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Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 4, Cubs 11 – May 11, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 4, Cubs 11 – May 11, 2011

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[Read More…]

by May 12, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

Fifth Starter Spot: It’s Doug Davis

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[Read More…]

by May 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Geovany Soto Officially Placed on the Disabled List

God’s Wrath Watch: Geovany Soto Officially Placed on the Disabled List

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[Read More…]

by May 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Cashner and Wells Throwing, But Can They Hit? and Other Bullets – May 11, 2011

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[Read More…]

by May 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Geovany Soto’s Groin is Strained

God’s Wrath Watch: Geovany Soto’s Groin is Strained

Quick. Name the position at which the Chicago Cubs would experience the most severe downgrade on the current roster if the starter went down with injury. *Jeopardy Music* Correct. It’s[Read More…]

by May 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 6, Cubs 4 – May 10, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 6, Cubs 4 – May 10, 2011

Nothing grinds my gears quite like when the Cubs come back late – and, say, tie the game in the 7th – only to lose it soon thereafter. Well, nothing[Read More…]

by May 11, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

Missing Milton Bradley and Other Bullets – May 10, 2011

Once again, the series starting today has the look of one where the Cubs should win one (Wednesday’s Garza v. Westbrook tilt), should lose one (Thursday’s Coleman v. Garcia), and[Read More…]

by May 10, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
So, What’s the Plan if the Chicago Cubs Fall Out of Contention, and How Safe is Jim Hendry’s Job?

So, What’s the Plan if the Chicago Cubs Fall Out of Contention, and How Safe is Jim Hendry’s Job?

No, this is not a doom and gloom post based on one frustrating series loss. It’s also not just off-day filler. This weekend, a tipster indicated that the Chicago Cubs[Read More…]

The Return of Theriot and Other Off-Day Bullets – May 9, 2011

A scheduling quirk gives the Cubs two off-days in five days, and gave manager Mike Quade the opportunity to get a bunch of guys back-to-back days of rest. Hopefully it[Read More…]

by May 9, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Reds 2, Cubs 0 – May 8, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 2, Cubs 0 – May 8, 2011

Did you know that, in four minor league rehab starts, Johnny Cueto had an ERA of, like, seven? The Chicago Cubs offense is, once again, the cure to what ails[Read More…]

by May 8, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

Hoping for Ryan Dempster Success and Other Bullets – May 8, 2011

Happy Mother’s Day to you Mothers out there. Maybe the Cubs can take a series to honor the occasion. And doing so starts with Ryan Dempster. After his first altogether[Read More…]

by May 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Todd Wellemeyer Has Retired

Former Cub and then not Cub and then Cub again Todd Wellemeyer will not be joining the team’s rotation this year or any year – he’s decided to hang ’em[Read More…]

by May 7, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Reds 2, Cubs 3 – May 7, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 2, Cubs 3 – May 7, 2011

When Jeff Baker’s 9th inning double somehow bounded into the seats in center field, erasing what would have been the game-winning run, you knew this game was over. That kind[Read More…]

by May 7, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Doug Davis Won’t Be the Fifth Starter Next Weekend

Doug Davis Won’t Be the Fifth Starter Next Weekend

Given his successful gearing up efforts so far, including a dominating performance at high A on Thursday, many folks were speculating that Doug Davis would be the guy to step[Read More…]

by May 7, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Reds 5, Cubs 4 – May 6, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 5, Cubs 4 – May 6, 2011

It’s games like today’s that make it very hard for folks who write about a team regularly to also be a big-time fan of that team. Because, right now, all[Read More…]

by May 6, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

Doug Davis Might Be the Answer and Other Overly Optimistic Bullets – May 6, 2011

The Cubs continue their brutally tough stretch of baseball today with the Reds coming to town (to be followed by the likes of the Marlins, Cardinals, more Reds, the Red[Read More…]

by May 6, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
The Free $150 Fantasy Baseball Tourney is TODAY: Join or Cry

The Free $150 Fantasy Baseball Tourney is TODAY: Join or Cry

All right, folks. This is it. The free, one-day, fantasy baseball tournament on DraftStreet is today. If you haven’t already signed up for a chance to have some fun and[Read More…]

Alfonso Soriano’s Been a Bad Boy and Other Bullets – May 5, 2011

This is the kind of off day I can get into. The Cubs are coming off two wins and a winning road trip, the rest of the Central has had[Read More…]

by May 5, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

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