Weekend Catch-Up: Cubs Win Two, Cubs Deal with Injuries, Cubs Have Pitching Prospects, More

The Cubs won a series this weekend. A road series! That means it was a good weekend.

Friday, June 16

  • We opened the weekend with thoughts on the question I always get: “When Is It OK to Worry?”
  • The Cubs and the City have a new fight, Kyle Schwarber could still have a catching future, and other Bullets.
  • At last, Ben Zobrist hit the DL with his wrist issue, and Tommy La Stella returned.
  • The Cubs landed two college pitchers in the first round of the draft, and we got to know Brendon Little and Alex Lange.
  • Anthony Rizzo totally homered for a third straight leadoff plate appearance … but the umps took it away, and everyone freaked.
  • It took a 9th inning comeback, but the Cubs took out the Pirates in the series opener.
  • The Cubs’ wild 9th inning was capped off by an impressive Kyle Schwarber slide.
  • Saturday, June 17

  • The Cubs have some pitching prospects at High-A putting together a really nice year.
  • Among Saturday’s Bullets, spillover from the non-Rizzo-homer, from Cubs injury issues, and more.
  • The thumb issue that’s bothered Jake Arrieta actually extends back to Spring Training.
  • Hopefully he’ll be fine after yesterday’s hand scrape, because Jason Heyward just makes great play after great play.
  • Despite a two-run homer from Jake Arrieta, the Cubs dropped the middle game of the series to the Pirates by a run.
  • Sunday, June 18

  • Eloy Jimenez is somehow improving his prospect standing, despite already being a top ten prospect in baseball.
  • Jake Arrieta had a sweat problem, the Cubs need to make their own breaks, and many more Bullets.
  • The Cubs beat the Pirates to claim their first road series victory since April.
  • Among other offensive highlights, Ian Happ got to homer in front of his hometown crowd.
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