Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/31/12

The season debuts of Robert Whitenack and Javier Baez were a mixed bag, with neither assisting in producing more victories. Peoria was able to manage one, as it took 14 innings to secure. The winning touch has seemed to elude Daytona despite the efforts of Greg Rohan, while it has found a home in Iowa, […]

Cubs Breakout the Bats … and End the Streak – Cubs 11, Padres 7

Game Forty-Eight – Cubs 11, Padres 7 WP – Randy Wells (1-1) LP – Alex Hinshaw (0-1, BS 1) Save – None On a day with the wind howling out at Wrigley Field, the Cubs ended their 12-game losing streak and posted their first win in two weeks. The Cubs and Padres went back and […]

Garza Can’t Keep the Ball in the Park … Cubs Drop Twelfth in a Row – Cubs 4, Pirates 10

Game Forty-Seven – Cubs 4, Pirates 10 WP – Erik Bedard (3-5) LP – Matt Garza (2-3) Save – None The Cubs just avoided being shutout for the second time in three games and lost their 12th in a row in a game they were never in. Matt Garza put his team into a hole […]

What the Hague? Cubs Drop Eleventh in a Row – Cubs 2, Pirates 3

Game Forty-Six – Cubs 2, Pirates 3 WP – Joel Hanrahan (2-0) LP – Rafael Dolis (2-4) Save – None The Pirates won Saturday night’s game when Rafael Dolis hit Matt Hague with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth. Rafael Dolis struggled with his command again. After a single and a pair […]

Rambling from the Abyss

I really don’t know what to say. I am at a loss for words. What is there to say? There is not an answer. And if you think Anthony Rizzo is one, put down the drink right now. I saw the movie “The Abyss” when I was young. I really don’t remember anything other than […]

The Happ-less Cubs Drop Eighth in a Row – Cubs 1, Astros 2

Game Forty-Three – Cubs 1, Astros 2 WP – J.A. Happ (4-3) LP – Travis Wood (0-1) Save – Brett Myers (11) The Cubs’ slide continued Tuesday night in Houston. Once again, the Cubs had chances to score runs against J.A. Happ and the Astros’ pen but could not put the ball in play, much […]

Garza Rocked … Cubs Drop Seventh in a Row – Cubs 4, Astros 8

Game Forty-Two – Cubs 4, Astros 8 WP – Bud Norris (5-1) LP – Matt Garza (2-2) Save – None The Cubs lost their season-worst seventh straight game and if not for scoring four runs in the ninth, Dale Sveum’s team would have been shut out for the second day in a row. The Cubs […]

From the Wire … Chris Volstad Optioned to Iowa, Blake Lalli Called Up

The Cubs made two roster moves and several announcements that will impact the roster moving forward prior to Friday’s game. Chris Volstad was optioned to Triple-A Iowa but a pitcher was not called up to take his place on the active roster. The Cubs selected the contract of Blake Lalli from the Iowa Cubs, added […]

Never a Dull Moment When the Cubs and Sox Get Together – Cubs 2, White Sox 3

Game Thirty-Nine – Cubs 2, White Sox 3 WP – Matt Thornton (2-3, BS 3) LP – Jeff Samardzija (4-2) Save – Addison Reed (4) It is an understatement to say there were plenty of fireworks at the old ballyard Friday afternoon. Three of the game’s five runs were scored in the first inning. Jeff […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. White Sox – 05/18/12

Game Thirty-Nine: Cubs (15-23) vs. White Sox (18-21) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV (Cubs) – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jeff Samardzija (4-1, 2.89/1.17) vs. Philip Humber (1-2, 5.77/1.40) Even with all of the changes on both sides of Chicago, the next three […]