Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 05/30/12

Game Fifty: Cubs (17-32) vs. Padres (17-34) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Ryan Dempster (0-3, 2.14/1.06) vs. Anthony Bass (2-5, 3.55/1.23) Dale Sveum’s team has a shot of doing something they have not done all season today […]

Samardzija, Alotta ‘D’ and Enough ‘O’ … Cubs Win Two in a Row – Cubs 5, Padres 3

Game Forty-Nine – Cubs 5, Padres 3 WP – Jeff Samardzija (5-3) LP – Eric Stults (1-1) Save – James Russell (1) Jeff Samardzija put together another quality start and Alfonso Soriano (1-for-4 with a home run) went deep for the second day in a row. But it was the Cubs’ defense and bullpen that […]

Garza Can’t Keep the Ball in the Park … Cubs Drop Twelfth in a Row – Cubs 4, Pirates 10

Game Forty-Seven – Cubs 4, Pirates 10 WP – Erik Bedard (3-5) LP – Matt Garza (2-3) Save – None The Cubs just avoided being shutout for the second time in three games and lost their 12th in a row in a game they were never in. Matt Garza put his team into a hole […]

Can’t Buy a Clutch Hit or a Win … Cubs Drop Tenth in a Row – Cubs 0, Pirates 1

Game Forty-Five – Cubs 0, Pirates 1 WP – A.J. Burnett (3-2) LP – Ryan Dempster (0-3) Save – Joel Hanrahan (11) Ten hits, all singles, and not one run Friday night for the Chicago Cubs in Pittsburgh. The Cubs had plenty of chances to end their losing streak but could not deliver and have […]

Rambling from the Abyss

I really don’t know what to say. I am at a loss for words. What is there to say? There is not an answer. And if you think Anthony Rizzo is one, put down the drink right now. I saw the movie “The Abyss” when I was young. I really don’t remember anything other than […]

Number Nine … Number Nine – Cubs 1, Astros 5

Game Forty-Four – Cubs 1, Astros 5 WP – Wandy Rodriguez (4-4) LP – Jeff Samardzija (4-3) Save – None A two-out, two-run bloop triple by J.D. Martinez gave the Astros an insurmountable 2-1 lead in the fourth inning. The Astros tacked on three in the eighth off Rafael Dolis and turned a one-run game […]

Garza Rocked … Cubs Drop Seventh in a Row – Cubs 4, Astros 8

Game Forty-Two – Cubs 4, Astros 8 WP – Bud Norris (5-1) LP – Matt Garza (2-2) Save – None The Cubs lost their season-worst seventh straight game and if not for scoring four runs in the ninth, Dale Sveum’s team would have been shut out for the second day in a row. The Cubs […]

Shelled, Shutout and Swept – Cubs 0, White Sox 6

Game Forty-One – Cubs 0, White Sox 6 WP – Jake Peavy (5-1) LP – Paul Maholm (4-3) Save – None On a day with the wind howling out, the Cubs offense could not get the ball past the mound and were shutout for the first time this season while the White Sox continued playing […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. White Sox – 05/20/12

Game Forty-One: Cubs (15-25) vs. White Sox (20-21) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet (Cubs), WGN TV (White Sox) – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 186/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Paul Maholm (4-2, 4.35/1.17) vs. Jake Peavy (4-1, 2.65/0.92) The Cubs will shoot to avoid the sweep at the […]

Dempster and the Cubs Dump Fifth in a Row – Cubs 4, White Sox 7

Game Forty – Cubs 4, White Sox 7 WP – John Danks (3-4) LP – Ryan Dempster (0-2) Save – None Dale Sveum’s Cubs dropped their fifth game in a row and looked to be well on their way to being shutout for the first time this season. The White Sox took a 7-0 lead […]