No Patience Leads to Problems in Houston

Game Forty-Seven – Cubs 3 Astros 5 WP – Shawn Chacon (1-0) LP – Sean Gallagher (1-1) Save – Jose Valverde (14) Lou Piniella’s crew completed their 13-game stretch with two disappointing losses to the Astros after an impressive win on Monday. For the second night in a row the Cubs jumped out to an […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 05/21/08

Game Forty-Seven: Cubs (28-18) vs. Astros (26-21) Game Time – 7:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Minute Maid Park, Houston Sean Gallagher (1-0, 4.40/1.47) vs. Shawn Chacon (0-0, 4.14/1.47) After a less than stellar performance on Tuesday night, Lou Piniella’s crew will look to […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 05/18/08

Game Forty-Four: Cubs (26-17) vs. Pirates (21-22) Game Time – 1:20pm C.T. Coverage – TV: WGN – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jason Marquis (1-3, 5.26/1.73) vs. Phil Dumatrait (1-1, 3.96/1.46) Updated – 11:36am C.T. – Ward Placed on 15-Day DL and Hoffpauir Called-up Today is an important […]

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A Quality Start and a Hot Bat

Game Forty-Two – Cubs 7 Pirates 4 WP – Sean Gallagher (1-0) LP – Tom Gorzelanny (3-4) Save – Kerry Wood (9) Sean Gallagher did what a Major League pitcher is supposed to do when given a big lead….he threw strikes and the result was his first big league win. Gallagher tossed 5 scoreless innings, […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 05/16/08

Game Forty-Two: Cubs (25-16) vs. Pirates (20-21) Game Time – 1:20pm C.T. Coverage – TV: WGN – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Sean Gallagher (0-0, 6.48/1.68) vs. Tom Gorzelanny (3-3, 5.97/1.76) While the rest of baseball starts interleague play today, the Cubs open a 3-game series against the […]

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Gallagher to the Rotation?

According to a report in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday night, Sean Gallagher could make his second big league start against the Pirates next weekend. The Cubs will start Carlos Zambrano in the opener against the Padres on Monday. Jason Marquis will face Shawn Estes on Tuesday, Ted Lilly will go against Jake Peavy on […]

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Sweeping the Snakes

Game Thirty-Seven – Cubs 6 Diamondbacks 4 WP – Carlos Marmol (1-0) LP – Tony Pena (0-1) Save – Kerry Wood (7) For the third game in a row the Cubs came from behind to pick up an impressive win….and in the process completed a 3-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks for the first time […]

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What’s A Shakin’?

Lou Piniella is not happy and according to a report in the Tribune….neither was the rest of the clubhouse after being shutout by the Reds on Wednesday afternoon. The Cubs’ skipper mentioned, on several occasions, earlier in the week that changes are on the way, but what can and should be done with a team, […]

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A Long(ball) Afternoon

Game Thirty-Four – Cubs 0 Reds 9 WP – Edinson Volquez (5-1) LP – Jon Lieber (2-2) Save – None The Cubs 6-game road trip did not end the way Lou Piniella had envisioned. The Reds offense woke up, a day after being shutout, and a new Cub killer was born in the lopsided loss. […]

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Cedeno in Center?…. and Other Possible Moves

According to a report in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday night, Ronny Cedeno could be seeing some playing time in centerfield. Ivan DeJesus has been working with Cedeno as Lou Piniella tries to find a way to get his bat into the lineup. The report speculated that if Cedeno can be used in center then […]

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