April 2011

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No Box Score: Cubs 0, Mother Nature 58

No Box Score: Cubs 0, Mother Nature 58

Tonight’s Cubs/Padres game has been postponed, and will be made up tomorrow as part of a day-night doubleheader. The games will be played at 1:20 and 6:05 (both times CST). Apparently it is pouring now and not expected to let up any time soon – and there’s the matter of the low 20s wind chill […]

Starlin Castro Could Bat Third and Other Bullets – April 19, 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 8-8. It’s silly to think about first place. Right? Jim Hendry says that Starlin Castro could hit anywhere in the lineup, though all the questions […]

Laughing Because It Isn’t the Cubs: Five Finger Discount

Laughing Because It Isn’t the Cubs: Five Finger Discount

Hopefully the Chicago Cubs continue paying their players well enough – and, in some cases, *very* well enough – so that they don’t have to steal $59 worth of t-shirts from Macy’s. Such is not the case for the Cincinnati Reds. Pitcher Mike Leake was arrested yesterday after he allegedly removed the tags from six […]

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 can call up by now? ridiculous), winning last night was very important. And it was great to see Tyler Colvin get the winning hit. But […]

Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner (Non)Update

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 Wells is probably good, as he was spotted playing catch today (the first time he’s thrown a ball in a couple weeks). That is not […]

Series Preview: Padres v. Cubs, April 18 – April 20, 2011

Series Preview: Padres v. Cubs, April 18 – April 20, 2011

The Chicago Cubs continue their West Division swing by heading back home to host the San Diego Padres. Hopefully home is kinder than was Coors Field, where the Cubs dropped two of three. The Series Preview hooks you up with what you need to know about every series this year – streaks, broadcast information, pitchers, […]

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

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 jinx it? Ryan Dempster is getting fed up. With himself. “I’m sick and tired of this. I’m better than that. I’ve got to do a better […]

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 team orthopedic specialist Stephen Gryzlo. Each player is in the second week of his disabled list stint, and the plan was for each to wait until now to start throwing again. If today’s evaluations go well, that’s exactly what […]