Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/17/12

With the return of some players from injuries, the system took a turn for the better, going 8-2 to start the week. Peoria welcomed back Anthony Giansanti, as he played a big part in their three wins. Daytona had an off-day and a rainout, but won on Monday thanks to Austin Kirk. Junior Lake has […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/14/12

The system closed out the week going 6-9 for a total record of 13-14. A rainout in which Daytona was leading 6-0 on Friday may have evened the record. While inconsistencies still plague the system there appears a light at the end of the tunnel. Peoria and Daytona are finally hitting. As Paul Hoilman, Taiwan […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/07/12

Thrills, chills, and spills abound in the roller coaster ride that was the Cubs minor league system this week. Blowouts occurred, but who was on the winning end? The tightrope act that is the Tennessee Smokies kept viewers on the edge of their seats. Paul Hoilman now sports an 18-game hitting streak, while Nelson Perez […]

Rambling Whilst Honing My Closing Skills

It is sad to look up in the middle of work on a Thursday, see the Cubs are winning 3-0, think, “you know what, this team isn’t all that horrible,” and then check 60 minutes later to see they lost in extra innings thanks to most recent staging of “Captain Carlos’ Walk-A-Thon.” Sound like your […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 05/03/12

Game Twenty-Five: Cubs (9-15) vs. Reds (11-12) Game Time – 11:35am CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 184/901 Location – Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Ryan Dempster (0-1, 1.33/0.93) vs. Homer Bailey (1-2, 3.60/1.36) Updated – 9:02am CDT – Ryan Dempster and Kerry Wood Activated from 15-day DL […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 05/02/12

Game Twenty-Four: Cubs (8-15) vs. Reds (11-11) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187/903 Location – Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Jeff Samardzija (2-1, 4.13/1.42) vs. Bronson Arroyo (1-0, 2.70/1.09) Weather permitting … The Cubs and Reds look to open their now two-game series […]

Catching Up with the Cubs After a Rainout

The Cubs and Reds received a “night off” thanks to Mother Nature. Weather permitting, the now two-game series will begin Wednesday night and conclude Thursday afternoon. A make-up date for Tuesday’s game has not been announced. The Cubs make one more trip back to Cincinnati this season (August 17 – August 19) and the game […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 05/01/12

Game Twenty-Four: Cubs (8-15) vs. Reds (11-11) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 184/903 Location – Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Jeff Samardzija (2-1, 4.13/1.42) vs. Bronson Arroyo (1-0, 2.70/1.09) Updated – 8:12pm CDT – Tuesday night’s game between the Cubs and Reds has […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Phillies – 04/30/12

Game Twenty-Three: Cubs (8-14) vs. Phillies (10-12) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet, ESPN Monday Night Baseball – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183/902 Location – Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia Chris Volstad (0-3, 6.14/1.27) vs. Vance Worley (2-1, 2.16/1.24) If Dale Sveum’s team can figure out a way to post […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Phillies – 04/29/12

Game Twenty-Two: Cubs (7-14) vs. Phillies (10-11) Game Time – 12:35pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183/904 Location – Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia Matt Garza (1-1, 3.38/1.05) vs. Kyle Kendrick (0-1, 9.39/2.48) The Cubs will try to get back in the win column this afternoon behind Matt […]