Dempster Sizzles … Offense Fizzles – Cubs 1 Dodgers 2

Spring Training Game Twenty-Six – Cubs 1 Dodgers 2 – 10 innings WP – Travis Schlichting (1-0) LP – Jeff Samardzija (1-1) Save – None The Chicago Cubs played the Los Angeles Dodgers for the third and final time of the spring … and for the third time, the game was decided in the last […]

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions … and Other Cubs Notes

Mike Quade along with members of his coach staff are scheduled to meet with Jim Hendry and the front office Tuesday morning to discuss the team’s roster. The main topics up for debate are the backup catcher’s job, backup infielder, second base, two spots in the pen, and the fourth and fifth spots in the […]

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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 […]

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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’ […]

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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 […]

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No Luck Against the A’s – Cubs 5 A’s 6

Spring Training Game Twenty-Two – Cubs 5 A’s 6 WP – Brian Fuentes (1-0) LP – Sean Marshall (0-2, BS 2) Save – None After a much-needed day off, the Cubs cranked things back up Thursday … and unfortunately it was more of the same for Q’s crew. The Cubs took a 5-3 lead into […]

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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 […]

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All Eyes on Garza – Cubs 3 Mariners 5

Spring Training Game Nineteen – Cubs 3 Mariners 5 WP – Cesar Jimenez (1-0) LP – Austin Bibens-Dirkx (0-1) Save – Justin Miller (1) Monday afternoon in Peoria was all about Matt Garza. Mike Quade ran out a starting lineup, with the exception of Kosuke Fukudome, that figures to begin the year in Des Moines. […]

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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 […]

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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 – […]

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