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Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Pirates 2 – May 31, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Pirates 2 – May 31, 2010

A handful of times each season, there is a game – a single loss – that plays out in such a way that it is impossible to console yourself that[Read More…]

by May 31, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Praise Jeebus: John Grabow to the DL, Andrew Cashner Called Up

Praise Jeebus: John Grabow to the DL, Andrew Cashner Called Up

Word broke late last week (and then picked up steam over the weekend) that Chicago Cubs pitching prospect Andrew Cashner, recently placed in the AAA Iowa bullpen, would be called[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 9, Cubs 1 – May 30, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 9, Cubs 1 – May 30, 2010

Well, that was unpleasant. And there was only one way for a game like that to be capped off: John Grabow, giving up runs. A friend told me he’s given[Read More…]

by May 31, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Tom Gorzelanny: Reliever

The decision’s been made: Carlos Zambrano will return to the rotation on Wednesday, Randy Wells will start on Monday, and Tom Gorzelanny will move to the bullpen. Carlos Zambrano will[Read More…]

by May 30, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Carlos Zambrano Will Start on Wednesday

Carlos Zambrano Will Start on Wednesday

Well, it’s official: Carlos Zambrano is returning to the rotation this week, and it is all but certain to be in Wednesday’s series finale against the Pirates. “We’ll put him in[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 0, Cubs 5 – May 29, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 0, Cubs 5 – May 29, 2010

You think maybe Mike Fontenot should be getting some starts at second base against right-handers? Unrelatedly, this Silva cat is pretty good.

by May 29, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Andrew Cashner to Be Called Up on Monday?

Chicago Cubs top pitching prospect Andrew Cashner was recently moved from the AAA Iowa rotation to the bullpen, in what many viewed as a precursor to a call-up to the[Read More…]

Ryan Dempster Loaned the Cubs Money to Sign Xavier Nady

A bit of sobering financial news is trickling out of Chicago Cubs land. We all knew that the budget was tight this year – given the already bloated payroll and[Read More…]

by May 29, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 7, Cubs 1 – May 28, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 7, Cubs 1 – May 28, 2010

The Cubs lost this one before they recorded an out. At least Tyler Colvin continues to rake. Off the bench.

by May 28, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Good News on Both Zambrano and Baker

Quick hit update: Carlos Zambrano, who was sent to the hospital with lower abdominal pain, is feeling fine, according to Carrie Muskat and her trust Twitter. The pain, it seems,[Read More…]

by May 28, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Jeff Baker Lost Vision in His Right Eye

God’s Wrath Watch: Jeff Baker Lost Vision in His Right Eye

Chicago Cubs utility player Jeff Baker is headed to an eye specialist for an examination of his right eye, which started given him problems late in yesterday’s game against the[Read More…]

by May 28, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Casey Blake Says Ted Lilly is a Cheater

Casey Blake Says Ted Lilly is a Cheater

The Chicago Cubs just took two of three from the Los Angeles Dodgers on the strength of two dominant pitching performances from Ryan Dempster and Ted Lilly. The latter pitcher’s[Read More…]

by May 28, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Carlos Zambrano Sent to Hospital

According to Gordon Wittenmyer’s twitter, Carlos Zambrano has been sent to the hospital with an appendicitis (or at least appendicitis-like symptoms). If he ends up having it out, he could be out for[Read More…]

by May 28, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Dodgers 0, Cubs 1 – May 27, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Dodgers 0, Cubs 1 – May 27, 2010

The Cubs squeaked out a victory on the back of a lovely performance by Ted Lilly – his first truly good outing of the year. The offense was nowhere to[Read More…]

by May 27, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Tom Gorzelanny Not Happy About Possibility of Bullpen Move

Tom Gorzelanny Not Happy About Possibility of Bullpen Move

Unsurprisingly, none of the Chicago Cubs’ current starting pitchers wants to leave the rotation in favor of the bullpen. But of course, the current predicament is a problem of the[Read More…]

Ryan Theriot is a Swinger

Ryan Theriot is a Swinger

Part-time leadoff hitter Ryan Theriot hasn’t been getting on base a whole lot lately, resulting in increasing lead-off appearances for Kosuke Fukudome. So what’s Theriot’s problem? He’s not walking. At[Read More…]

by May 27, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Andrew Cashner to the Iowa Bullpen

Andrew Cashner to the Iowa Bullpen

Surprising news out of AAA Iowa today, as top pitching prospect Andrew Cashner – he of the sub-1.00 ERA as a starter at Iowa – is being moved to the[Read More…]

Carlos Zambrano Available Out of the Pen

Carlos Zambrano Available Out of the Pen

Though Carlos Zambrano is being moved back to the Chicago Cubs’ rotation, he’ll be available out of the bullpen until at least this Saturday – the second game of a[Read More…]

by May 27, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Dodgers 8, Cubs 5 – May 26, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Dodgers 8, Cubs 5 – May 26, 2010

Tom Gorzelanny came into the game with the best ERA in the Cubs’ rotation by a healthy margin. Not so much anymore. Also, anyone else noticing the shine starting to[Read More…]

by May 27, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Did Zambrano Fail in the Bullpen on Purpose?

Did Zambrano Fail in the Bullpen on Purpose?

On the conspiratorial spectrum, I probably fall on the side that tends to think if something looks suspicious, there’s a reason for it. But even I never suspected what Gordon Wittenmyer[Read More…]

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