A Little Game of Catch(up)

The sale of the Chicago Cubs to the Ricketts Family has taken two steps forward in a short time and could be finalized before the end of the month … that by far is the most important bits of information to come out of the offices at Clark and Addison over the past week. And […]

It’s All Over – Cubs 2 Diamondbacks 5

Game One Hundred Sixty-One – Cubs 2 Diamondbacks 5 WP – Doug Davis (9-14) LP – Ryan Dempster (11-9) Save – Juan Gutierrez (9) Lou Piniella’s crew finished the season with a loss to the Diamondbacks and completed the 2009 campaign with an 83-78 record in 161 games. Doug Davis dominated the Cubs’ offense once […]

Limping Toward the Finish Line – Cubs 3 Diamondbacks 12

Game One Hundred Fifty-Nine – Cubs 3 Diamondbacks 12 WP – Billy Buckner (4-6) LP – Tom Gorzelanny (7-3) Save – None Since being officially eliminated on Tuesday night from post-season play, Lou Piniella’s crew has mailed in their remaining games. After being shutout on Wednesday, scoring just two runs in the nightcap (being blanked […]

Morton Returns the Shutout – Cubs 0 Pirates 4

Game One Hundred Fifty-Seven – Cubs 0 Pirates 4 WP – Charlie Morton (5-9) LP – Ted Lilly (12-9) Save – None The Pirates beat the Cubs for only the third time this season behind the first complete game shutout of Charlie Morton’s career. The Cubs’ offense managed only four hits in nine innings against […]

Down to the Last Strike – Cubs 3 Giants 2

Game One Hundred Fifty-Two – Cubs 3 Giants 2 WP – Aaron Heilman (4-4) LP – Brian Wilson (5-6, BS 7) Save – Carlos Marmol (15) The Chicago Cubs were on the brink of officially being eliminated late Thursday night in San Francisco. Brad Penny had out dueled Ryan Dempster for eight innings and the […]

Lee and Ramirez Drive In a Win – Cubs 10 Brewers 2

Game One Hundred Forty-Nine – Cubs 10 Brewers 2 WP – Tom Gorzelanny (6-2) LP – Braden Looper (13-7) Save – None According to several reports, the Cubs were very relaxed for one of the few times this season and came out swinging against Braden Looper. The Cubs scored four runs in the first inning […]

Three Hundred and Ninety-Zeven Wonderful Feet – Cubs 6 Cardinals 3

Game One Hundred Forty-Eight – Cubs 6 Cardinals 3 – 11 innings WP – Esmailin Caridad (1-0) LP – Mitchell Boggs (2-3) Save – Carlos Marmol (14) It took eleven innings and three hours and fifty-three minutes but the Cubs were able to salvage the last game of the season against the Cardinals. The Cubs […]

Holliday Walks Off the Cubs – Cubs 2 Cardinals 3

Game One Hundred Forty-Six – Cubs 2 Cardinals 3 WP – Ryan Franklin (3-3) LP – Aaron Heilman (3-4) Save – None After jumping out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, the Cubs lost the opening game in St. Louis on the fifth pitch of the bottom of the ninth inning. Ryan […]

Milwaukee Grand Slams the Cubs Window Shut – Cubs 4 Brewers 7

Game One Hundred Forty-Five – Cubs 4 Brewers 7 WP – Dave Bush (5-7) LP – Randy Wells (10-9) Save – Trevor Hoffman (33) For those that thought the Cubs still had a chance at post-season play, Thursday’s loss should have erased all hope. The Cubs completed their penultimate homestand of the year with back-to-back […]

Lotz and Lotz of Patience – Cubs 13 Brewers 7

Game One Hundred Forty-Three – Cubs 13 Brewers 7 WP – Aaron Heilman (3-3) LP – Yovani Gallardo (12-12) Save – None For one of the few times this year the Cubs patience at the plate led to a win. The Cubs walked a season-high 12 times and the Brewers pitching staff hit three batters […]