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Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Reds 7 – August 29, 2010

Some of the shine is coming off of Mike Quade’s eyebrow-less forehead… er, I mean luster. Kosuke Fukudome hit a two-run homer late to tie the game only to have the bullpen blow it. He’s, um, still available, by the way. Meanwhile, Jay Bruce had a hell of a series against the Cubs…

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Nationals 0 – August 25, 2010

If winning is foreign, I can’t wrap my head around a sweep. But sweep the Cubs did – good offense and good pitching throughout the series. As for the latter element of success, either Casey Close, Carlos Zambrano, and Ryan Dempster are suddenly dominantly awesome, or…


Enhanced Box Score: Braves 5, Cubs 3 – August 20, 2010

The Cubs welcomed Derrek Lee to the Chicago as an opponent with the kind of welcoming loss that only the Cubs can offer. We won’t dwell on Lee’s terrible day (though he got a really heartfelt welcome from the crowd), and instead we’ll dwell on Carlos Marmol’s terrible day. And if there was one guy […]

Enhanced Box Score: Padres 5, Cubs 3 – August 19, 2010

I am honestly less interested in the fact that the Padres just swept the Cubs in a four-game set for the first time ever, and am more interested in Carlos Zambrano’s continued David Blaine impression in his return to the rotation. Once again, if you looked only at his innings and earned runs, you’d think […]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Cardinals 7 – August 15, 2010

Well, the Cubs, themselves, may not be able to climb into first place, but they can certain have a hand in keeping the Cardinals out of first. An offensive explosion rocketed the Cubs to a big lead early, but… wait… what is happening… what is happening in this bottom of the 9th inning…


Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Giants 8 – August 12, 2010

Imagine a dog. A loyal, friendly dog. As soon as you come home from work, there he is to greet you, day after day. He’s reliable and predictable like that. But each time, you look down and can’t help but notice that he’s only got three legs. I mean, he’s still a nice guy, and […]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Giants 4 – August 9, 2010

At least the Cubs were able to make the Giants play 11 innings. It’s the small victories these days, you know? As for the main storyline: yes, Carlos went five innings (throwing 95 pitches), and yes he gave up just two runs. Those are the good things. But the start wasn’t as good as it […]