Twin Killings Kill the Cubs – Cubs 2 Reds 3

Game Seventy-Nine – Cubs 2 Reds 3 – 10 innings WP – Jordan Smith (1-0) LP – Bobby Howry (1-2) Save – Francisco Cordero (22) The Cubs blues in series openers continued Thursday afternoon as they dropped their 11th straight first game of a set. It was the same old story for the Cubs as […]

Pirate Slapped – Cubs 0 Pirates 2

Game Seventy-Eight – Cubs 0 Pirates 2 WP – Brad Lincoln (1-2) LP – Andrew Cashner (0-3) Save – Octavio Dotel (16) Following the Cubs’ fourth shutout in 11 games, Lou Piniella said, “This game here was a nice little synopsis of what our season has been like.” Lou is right … poor defense, no […]

As Z World Turns – Cubs 0 White Sox 6

Game Seventy-Three – Cubs 0 White Sox 6 WP – Jake Peavy (7-5) LP – Carlos Zambrano (3-6) Save – None Friday was yet another embarrassing day for the Chicago Cubs. Not only did Carlos Zambrano meltdown again, but more importantly the Cubs lost to the White Sox … and dropped back to nine games […]

Cubs Battle in Extras to Grab-ow a Win – Cubs 3 Mariners 2

Game Seventy-Two – Cubs 3 Mariners 2 – 13 innings WP – John Grabow (1-3) LP – Garrett Olsen (0-2) Save – Tom Gorzelanny (1) It took 13 innings but the Cubs scratched out a win Thursday afternoon in Seattle. Marlon Byrd drove in the winning run in the top of the 13th with the […]

Shutout, Blown Out and Embarrassed Again – Cubs 0 Angels 12

Game Sixty-Eight – Cubs 0 Angels 12 WP – Jered Weaver (7-3) LP – Ted Lilly (2-6) Save – None The game might have lasted three hours but it was over 16 minutes after Ted Lilly’s first pitch. Saturday was by far Ted Lilly’s worst outing of the season. After allowing one run on five […]

Fundamentally Unsound – Cubs 6 Angels 7

Game Sixty-Seven – Cubs 6 Angels 7 WP – Scott Kazmir (7-6) LP – Carlos Silva (8-2) Save – Fernando Rodney (6) Too little, too late and too many errors. The Cubs attempted a comeback in the ninth inning Friday after the defense committed three errors that led to four unearned runs. The Angels built […]

The Sox Put It on the Board – Cubs 5 White Sox 10

Game Sixty-One – Cubs 5 White Sox 10 WP – Jake Peavy (5-5) LP – Randy Wells (3-5) Save – None On the day Alfonso Soriano hit the 300th home run of his career, Jake Peavy won his 100th big league game and the Cubs fell to a season-low seven games under .500 … unfortunately […]

The Bad News Cubs – Cubs 4 Brewers 5

Game Sixty – Cubs 4 Brewers 5 – 10 innings WP – John Axford (3-1) LP – Bobby Howry (1-1) Save – None Cue the music … Lou Piniella’s crew did everything they could to lose the game in nine innings but it took the Brewers until the 10th to take the hint. The Chicago […]

All’s Not Wells with the Cubs – Cubs 3 Astros 6

Game Fifty-Six – Cubs 3 Astros 6 WP – Brett Myers (4-3) LP – Randy Wells (3-4) Save – Matt Lindstrom (13) Saturday night became a distant memory Sunday as the Cubs offense could not build on a solid performance against Roy Oswalt. Brett Myers shut down Lou Piniella’s offense again while Randy Wells put […]

Zame Old Ztory – Cubs 1 Astros 3

Game Fifty-Four – Cubs 1 Astros 3 WP – Felipe Paulino (1-7) LP – Carlos Zambrano (1-4) Save – Matt Lindstrom (12) The Cubs reached the 1/3 mark of the 2010 season Friday night … and lost their fourth game in a row. Lou Piniella’s crew slipped to six games under .500 due to another […]