Cubs Sweep Away the Snakes – Cubs 8 Diamondbacks 3

Game Eighty-Five – Cubs 8 Diamondbacks 3 WP – Ryan Dempster (7-7) LP – Edwin Jackson (6-7) Save – None Lou Piniella’s crew took advantage of the Diamondbacks less than stellar pitching staff and completed the three-game sweep on Wednesday night … the Cubs first ever sweep against the D’Backs in their home park. The […]

Cubs News and Rumors after the Holiday Weekend

When will Jim Hendry start making changes to his roster? Hendry is with the team on their final trip of the first half and was on hand at Chase Field with Greg Maddux Monday afternoon. Lou’s crew put together a solid effort against a struggling Diamondbacks’ team but his roster has shown no signs of […]

Cubs Walk a Tightrope … and Win a Series Opener – Cubs 9 Diamondbacks 4

Game Eighty-Three – Cubs 9 Diamondbacks 4 WP – Tom Gorzelanny (3-5) LP – Ian Kennedy (3-7) Save – None Lou Piniella’s crew ended an ugly 11-game stretch of dropping the first game of a series Monday afternoon. For the first time since May 25 the Chicago Cubs won a series opener. Kosuke Fukudome had […]

Home Run Derby at Wrigley Field – Cubs 3 Reds 14

Game Eighty-Two – Cubs 3 Reds 14 WP – Mike Leake (6-1) LP – Ted Lilly (3-7) Save – None The Cincinnati Reds embarrassed the Chicago Cubs once again on Sunday afternoon. The Reds won the four-game series, 3-1, and broke the game open again in the seventh inning. The Reds took a 5-3 lead […]

Wells, Wells, Wells … Cubs Win! – Cubs 3 Reds 1

Game Eighty-One – Cubs 3 Reds 1 WP – Randy Wells (4-6) LP – Jordan Smith (1-1) Save – Carlos Marmol (15) The Chicago Cubs posted a win Saturday afternoon behind an excellent outing by Randy Wells. Wells took a no-hitter into the seventh and left with two outs in the eighth after allowing a […]

Lou’s Lollygaggers Find Another Way to Lose – Cubs 0 Reds 12

Game Eighty – Cubs 0 Reds 12 WP – Bronson Arroyo (8-4) LP – Ryan Dempster (6-7) Save – None The Cubs offense was pathetic once again Friday afternoon. Lou Piniella’s crew managed only two hits and two walks through the first six innings … but they found themselves down by a 1-0 score. Ryan […]

Twin Killings Kill the Cubs – Cubs 2 Reds 3

Game Seventy-Nine – Cubs 2 Reds 3 – 10 innings WP – Jordan Smith (1-0) LP – Bobby Howry (1-2) Save – Francisco Cordero (22) The Cubs blues in series openers continued Thursday afternoon as they dropped their 11th straight first game of a set. It was the same old story for the Cubs as […]

Pirate Slapped – Cubs 0 Pirates 2

Game Seventy-Eight – Cubs 0 Pirates 2 WP – Brad Lincoln (1-2) LP – Andrew Cashner (0-3) Save – Octavio Dotel (16) Following the Cubs’ fourth shutout in 11 games, Lou Piniella said, “This game here was a nice little synopsis of what our season has been like.” Lou is right … poor defense, no […]

As Z World Turns – Cubs 0 White Sox 6

Game Seventy-Three – Cubs 0 White Sox 6 WP – Jake Peavy (7-5) LP – Carlos Zambrano (3-6) Save – None Friday was yet another embarrassing day for the Chicago Cubs. Not only did Carlos Zambrano meltdown again, but more importantly the Cubs lost to the White Sox … and dropped back to nine games […]

Cubs Battle in Extras to Grab-ow a Win – Cubs 3 Mariners 2

Game Seventy-Two – Cubs 3 Mariners 2 – 13 innings WP – John Grabow (1-3) LP – Garrett Olsen (0-2) Save – Tom Gorzelanny (1) It took 13 innings but the Cubs scratched out a win Thursday afternoon in Seattle. Marlon Byrd drove in the winning run in the top of the 13th with the […]