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Archive for April, 2011

James Russell is a Lamb and Other Bullets – April 12, 2011

Much like the weekend series against the Brewers, there’s one game this series that looks like a guaranteed loss. In this case, it’s today’s game where James Russell faces Brett[Read More...]

by April 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Astros 4 – April 11, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Astros 4 – April 11, 2011

The Cubs once again did that whole score-early-and-often-then-completely-shut-down thing, but fortunately, they scored enough early to hold on through several heart attacks. Ryan Dempster got his first win, but, what[Read More...]

by April 12, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
While You’re Waiting on the Game to Start, Why Not Win $50?

While You’re Waiting on the Game to Start, Why Not Win $50?

Oh yes, it’s a ham-fisted self-promotional post. But it can win you $50 to Cubworld.com, so are you really going to be mad? Take 30 seconds and enter Bleacher Nation’s Second Chance[Read More...]

by April 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Series Preview: Cubs v. Astros, April 11 – April 13, 2011

Series Preview: Cubs v. Astros, April 11 – April 13, 2011

The Chicago Cubs head to Houston to take on the theoretically worse-than-Cubs Astros. I’m back in win-this-series-or-the-season-is-doomed mode. Join me. The Series Preview hooks you up with what you need[Read More...]

by April 11, 2011 Series Previews
Is Trouble Brewing Between Matt Garza and Cubs’ Pitching Coach Mark Riggins?

Is Trouble Brewing Between Matt Garza and Cubs’ Pitching Coach Mark Riggins?

Matt Garza, a fiery type, was pretty angry this weekend, following his second consecutive outing where he gave up an inordinate amount of hits. Specifically, Garza was upset that the[Read More...]

by April 11, 2011 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News

The Cubs Are Angry and Other Bullets – April 11, 2011

Every day is a new opportunity to turn it all around… or some other bs platitude. Kerry Wood is as angry at himself for walking Yuniesky Betancourt in the 8th[Read More...]

by April 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Chicago Cubs Sign Ramon Ortiz

On the heels of twin rotation injuries – Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner both went on the disabled list last week, and neither is expected back for another three to[Read More...]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Brewers 6 – April 10, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Brewers 6 – April 10, 2011

So, who feels like punching a dolphin? Make no mistake, the Cubs were supposed to lose this game. But the Cubs weren’t supposed to score four off Yovani Gallardo in[Read More...]

by April 10, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

Today Could Be Ugly and Other Bullets – April 10, 2011

With Casey Coleman pulled into action, facing scorching hot Yovani Gallardo (supported by Cubs bats that are anything but scorching hot), today’s game doesn’t exactly look like a sure win.[Read More...]

by April 10, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Brewers 6 – April 9, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Brewers 6 – April 9, 2011

Ugly game for the Rays cum Cubs, and just about every other Cub, too. Raise your hand if you got sick of seeing two-strike RBI doubles? That’s what I thought.

by April 10, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

Carlos Silva to the Yankees

The New York Yankees have signed Carlos Silva to a minor league contract, which means nothing to the Cubs’ bottom line unless he makes the big club. If he does,[Read More...]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Brewers 4 – April 8, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Brewers 4 – April 8, 2011

Carlos Zambrano wasn’t particularly sharp, but, thankfully, Randy Wolf was even less sharp. And I thought this prior to his breakout performance, but isn’t it time to see Jeff Baker[Read More...]

by April 9, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

Jeff Stevens to Chicago, You-Know-Whos to the DL (UPDATE: And Russell Starts on Tuesday)

With pitchers Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner officially heading to the disabled list, the Cubs made a corresponding roster move and called up reliever Jeff Stevens from AAA Iowa. Casey[Read More...]

Series Preview: Cubs v. Brewers, April 8 – April 10, 2011

Series Preview: Cubs v. Brewers, April 8 – April 10, 2011

It’s Series Preview time again, as the Chicago Cubs head off to friendly Miller Park to take on the Brewers. The Cubs have owned this series over the past few[Read More...]

by April 8, 2011 Series Previews

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