Posts tagged "Jeff Baker"

Cubs In Haiku: Ubs 9, Another Team 3

The Cubs and Red Sox wore the same uniforms the teams used in the 1918 World Series.  It looked pretty nice. Throwback uniforms Made Saturday’s game look strange Was it Ubs v. Blanks? But one good inning With some big Red Sox errors Evens the series A scary moment Marlon Byrd hit in the face... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: 3 Games, 1 Good Inning

The Cubs celebrate Kosuke Fukudome’s walk-off hit in the ninth inning on Saturday (Tribune photo by Brian Cassella) Did you catch the ninth On Saturday afternoon? Not much else to see Three games against the Reds resulted in two more losses for the Cubs.  The only highlight was a very exciting ninth inning comeback on... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 10, Dodgers 8

Ted Lilly returned to Wrigley Field on Saturday, but left the game in the fifth after giving up five runs to his former team. (Tribune photo by Brian Cassella)  The Cubs continue Perfect mediocrity Major league record The Cubs set a Major League record on Saturday, surpassing the mark previously set by the Yankess and... Read more »
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Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 12, Angels 1

This clown is the grandfather of Angels pitcher, Trevor Bell, who struck out the only batter he faced on Sunday Cubs get some revenge With eighteen hit victory Happy Fathers’ Day Serious baseball All the Cubs starters got hits No clowning around But in the eighth frame Bozo’s grandson  Pitched for the Angels Faced just... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 9, Brewers 5

A fine homecoming Nady, Baker and A-Ram All hit the long ball It would be nice if the Cubs weren’t relying so much on home runs, but it’s exciting when you see three of ‘em in person on Opening Day.  There was even some nifty baserunning by Ryan Theriot, who stole two bases and (according... Read more »

Cubs in Haiku: Cubs 4, Reds 3

The bullpen does it! D-Lee defense helps Grabow Marmol gets three K’s. After a rocky start, Carlos Zambrano settled down and was tough through seven innings.  Home runs by Fukudome, Soriano and Baker brought the Cubs back from an early 3-0 deficit and the bullpen gave up no runs.  John Grabow got some help from... Read more »
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Cubs In Haiku: Giants 5, Cubs 1

Cubs get just five hitsWhile the Giants get fourteenYou don’t win that way I was watching the Bears and only checking in on the Cubs game.  But I did manage to see their one offensive push.  With two out in the ninth inning, a Jeff Baker double and Bobby Scales triple managed to prevent a... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Giants 5, Cubs 1

Cubs get just five hitsWhile the Giants get fourteenYou don’t win that way I was watching the Bears and only checking in on the Cubs game.  But I did manage to see their one offensive push.  With two out in the ninth inning, a Jeff Baker double and Bobby Scales triple managed to prevent a... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 3, Giants 2

Baker’s the heroNinth inning, two-run homerGives the Cubs a win The “elimination number” is one – just one Cubs loss or Cardinal win means the Central Division race is over.  With the Cardinals idle Thrusday night, the Cubs did not want to hand them the title by losing to the Giants.  But down one run... Read more »
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Cubs In Haiku: Cardinals 4, Cubs 2

Strange top of the ninth Sean Marshall moved to left field Then back to the mound  Piniella’s slick move Stopped the Cards’ threat, but could not Get the Cubs to score It was one of strangest things we’ve seen in a long time. After replacing Angel Guzman and giving up a walk to load the... Read more »