Archive for April, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Brewers 5, April 12, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Brewers 5, April 12, 2009

How about Reed Johnson’s ridiculous robbing of a grand slam? Doesn’t really show up in the box score. What does, though, is appreciated.

by April 13, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Milton Bradley is Fragile: Bradley Leaves in the 4th

Not that you need me to say it, but get used to it. This will be a regular occurrence all year long. It’s currently unclear what the nature of his[Read More…]

by April 12, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Kevin Gregg is Still the Cubs Closer

Kevin Gregg is Still the Cubs Closer

Despite Kevin Gregg’s shaky first save, and even shakier first blown save, Chicago Cubs Manager Lou Piniella says there’s no controversy: Kevin Gregg is the closer. Oh, did I mention[Read More…]

Oh Thank God – The Cubs Might Save $400k

Oh Thank God – The Cubs Might Save $400k

The Chicago Cubs dumped reliever Chad Gaudin after a crummy Spring, and looked prepared to eat his $2 million salary. Rejoice! The Cubs look likely to now have to eat[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Brewers 5, April 11, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Brewers 5, April 11, 2009

Lose one late, win one late. The latter feels a lot better.

by April 12, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Koyie Hill is an Excellent Scapegoat

Koyie Hill is an Excellent Scapegoat

Although a confluence of many things led to the Cubs’ 9th inning loss to the Brewers yesterday, folks are really only focusing on but a couple things. One of which[Read More…]

by April 11, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Velocity’s Back

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Velocity’s Back

Lost in the teeth-gnashing about yesterday’s frustrating late loss to the Brewers was a tremendously impressive performance by a guy the Chicago Cubs desperately need to be tremendous this year:[Read More…]

by April 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Brewers 4, April 10, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Brewers 4, April 10, 2009

The Chicago Cubs left a bajillion guys on base, and Ryan Theriot made a bad decision, but that’s not what the screams will be about…

by April 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Aw, Crud – Chris Carpenter is Back

Aw, Crud – Chris Carpenter is Back

For months, Chicago Cubs fans could soothe themselves with the belief that there was no way the St. Louis Cardinals could be good this year. After all, their rotation looked[Read More…]

by April 10, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
God Relents: Soto Likely to Avoid DL

God Relents: Soto Likely to Avoid DL

Dear God, please make me a bird, so I can fly far, far away. Oh, and while you’re at it, please keep the Chicago Cubs healthy. The Cubs hope they[Read More…]

by April 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Milton Bradley Would Be a Good Defensive Outfielder, You Know, If…

Milton Bradley Would Be a Good Defensive Outfielder, You Know, If…

There was a bit of a kerfuffle on Opening Day when Lou Piniella elected to replace Kosuke Fukudome in center field for a defensive sub – Joey Gathright – but[Read More…]

by April 9, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
God’s Wrathwatch: Soto Could Be Headed to DL

God’s Wrathwatch: Soto Could Be Headed to DL

Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto is headed to Chicago to see the team orthopedist (who needs a specialist, right?) about his aching right shoulder. The Cubs hope the injury will[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 11, Astros 6, April 8, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 11, Astros 6, April 8, 2009

The offense showed up mightily after back-to-back ho hum performances. Notable was a certain Japanese import…

by April 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs News