Aramis Ramirez may be out until forever, but it looks like Carlos Zambrano will be back soon from his hamstring injury. Carlos Zambrano flew to Florida on Saturday and plans to start Sunday for Class A Daytona in a Florida State League game in Dunedin. “If everything goes well, he will pitch [for the Cubs] […]
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ken Macha is only a douche by association: he is the new manager of the Brewers, and the Brewers are a collective douche, thus, he is a douche. But that’s just a syllogism – it doesn’t mean that he, personally, is a douche. Until now. Ken Macha has started asking for an […]
Just a good, solid win, folks. And that’s saying something.
Man the bullpen sucks. Man the injuries suck.
Well, that was awesome. Obviously the big news from the game is the Aramis Ramirez injury. Secondary news includes Randy Wells’ fine outting and Aaron Heilman’s implosion. But none of them get the enhancement.
The 2009 Chicago Cubs can’t catch a break – unless that break is in a tibia. Pitcher Carlos Zambrano left yesterday’s game with a strained hamstring after legging out a bunt, and reportedly had an MRI late last night. The results have not yet been released, but manager Lou Piniella has already said that Zambrano […]
What is that, 7 down, 18 to go? Cubs starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano had to leave Sunday’s game against the Florida Marlins in the fifth inning after straining his left hamstring as he ran and beat out a bunt single. Zambrano tried to remain in the game, but as the next batter, Alfonso Soriano, was […]
We’ve heard this meme before, and although I don’t want to believe it, I quite frankly don’t have enough experience at Wrigley Field to confirm or deny. The Sun-Times put together a long, painful piece tying Milton Bradley’s volatility to the allegedly racial taunts of Wrigley Field. Wrigley seems like the last place an African-American […]
The Chicago Cubs open up a two game series against the Rockies at Wrigley Field today – weather permitting – and they’ll be without two big bats: catcher Geovany Soto and left fielder Milton Bradley. Soto, who has been out for almost a week now with right shoulder soreness, is getting better but still not […]
How about Reed Johnson’s ridiculous robbing of a grand slam? Doesn’t really show up in the box score. What does, though, is appreciated.
Lose one late, win one late. The latter feels a lot better.
Although a confluence of many things led to the Cubs’ 9th inning loss to the Brewers yesterday, folks are really only focusing on but a couple things. One of which is the walk that closer (for now) Kevin Gregg issued to Chris Duffy in the 9th inning following a 3-2 slider that missed the zone, […]
Lost in the teeth-gnashing about yesterday’s frustrating late loss to the Brewers was a tremendously impressive performance by a guy the Chicago Cubs desperately need to be tremendous this year: Rich Harden. Harden, dogged by his torn shoulder and suspiciously low velocity, suffered through a terrifyingly poor Spring Training. We all reserved judgment, thinking, “It’s […]
The Chicago Cubs left a bajillion guys on base, and Ryan Theriot made a bad decision, but that’s not what the screams will be about…
For months, Chicago Cubs fans could soothe themselves with the belief that there was no way the St. Louis Cardinals could be good this year. After all, their rotation looked like a pile of garbage. Well, unless Chris Carpenter came back healthy and effective. But come on, his arm has been cut more times than […]
Dear God, please make me a bird, so I can fly far, far away. Oh, and while you’re at it, please keep the Chicago Cubs healthy. The Cubs hope they have dodged a disabled-list move with All-Star catcher Geovany Soto after a precautionary MRI on Thursday revealed no structural damage in his inflamed right shoulder. […]
Rich Harden has looked terrible this Spring. Not only has he been ineffective, but also his velocity has been down and his stuff has looked weak. In his last Spring start, he got smacked around by the Yankees in new Yankee Stadium. And when a dude has a tear in his shoulder, the ineffectiveness would […]
After seeing the new Yankee Stadium, Chicago Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano said he is disgusted with Wrigley Field and wishes it would just burn down. Well, he practically said that. “You come into a ballpark like this and you see great things,” the Cubs ace told The Associated Press on Saturday before his team’s 10-1 […]
This is the fifth and final installment in Bleacher Nation’s 2009 preview of the National League Central – specifically, how every team not named the Cubs is going to suck. Previously: Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Astros. Welcome back to Bleacher Nation’s foray into the other teams of the National League Central, and […]
Peter Gammons believes the Milwaukee Brewers will go after Jake Peavy when he undoubtedly becomes available later this year. While the source of his belief – current Brewer Bill Hall – likely has no more inside information into the matter than I do, the fit is there. The Brewers rotation is thin, and they’re likely […]
Rich Harden was scratched from his scheduled start on Friday because of those dreaded “flu-like symptoms” – seriously, what is the deal with calling the illness “flu-like symptoms” instead of just saying, yeah, dude probably has the flu? Is there some stigma associated with the flu of which I am unaware? Next thing you know, […]
This is the fourth installment in Bleacher Nation’s 2009 preview of the National League Central – specifically, how every team not named the Cubs is going to suck. Previously: Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates. Welcome back to Bleacher Nation’s foray into the other teams of the National League Central, and their prospects for 2009 […]
The Cubs played the dreaded, evil Brewers. And lost. Grrr. I’m so angry. Psyche. Psyche about saying psyche. That sound you hear is the sound of Jeff Samardzija’s last, lingering hope to make the Cubs rotation being sucked out the door. He got thoroughly beaten down by a lineup of most of the Brewers regulars. […]
This is the third installment in Bleacher Nation’s 2009 preview of the National League Central – specifically, how every team not named the Cubs is going to suck. Previously: Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers. Welcome back to Bleacher Nation’s foray into the other teams of the National League Central, and their prospects for 2009 success. But, […]
The Chicago Cubs get blanked by the Milwaukee Brewers. Who kerrs. On to the roster battles: Micah Hoffpauir has cooled considerably, and he put up an 0-fer. Considering the Cubs’ lack of a second reserve infielder, Hoffpauir is going to have to be so good with the bat that the Cubs have to find a […]
After a couple of successful bullpen sessions, Chicago Cubs pitcher/injured guy Rich Harden is set to throw some more today. And then some more more next week. Harden, who’s on a slow-and-cautious maintenance program for his troublesome right shoulder, got through a second session of throwing to hitters in batting practice Tuesday and is scheduled […]