Cubs World Champs
April, 2016

April 4, 2016
I guess we should've known early on that it was going to be a good year for the Cubs as opening night versusu the Angels went so well.

Dexter Fowler led off the Cubs season with a double and scored in the first inning, got 3 hits and scored 3 runs in the game. Jake Arrieta went 7 innings, giving up just 2 hits as Cubs easily defeated the Angels 9-0.

Dexter Fowler

Jake Arrieta

April 7, 2016

Well, Cubs won this game 14-6, but the story was the injury to Kyle Schwarber, who collided with Dexter Fowler and sustained an injury that made this his last regular season game of 2016. But, this story has an amazing happy ending as Schwarber is able to return to hit only in the World Series and helps the Cubs get their first World Series championship in 108 years. Schwarber was only able to play designated hitter in the 4 games played in Cleveland.

April 8, 2016

Heyward diving catch in Arizona against the Diambondbacks

April 9, 2016

Addison Russell diving catch to rob Paul Goldschmidt of a hit in Arizona

April 10, 2016

Cubs, Jake Arrieta gets his 2nd victory of the season as Cubs defeat Diamondbacks 7-3. Arrieta helps with the bat too as he hits a long home run to help his own cause.

April 11, 2016

The Cubs home opener in 2016 was an exciting game. The Reds Brandon Finnegan was pitching a no-hitter into the 7th inning until a David Ross single. Later in the inning, Jason Heyward drove in the first 2 runs for the Cubs to cut the lead to 3-2.

That set the stage for Addison Russell to be the hero with a 3-run home run in the bottom of the 8th inning. I can still remember the excitement when Russell clapped his hands together after watching the ball fly into the left field bleachers at Wrigley!!!

Hector Rondon shuts down the Reds in the 9th and the Cubs sing "Go Cubs Go" for the first of many times in 2016.

April 13, 2016

Heyward diving catch against Reds at Wrigley

April 14, 2016

Fowler great catch at wrigley

April 15, 2016

Addison Russell goes to a knee to make the catch and start a double play at Wrigley against the Rockies


April 16, 2016

Jake Arrieta goes 3-0 for the season. 8 shutout innings at Wrigley vs Rockies

Fowler 3-run home run versus his former team

rizzo and soler back to back home runs

April 18, 2016

John Lackey returns to St. Louis and strikes out 11 Cardinals and pitches 7 shutout innings in a 5-0 Cubs win. He even drives in a run with a single.

Jason Heyward makes 2 great diving catches returning to St. Louis

April 19, 2016

Jason Hammell pitches 6 shutout innings and drives in the only 2 Cubs runs of the game in a 2-1 Cubs victory.

Jason Heyward throws out Matt Holiday at home

Kris Bryant diving catch

April 21, 2016

Cubs 16 Reds 0

Jake Arrieta no-hitter

April 22, 2016

Jon Lester pitches a great game, Anthony Rizzo & Javier Baez both homer as the Cubs defeat the Reds 8-1 at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati.

April 24, 2016

Jason Hammel and 3 Cubs relief pitchers throw a 3-hit shutout against the Cincinnati Reds 9-0 at Great American Ballpark. The top of the Cubs lineup does the damage offensively as Tommy LaStella homers and scores 3 runs. Jason Heyward has 4 hits and 3 RBI & Anthony Rizzo hits (2) 2-run home runs.

April 26, 2016

Addison Russell gets a big 2-out, 2-run triple in the 6th inning as Cubs defeat the Brewers 4-3 at Wrigley Field.

April 28, 2016 Jake Arrieta continues his amazing winning streak, winning his 5th game of the season without a loss after winning his last 11 games of 2015. His streak of 52 2/3 innings without giving up a run at Wrigley Field does end when Alex Presley drives in a Brewers run in the 5th inning, but Arrieta and the Cubs coast to a 7-2 victory. David Ross homers for the Cubs.

April 29, 2016