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Archive for April, 2011

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

Starlin Castro is All-Universe and Other Bullets – April 8, 2011

The full season teams in the Chicago Cubs’ minor league system got their respective starts yesterday, and they swept the games that went to conclusion (Peoria’s game was suspended after[Read More…]

by April 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Hayden Simpson Has a Successful Pro Debut

Hayden Simpson Has a Successful Pro Debut

You know the backstory. Last year, the Chicago Cubs shocked the baseball world (to say nothing of the blogoverse) by selecting Division II Southern Arkansas Mulerider Hayden Simpson 16th overall[Read More…]

Cubs Preparing to Be Without Wells and Cashner for a Month

The news that both Andrew Cashner (semi-expected) and Randy Wells (completely blindsided) are going to the disabled list is still hanging over the Chicago Cubs like a cloud spitting out[Read More…]

by April 7, 2011 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News

Trying to Be Positive and Other Bullets – April 7, 2011

So, yesterday was fun, eh? At least folks are trying to stay positive. About the team’s performance thus far, Mike Quade sees positives despite the .500 record against lesser teams. “I[Read More…]

by April 7, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Diamondbacks 6, Cubs 4 – April 6, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Diamondbacks 6, Cubs 4 – April 6, 2011

You can never count on a sweep of even the crappiest of teams, but with the Cubs’ “ace” going today, you had to feel like a sweep was a distinct[Read More…]

by April 6, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

Apocalypse Now: Cashner AND Wells to DL

According multiple reports, today, the Chicago Cubs placed not only starter Andrew Cashner on the disabled list (with a strained right rotator cuff), but also starter Randy Wells. Cashner’s ailment[Read More…]

by April 6, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Second Chance Contest: Win $50 to CubWorld

Second Chance Contest: Win $50 to CubWorld

By most measures, the BN Opening Day Contest was a success. A whole bunch of you entered, and it was fun to take a shot at the Cubs’ Opening Day[Read More…]

by April 6, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Tyler Colvin Was Great at First Base and Other Bullets – April 6, 2011

Today the Cubs go for a sweep over the Arizona Diamondbacks, which would be something: the Cubs actually putting it to a team they are supposed to beat. When was[Read More…]

by April 6, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Folks Tentatively Optimistic About Andrew Cashner’s Shoulder

God’s Wrath Watch: Folks Tentatively Optimistic About Andrew Cashner’s Shoulder

Chicago Cubs pitcher (young pitcher, gasp) Andrew Cashner had an MRI yesterday after leaving his first career start in the sixth inning with shoulder tightness. The results are expected today,[Read More…]

by April 6, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 6 – April 5, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 6 – April 5, 2011

And with that, the Chicago Cubs are over .500 for the first time since 2009. The offense was adequate today and the starting pitching was superb (hopefully Cashner’s shoulder issue[Read More…]

by April 5, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

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