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 Big Home Run Machine

Game Ninety-Two – Cubs 7 Reds 12 WP – Bronson Arroyo (7-7) LP – Ted Lilly (9-6) Save – None The only thing missing on Thursday afternoon was the mechanical bull sounding off and smoke coming out of its nose….while Adam Dunn did not receive a free steak, he did hit the building across the […]

For the Birds

Game Seventy-Nine – Cubs 4 Orioles 11 WP – Radhames Liz (2-0) LP – Jason Marquis (6-4) Save – None Lou Piniella’s crew became the last team in the majors to record their 30th loss of the season following just their third series defeat at home of the year. The Orioles became only the second […]

Zhaky Ztart..Zolid Middle..Znuff at the End..Cubs Win!

Game Fifty-Eight – Cubs 7 Padres 6 WP – Carlos Zambrano (8-1) LP – Cha Seung Baek (1-2) Save – Kerry Wood (15) Lou Piniella’s crew held on to win the first game of the road trip after coming back from a 3-0 deficit in the 1st inning. Carlos Zambrano had little to no command, […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 05/13/08

Game Thirty-Nine: Cubs (23-15) vs. Padres (14-25) Game Time – 7:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jason Marquis (1-2, 5.08/1.72) vs. Shawn Estes (0-0, 0.00/1.80) The first place Chicago Cubs will look to keep the bats going tonight against former Cub, […]

Gallagher to the Rotation?

According to a report in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday night, Sean Gallagher could make his second big league start against the Pirates next weekend. The Cubs will start Carlos Zambrano in the opener against the Padres on Monday. Jason Marquis will face Shawn Estes on Tuesday, Ted Lilly will go against Jake Peavy on […]

A Long(ball) Afternoon

Game Thirty-Four – Cubs 0 Reds 9 WP – Edinson Volquez (5-1) LP – Jon Lieber (2-2) Save – None The Cubs 6-game road trip did not end the way Lou Piniella had envisioned. The Reds offense woke up, a day after being shutout, and a new Cub killer was born in the lopsided loss. […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 05/07/08

Game Thirty-Four: Cubs (19-14) vs. Reds (13-21) Game Time – 11:35am C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Jon Lieber (2-1, 1.86/1.19) vs. Edinson Volquez (4-1, 1.27/1.19) After a very disappointing start to the road trip, the Cubs have a chance […]

Cedeno in Center?…. and Other Possible Moves

According to a report in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday night, Ronny Cedeno could be seeing some playing time in centerfield. Ivan DeJesus has been working with Cedeno as Lou Piniella tries to find a way to get his bat into the lineup. The report speculated that if Cedeno can be used in center then […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 05/04/08

Game Thirty-One: Cubs (18-12) vs. Cardinals (19-12) Game Time – 7:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: ESPN Sunday Night Baseball – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Jason Marquis (1-1, 4.45/1.62) vs. Todd Wellemeyer (2-1, 4.14/1.19) It’s Sunday Night Baseball and it’s the Cubs and Cardinals….despite what ESPN will […]