This Chicago Cubs offense. It is becoming hilarious in its predictability. Unfortunately for us, it is predictably bad.
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This feels so very foreign. The offense came alive, and the pitching looked good – particularly (knock on wood) Carlos Silva, who continues to look like a, you know, Major League starter. And then there was this guy…
The Chicago Cubs’ losing streak reaches 4, and it comes against two teams who were a combined 5-17 before facing the Cubs. That is just swell.
Sometimes I feel like I’m writing a Dan Brown novel here, because it’s the same story, recycled again and again. Except here, we don’t at least get any exciting revelations about seventeenth century freemasons. The starting pitching was great, the offense was pathetic, and the bullpen imploded. If there is a certain cure out there […]
Cubs anal. For explanation, see here. It’s the season in a microcosm: offense fails to come through with any kind of regularity or predictability, the starter throws a brilliant game only to see the bullpen blow it, and the Cubs lose to a team they should be pounding.
Clearly, if you’re going to watch only one inning in each game this season, the inning to watch is the 8th. Roy Oswalt was dealing, and the Cubs came up short. And there were some same old issues.
That was actually a much closer call than the score leads on. The Cubs were basically being dominated by … Felipe Paulino? I guess it could be worse – they could have been owned by Carlos Silva. I kid, I kid. But seriously, who is this guy? I think most folks would say that Silva […]
Shame on you for hoping for a sweep. Once again, the leaky bullpen helps out the opposition.
…and the Chicago Cubs have officially won their first series of the year. They did it in style, pulling a comeback on the Brewers while the Brewers’ bullpen pulled a Cubs.
Raise your hand if you weren’t still nervous when the bullpen took the reigns from Ryan Dempster. That’s what I thought.
Once again, the starting pitching shines, while the bullpen chokes. But that’s not the story of this one. The story today was the abysmal offensive performance with men on base, and the hilarious defensive performance in left field by Mr. Soriano.
Bookended by excellent performances from Carlos Z and Carlos M. The offense, however, is still struggling – multitude of home runs aside.
The horror. The horror. Carlos Silva looked as good as Esmailin Caridad looked bad. The offense slapped Homer Bailey around, but didn’t have enough runs to show for it – Aramis Ramirez hit approximately 15 balls to the warning track. Still, the story was the bullpen, and then the oh-so-close to a comeback in the […]
Party in your pants! Randy Wells is apparently the stopper the Cubs need, and Tyler Colvin is apparently capable of hitting bombs when the games mean something. Additionally, a friend recently said something I’d been thinking for a few weeks: Marlon Byrd is the reincarnation of Glenallen Hill.
Great starting pitching performance? Check. Questionable defense? Check. Disappointing offense? Check. Bullpen blows it? Check. Sound familiar? That’s the 2009 Cubs, folks. And you watched them last night, right here in 2010. It was kind of like time traveling, which would be cool.
Fact: 37% of household accidents are caused by the Chicago Cubs. I didn’t make it to the second time through the Braves lineup before I’d dropped my remote control into the wall. Gotta watch those household accidents. There are enough negatives from this game to fill a dozen Enhanced Box Scores, but allow me to […]
And so it ends. The last game of the 2009 Chicago Cubs season. It would have been wrong for this team to end with a win.
One game left, and the Chicago Cubs are doing their best to end on an upswing.
Tom Gorzelanny had a 2.70 ERA in his previous four starts for the Cubs, and looked poised to claim an early lead in the race for the Cubs’ fifth starter next year. And then he did this.