Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 08/21/08

Game One Hundred Twenty-Seven: Cubs (77-49) vs. Reds (55-72) Game Time – 1:20pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 184 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Carlos Zambrano (12-5, 3.38/1.25) vs. Josh Fogg (2-5, 7.71/1.64) Today is an important game for the Chicago Cubs. Not only would a win […]

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 […]

Couldn’t Cash ‘Em In – Cubs 1 Marlins 2

Game One Hundred Twenty-Three – Cubs 1 Marlins 2 WP – Anibal Sanchez (2-2) LP – Sean Marshall (2-3) Save – Kevin Gregg (27) The Cubs 9-game road winning streak as well as their current 5-game winning streak came to an end on Saturday night in South Florida. Lou Piniella’s left-handed lineup could not come […]

A Defensive Thriller – Cubs 3 Cardinals 2

Game One Hundred Sixteen – Cubs 3 Cardinals 2 – 11 innings WP – Bobby Howry (5-4) LP – Ryan Franklin (4-5) Save – None It doesn’t get much better than Friday afternoon at the old ballpark on Clark and Addison….the Cubs and Cardinals in extra innings with Lou Piniella’s crew coming out on top. […]

Z Pitches, Z Hits….Cubs Win – Cubs 6 Marlins 3

Game One Hundred Two – Cubs 6 Marlins 3 WP – Carlos Zambrano (11-4) LP – Scott Olsen (6-5) Save – Carlos Marmol (4) Before Thursday night at the Friendly Confines the last time a Cubs’ team beat the Florida Marlins was on April 25, 2006. Ten games and more than two years later Lou […]

Keys for the Second Half – Pitchers and Catchers

The first half of the 2008 campaign is over and the Cubs posted a 57-38 record, tied for the best in the bigs with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Lou Piniella’s crew will begin the second half on Friday in Houston with at least a four game lead over the Cardinals….with the Brewers not […]

The Vanishing Rumor

With the non-waiver trade deadline just around the corner, the rumor mill should be in full swing over the next few weeks. Jim Hendry has already made a big splash with the acquisition of Rich Harden, but ‘Trader Jim‘ has stated he is always looking at ways to improve his team. In the midst of […]


Game Fifty-Five – Cubs 10 Rockies 9 WP – Scott Eyre (2-0) LP – Manny Corpas (0-3, BS 3) Save – Kerry Wood (13) No one, not even Lou Piniella saw this one coming. After rain delayed the start of the game for 22 minutes, the Rockies jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the […]

A Double Switch, An Error and a Wild Pitch

Game Forty-Nine – Cubs 4 Pirates 5 – 14 innings WP – John Grabow (4-1) LP – Michael Wuertz (0-1) Save – None The Cubs lost their first game of the year at PNC Park and most importantly fell to 2-3 on the road trip. Michael Wuertz took the loss after Henry Blanco was unable […]

Another Lopsided Loss for Lilly

Game Fifteen – Cubs 2 Reds 9 WP – Edinson Volquez (2-0) LP – Ted Lilly (0-3) Save – None Lou Piniella’s crew could not complete the 3-game sweep of the Reds and lost for the first time to their former manager on Thursday afternoon. The Cubs offense had plenty of chances against Edinson Volquez […]