Congrats to Derrek Lee on topping his career high RBI mark, and to Randy Wells for his first solid start in the last few.
Tag: Randy Wells
Lou Piniella says Randy Wells’ recent struggles are due to his failure to stay down in the zone and inability to throw strikes early in the count. While that is probably true, it is almost certainly also a matter of the league catching up to the overachiever.
The Chicago Cubs 2009 season has certainly been a disappointment. Of course, it’s not quite over yet, but that’s not stopping the Cubs from discussing 2010. “We haven’t talked about next year as of yet,” Piniella said. “We want to continue to focus on our games now and this season. However, we are going to […]
Clearly Randy Wells does not realize that his quest for Rookie of the Year is about all we have to cheer for at this point. Also, Carlos Marmol did a nice job of living up to the don’t-use-closers-in-non-save-situations mantra. He must really be a closer. Still, a favorite goat gets the enhancement.
Randy Wells has probably been the best starter for the Chicago Cubs this year, but there’s no doubt that Ted Lilly has been the anchor of the rotation. So the fact that his teammates nominated him for an award is no surprise. But the cool thing is that this award is for performance on the […]
The Chicago Cubs continue to do just enough to not, like, actually make the playoffs, but instead torture us. Great outing by Randy Wells, who becomes the first Cubs rookie to win 10 games (completely meaningless stat) since Kerry Wood.
What an unbelieveable game. Randy Wells gets knocked around, Milton Bradley has four hits, the Cubs get screwed repeatedly, Lou Piniella gets ejected, and my wall gets a fresh hole.
Randy Wells just keeps dealing, and it is greatly appreciated. What’s not appreciated is the reeling bullpen.
The All Star break marks the not-really-but-figurative mid-point of the season. It always seems like a good time to reflect on pre-season items, and how things have played out (read: cliche, but we’re doing it anyway). It is an easy time to look back with the benefit of hindsight … and regret. The Chicago Cubs […]
Toronto Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi said earlier this week that the team will be listening to offers for superstar pitching Roy Halladay. The ace is signed through next season, making $14.25 million this year, and $15.75 million next year. Even if it makes no sense at all, given the costs involved and the […]
At what point do we stop holding our collective breath with Randy Wells, and just accept that he is somehow a solid Major League starter? Whatever that threshold is, he’s getting there. As for the Braves starter…
Overshadowed by the Milton Bradley ugliness was another great start by Randy Wells. And of course, a tremendous performance by Geovany Soto. I have three words for you, son.
Randy Wells had his first ugly start, which sucks, because the four runs score are a veritable explosion of offense. But after a game like that, there’s only one guy to mention.
You read that right, folks. Somehow, some way, for some reason, the Chicago Cubs recently scouted formerly awesome pitcher, and currently broken guy, Pedro Martinez. A source close to Pedro Martinez indicated tonight that both the Chicago Cubs and Tampa Bay Rays have watched Martinez throw in the Dominican and both teams have begun to at […]
Next time, guys, it might be worth scoring a few more runs in the first nine innings. Save us all a few hours. Oh, and save Randy Wells continued heartache.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Rich Harden, on the shelf for a couple of weeks with an ailing back, will make a rehab start for AAA Iowa today. If all goes well, the Cubs could see him back as soon as later this week. Throughout his rehab, Harden has said he feels good, and it could […]
If there was ever a game that collectively stepped on your nuts, it was this one. And by your nuts, and I mean Randy Wells’ nuts. So much blame to go around, but clearly two guys deserve it more than anyone else.
The good news is that Rich Harden’s shoulder seems to be holding up despite a pre-existing tear. The bad news is that the seemingly manufactured back injury is actually real. And actually kind of bad. Slipped into a game recap by the Tribune was this unfortunate nugget: Rich Harden’s DL time may be extended, and […]
Well, the offensive woes are somewhat back. Lots of baserunners, just one run. Frustrating to be that close in the 8th and 9th innings and come up short. Totally wasted another great outing by Randy Wells, too.
Well this kind of came out of nowhere. God is so freaking vengeful. The Cubs placed Rich Harden on the 15-day disabled list with a back strain on Friday, and inserted Randy Wells into the rotation for Saturday’s game. Harden felt a twinge in his last outing last Sunday, and in a subsequent side session […]
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] […]
About a month ago, there were whispers that Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella would like to see Sean Marshall in the bullpen because he is a reliable lefty. But at the time, Marshall was a significantly better starting pitcher than the next in line, and it didn’t make sense to make the switch. With the […]
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.
AAA Iowa starter Randy Wells is being called up today to take Carlos Zambrano’s spot in the rotation, but the decision on whom to send down to make room had not yet been made. Most (and by most, I mean, I) assumed that Wells would simply replace the guy that was called up when Z […]
The Chicago Cubs DL’d pitcher Carlos Zambrano yesterday after he strained his left hamstring running out a bunt. So how long is he actually going to be out, and what’s the deal with a “strain of the hamstring”? Well, the answers kind of suck.
It is barely May, and the Chicago Cubs have already seen Derrek Lee, Aramis Ramirez, Milton Bradley, Geovany Soto, and now Carlos Zambrano miss significant time. It’s a g-d miracle this team is above .500. Carlos Zambrano was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 2 left hamstring strain. Infielder Bobby Scales was […]