Koskie Lifted in Third…Cubs Romp – Cubs 9 Mariners (ss) 2

Game Twenty-Four – Cubs 9 Mariners (ss) 2 WP – Aaron Heilman (1-0) LP – Gaby Hernandez (0-1) Save – None Lou Piniella and a mostly B-team lineup made the trip to Peoria on Thursday and left with another Cactus League victory led by Micah Hoffpauir. Hoffpauir hit his fourth home run of the spring […]

Punching Tickets…and a New Park Record – Cubs 6 Giants 8

Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 6 Giants 8 WP – Brian Wilson (1-0) LP – Jose Ascanio (0-1, BS 1) Save – Felix Romero (1) The Cubs hit Giants’ starter Tim Lincecum hard on Wednesday afternoon and knocked the 2008 NL Cy Young Award winner out of the game with two outs in the fourth inning. […]

Cubs’ Bats Electric in Tucson – Cubs 10 Diamondbacks 7

Game Twenty – Cubs 10 Diamondbacks 7 WP – Jason Waddell (1-0) LP – Kyler Newby (0-1, BS 1) Save – David Patton (1) The Cubs hit four home runs off of Diamondbacks pitching on Sunday that accounted for seven of their 10 runs. Micah Hoffpauir gave the Cubs a 3-0 lead off of Brandon […]

Rambling while dreaming of Opening Day

The Cubs are three weeks into the longest Spring Training in recent memory and I have a lot of thoughts. Some you may agree with, some you may not and some you may not even understand. Sorry about that in advance.

Pacifying Piniella – Cubs 9 Royals 1

Game Fourteen – Cubs 9 Royals 1 WP – Chad Gaudin (2-0) LP – Brian Bannister (0-1) Save – None The message Sweet Lou sent through the media about the offense needing to step it up was apparently heard loud and clear. The Cubs ended the six-game losing streak with a lot of offense and […]

Cubs Spring Stats…After 13 Games

As many know, Spring Training wins and losses are meaningless and the same can be said about individual stats. Players often work on things they would like to improve on, especially pitchers. Take for example Craig Counsell of the Brewers who has changed his exaggerated batting stance and dropped his hands making him unrecognizable in […]

Going Through the Motions – Cubs 4 Dodgers 5

Game Eleven – Cubs 4 Dodgers 5 WP – Randy Wolf (2-0) LP – Ryan Dempster (0-2) Save – Brian Mazone (1) Lou Piniella continued Friday running out a starting lineup that featured a minimum number of regulars and mostly players that will start the season in the minors. With the WBC and the lengthy […]

Heilman Impressive in Shutout of Sox – Cubs 13 White Sox 0

Game Four – Cubs 13 White Sox 0 WP – Neal Cotts (1-0) LP – Ehren Wasserman (0-1) Save – None Spring Training games are fun to win, especially against the White Sox, but it is the individual performances and tune-ups that are more important during the exhibition season. Several of the players Lou Piniella […]

Cubs Out Fox the Brewers – Cubs 7 Brewers 4

Game Two – Cubs 7 Brewers 4 WP – Chad Gaudin (1-0) LP – Seth McClung (0-1, BS 1) Save – Angel Guzman (1) In front of a small crowd of 6,711 on Thursday, Lou Piniella’s crew improved to 2-0 on the spring with a solid victory over the Brewers. Rick Sutcliffe was calling the […]

New Faces in an Old Place…Video from Cubs’ Second Game of the Spring

Many of Jim Hendry’s off-season acquisitions took the field at HoHoKam Park against the Brewers on Thursday. The Cubs won the game 7-4, with the big hit coming off the bat of Jake Fox, a 3-run homer in the third. Joey Gathright was 3-for-3 with a walk, a run and a stolen base in his […]