Yes. Well. Hmm.
Category: Enhanced Box Scores
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.
Ow. My heart. Lilly was brilliant, and Marmol blew it – but I ain’t mad at him. Can’t save ’em all.
Apparently the secret to beating the Pirates is to play them in one-game increments. Good game all around from the Cubs, including the most surprising ace in all of baseball.
The Chicago Cubs are now 3-11 against the Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros. The Pirates and Astros are a combined 34-65 against teams not named the Cubs. Read that again. Let it wash over you like so many turds.
Offensive ASPLOSION! Shocking: Tyler Colvin is given a chance to start and produce, and he does. Not Sarcastically Shocking: Aramis Ramirez and Derrek Lee had good offensive games.
The layoff wasn’t any cure to the Cubs’ offensive woes. If you take out an anomalous 5-0 win against the Cardinals last week, the Cubs have scored a whopping seven runs in their last six games. And yet, here the Cubs were again, with a lineup that featured Ryan Theriot, Derrek Lee, and Aramis Ramirez […]
If you thought the Cubs were actually going to win that game 2-1 going into the 8th, you simply haven’t been watching this year. This game – as virtually every loss since late April has been – was all on the offense. Lou did the right thing by switching out several of the starters, but […]
A handful of times each season, there is a game – a single loss – that plays out in such a way that it is impossible to console yourself that a loss is a loss is a loss, and even the very best of teams will lose 60 times. This was one of those times. The […]
Well, that was unpleasant. And there was only one way for a game like that to be capped off: John Grabow, giving up runs. A friend told me he’s given up at least one run in seven consecutive appearances. That’s hilariously bad. I think I could do that.
You think maybe Mike Fontenot should be getting some starts at second base against right-handers? Unrelatedly, this Silva cat is pretty good.
The Cubs lost this one before they recorded an out. At least Tyler Colvin continues to rake. Off the bench.