Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Giants – 08/10/10

Game One Hundred Thirteen: Cubs (47-65) vs. Giants (64-49) Game Time – 9:15pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – AT & T Park, San Francisco Ryan Dempster (9-8, 3.76/1.31) vs. Tim Lincecum (11-5, 3.15/1.28) The Cubs enter play tonight a season-low 18 games under .500 […]

From the Wire … Soto to the DL, Lee Placed on Bereavement List, Castillo and Hoffpauir Recalled

Following Monday’s 11-inning loss to the Giants, the Cubs placed Geovany Soto on the 15-day DL and placed Derrek Lee on the bereavement list. Soto has been dealing with an ailing right shoulder since Friday and was a late scratch Monday. Welington Castillo and Micah Hoffpauir were called up from Triple-A to take Soto and […]

The Free Fallin’ Chicago Cubs – Cubs 4 Reds 11

Game One Hundred Eleven – Cubs 4 Reds 11 WP – Travis Wood (3-1) LP – Thomas Diamond (0-2) Save – None How much longer will the Cubs’ front office sit by and watch this group of players take the field? This group has quit, with a few exceptions, and the lackadaisical play by the […]

The Cubs Can’t Hit When It Counts – Cubs 3 Reds 4

Game One Hundred Ten – Cubs 3 Reds 4 WP – Logan Ondrusek (3-0) LP – Randy Wells (5-10) Save – Nick Masset (2) The ninth inning Saturday summed up the Cubs problems this season. Bases loaded with less than two outs and the “big boys” cannot deliver a clutch hit. Look, what can Lou […]

S.O.S. … Same Old Story for the Cubs – Cubs 0 Reds 3

Game One Hundred Nine – Cubs 0 Reds 3 WP – Bronson Arroyo (12-6) LP – Tom Gorzelanny (6-6) Save – Francisco Cordero (30) Lou Piniella’s lame duck crew was shut out for the eighth time this season Friday afternoon … the seventh time since June 19. Bronson Arroyo dominated the Cubs free-swinging offense. Arroyo […]

Dust Off the Flag … Cubs Win! – Cubs 15 Brewers 3

Game One Hundred Eight – Cubs 15 Brewers 3 WP – Ryan Dempster (9-8) LP – Manny Parra (3-9) Save – None The Cubs ended their seven-game losing streak in a big way Wednesday afternoon. Lou’s crew was behind 3-1 as late as the sixth inning but the offense broke out and scored 14 runs […]

Not a Gem … But a Solid Debut for Diamond – Cubs 3 Brewers 4

Game One Hundred Seven – Cubs 3 Brewers 4 WP – Chris Narveson (9-7) LP – Thomas Diamond (0-1) Save – John Axford (16) Thomas Diamond made his Major League debut in the spot vacated by Ted Lilly Tuesday night … and Diamond quickly found out how Lilly felt this season. Diamond put together a […]

Rambling while it is time to move on …

Well, shut the competitive door on the Cubs 2010 season. It is over. An oversized female is shouting words somewhere. It … is … over. Of course, this is not breaking news to anyone. Those paying attention knew this was most likely going to happen back in late May. It is a poor way to […]

And the Hits Just Kept on Comin’ – Cubs 1 Brewers 18

Game One Hundred Six – Cubs 1 Brewers 18 WP – Yovani Gallardo (10-5) LP – Randy Wells (5-9) Save – None The Brewers took live batting practice Monday night and handed the Cubs one of their worst losses in recent memory. For the second time in four days, the Cubs lost a game by […]

More Lows than Highs … Cubs Swept in Colorado – Cubs 7 Rockies 8

Game One Hundred Five – Cubs 7 Rockies 8 WP – Jorge De La Rosa (4-3) LP – Carlos Silva (10-5) Save – None Sunday may have been the start of a new month, but it was the same old Cubs on the field. For the third time in his last four starts, Carlos Silva […]