Well, it’s about as disappointing as a road split against a playoff team can get.
Month: April 2012
The Cubs are up 2-1 in the series with the chance to pull down the series win. It would help if Chris Volstad could put together a strong start.
But will he reach free agency? And, if he does, will the Cubs go after him? Here’s hoping the answers are yes and yes.
A look at Starlin Castro’s plate approach last year versus this year, coupled with a review of his hit data, suggest he’s changed his approach to try and generate power.
Matt Garza was good yesterday. Dale Sveum is ready to keep playing Tony Campana, is ready to use Randy Wells out of the pen, and was almost ready to pull Carlos Marmol.
Matt Szczur has been on fire in his last 10 games, including extra base hits in five of his last six games.
Matt Garza was good today. Very, very good.
The Cubs have a great chance to go up 2-1 in the series with Matt Garza on the hill.
The Cubs’ back-up catcher – and nominal best hitter – could be out for a month or more.
He was not happy with his performance last night. Welington Castillo will get plenty of starts, Wells might get a look in the pen, and Joe Buck calls a Cubs World Series.
All of the Cubs’ minor league affiliates are at least four games under .500, which isn’t a great sign.
You will strain to find the good to take away from tonight.
The Cubs go for a second straight win against the Phillies tonight, and Randy Wells looks to impress.
He’ll start in Cincinnati instead of Philadelphia. Tony Campana will continue to draw starts, Ryan Dempster is ready to return, and the Cubs are saving trees.
Clevenger has some soreness in his side, and the Cubs don’t want it getting any worse.
Patrick – PJ – Francescon tore it up once again for the Chiefs.
The Cubs and Paul Maholm just beat the Phillies and Roy Halladay.
The Cubs get the one and only Roy Halladay tonight. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a guy like that on the Cubs, about whom fans of other teams say, “aw crap, not that guy”?
At a cost of about $200 million, coming directly from the Ricketts Family.
The former Cub has nothing but nice things to say about the men who traded him.
Bryan LaHair isn’t likely to see any outfield time soon. The Cubs are watching Jeff Samardzija’s workload, are talking up Carlos Marmol, and are going to take the best available player in the Draft.
We connected with a number of Cubs’ prospects on Twitter last night, and the ones we didn’t were busy playing some exciting games.
The idea of moving Castro remains unpalatable … but we’re getting there.
Opposing teams’ bullpen catchers are having trouble seeing warm-up pitches as well as they’d like.
Does it count as a sacrifice if you still have a 30% chance of reaching base? Kerry Wood probably won’t be back soon, Chris Volstad can’t win, and Ian Stewart is struggling.
It was a rough first inning for Concepcion, but an interesting overall start.