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.
Category: Enhanced Box Scores
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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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.