No Offense….Too Many Singles – Cubs 0 Astros 3

Game One Hundred Thirty-Eight – Cubs 0 Astros 3 WP – Roy Oswalt (13-9) LP – Jason Marquis (9-8) Save – Jose Valverde (38) The Cubs began the first day of the new month the same way they had in four of the previous five months….with a loss. For the first time this season Lou […]

Roster Rollover and Over

With the Cubs completing game number 124 on Sunday afternoon, let’s take a quick look back with 38 remaining on the schedule to see how the Cubs’ active roster has changed since March 31st Some think when teams release their 25-man roster out of Spring Training those are the players that will suit up game […]

Finally….Z Cubs Win in Florida! – Cubs 6 Marlins 5

Game One Hundred Twenty-Two – Cubs 6 Marlins 5 WP – Chad Gaudin (9-4, 4-1) LP – Kevin Gregg (6-5, BS 7) Save – Kerry Wood (25) The Cubs appeared to be headed for their 10th loss in a row in the Sunshine State and their 7th in a row to the Marlins at Dolphin […]

Ugly, Uglier and Ugliest? – Cubs 2 D’Backs 9

Game One Hundred – Cubs 2 Diamondbacks 9 WP – Yusmeiro Petit (1-1) LP – Jason Marquis (6-6) Save – None Did the Chicago Cubs just hit rock bottom for the 2008 season? After scoring a total of two runs in the first three losses of the road trip, the Cubs offense continued to struggle […]

Keys for the Second Half – The Infielders and Outfielders

On Thursday the CCO looked at keys for the second half for the pitching staff and backstops, today it is the rest of the position players. The Cubs figure to make at least one more move before the trading deadline at the end of the month with some thinking an addition will be made in […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Giants – 07/01/08

Game Eighty-Four: Cubs (50-33) vs. Giants (36-47) Game Time – 9:15pm C.T. Coverage – TV: WGN – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 189 Location – AT & T Park, San Francisco Jason Marquis (6-4, 4.96/1.52) vs. Matt Cain (4-6, 4.44/1.36) Lou Piniella’s crew will try to post back-to-back wins on the road tonight for […]

Zambrano to the DL….Johnson, Too?

The Cubs placed Carlos Zambrano on the 15-day DL retroactive to June 19th on Saturday after an MRI on Friday revealed a minor strain in his right shoulder. The Cubs recalled Eric Patterson to take his place on active roster and Sean Marshall is expected to be recalled on Tuesday to make Zambrano’s start against […]

Hoffpauir to be Recalled….Ward to Mesa

According to reports from the Chicago Tribune and on Cubs.com, Micah Hoffpauir will be recalled this weekend when the Cubs begin Interleague play in Toronto. Piniella said before Tuesday night’s game that the Cubs will use Hoffpauir at 1st base and in left field “to give Derrek Lee and Alfonso Soriano opportunities to rest.” Piniella […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 05/18/08

Game Forty-Four: Cubs (26-17) vs. Pirates (21-22) Game Time – 1:20pm C.T. Coverage – TV: WGN – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jason Marquis (1-3, 5.26/1.73) vs. Phil Dumatrait (1-1, 3.96/1.46) Updated – 11:36am C.T. – Ward Placed on 15-Day DL and Hoffpauir Called-up Today is an important […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 05/15/08

Game Forty-One: Cubs (24-16) vs. Padres (15-26) Game Time – 1:20pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Ryan Dempster (4-1, 2.76/1.06) vs. Greg Maddux (3-3, 3.60/1.16) The Cubs complete the 4-game series against the Padres today with a chance to win a […]