Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 09/12/12

Game One Hundred Forty-Three: Cubs (55-87) vs. Astros (45-97) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 186/914 Location – Minute Maid Park, Houston Travis Wood (5-11, 4.42/1.21) vs. Fernando Abad (0-3, 5.30/1.71) The Cubs 10-game road trip and stretch of 20 games in a […]

A Long, Sloppy Unearned Loss – Cubs 0, Astros 1

Game One Hundred Forty-Two – Cubs 0, Astros 1 WP – Jordan Lyles (4-11) LP – Justin Germano (2-7) Save – Wilton Lopez (4) Tuesday night’s game came in 39 minutes short of Monday’s opener but it was equally as challenging to watch. The Cubs four-game winning streak came to an end as Dale Sveum’s […]

Sappelt Delivers in a Long Night in Houston – Cubs 4, Astros 1

Game One Hundred Forty-One – Cubs 4, Astros 1 WP – Chris Volstad (3-10) LP – Fernando Rodriguez (1-10) Save – Carlos Marmol (19) The Cubs won their fourth straight game on Monday night in Houston. It took the Cubs and Astros three hours and 50 minutes to complete nine innings … and both teams […]

Three Home Runs … and a Three-Game Sweep – Cubs 4, Pirates 2

Game One Hundred Forty – Cubs 4, Pirates 2 WP – James Russell (7-1, BS 3) LP – Jason Grilli (1-6) Save – Carlos Marmol (18) The Cubs hung on at the end and completed the three-game sweep over the Pirates. Dale Sveum’s team posted their first three-game road sweep of the season … and […]

Cubs Turn Seven Pirates Errors into a Win – Cubs 12, Pirates 2

Game One Hundred Thirty-Eight – Cubs 12, Pirates 2 WP – Travis Wood (5-11) LP – A.J. Burnett (15-6) Save – None The Cubs took advantage of seven Pirates’ errors and ended their six-game losing streak with their first win on the road since August 18. The Cubs scored 12 runs on 12 hits, two […]

The Nationals Tee Off on Cubs Pitching … Again – Cubs 1, Nationals 9

Game One Hundred Thirty-Six – Cubs 1, Nationals 9 WP – Gio Gonzalez (18-7) LP – Chris Volstad (2-10) Save – None The Washington Nationals picked up where they left off on Tuesday and pounded the Chicago Cubs for the second night in a row. The Nationals followed their 11-run, 19-hit, six-home run output on […]

Cubs Cain-not Beat the Giants – Cubs 5, Giants 7

Game One Hundred Thirty-Three – Cubs 5, Giants 7 WP – Santiago Casilla (6-5) LP – Carlos Marmol (2-3) Save – Javier Lopez (6) The Cubs gave Sunday’s finale to the Giants and ended their 10-game homestand with a loss (4-6). After winning Friday’s opener, the Cubs dropped the last two and finished the season […]

Giants Jump on Germano and Take Care of the Cubs – Cubs 2, Giants 5

Game One Hundred Thirty-Two – Cubs 2, Giants 5 WP – Tim Lincecum (8-14) LP – Justin Germano (2-5) Save – Sergio Romo (9) Saturday’s game ended before it had a chance to begin. The Giants jumped on Justin Germano in the first inning and put up four spot on the old scoreboard before Germano […]

Two in a Row – Cubs 6, Giants 4

Game One Hundred Thirty-One – Cubs 6, Giants 4 WP – Chris Volstad (2-9) LP – Madison Bumgarner (14-9) Save – Carlos Marmol (17) The Cubs finished a lousy month (8-21) with a very good win over Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants. The Cubs picked up where they left off Thursday. Sveum’s offense […]

A Real Wild Walk-Off Win – Cubs 12, Brewers 11

Game One Hundred Thirty – Cubs 12, Brewers 11 WP – Carlos Marmol (2-2) LP – Francisco Rodriguez (2-7, BS 7) Save – None The Cubs never quit Thursday afternoon and walked off with arguably their most impressive win of the season. The Cubs kept grinding and for one of the few times since the […]