Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Phillies – 04/12/08

Game Eleven: Cubs (6-4) vs. Phillies (5-6) Game Time – 6:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 174, 183 Location – Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia Ted Lilly (0-1, 9.72/1.68) vs. Cole Hamels (1-1, 1.20/1.00) A sixteenth of the 2008 season is complete. The Cubs are 6-4 and have […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Mariners – 03/28/08

Spring Training Game Thirty-One: Cubs (14-14-2) vs. Mariners (12-15) Game Time – 9:15pm C.T. TV: WGN TV, MLB.TV – Radio: 720 WGN, Gameday Audio on MLB.com Location – Cashman Field, Las Vegas Ted Lilly (0-0, 6.00/1.40) vs. Carlos Silva (0-2, 9.20/2.18) The final tune-up of the spring for the Cubs begins tonight in Las Vegas […]

Winding Down?

The definition of “unlikely” according to Merriam-Webster is: not likely, improbable, likely to fail….and that was the word Andy MacPhail used on Wednesday to update the media on the possibility of Brian Roberts being traded to the Cubs. Fitting, isn’t it? While Brian Roberts appears to be staying in Baltimore, the Cubs made more roster […]

Starting to Click?

Spring Training Game Twenty-Six – Cubs 7 Padres 3 WP – Jason Marquis (1-1) LP – Greg Maddux (1-1) Save – None Lou Piniella’s offense has finally started putting runs on the board. Over the past 4 games the Cubs have tallied a total of 26 runs, the same amount they scored in the 7 […]

Showcasing?

Spring Training Game Twenty – Cubs 6 Royals 5 WP – Kevin Hart (1-0) LP – Joakim Soria (1-1, BS – 1) Save – None If the reports are accurate about the numerous scouts in attendance during recent Cubs’ games, then Jason Marquis and Ronny Cedeno picked the right time to have a good day […]

Another Late Spring Loss

Spring Training Game Eighteen – Cubs 3 White Sox 5 WP – Scott Linebrink (1-0) LP – Neal Cotts (0-2, BS 1) Save – D.J. Carrasco (2) Lou Piniella’s lineup was missing the Big Three of Aramis Ramirez, Derrek Lee and Alfonso Soriano while Ozzie Guillen played all but one of his projected everyday line-up….and […]

Nothing In Between

Spring Training Game Thirteen – Cubs 4 Brewers 6 WP – Dave Bush (1-0) LP – Rich Hill (0-1) Save – Brian Shouse (1) The Cubs offense picked up where they left off on Sunday with an impressive 1st inning against Dave Bush….3 runs on 3 hits with a walk. Aramis Ramirez drove in pair […]

After Twelve Games….

After starting the exhibition season, 1-3, Lou Piniella’s crew have won 4 of the last 7 and in the process have shown improvement over the past week. Mark DeRosa is expected back on the field on Monday in Maryville while this past week Aramis Ramirez, Alfonso Soriano and Daryle Ward all returned from various injuries. […]

Walking in the Sand

Spring Training Game Seven – Cubs 4 Diamondbacks 5 WP – Brooks Brown (1-0) LP – Tim Lahey (0-1, BS 1) Save – Bill Murphy (1) Carlos Zambrano pitched for the second time this spring with a better result than his previous start last Friday. Not only did Zambrano throw 3 innings of shutout ball […]

Back in the Win Column

Spring Training Game Five – Cubs 6 Mariners 5 WP – Jeff Samardzija (1-0) LP – Robert Rohrbaugh (0-1) Save – None Ronny Cedeno made his first start of the spring in centerfield and was 3-for-5 in the leadoff spot but was picked off 1st base in the 3rd inning. Jake Fox added a double, […]