Out of answers? Cubs six-week run of mediocrity raises long list of questions for July

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PITTSBURGH – Before the Cubs were routed 18-5 by the Pirates in the opener of a four-game series at PNC Park, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said rookie starter Adbert Alzolay had pitched himself into the conversation for a role in the rotation plans for the second half. “We have talked about that, and part of it is because he's making us talk about it,” ... Better question: If this keeps up, what becomes of their status as buyers vs. sellers? After Monday's debacle, 30 days remained before the trade deadline, and general ...

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Things turn ugly early and stay that way for the Cubs in a 13-run loss to the Pirates

2 years ago by WGN-TV

He along with the rest of the Cubs might want to do the same, even if they have to toss it a couple hundred miles to the West. Perhaps ... Even when the Cubs got three runs back in the four, the Pirates responded with three of their own. They'd score at least a ...

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Things turn ugly early and stay that way for the Cubs in a 13-run loss to the Pirates
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MLB wrap: Josh Bell's 3 home runs help Pirates demolish Cubs

2 years ago by Sporting News

Adbert Alzolay had a rough start against Pittsburgh and was ultimately pegged with the loss. He lasted 2 2/3 inning and allowed 10 hits and seven earned runs. The Pirates are five games behind the National League Central-leading Brewers. Chicago falls to ...

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MLB wrap: Josh Bell's 3 home runs help Pirates demolish Cubs
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Game Thread: Cubs in the 'burgh

2 years ago by Bucs Dugout

The Pirates will be looking for a studly performance from right-hander Trevor Williams (2-2, 4.25) as he takes on the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Game time for the first of a four game set is 7:05 p.m. Eastern. Right-hander Adbert Alzolay will go for ...

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Cubs vs Pirates Odds, Probable Pitchers and Prop Bets for Monday, July 1

2 years ago by The Duel

Cubs vs Pirates Game Info Chicago Cubs (45-39, 16-23 Away) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (39-43, 17-19 Home) Date: Monday, July 1, 2019. Time: 7 p.m. EST Venue: PNC Park – Pittsburgh, PA. Final: Reds 8, Cubs 6. pic.twitter.com/IRQZRuoxTx. — Chicago Cubs ...

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Bell Mashes 3 Homers, Pirates Thrash Cubs 18-5

2 years ago by CBS Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh's All-Star first baseman hit three home runs to boost his season total to 25, leading the Pirates to an 18-5 rout over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night. Bell, who will be part of the eight-man derby field in Cleveland next week, hit a three-run shot off ...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Drub Chicago Cubs To Start Vital 4 Game Series

2 years ago by Rum Bunter

On Monday night the Pittsburgh Pirates welcomed the Chicago Cubs to PNC Park for the start of a vital four-game series. The Pirates entered this series trailing both the Cubs, who are tied for first with the Milwaukee Brewers, in the National League Central ...

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Cubs @ Pirates: Series Preview (7/1-7/4)

2 years ago by ChicagoNow (blog)

Adbert Alzolay will likely stay in the rotation for the time being. Don't be shocked if the Cubs shake up the bottom of the lineup particularly with the struggles of Daniel Descalso. Chicago heads to Pittsburgh for a four-game holiday series with the Pirates. After a ...

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Adbert Alzolay and Cubs bullpen get pummeled in 18-5 loss to Pirates while front office eyes trade help

2 years ago by Chicago Tribune

After winning two of three games May 17-19 in Washington — the last time the Cubs won a road series — they have posted an 18-23 overall record. Their 8-13 mark in their last 21 games has been marked by increasingly sloppy play to go with an offense that ...

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Adbert Alzolay and Cubs bullpen get pummeled in 18-5 loss to Pirates while front office eyes trade help