2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
82-72, 3rd in NL Cent
11h

BBTN: Cards/Cubs, Modern Managing, Mendoza

Buster and Karl Ravech discuss Anthony Rizzo's unexpected return to the Cubs lineup as Chicago faces St. Louis in a crucial NL Central matchup (11:39). Plus, Buster compares Jack Flaherty to a Hall of Famer and Karl talks about Joe Maddon's personality clash with the Chicago front office. Jessica Mendoza also previews this weekend's Phillies/Indians series (33:40) and Rena Banena brings the Friday "Bleacher Tweets" and some love advice (45:12).

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20hJesse Rogers

Even Anthony Rizzo's magic can't save these Cubs

The unexpected return of the heart and soul of Chicago's lineup could have provided a needed spark. But, once again, the Cubs fell flat as their playoff hopes begin to slip away.

22h

Carpenter HRs off Kimbrel as Cards beat Cubs

Matt Carpenter homered in the 10th inning against Craig Kimbrel in the All-Star closer's return, and the St. Louis Cardinals regrouped after blowing a late lead to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Thursday night.

Carpenter goes yard for the win (0:24)
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1dJesse Rogers

Cubs scratch Hamels (shoulder); Mills gets start

The Cubs scratched left-hander Cole Hamels from his scheduled start Friday, replacing him with Alec Mills for the 27-year-old's third start of the season.

1d

BBTN: Bochy's 2000th, Cole's 300th, Barry Zito

Before an open and honest interview with former MLB pitcher Barry Zito (33:14), Buster talks to Tyler Kepner of The New York Times about Bruce Bochy's 2000th win, an emotional night for the Yastrzemski family and Giancarlo Stanton's return to the Yankees (14:44). Plus, Sarah Langs and "The Numbers Game" (28:18).

Garrett 'sprints' to the dugout after Schwarber yells (0:27)
2d

Iglesias' double in 10th leads Reds past Cubs 3-2

Jose Iglesias had an RBI double in the 10th inning and five Cincinnati pitchers combined for a four-hitter as the Reds recorded their second straight win over the playoff-contending Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Wednesday night.

Contreras hits a no-doubter (0:24)
3d

Cubs lose 4-2 to Gray, Reds

The Chicago Cubs were shut down by Sonny Gray and two relievers Tuesday night, falling 4-2 to the Cincinnati Reds in a loss that hurt their playoff positioning.

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3dJesse Rogers

Darvish K's 8 straight for Cubs' single-game mark

Yu Darvish recorded eight straight strikeouts during Tuesday night's game against the Reds, setting a Cubs record for most consecutive strikeouts within a single game.

Starting pitching crucial for Cardinals, Cubs (0:45)
4d

BBTN: Trout's MVP Chances, Rizzo Injury, Buehler

Before speaking with Dodgers P Walker Buehler about LA's culture, Justin Verlander comparisons and a valuable lesson from his grandfather (33:39), Buster and Tim Kurkjian discuss Mike Trout's season-ending injury and how it affects his MVP chances, if Anthony Rizzo's injury kills Chicago's playoff hopes, Charlie Culberson's injury impact on the Braves and more (15:44). Plus, a minor league edition of "Cap Talk" with Todd Radom (41:22).

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs77810th
Batting Average.25214th
On Base Percentage.3328th
Slugging Percentage.4548th
Earned Run Average4.026th
Quality Starts679th
WHIP1.3112th
BAA.24912th