Cubs Survive the Ninth and Beat the Fish – Cubs 2 Marlins 1

Game Ninety-Four – Cubs 2 Marlins 1 WP – Ryan Dempster (7-6) LP – Ricky Nolasco (6-6) Save – Sean Marshall (2) Ryan Dempster was at the top of his game on Friday afternoon and should be the story from Friday’s win against the Marlins. But the continued struggles of Carlos Marmol, coupled with Mike […]

Rambling as the Second Half is Under Way

Wasn’t that nice? What a great break. Three full days used to wash away the stain of a pitiful, pathetic and, well, piss-poor first half of the Cubs’ season. If it could have gone wrong for the Cubs, it did. From head-scratching decisions to abysmal performance on the field, the first half was an awful […]

A Nightmarish Ninth for Marmol, Quade and the Cubs – Cubs 3 Marlins 6

Game Ninety-Three – Cubs 3 Marlins 6 WP – Edward Mujica (7-2) LP – Carlos Marmol (2-3, BS 7) Save – None The Chicago Cubs have made losing an art form this season. Just when you thought they had figured out every possible way to lose a ballgame, Mike Quade’s Cubs take the field. After […]

The All-Star … and a Few Cubs Rumors

Starlin Castro entered the 82nd All-Star Game in the bottom of the fifth inning. Castro pinch ran for Troy Tulowitzki and remained in the game at short. Starlin Castro stole second and third and became the first player to swipe two bags in an All-Star game since Kenny Lofton in 1996. Castro was thrown out […]

Catching Up With the Cubs Rumor Mill

When play resumes on Thursday, the Cubs will have 70 games remaining on their 2011 schedule and Jim Hendry will have several decisions to make that could impact this organization for several years. The July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is 19 days away and the overpaid, underachieving roster that Hendry assembled should have a different […]

Q’s Squad Out Battles the Bucs – Cubs 6 Pirates 3

Game Ninety-One – Cubs 6 Pirates 3 WP – Ryan Dempster (6-6) LP – Kevin Correia (11-7) Save – Carlos Marmol (19) The Cubs rebounded nicely from Friday night’s loss and beat the Pirates for the third time this season. Q’s offense and bullpen was the difference on Saturday night in the Steel City. The […]

Marmol Put One on a Platter for the Pirates – Cubs 4 Pirates 7

Game Ninety – Cubs 4 Pirates 7 WP – Daniel McCutchen (3-1) LP – Sean Marshall (5-3) Save – Joel Hanrahan (26) Friday night was a typical Cubs-Pirates game. The Cubs left the Pirates hanging around, Pittsburgh came back, took the lead late and their pen was able to nail down the win. The Cubs […]

Rambling about the Comeback, yet the Reality

Don’t call it a comeback!! Holy wow. It was fun to be a Cubs fan last night. Yes, you read that right. It was fun to be a Cubs fan. It reminded me of 1989. The Cubs were down 9-0 to the Houston Astros. The game was out of reach and a run away from […]

What a Game … What a Comeback … Cubs Win! – Cubs 10 Nationals 9

Game Eighty-Nine – Cubs 10 Nationals 9 WP – Sean Marshall (5-2) LP – Henry Rodriguez (3-2) Save – Carlos Marmol (18) On a night that was shaping up to be another embarrassing loss, the Cubs mounted their biggest come from behind victory in over three years … May 30, 2008 against the Rockies at […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 07/07/11

Game Eighty-Nine: Cubs (35-53) vs. Nationals (45-43) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Nationals Park, Washington D.C. Matt Garza (4-7, 3.77/1.27) vs. Livan Hernandez (5-8, 3.73/1.35) Updated: 3:45pm CDT – According to multiple reports, Ryan Dempster’s side session Thursday went well […]