For the Birds

Game Seventy-Nine – Cubs 4 Orioles 11 WP – Radhames Liz (2-0) LP – Jason Marquis (6-4) Save – None Lou Piniella’s crew became the last team in the majors to record their 30th loss of the season following just their third series defeat at home of the year. The Orioles became only the second […]

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Comeback Falls Short

Game Seventy-One – Cubs 2 Rays 3 WP – Grant Balfour (1-0) LP – Neal Cotts (0-1) Save – Troy Percival (16) Lou Piniella’s offense was very quiet in the first game at his old stomping grounds….until the 9th inning. Geovany Soto led off the 9th with the hardest hit ball of the game for […]

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Zhaky Ztart..Zolid Middle..Znuff at the End..Cubs Win!

Game Fifty-Eight – Cubs 7 Padres 6 WP – Carlos Zambrano (8-1) LP – Cha Seung Baek (1-2) Save – Kerry Wood (15) Lou Piniella’s crew held on to win the first game of the road trip after coming back from a 3-0 deficit in the 1st inning. Carlos Zambrano had little to no command, […]

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No Let Down

Game Fifty-Six – Cubs 5 Rockies 4 WP – Ryan Dempster (7-2) LP – Glendon Rusch (1-3) Save – Carlos Marmol (3) Lou Piniella’s crew came from behind once again after the Rockies took a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning. Ryan Dempster drove in Kosuke Fukudome with the Cubs’ first run in the bottom […]

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Couldn’t Hold ‘Em

Game Twenty-Six – Cubs 7 Brewers 10 WP – Ben Sheets (4-0) LP – Jason Marquis (1-1) Save – Eric Gagne (8) For the first time this season the Cubs lost a game in which they scored at least 4 runs as they were out hit on a cold night at Wrigley. The Cubs offense […]

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Blanked

Game Twenty-Five – Cubs 0 Nationals 2 WP – John Lannan (2-2) LP – Ted Lilly (1-4) Save – Jon Rauch (4) A day after recording their first shutout of the season, the Nationals returned the favor and shutout the Cubs for the first time this year. Ted Lilly turned in the Cubs fourth quality […]

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A Milestone

Game Twenty-One – Cubs 7 Rockies 6 – 10 innings WP – Kerry Wood (2-0, BS 2) LP – Kip Wells (1-1) Save – Carlos Marmol (2) The Chicago Cubs won their 10,000 game in dramatic, come from behind fashion. Lou Piniella’s crew took a 3-0 lead into the 6th inning behind a very good […]

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Piniella Announces Rotation and Closer

According to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times, Ryan Dempster and Jason Marquis will join Carlos Zambrano, Rich Hill and Ted Lilly in the Cubs’ starting rotation. Jon Lieber will work as Piniella’s long man out of the bullpen. Dempster will be inserted into the 3rd spot in the rotation behind Ted Lilly and make […]

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Ball Four….Ball Eight….Ball Twelve

Spring Training Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 8 Rockies 6 WP – Neal Cotts (1-2) LP – Manny Corpas (0-1) Save – Michael Wuertz (1) The Cubs offense picked the right day to break out of their rut and score their third highest run total of the spring. Somehow, someway, Lou Piniella’s crew managed to win […]

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Zharp

Spring Training Game Nineteen – Cubs 4 Angels (ss) 1 WP – Carlos Zambrano (1-0) LP – Nick Green (0-1) Save – Kerry Wood (1) Carlos Zambrano pitched the way a team’s ace is supposed to against a split squad team in Spring Training on Sunday. He dominated the game. Zambrano was scheduled to throw […]

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