Archive for April, 2011


Starlin Castro Could Bat Third and Other Bullets – April 19, 2011

With the win last night, paired with the Reds’ loss, the Cubs pulled to within one game of first place in the Central. But, it’s April, and the Cubs are[Read More…]

by April 19, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Padres 0, Cubs 1 – April 18, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Padres 0, Cubs 1 – April 18, 2011

Whew. When was the last time the Cubs won a 1-0 game in extra innings? With the auto-loss going tomorrow (seriously, the Cubs don’t have a minor league starter they[Read More…]

by April 19, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner (Non)Update

As you know, injured pitchers Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner were evaluated by team doctors today, but there isn’t much to say yet. I suspect, however, that the news on[Read More…]

by April 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Ryan Dempster is “Sick and Tired” and Other Bullets – April 18, 2011

The Cubs have alternated series wins and series losses all year, so it’s pretty much a given that they’ll take two of three from the Padres. Crap, did I just[Read More…]

by April 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner Will Be Examined Today

God’s Wrath Watch: Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner Will Be Examined Today

Today, injured pitchers Randy wells (forearm strain) and Andrew Cashner (rotator cuff strain) will be re-evaluated by┬áteam orthopedic specialist Stephen Gryzlo. Each player is in the second week of his[Read More…]

by April 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Rockies 9 – April 17, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Rockies 9 – April 17, 2011

The Cubs won’t get too many chances like today: the team’s “ace” going against a call-up, emergency starter, and facing the best team in the league with a chance to[Read More…]

by April 17, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

James Russell Earned a Second Start and Other Sarcastic Bullets – April 17, 2011

Today the Cubs have a chance – a chance – to take a series from the team with the best record in baseball. By the transitive property, such a victory[Read More…]

by April 17, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Rockies 3 – April 16, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Rockies 3 – April 16, 2011

I know what you’re thinking. Surely Ace is going to highlight Koyie Hill’s hit (OMG LOL!). But no. This was too solid of a win to be sullied by pointing[Read More…]

by April 17, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

Marlon Byrd Keeps Things In-House and Other Bullets – April 16, 2011

How can a guy be striking out an amazing 12 per 9, and yet be so hittable? Such has been the dual nature of Matt Garza for the Cubs. I[Read More…]

by April 16, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Rockies 6 – April 15, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Rockies 6 – April 15, 2011

Sure, the offense didn’t show up, so it wouldn’t have mattered, and I know it’s just three starts, but…

by April 16, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

Superhero Sam and Other Depressing Bullets – April 15, 2011

The Chicago Cubs are in for a stiff test this weekend against the NL’s best team (so far), the Colorado Rockies. They actually get some favorable pitching matchups, but the[Read More…]

by April 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Last Chance to Win the Second Chance Contest – $50 to CubWorld

Last Chance to Win the Second Chance Contest – $50 to CubWorld

All right, stragglers. Today is the deadline to enter the Second Chance Contest, which could win you $50 to CubWorld.com. It couldn’t be easier – you simply go to BN’s[Read More…]

by April 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Rehabbing and Other Bullets – April 14, 2011

Obviously it was great to get a series win against the Astros, but after starting the season against the Pirates, Diamondbacks, Brewers, and Astros, none of us can say we[Read More…]

by April 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
There’s No Beef Between Carlos Zambrano and Mike Quade

There’s No Beef Between Carlos Zambrano and Mike Quade

Allow this post to serve as your reassurance: Carlos Zambrano is not retreating into former bad habits, and there’s no bad blood between Zambrano and Cubs manager Mike Quade. To[Read More…]

by April 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Astros 5 – April 13, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Astros 5 – April 13, 2011

Well, the Cubs did what they do – score a lot early, and then do nothing for a long time; starting pitcher starts off looking good and then falls apart[Read More…]

by April 14, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores