April 2012

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Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Phillies 6 – April 30, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Phillies 6 – April 30, 2012

Well, it’s about as disappointing as a road split against a playoff team can get.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Phillies (6:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Phillies (6:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

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.

Cole Hamels Would Consider Chicago Cubs an Attractive Free Agent Destination

Cole Hamels Would Consider Chicago Cubs an Attractive Free Agent Destination

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.

Analyzing Starlin Castro’s Plate Approach in 2012: Is He Trying to Pull Too Much?

Analyzing Starlin Castro’s Plate Approach in 2012: Is He Trying to Pull Too Much?

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.

You Know What Matt Garza Was Yesterday and Other Bullets

You Know What Matt Garza Was Yesterday and Other Bullets

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, Photo by Mark LoMoglio/MiLB.com

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Szczur Can Slug

Matt Szczur has been on fire in his last 10 games, including extra base hits in five of his last six games.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Phillies 1 – April 29, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Phillies 1 – April 29, 2012

Matt Garza was good today. Very, very good.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Phillies (12:35 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Phillies (12:35 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

The Cubs have a great chance to go up 2-1 in the series with Matt Garza on the hill.