Nothing Clutch About These Cubs – Cubs 3 Astros 4

Game Ninety-Six – Cubs 3 Astros 4 – 12 innings WP – Brandon Lyon (6-4) LP – Bobby Howry (1-3) Save – Gustavo Chacin (1) What a difference 15 hours can make. A day after one of the more memorable comebacks during the Lou Piniella Era, the Cubs fell crashing back to earth Wednesday afternoon […]

Silva One and Done – Cubs 5 Astros 11

Game Ninety-Four – Cubs 5 Astros 11 WP – Wandy Rodriguez (7-11) LP – Carlos Silva (9-4) Save – None The Cubs have seen why the Mariners were so eager to rid themselves of Carlos Silva in his last two starts. Carlos Silva was beyond horrible once again and followed up his 1 1/3 outing […]

Five Walks, A Dropped Ball … Another Ugly Loss for the Cubs – Cubs 1 Phillies 4

Game Ninety-Two – Cubs 1 Phillies 4 WP – Chad Durbin (1-1) LP – Carlos Marmol (2-2, BS 4) Save – Brad Lidge (7) Carlos Marmol picked a bad time to have his worst outing of the season. After winning the first two games of the season, the Cubs took a 1-0 lead into the […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Phillies – 07/16/10

Game Ninety-One: Cubs (40-50) vs. Phillies (47-41) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Ted Lilly (3-8, 4.08/1.15) vs. Joe Blanton (3-5, 6.41/1.51) Can Lou Piniella’s crew win back-to-back games to start the second half? The Cubs’ offense put […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Phillies – 07/15/10

Game Ninety: Cubs (39-50) vs. Phillies (47-40) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WCIU – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 184 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Ryan Dempster (7-7, 3.61/1.20) vs. Jamie Moyer (9-8, 4.51/1.08) It’s the unofficial start to the second half of the season and while the Cubs’ post-season aspirations […]

Ramblings while watching the Home Run Derby

Ahhh … the All-Star break. Time for a few days off from actual games and time for the players to relax, recoup and re-focus. And I think the Cubs could really use some of this R & R. Also, like many of you, I look forward to a bit of break of this baseball team. […]

A Fitting End to the Cubs First Half – Cubs 0 Dodgers 7

Game Eighty-Nine – Cubs 0 Dodgers 7 WP – Vicente Padilla (4-2) LP – Carlos Silva (9-3) Save – None All of the issues that led to the Cubs horrible first half were on full display Sunday night. Poor defense and fundamentals, little to no offense, over aggressiveness at the plate, no runs in the […]

Sunday Cubs Rumors … Lilly, Nady and Theriot on the Block

The Cubs miserable first half comes to an end Sunday night in Los Angeles and it appears Jim Hendry is on the verge of making changes. Ted Lilly, Xavier Nady and Ryan Theriot could and should be in their final days with the Cubs … here’s the latest from the mill.

An Unhappy Ending for the Cubs in La-La Land – Cubs 7 Dodgers 9

Game Eighty-Seven – Cubs 7 Dodgers 9 WP – Chad Billingsley (7-4) LP – Ted Lilly (3-8) Save – None The Cubs dropped game two Friday night in the City of Angels after Ted Lilly, Mitch Atkins and Bobby Howry gave up nine runs to the Dodgers in the first six innings. The Cubs made […]

Another Day … Another One-Run Loss for the Cubs – Cubs 2 Dodgers 3

Game Eighty-Six – Cubs 2 Dodgers 3 WP – Clayton Kershaw (9-4) LP – Randy Wells (4-7) Save – Jonathan Broxton (19) Lou Piniella’s crew simply cannot win close ballgames. The Cubs lost their 20th one-run game Thursday night in Los Angeles (11-20) … after Rafael Furcal stuck it to the Cubs once again. The […]