Sigh x5. Good pitching. Bad defense. No offense.
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Sometimes David beats Goliath. Big thanks to Alfonso Soriano for pulling a Sammy Sosa with a couple solo home runs that made the difference between win and loss.
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The 2010 Chicago Cubs have been fans of using up all of their offense in one game. Today was no different – coming after the first two games in the series, which were also typical of the 2010 season – though they ended up needing almost all of those runs thanks to a 9th inning […]
It’s official. The Chicago Cubs have lost the 2010 Crosstown Cup. Women shrieked. Children wept. Cubs fans shrugged. Day One of the (probable) post-Carlos Zambrano era began with a predictable thud: good pitching, poor offense. Shrug.
Lost in the explosion of verbal diarrhea that became Carlos Zambrano’s game, the Chicago Cubs offense still sucks. Hard. The 2010 version of Jake Peavy has been brutal – and yet, when he’s faced the Cubs, he’s looked like the Jake Peavy of old. As for the pitching, the bullpen really didn’t need to be […]
If today proved anything, it is that if you give the Chicago Cubs 13 innings, they will hang three runs on you. Though it’s always good to get a win, it’s another series loss for the Cubs. At least Ted Lilly helped his trade value.
Geez, I mean, you’d think one run scored between the first two games of the series would have been enough to win a game or two or five. Clearly, the Mariners are just an offensive juggernaut, incapable of relenting or human emotion.
It is generally hard to win without scoring runs, and it’s never a good idea to rely on winning by penalty kicks. Ryan Dempster was very good, but the Cubs’ offense was sufficiently bad to make it irrelevant.
Has there ever been a back-to-back game turnaround like that? Carlos Zambrano finally threw like a starting pitcher, and the offense blew up like whoa.
Yes. Well. Hmm.
Admit it. The Cubs came back just enough to piss you off. Defense was once again the primary culprit, though an early exit for Carlos Silva (and, thus, early entrance by the bullpen) didn’t help. Lou Piniella inexplicably inserted Tyler Colvin – a guy known for a good batting average, good slugging, but not particularly […]
The Randy Wells performance and the late inning heroics were sufficiently awesome to overcome the bitter taste of what appeared to be a still-struggling offense. It’s the first series win in nearly a month, so we’ll all take it. And I’ve been waiting all season to say this…
The win was good and solid – good hitting all around, great pitching – but I refuse to take much pleasure in it until the Cubs actually win a series. That could happen tomorrow.
It’s been rare, but occasionally, the defense has been to blame this year. Last night, it wasn’t the bats or the pitchers that cost the Cubs the game, it was the defense. Go variety!
All it took to finally get Ted Lilly a win was a no-hitter into the 9th inning. The Cubs have scored a total of seven runs in Lilly’s last five starts. The only other game he won during that stretch? Another 1-0 game. But the enhancement today goes to a man who clearly needs an […]
Can you feel the Crosstown Cup slipping away? I, for one, am devastated. Another lifeless, pathetic effort from the Cubs’ increasingly aged offense. At least Ryan Theriot is heating up. Still, you’ve gotta feel bad for Carlos Silva, who had a chance to do something truly special – even if wins and losses are a terrible, […]
Defense and a couple no-show-players killed the Cubs today. Still, the continued lineup shenanigans are what really gets my goat.
I… Have… The POWER!!! Powered by a powerful power explosion, the Cubs powered past the Brewers. And that makes it easy to overlook the fact that Carlos Zambrano was less than effective.