Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 05/02/10

Game Twenty-Six: Cubs (12-13) vs. Diamondbacks (11-13) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 186 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Tom Gorzelanny (0-3, 2.45/1.05) vs. Edwin Jackson (1-2, 6.67/1.59) The Cubs are within a game of .500 again. Not only would a win today put […]

The Bullpen and the Big Three Deliver in a Thriller – Cubs 7 Diamondbacks 5

Game Twenty-Five – Cubs 7 Diamondbacks 5 WP – Sean Marshall (1-1) LP – Juan Gutierrez (0-3) Save – Carlos Marmol (4) The Cubs won for the second day in a row in come from behind fashion. Lou Piniella’s crew was down 5-2 going into the bottom of the fifth against Dan Haren. Carlos Silva […]

Bleepin’ Embarrassing – Cubs 5 Diamondbacks 13

Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 5 Diamondbacks 13 WP – Ian Kennedy (1-1) LP – Ted Lilly (1-1) Save – None Granted it is “only” one game and one loss but when a big league manager says his team needs “to have a little urgency” on April 29 … something may be wrong. Lou Piniella’s crew […]

No Support for Zambrano – Cubs 0 Mets 4

Game Fourteen – Cubs 0 Mets 4 WP – Mike Pelfrey (3-0) LP – Carlos Zambrano (1-2) Save – None The Cubs simply are not hitting the baseball. Lou Piniella’s offense hit just seven balls out of the infield on Tuesday night … seven. The Cubs recorded three hits, one for extra bases, and they […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/19/10

After a slow start, the Iowa Cubs are back on track. The Smokies have continued their hot start while the Daytona Cubs and Peoria Chiefs are both hovering around the .500 mark. One minor leaguer has been placed on the DL, one big leaguer will rehab in Mesa, and two former Chicago Cubs pitchers were […]

Cubs Can’t Get Over the Hump – Cubs 3 Astros 4

Game Eleven – Cubs 3 Astros 4 WP – Roy Oswalt (1-2) LP – Tom Gorzelanny (0-1) Save – Matt Lindstrom (1) The Cubs did nothing for seven innings against Roy Oswalt on Saturday afternoon. It was vintage Roy O. He worked fast and struck out six with no walks. The Cubs managed only five […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/15/10

The first minor league call-up of the year has been made! Sam Fuld has gone down with a minor injury. Starlin Castro and D.J. LeMahieu have started the year strong, but many other top prospects have gotten off to a slow start. Ted Lilly looked sharp in his first rehab start. Let’s get caught up […]

A Scrappy Two-Out Rally … Cubs Win! – Cubs 7 Brewers 6

Game Eight – Cubs 7 Brewers 6 WP – Jeff Gray (1-0) LP – LaTroy Hawkins (0-1, BS 1) Save – Carlos Marmol (3) Down 6-3 with two outs and the bases empty in the bottom of the eighth, Jeff Baker stepped in against LaTroy Hawkins. Baker, who replaced Mike Fontenot in the seventh, fell […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/12/10

The Smokies are hot, and the I-Cubs are not. Starlin Castro picked up where he left off last season … and Michael Brenly hit a three-run walk-off homer on Saturday night. Thomas Diamond, Casey Coleman and Blake Parker had good outings for the I-Cubs … while Jeff Gray has looked good in two appearances out […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/06/10

All four of the Chicago Cubs affiliates that play full-length seasons have finalized their Opening Day rosters! Now that the big league season is underway, there are just two days to go until the prospects are in action on Thursday. Let’s start off today’s Down on the Farm Report by taking a look at the […]