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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
Series Preview: Cubs v. Pirates, May 31 – June 2, 2010

Series Preview: Cubs v. Pirates, May 31 – June 2, 2010

The Chicago Cubs head out to face the always scrappy (read: no, seriously, against the Cubs they’ve been scrappy as hell) Pittsburgh Pirates. A refresher on the series preview here[Read More…]

by May 31, 2010 Series Previews
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…]

by May 30, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
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
Series Preview: Cardinals v. Cubs, May 28 – May 30, 2010

Series Preview: Cardinals v. Cubs, May 28 – May 30, 2010

It’s series preview time again as the Chicago Cubs welcome some nondescript, totally forgettable NL Central team to Wrigley. The Robins, is it? The Ravens? A refresher on the series[Read More…]

by May 28, 2010 Series Previews
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

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