From the Wire….Harden and Gaudin to the Cubs

According to reports on ESPN 1000 in Chicago, the Cubs have traded Eric Patterson, Matt Murton, Sean Gallagher and Josh Donaldson to the Oakland A’s for Rich Harden and Chad Gaudin. Updated – 6:07pm C.T. – It’s Official…..The Cubs have acquired Rich Harden, arguably one of the best pitchers in the majors, when healthy. Bruce […]

Two Bad Innings

Game Eighty-Six – Cubs 3 Giants 8 WP – Tim Lincecum (10-1) LP – Sean Gallagher (3-4) Save – None The Cubs struggles on the road continued on Thursday night. The Giants scored 7 of their 8 runs in two big innings….four in the 2nd and three in the 7th. Sean Gallagher gave up 4 […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Giants – 07/03/08

Game Eighty-Six: Cubs (51-34) vs. Giants (37-48) Game Time – 6:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 189 Location – AT & T Park, San Francisco Sean Gallagher (3-3, 4.36/1.38) vs. Tim Lincecum (9-1, 2.38/1.24) Updated – 3:46pm C.T. – Reed Johnson Activated – Eric Patterson Optioned The […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Giants – 07/01/08

Game Eighty-Four: Cubs (50-33) vs. Giants (36-47) Game Time – 9:15pm C.T. Coverage – TV: WGN – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 189 Location – AT & T Park, San Francisco Jason Marquis (6-4, 4.96/1.52) vs. Matt Cain (4-6, 4.44/1.36) Lou Piniella’s crew will try to post back-to-back wins on the road tonight for […]

Out Powered

Game Eighty-One – Cubs 5 White Sox 6 WP – Matt Thornton (4-1) LP – Carlos Marmol (1-3) Save – Bobby Jenks (18) Lou Piniella’s crew lost their third straight for the second time this season in disappointing fashion to the White Sox. The Cubs had plenty of chances to put runs on the board […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. White Sox – 06/28/08

Game Eighty-One: Cubs (49-31) vs. White Sox (44-35) Game Time – 2:55pm C.T. Coverage – TV: FOX Saturday Baseball – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 178 Location – U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago Sean Gallagher (3-3, 3.97/1.32) vs. Javier Vazquez (7-6, 4.24/1.33) Updated – 12:36pm C.T. – According to a report from Bruce Levine on […]

An Utter Collapse

Game Seventy-Three – Cubs 3 Rays 8 WP – Grant Balfour (2-0) LP – Carlos Marmol (1-2) Save – None It took 73 games into the 2008 season for the Cubs to lose their third game in a row. The Tampa Bay Rays swept Lou Piniella’s crew after the bullpen wasted a strong performance by […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Rays – 06/19/08

Game Seventy-Three: Cubs (45-27) vs. Rays (42-29) Game Time – 6:10pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 179 Location – Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg Sean Gallagher (3-3, 4.54/1.37) vs. James Shields (4-5, 3.91/1.18) The Cubs will try to salvage the final game of the series tonight and avoid […]

Thrown a Curve

Yogi Berra once said the game of baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical…. unfortunately that describes Rich Hill. The very talented southpaw possesses all of the talent needed to succeed at the big league level, he proved that a year ago. And after a solid, to very good, first full season […]

Blame Canada

Game Sixty-Eight – Cubs 2 Blue Jays 3 WP – A.J. Burnett (6-6) LP – Sean Gallagher (3-3) Save – B.J. Ryan (14) Lou Piniella’s crew dropped their first series opener since May 5th after leaving 11 on base and in the process snapped their 4-game winning streak. The Cubs loaded the bases in two […]