Posts tagged "Starlin Castro"

Cubs In Haiku: A Pivotal Week

Cubs In Haiku: A Pivotal Week
A winning road trip Two Cubs will be called All-Stars The week it all changed?   We might look back on the past seven days as the week that the Cubs turned around their 2012 season. Sort of. By splitting four games against the Braves and winning two of three at Not Shea Stadium, the... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Two All Stars?

Cubs In Haiku: Two All Stars?
Cubs have two All-Stars? That doesn’t seem possible The way they’re playing   The weekend sweep of the Astros aside, we all know this is a terrible season likely to end with more than 100 losses. But there is a (very thin) silver lining to the cloud that is 2012 Cubs baseball. Youngster Starlin Casto... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Nationals 3, Cubs 1

Cubs In Haiku: Nationals 3, Cubs 1
Tony Campana Infield hit to lead off sixth Spoils Wang’s no hitter The Cubs have now lost 2 straight after a 7-game winning streak, struggling on Tuesday night to get hits against Chien-Ming Wang: Nationals starter Chien-Ming Wang shut down the Cubs on one hit over six innings, holding them hitless until Tony Campana led... Read more »
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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

Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 6, Royals 4

Cubs fans in Kansas City react to an exciting win on Friday night Cubs get some big breaks And for once, take advantage Win one in K.C. In a crazy ninth inning, Tony Campana reached first base on a pop bunt that was called a trap but looked close on the replay. After a D.J.... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 6, White Sox 3

Carlos Pena makes his way through the Cubs dugout after hitting a three-run homer in the sixth inning that proved to be the game-winner (Tribune Photo by Scott Strazzante) Pena’s three run shot Gave Cubs the lead in the sixth Which made Cubs fans smile Ozzie ejected Arguing call in the sixth Which made Geo... Read more »
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Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 5, Brewers 4

Starlin Castro and Tony Campana celebrate the Cubs’ extra-inning win over the Brewers on Tuesday night (Tribune photo by Chris Sweda) The “kids” get it done Campana and Castro show How to win ball games The Cubs needed doubles by Fukudome and Castro followed by an Aramis Ramirez home run to tie Tuesday’s game in... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 11, Mets 1

Tony Campana and Lou Montanez score on Carlos Zambrano’s pinch-hit single in the seventh inning (Tribune photo by Phil Velasquez) The picture’s caption Tells you quite a bit about Cubs injury woes But on Tuesday night Blowout win over the Mets Thanks to new faces Montanez debuts With an RBI double In first Cubs at... Read more »

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 »
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Cubs In Haiku: Win, Lose, Draw

Kosuke Fukudome chases a ball during Saturday’s rainy game (Tribune photo by Chris Sweda) Another rain out Makes it a two-game series Two diff’ent Cubs teams Hot bats on Friday Castro, Barney and Johnson Each go three-for-five But on Saturday Eight left on base, three errors Typical Cubs loss  Cubs 11, Giants 5  Giants 3,... Read more »