Rambling from Something Deeper than the Abyss

After a week off, thanks to life getting in the way of a good rant, Ramblings are back and better than ever. Well, hopefully these are at least decent. Basically, I just hope you enjoy them a little bit. Or more. So let’s go …

A Bad Night for Volstad and the Cubs – Cubs 1, Astros 10

Game One Hundred Fifteen – Cubs 1, Astros 10 WP – Lucas Harrell (10-8) LP – Chris Volstad (0-9) Save – None The Cubs played one of their worst games of the year at the old ballyard and lost to a Houston team that had won only 11 road games all season entering play Tuesday […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 08/14/12

Game One Hundred Fifteen: Cubs (45-69) vs. Astros (38-79) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Chris Volstad (0-8, 6.94/1.54) vs. Lucas Harrell (9-8, 3.97/1.35) The Cubs have not won back-to-back games since they posted three straight at the […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 08/13/12

Game One Hundred Fourteen: Cubs (44-69) vs. Astros (38-78) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 186/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jeff Samardzija (7-10, 4.21/1.30) vs. Armando Galarraga (0-2, 4.70/1.89) Updated 3:33pm CDT – The Cubs made three roster moves Monday afternoon. Brooks […]

Soriano Blasts the Cubs to a Win – Cubs 5, Reds 3

Game One Hundred Ten – Cubs 5, Reds 3 WP – Shawn Camp (3-5) LP – Sean Marshall (4-4) Save – Carlos Marmol (14) Dale Sveum’s team battled back from a 3-1 deficit in the fourth inning and ended their eight-game losing streak. The middle of the Cubs’ lineup drove in all five runs with […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 08/09/12

Game One Hundred Ten: Cubs (43-66) vs. Reds (66-45) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet- Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Chris Volstad (0-8, 7.22/1.57) vs. Mike Leake (4-7, 4.51/1.34) Weather permitting … The Cubs begin a seven-game homestand tonight with the first of four […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/06/12

As the dust began to settle from last week’s flurry of roster moves, the minor leagues got back to the business of winning ballgames. Dustin Geiger set an RBI record for Peoria, while Christian Villanueva had a smashing debut for Daytona. Not to be outdone, Dong-Yub Kim was also going deep for Boise and Justin […]

Volstad Loses Duel … Cubs Drop Fourth in a Row – Cubs 1, Dodgers 3

Game One Hundred Five – Cubs 1, Dodgers 3 WP – Clayton Kershaw (9-6) LP – Chris Volstad (0-8) Save – Kenley Jansen (21) The Cubs dropped their fourth game in a row on a night the offense could not string any hits together against Clayton Kershaw. The reigning NL Cy Young award winner was […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Dodgers – 08/04/12

Game One Hundred Five: Cubs (43-61) vs. Dodgers (57-50) Game Time – 8:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 180/914 Location – Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Chris Volstad (0-7, 7.94/1.65) vs. Clayton Kershaw (8-6, 2.95/1.06) The Cubs have dropped the last three games, have been outscored 19-5 in […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Dodgers – 08/03/12

Game One Hundred Four: Cubs (43-60) vs. Dodgers (56-50) Game Time – 9:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185/914 Location – Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Jeff Samardzija (7-8, 4.19/1.31) vs. Chad Billingsley (6-9, 3.89/1.35) After a stretch of 29 games dating back to June 25 in which […]