Silva Stays in the Mix – Cubs 3 A’s 1

Spring Training Game Twenty-Seven – Cubs 3 A’s 1 WP – Carlos Silva (1-2) LP – Gio Gonzalez (1-1) Save – Kerry Wood (1) Nearly six weeks after pitchers and catchers reported to Fitch Park, Carlos Silva finally showed up to camp. Silva, by far, put together his best outing of the spring Wednesday against […]

A Dandy for Randy – Cubs 3 Giants 2

Spring Training Game Twenty-Five – Cubs 3 Giants (ss) 2 – 10 innings WP – Marcos Mateo (1-0) LP – Josh Banks (0-1) Save – None Q’s crew finally posted a win, the 10th of the spring, in front of a record crowd at HoHoKam Park. 13,465 packed into the Cubs spring home and were […]

Cubs Pounded by the Padres in Peoria – Cubs 4 Padres 14

Spring Training Game Twenty-Four – Cubs 4 Padres 14 WP – Aaron Harang (2-1) LP – Matt Garza (0-3) Save – None Q’s crew had a very rough afternoon in Peoria. Not only did the pitching staff allow 14 runs for the second straight game but two of the pitchers that figure in the Cubs’ […]

Cubs Drop Fourth of Z Spring to Z Reds – Cubs 13 Reds 14

Spring Training Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 13 Reds 14 WP – Jared Burton (1-1) LP – Carlos Silva (0-2, BS 1) Save – Jeremy Horst (1) The largest crowd of the year at HoHoKam Park, the fourth largest in the history of the park, was treated to a lot of offense … and another Cubs […]

Cubs Win One, Lose One and Throw the Ball All Over the Place – Cubs 8 A’s 1, Cubs 2 Rockies 4

Spring Training Game Twenty – Cubs (ss) 8 A’s (ss) 1 WP – Trey McNutt (1-0) LP – Brett Anderson (1-2) Save – None Spring Training Game Twenty-One – Cubs (ss) 2 Rockies 4 WP – Esmil Rogers (1-0) LP – Randy Wells (1-1) Save – None Q’s crew played their fourth and final split […]

Catching Up on Cubs Spring Training News and Notes

The Cubs 2011 exhibition season has hit the home stretch. Opening Day at Wrigley is two weeks from Friday and Q’s crew still has work to do … and decisions to make. Jim Hendry and company are expected to announce the second round of roster cuts following Tuesday’s split squad games against the Rockies and […]

Z Cubs Zweep Sunday’s Zplit Zquad Games – Cubs 4 Dodgers 3, Cubs 7 D-Backs 5

Spring Training Game Seventeen – Cubs (ss) 4 Dodgers (ss) 3 – 10 innings WP – Jeff Stevens (1-0) LP – Michael Antonini (0-1) Save – None Spring Training Game Eighteen – Cubs (ss) 7 Diamondbacks 5 WP – Braden Looper (1-0) LP – Daniel Hudson (1-1) Save – None After dropping both split squad […]

Cubs Lose a Pair of One-Run Games to the Reds – Cubs 6 Reds 7, Cubs 8 Reds 9

Spring Training Game Fifteen – Cubs (ss) 6 Reds (ss) 7 WP – Jordan Smith (2-0, BS 2) LP – Todd Wellemeyer (1-2, BS 1) Save – Logan Ondrusek (1) Spring Training Game Sixteen – Cubs (ss) 8 Reds (ss) 9 WP – Scott Carroll (1-0) LP – Robert Coello (0-1, BS 1) Save – […]

The North Side Beat the South Side … in the Desert – Cubs 4 White Sox 3

Spring Training Game Fourteen – Cubs 4 White Sox 3 WP – Ryan Dempster (1-0) LP – Mark Buehrle (0-2) Save – None Ryan Dempster became the first Cubs’ starter to complete five innings of work this spring. Dempster set the bar Friday afternoon in Glendale for the pitchers that followed. Dempster tossed five innings […]

The Cubs Scratch One Out on Ron Santo Day – Cubs 2 Indians 1

Spring Training Game Thirteen – Cubs 2 Indians 1 WP – Andrew Cashner (1-0) LP – Vinnie Pestano (0-1) Save – None For the third time in the last six games Q’s crew won an exhibition game in their last at bat. The Cubs offense was non-existent Thursday afternoon. They managed only four hits but […]