Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 04/12/12

Game Seven: Cubs (1-5) vs. Brewers (4-2) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185/904 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Matt Garza (0-0, 3.00/1.00) vs. Zack Greinke (1-0, 0.00/0.57) The Cubs first homestand of the season comes to an end this afternoon with the last […]

Nothing-for-the-Day with Runners in Scoring Position – Cubs 1, Brewers 2

Game Six – Cubs 1, Brewers 2 WP – Yovani Gallardo (1-1) LP – Ryan Dempster (0-1) Save – John Axford (2) Ryan Dempster did his job Wednesday afternoon and put his team in position to win a game. For the fifth time in six games, the Cubs jumped out to an early lead but […]

A Wild, Wild Night for Maholm and the Bullpen – Cubs 4, Brewers 7

Game Five – Cubs 4, Brewers 7 WP – Chris Narveson (1-0) LP – Paul Maholm (0-1) Save – Francisco Rodriguez (1) Tuesday’s game was pretty much over before it ever got started … but to the Cubs credit they never quit playing. Paul Maholm made his Cubs’ debut Tuesday night and his performance is […]

Cubs Caught Looking – Cubs 5, Brewers 7

Game Four – Cubs 5, Brewers 7 WP – Shaun Marcum (1-0) LP – Shawn Camp (0-1) Save – John Axford (1) The Cubs came up short Monday night against the Brewers after they loaded the bases with two out in the ninth. The Cubs entered the final inning down 7-3 and scored two runs […]

Samardzija! – Cubs 4, Nationals 3

Game Three – Cubs 4, Nationals 3 WP – Jeff Samardzija (1-0) LP – Jordan Zimmermann (0-1) Save – Carlos Marmol (1) After back-to-back demoralizing losses to begin the season, Dale Sveum needed a good outing from Jeff Samardzija … and what Sveum ended up getting was just short of a spectacular performance from Jeff […]

Wood and Marmol Implode, Give Another One Away – Cubs 4, Nationals 7

Game Two – Cubs 4, Nationals 7 WP – Ryan Mattheus (1-0) LP – Kerry Wood (0-1) Save – Henry Rodriquez (1) What started out as a good game for the Chicago Cubs turned ugly again in the eighth inning. The Cubs took a 4-2 lead into the eighth after a solid start by Matt […]

Riding the Wind: How Ryan Dempster Got Lucky

Kerry Wood’s performance wasn’t the only problem with Thursday’s 2-1 loss to the Washington Nationals. No, another problem lurked below the surface, one that you wouldn’t necessarily notice because of the results. That cryptic explanation points to Ryan Dempster’s performance.

Cubs Interested in John Lannan?

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs inquired again about lefty John Lannan. The Sun-Times reported “the Cubs already had talked to the Nationals about lefty pitching, including Lannan and former Cub Tom Gorzelanny” with Marlon Byrd being included in those discussions.

Cubs Pen Blows Opening Day – Cubs 1, Nationals 2

Game One – Cubs 1, Nationals 2 WP – Tyler Clippard (1-0) LP – Carlos Marmol (0-1) Save – Brad Lidge (1) The Chicago Cubs took a 1-0 lead into the eighth inning after seven shutout innings from Ryan Dempster and a two-out RBI single by Marlon Byrd in the fourth. The Cubs offense was […]

The Roster, Renovations, Theo Epstein … and Other Cubs News and Notes on the Eve of Opening Day

Spring Training is over and before long it will become a distant memory. Now the real work begins. The Cubs still have decisions that must be made with the roster. The Cubs active roster currently consists of 31 players and must be trimmed to 25 by Wednesday afternoon. The Cubs have made several announcements over […]