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August 3, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena celebrates with center fielder Ryan Sweeney his solo home scored in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.
The reigning National League MVP spent 15 days on the disabled list with fractured rib cartilage this month and appeared to aggravate the injury in the third when he collided with the wall while tracking down a fly ball by Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter.
Jorge Soler runs the bases after hitting a two-run homer on the Memphis Redbirds in the sixth-inning at Principal Park in Des Moines.
The Cubs will recall outfielder Soler from Class AAA Iowa, and indications are he will be activated for Wednesday night's game in Cincinnati.
When the Chicago Cubs visited Great American Ball Park last month, the Cincinnati Reds won four of five to pull within 2 1/2 games of the NL Central lead.
A season with real expectations. Their scholarship runs out in 31 games. They face a season in which holes must be plugged, starting at shortstop.
It was an interesting week for the Chicago Cubs. Fans got to see some things they hadn't before and got a bigger glimpse of things to come with a plethora of rookies up in Chicago.
Aug 18, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Atlanta Braves center fielder B.J. Upton plays catch on the field before playing the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.
He made another big one Sunday, tossing 6⅓ innings of 1-hit, 1-run ball as the Cubs beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 to sweep the three-game series at Wrigley Field.
Maybe the light at the end of the tunnel to which Epstein referred isn't an oncoming freight train after all.
The under belly of the Chicago Cubs' improved play has been the team's defense, led by first baseman Anthony Rizzo.
2Sox pitchers have 510 strikeouts at home, tied with the Padres for 15th in the majors, but only 389 on the road, the fewest in baseball.
As was pointed out here the other day, the Cubs, since starting 2014 with a 13-27 mark through May 16, have been essentially a .500 team.
It's not like the Chicago Cubs were expected to be any good this season. Most wise Major League Baseball followers, and even smart Cubs fans, knew this was going to be another year of dismay in Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer's revolution, one that if successful will eventually lead the north-siders to heights not seen since airplane travel was a dream.
Updated: Wed Aug 27, 2014 06:02 am
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