Dreams sufficiently dashed? They probably should be – at least insofar as pre-trade deadline aspirations go. Not a bad offensive showing, but the pitching forgot they were facing the Astros.
Category: Enhanced Box Scores
Oh Cubs. Where were these offensive outbursts just a few weeks ago? Ignoring the fact that the Cubs would have to continue winning three of four for the rest of the season to get back into the race – something that is unrealistic to expect – I can’t say that my hope bone isn’t tingling […]
Ah, there are the 2010 Cubs we’ve come to know and loathe. Great starting pitching, absolutely no offense, and the bullpen blows it. I’d almost missed them.
Hilarious fact (if you’re not Ted Lilly or a Cubs fan): the three runs of support that Ted Lilly received while he was in the game today was the most run support he’s received… ALL SEASON.
So begins a stretch with just enough offense and just enough pitching for the Chicago Cubs to put together just enough wins to keep them from selling at the trade deadline, only to fall flat in early to mid-August (but then winning just enough in late August to let the waiver trade deadline also pass […]
A fitting end to the first half – though I guess typically, the starting pitching was much better. At least there was some excitement in the form of an ejection (Silva) and throwing at dudes (Padilla-Byrd, Cashner-DeWitt).
Geovany Soto continues to rake (from the 8-hole), and he’s starting to make me wonder why he wasn’t included in the All-Star snub discussion, let alone the actual All-Star discussion. Yadier Molina, proving that the fans voting for All-Stars are morons, currently sports a .593 OPS (no, that is not a typo). The only other […]
Marlon Byrd raked, and Aramis Ramirez continues to be on fire, but there’s really only one story from this one – and it’s unfortunate.
Well, I guess the Cubs aren’t going to win out for the rest of the season. Randy Wells had a nice outing, but Clayton Kershaw was just a bit better. And there is another good thing…
Did the Cubs actually just sweep a team? And did they do so by virtue of an offensive asplosion? Wha? Aramis Ramirez continued his mini hot streak (we’ll take it), and the pitching was solid.
Holy smokes, the Chicago Cubs have won a series. If they can take two of three the rest of the year, they can totally get to 84 wins! But seriously, Aramis Ramirez finally broke out, doing more in one game than he’s done in over a month of play. But, well, the enhancement is dedicated […]
I’d almost forgotten how Diamondback pitching is to the Chicago Cubs’ offense as the Chicago Cubs’ offense is to every other team’s pitching. Kosuke Fukudome blew up (finally), and Geovany Soto tore it up. And the very back-end of the bullpen was once again great.
Brian Schlitter today embodied the 2010 Chicago Cubs. So did the offense.
The Cubs surely aren’t making it easy on me when it comes to making Enhanced Box Scores. For one thing, they keep freaking losing – don’t get me wrong; I can come up with good stuff for losses. But it ain’t fun. For another thing, they keep losing in the same way every time.
Sigh x5. Good pitching. Bad defense. No offense.
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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