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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…
The Cubs scored just enough to pre-overcome a nightmarish 9th, courtesy of Carlos Marmol. Clearly the team hates Lou Piniella, and loves Mike Quade. Oh, or the Nationals are just bad.
And so begins the Mike Quade era. Clearly, Lou Piniella was the problem. Just kidding. Any way you slice it, this was a great outing by rookie Casey Coleman, and the Cubs’ bats.
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 […]
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 […]
Even Derrek Lee couldn’t have pulled this one out for the Cubs. Well, I guess technically he could have – with a couple two run homers, a grand slam, a two run single and a two run double…
Great outing by Randy Wells, and then by the only two good relievers the Cubs have had all year. Can’t say the same for the offense, and if the offense is going to slumber anyway, it would be nice to see the kids play, like say, Welington Castillo.
The young bullpen got smacked around, and Tom Gorzelanny didn’t fare much better after the fourth inning. At least Kosuke Fukudome had three hits. Scouts? Anyone? Hmm?
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…
It doesn’t matter if the Cubs are 3, 4, or 19 games under .500 (pop quiz, guess which one they are), it always feels good when they beat the Cardinals. And that the Cardinals are fighting for first place only makes the victory sweeter.
Twenty games below .500. Thomas Diamond just didn’t have it, and Albert Pujols got his. And the Cubs helped a brother out.
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 […]
And the Cubs fall to 0-1 in the post-Fontenot era.
Good outing from Ryan Dempster and the bullpen, save Carlos Marmol. And hey, Kosuke Fukudome had a good offensive game! Anyone want to trade?
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 […]
Four Chicago Cubs rookies combined to pitch a big turd. The defense certainly didn’t help, and the offense was as yawntastic as a 4-run effort gets.
The Cubs were gift-wrapped a comeback, but apparently it was taped too tightly at the corners, because Derrek Lee and Marlon Byrd struck out consecutively with the bases loaded. Interestingly, if Blake DeWitt doesn’t drop a pop fly in the top of the inning, the game would already have been tied. Finally – can someone […]
Not much good to say in this one. The Cubs fell victim to the luscious, luscious hair.