Well, it was going to happen sooner or later. Carlos Silva had his first bad outing – and it was really bad. Fortunately the bullpen really stepped up and gave the Cubs a chance to come back and win things (a Carlos Marmol-induced heart attack notwithstanding). But it’s the Arizona bullpen that gets the enhancement […]
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Turnabout is fair play, and the Cubs gave it back to the Dbacks this time. The offense was solid, and took advantage of a windy day. But one Diamondback pitcher got it worse than the rest.
Yes, well, so, that happened. And it does happen. At least it wasn’t a heartbreaking one-run loss, right?
The Cubs drop another heartbreaker, failing to come through with runners on base. Ryan Dempster was solid yet again, with little to show for it.
You can’t be upset when the Cubs are dominated by Livan “Cy” Hernandez. My tongue is mostly in my cheek, but then again, Hernandez really has been dominant this year. Another good outing from Tom Gorzelanny that results in a loss, but a familiar whipping boy gets the enhancement today.
Now that’s what I call a walk off win. (*crickets*) Another quality start from Carlos Silva, and a great bullpen performance by Carlos Zambrano and Carlos Marmol. Wow, I guess you had to be named Carlos to pitch in this one.
Apparently the Brewers are to the Cubs as the Cubs are to every other team in the National League. Additionally: every single homer the Cubs hit today was a bomb. There were no cheapies.
Welcome back, Mr. Lilly. This game showed us exactly what has changed with Lilly’s return – Lilly, himself, dominated as we’ve come to expect, and Carlos Zambrano came out of the pen to preserve a lead. Preserve the lead he did… but he did give up the Brewers’ only run, and allowed plenty of baserunners.
Apparently the Brewers are the only team off whom the Cubs can score consistently. The lineup certainly didn’t inspire confidence, but they came through. And did you see Tyler Colvin’s home run? That thing was a bomb.
This Chicago Cubs offense. It is becoming hilarious in its predictability. Unfortunately for us, it is predictably bad.
This feels so very foreign. The offense came alive, and the pitching looked good – particularly (knock on wood) Carlos Silva, who continues to look like a, you know, Major League starter. And then there was this guy…
The Chicago Cubs’ losing streak reaches 4, and it comes against two teams who were a combined 5-17 before facing the Cubs. That is just swell.
Sometimes I feel like I’m writing a Dan Brown novel here, because it’s the same story, recycled again and again. Except here, we don’t at least get any exciting revelations about seventeenth century freemasons. The starting pitching was great, the offense was pathetic, and the bullpen imploded. If there is a certain cure out there […]
Cubs anal. For explanation, see here. It’s the season in a microcosm: offense fails to come through with any kind of regularity or predictability, the starter throws a brilliant game only to see the bullpen blow it, and the Cubs lose to a team they should be pounding.
Clearly, if you’re going to watch only one inning in each game this season, the inning to watch is the 8th. Roy Oswalt was dealing, and the Cubs came up short. And there were some same old issues.
That was actually a much closer call than the score leads on. The Cubs were basically being dominated by … Felipe Paulino? I guess it could be worse – they could have been owned by Carlos Silva. I kid, I kid. But seriously, who is this guy? I think most folks would say that Silva […]
Shame on you for hoping for a sweep. Once again, the leaky bullpen helps out the opposition.
…and the Chicago Cubs have officially won their first series of the year. They did it in style, pulling a comeback on the Brewers while the Brewers’ bullpen pulled a Cubs.
Raise your hand if you weren’t still nervous when the bullpen took the reigns from Ryan Dempster. That’s what I thought.