Extra! Extra! The Cubs (Finally) Win Three in a Row – Cubs 5 Astros 4

Game One Hundred Two – Cubs 5 Astros 4 – 10 innings WP – John Grabow (2-0) LP – David Carpenter (0-1) Save – None It took ten tries and 102 games but the Cubs won three games in a row for first time in 2011. Jeff Baker singled in Marlon Byrd with the game […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 07/24/11

Game One Hundred Two: Cubs (41-60) vs. Astros (33-67) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Matt Garza (4-7, 3.80/1.31) vs. Jordan Lyles (0-5, 4.55/1.28) Weather permitting … Will the Cubs finally be able to get that “three-game winning […]

Two in a Row Against the ‘Stros – Cubs 5 Astros 1

Game One Hundred One – Cubs 5 Astros 1 WP – Randy Wells (2-3) LP – Wandy Rodriguez (6-7) Save – None For the first time since the end of June, the Cubs won on back-to-back days and in the process, Q’s squad posted their first series victory since they took three of four from […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 07/23/11

Game One Hundred One: Cubs (40-60) vs. Astros (33-66) Game Time – 12:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Randy Wells (1-3, 6.71/1.74) vs. Wandy Rodriguez (6-6, 3.67/1.37) Weather permitting … ‘The Battle for Fifth Place in the NL Central’ resumes this […]

Z Win is Z Win – Cubs 4 Astros 2

Game One Hundred – Cubs 4 Astros 2 WP – Carlos Zambrano (7-5) LP – Bud Norris (5-7) Save – Sean Marshall (3) For one of the few times this season, the Chicago Cubs played and won a ballgame without any drama. Carlos Zambrano picked up his first victory in more than a month (June […]

Rambling After the Cubs Didn’t Lose

Hey, everybody, the Cubs didn’t lose yesterday! That is right. They didn’t lose yesterday. Man, what a great feeling. Yep, that is what this season has become. I am happy because they couldn’t lose. That is awful. But we move forward because that is what Cubs fans do. And what is the treat we get […]

Dempster Wilts in the Heat – Cubs 1 Phillies 9

Game Ninety-Nine – Cubs 1 Phillies 9 WP – Vance Worley (6-1) LP – Ryan Dempster (7-7) Save – None The blame game is in full swing on a team that is spiraling toward a 100-loss season. One day it’s the weather, the next it’s the umpires, on Wednesday it was a missed pop up […]

Mismanaged Opportunities – Cubs 2 Phillies 4

Game Ninety-Eight – Cubs 2 Phillies 4 WP – Michael Stutes (4-1) LP – Sean Marshall (5-4, BS 3) Save – Antonio Bastardo (7) The Cubs had several opportunities to beat Cliff Lee for the first time … but Tuesday’s loss is as much on Mike Quade as the players. The Cubs’ manager left his […]

Lopez Over Halladay – Cubs 6 Phillies 1

Game Ninety-Seven – Cubs 6 Phillies 1 WP – Rodrigo Lopez (2-2) LP – Roy Halladay (11-4) Save – None No one gave the Cubs a chance on Monday night against Roy Halladay and the best team in baseball … but this is why they play the games. Rodrigo Lopez out pitched Roy Halladay and […]

The Daily Debacle Continues … Cubs Pounded by the Marlins – Cubs 3 Marlins 13

Game Ninety-Five – Cubs 3 Marlins 13 WP – Javier Vazquez (6-8) LP – Carlos Zambrano (6-5) Save – None Carlos Zambrano came off the disabled list prior to Saturday’s game against Florida and he simply did not have anything. Z’s velocity was down early and the Marlins scored three runs in the first inning. […]