's rain-shortened contest.

Rondon allowed two one-out singles to Joe Panik and Brandon Crawford, but was able to strike out Gregor Blanco and get Angel Pagan to sharply ground out to end the threat and the ballgame. Rondon is now 19-for-23 in save chances with a 2.92 ERA and a 53/13 K/BB ratio.
Aug 21 - 8:31 PM

Tsuyoshi Wada got the win with five shutout innings as play resumed on Thursday from Tuesday's rain-shortened match-up with the Giants.

Wada did not pitch on Thursday, as play picked back up in the bottom of the fifth. The Giants scratched out six hits but could not touch the plate. Wada yielded no walks and struck out three in the effort. The left-hander is now 3-1 with a 2.75 ERA and a 36/10 K/BB ratio. He'll match up against the Orioles at home on Sunday.
Aug 21 - 8:28 PM

Anthony Rizzo's first-inning, two-run home run was the deciding factor in the Cubs' win over the Giants on Thursday -- a game resumed from Tuesday.

The Giants won a protest and Tuesday's match against the Cubs was resumed on Thursday with the Cubs leading 2-0 in the bottom of the fifth. The Giants scored once in the sixth, but Rizzo's home run two days ago stood the test of time and was the reason the Cubs won. Rizzo finished 2-for-4, his other hit being a double. The first baseman now has 29 home runs, 69 RBI, and a .279/.377/.515 slash line.
Aug 21 - 8:21 PM

Javier Baez will play shortstop for the Cubs while Starlin Castro is on the bereavement list.

Castro lost a cousin and three close friends to a car crash Wednesday in the Dominican Republic and could be gone for an entire week. This is a good opportunity for Baez, who has been playing primarily at second base since his promotion to the majors on August 5.
Aug 21 - 2:49 PM

Cubs recalled INF Logan Watkins from Triple-A Iowa.

Watkins will give the Cubs some needed middle infield depth while Starlin Castro mourns the loss of a family member and three friends. Watkins is not fantasy-relevant.
Aug 21 - 1:59 PM

Cubs placed SS Starlin Castro on the bereavement list.

Castro could be out for up to week after losing a cousin and three close friends in a car crash this week in the Dominican Republic. He left the Cubs on Wednesday.
Aug 21 - 1:58 PM

Cubs recalled LHP Zach Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa.

Rosscup has a rough 7.50 ERA in six innings this season for the Cubs. He will act as a left-handed specialist.
Aug 21 - 1:56 PM

Cubs placed RHP Edwin Jackson on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat strain.

Jackson was hammered for seven earned runs in just 2 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Giants, dropping him to 6-14 on the year with a 6.09 ERA. He is owed $22 million over the next two seasons. This is a mess.
Aug 21 - 1:55 PM

Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant went 2-for-3 with a home run and a walk on Wednesday for Triple-A Iowa.

Bryant now leads the minor leagues with 41 home runs, putting up a .336/.444/.684 slash line between Double-A and Triple-A. His bat is ready for the major leagues, but his defense is still a work in progress and his future defensive home remains up in the air. Bryant has MVP potential, and should be up in early 2015.
Aug 21 - 9:12 AM

Edwin Jackson was shelled for seven earned runs in 2 2/3 innings Wednesday as the Cubs lost to the Giants.

It was ugly. E-Jax gave up eight hits, including a home run to Andrew Susac. At 6-14 with a 6.09 ERA, there's zero reason to keep Jackson in the rotation over somebody like Dan Straily. Chicago's $11 million annual investment is doing nothing more than improving their draft position, at this point.
Aug 21 - 12:36 AM

A source tells Bruce Levine of 670 The Score that Starlin Castro could miss up to a week after the death of a relative and three of his friends in the Dominican Republic.

Castro was a late scratch from the Cubs lineup on Wednesday, and now we know why. According to Levine, the deaths came as a result of a car crash in Castro's native country. With the Cubs having little left to play for they'll certainly give Castro as much time as he needs in this tragic situation. He'll likely be placed on the bereavement list in the coming days.
Aug 20 - 10:11 PM


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