Posts tagged "Reds"

Twitter In Haiku: The Ninth Inning

Twitter In Haiku: The Ninth Inning
A change of format today – the haiku will come later. I was busy last night and didn’t tune into the Cubs game until the 8th inning, with the Cubs losing 3-0. Just as Pat and Ron started wondering if the Cubs could come from behind  for a third time in as many games ,... Read more »

First Place Haiku: Cubs Beat Reds In Extras

First Place Haiku: Cubs Beat Reds In Extras
Soler: two home runs Mendy: first hit this season Cubs: take over first Did you think Sunday’s come from behind victory in Colorado was exciting? Incredibly, the Cubs managed to give fans an even better day at the ballpark on Monday, coming from behind to win once again. This time beating the Reds 7-6 in 10... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Samardzija Gives Cincinnati The Finger

Cubs In Haiku: Samardzija Gives Cincinnati The Finger
Good starting pitchers Need a bullpen and offense To win baseball games   Jeff Samardzija made just one mistake on Wednesday. He  pitched for one of the worst offenses in baseball  gave up a solo home run to Todd Frazier with 2 outs in the sixth inning. Despite cutting his finger trying to grab a... Read more »
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Even The Cubs Can't Blow Four 2-Run Leads In Two Days

Even The Cubs Can't Blow Four 2-Run Leads In Two Days
  Villaneuva Deserved a win on Tuesday At least the team won   Carlos Villaneuva certainly pitched well enough to earn a win on Tuesday night. He allowed just 3 hits in 8 and 1/3 innings, but was pulled in the ninth after throwing his 99th pitch. It would be great if the offense could... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Lucky Number Thirteen?

Cubs In Haiku: Lucky Number Thirteen?
A two run lead – TWICE But the Cubs just can’t hold on Loss number thirteen   The game began with a David DeJesus lead-off home run, and the Cubs added another in the third to take a 2-0 lead into the seventh inning. But that’s when the Reds tied the game, and it ultimately... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 11, Reds 4

Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 11, Reds 4
Cubs get 13 hits Big Z  23rd homerun Win streak hits 7
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Cubs in Haiku: Cubs 4, Reds 3

Cubs in Haiku: Cubs 4, Reds 3
Tony Campana An inside the park home run And … Cubs win sixth straight In case you missed it Here is the video clip With a nice soundtrack  

Cubs Road Trip In Haiku: Home Teams 52, Cubs 26

Possibly the most depressing image of the road trip, Ryan Theriot gets a game-tying hit in the Cubs’ June 5th loss to the Cardinals Terrible road trip Our expectations were low Still disappointed Cubs lose 8 of 10 Would you want to write haiku About all those games? Cardinals 6, Cubs 1 Cardinals 5, Cubs... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: We Were Winning, But ...

Wellington Castillo can’t catch the ball – one of the four errors committed by the Cubs on Tuesday – and Scott Rolen scores for the Reds. Cubs blow the lead – twice Leave Cincy without a win This way of life stinks Four run lead Monday But Reds scored seven in sixth Big Z stayed... Read more »
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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 »