June 30, 2021 Morning Edition: Cubs News Roundup


This is your Cubs News, Rumors, and Commentary Roundup for the Morning of June 30, 2021.

“Chicago Cubs: Can fans help this team patch over its numerous holes? Given the multiple holes in the roster (starting rotation, infield depth, backup catcher), it’s worth wondering whether or not the Cubs have enough to get back to October, let alone have a legitimate shot at a championship. More from Cubbies Crib Remembering the time a Chicago Cubs great walked away Chicago Cubs Injuries: Anthony Rizzo’s back is flaring up again Chicago Cubs: This team desperately needs starting pitching This Date in Chicago Cubs History: Billy Williams takes down Stan Musial Chicago Cubs: A Max Scherzer trade is never going to happen Last year, signage covered the famous bleachers and artificial fan noise was pumped in. While there’s not as much fans can do on the road, packing the Confines on game day could help the team do just enough to stay afloat until reinforcements arrive. “The fans are screaming and the beer snake, all that good stuff.” I was at the first full capacity game earlier this month between the Cubs and Cardinals and can 100 percent confirm there’s a different energy level to the traditionally hyped fans in the bleachers.”

Above is the summary of: Can Chicago Cubs fans help the team recapture the magic one last time?… tap or click to check out the full article.

“The Cubs announced they’ve placed right-hander Ryan Tepera on the 10-day injured list with a left calf strain and optioned right-hander Trevor Megill to Triple-A Iowa. Righty Tommy Nance was recalled from Iowa, while southpaw Adam Morgan was selected to the big league roster. To create 40-man roster space for Morgan, infielder Matt Duffy was transferred from the 10-day…”

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“(1,3) 2020 – Minor League Baseball officially announces the cancellation of its season, as Major League Baseball will not make players available to minor league teams this year. Today in baseball history: 1901 – Pete Dowling of Cleveland throws the first no-hitter in American League history, 7-0 against his former team, Milwaukee – except hardly anyone notices. (3) — Baseball Reference. (2) — Today in Baseball History.”

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“That’s a big number,” Cubs manager David Ross said before Tuesday’s loss. “We are at the halfway point, but they all matter, especially when you’re playing in division.” During a pregame chat with reporters, Ross was asked why he believes that his team has what it takes to pick things up in the second half en route to a place on the October stage. The bullpen has been an unquestioned strength, but Ross has already asked a lot of the group with at least three months to go. We’ve got a guy with a proven track record in Kyle [Hendricks] that’s throwing the ball really well for us.” Ross has started referring to it as “Win Day” when Hendricks takes the mound, and for good reason.”

Above is the summary of: ‘It’s frustrating’: Cubs fall 5 back of Brewers… tap or click to check out the full article.

“(Last updated: June 28) 60-day IL 3B Matt Duffy (lower back strain) Expected return: July Duffy has resumed baseball activities and said during a recent trip to Los Angeles with the Cubs that he “feels better than before” he landed on the IL on May 25. Per manager David Ross, Rizzo was feeling much better on June 29 and was possibly available off the bench. (Last updated: June 29) 10-day IL 2B Nico Hoerner (left hamstring strain) Expected return: Early July Hoerner went 1-for-2 and manned second base in his first Minor League rehab game with Triple-A Iowa on June 27. ROSTER MOVES June 29: RHP Ryan Tepera (left calf strain) placed on 10-day injured list Tepera took over in the eighth inning on June 28 with the Cubs and Brewers knotted, 4-4, in Milwaukee. (Last updated: June 28) LHP Justin Steele (right hamstring strain) Expected return: Early July Steele threw 13 pitches (seven strikes) in one inning in his first Minor League rehab outing with Triple-A Iowa on June 27.”

Above is the summary of: Injuries & Roster Moves: Evaluating Lobaton… tap or click to check out the full article.

“”We’ll figure that out,” Ross said. We talked about it last night after the game,” Ross said Tuesday. “It just looks like he’s working really hard right now,” Ross said. “I mean, what the heck? The guy’s going off,” Ross said with a laugh on Tuesday.”

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