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Month: May 2011
Bad weather, bad performance, rotation shakeup, and Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry feature in today’s bullets.
The rains came and washed away Tim Lincecum. Win!
The Chicago Cubs are finally considering sending Tyler Colvin to AAA Iowa. They are also beginning to suspect man has landed on the moon.
The Giants’ offense is far from a powerhouse, so I suppose it is possible that Carlos Zambrano could hold them down enough today to give the Cubs an ever-so-tiny chance to win against Tim Lincecum. Over/under on Lincecum strikeouts today? Let’s go with eight.
Wherein I discuss the changes to the site that you’re probably noticing right about now.
It sucks that the game was called early, but, let’s face it, the Cubs weren’t coming back tonight.
The Cubs had to send somebody out in order to activate Doug Davis for his start this evening, and the unfortunate soul is reliever Justin Berg. Berg had a 4.09 ERA over 11 innings and six appearances in his brief stint with the team. The move was expected, and demonstrates how committed the Cubs are […]
Tonight’s game against the Giants will be the first Saturday night game at Wrigley Field in nine years, and the first time one was actually scheduled in 13 years (the one nine years ago was a part of the Darryl Kile doubleheader). I suspect there will be a nice crowd in attendance. Be good. Mike […]
Friday the 13th WHAT. Good starting pitching performance? Check. Good production at the top of the lineup? Check. Good situational hitting? Check. The Cubs just made my evening – is that sad, or awesome?
As you enjoy watching the Cubs take it to the Giants, here’s some more good news for your Friday evening: Randy Wells’ rehab in Arizona has been a success, and he’s finally headed out on a minor league rehab stint. Wells will start this Tuesday for the Peoria Chiefs, and, although another start or two […]
It’s Friday the 13th, and the Chicago Cubs are expected to lick their Red-and-Cardinal-induced wounds against a team that leads the NL West and has won six in a row. That’s terrifying. Also terrifying? I hope this is just Bruce Levine shooting from the hip, but, in a short article mentioning Randy Wells going out […]
You’ll forgive the delay in today’s EBS – the beer in which I was drowning my frustration tasted too good to think about discussing this shit show. Actually, there isn’t much to discuss. It was a whoopin’. At least it counts as only one loss.
It’s always nice to go into the third game of a series with a chance to win the series, but beating Jaime Garcia today – behind Casey Coleman facing the Cardinal lineup – is going to be a tall task. Perhaps Jim Hendry can hug Garcia before the game and throw everyone off. Heck, if […]
And here I thought I was obsessive. Clearly, I’ve underestimated the media’s desire to make mountains out of mole hill-sized hugs. In case you missed it (and you might of, because I gave it only a passing reference in a bullets post), Jim Hendry and Albert Pujols hugged on Tuesday. And then the world collapsed […]
If I’m reading my Mayan calendar right, with the Cubs scoring 11 on May 11, 2011, we can look forward to a 30-run explosion on June 30, 2030 against the Pirates. Swoot. The Cubs won the one game this series that they were expected to win – can’t you see the slogan now? Chicago Cubs: […]
His short outing at AAA yesterday was indeed the tea leaf to read – Doug Davis will start on Saturday for the Chicago Cubs, the first day in a week and a half that they need a fifth starter. Davis, 35, hasn’t pitched in the bigs since mid-2010, and he wasn’t particularly good that year […]
Hamburgers. Though it’s pretty much a given that, when the organization tells its next-in-line catcher to immediately stop playing baseball, the catcher ahead of him is going on the disabled list, we now know officially that Geovany Soto is headed to the DL and will be out a couple weeks at least. In the also-expected […]
In the Cubs/Cardinals series preview, I noted that the Cubs’ pen hadn’t given up a run in 22.1 innings, and quipped that, because I’d mentioned it, they would blow a game during the series. It took one game. Sorry. Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner continue their rehab, each throwing two innings of live batting practice […]