Category: Game Recap

It's Supposed to Hurt--Rockies 2 Cubs 1 (13 innings)

The Cubs had to win one game in October to get to play at least three more. The starting pitching was good as it had been down the stretch. The bullpen was good enough, but the Cubs scored just one run or fewer the same number of times the Baltimore Orioles did this year with... Read more »

To the Wild Card Game We Go -- Brewers 3, Cubs 1

To the Wild Card Game We Go -- Brewers 3, Cubs 1
The Cubs did not pull through to win the division this year. In yet another frustrating loss to the Brewers, they managed only three hits and one run and will play the wild card game tomorrow versus either the Dodgers or Rockies. José Quintana faced off against Lorenzo Cain in the leadoff spot, who grounded... Read more »

To 163 We Go -- Cubs 10, Cardinals 5

It was a bullpen day for the Cubs on Sunday. Nine total pitchers were used in what would normally be the last game of the regular season, but with both the Cubs and Brewers winning their matches, we’ll have a game 163 at Wrigley tomorrow. Matt Carpenter led off with a double against Cubs starter... Read more »
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Delayed Cubs Recap Blues--Cardinals 2 Cubs 1

Delayed Cubs Recap Blues--Cardinals 2 Cubs 1
It is hard to find the motivation to describe this one. It was a loss that is eveyr bit as painful as the scoreline indicates. The Cubs lost total control over their fate. I suppose that isn’t completely true because they do still control their fate, but the possibility of the nightmare scenario of a... Read more »

Bye Bye Birdies -- Cubs 8, Cardinals 4

Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks went eight strong innings in Friday’s win over the Cardinals and the offense was equally on point in the victory. Hendricks had a 1-2-3 first inning against the Cardinals; he got a popout from Paul DeJong, a lineout from José Martínez, and a swinging strikeout from Matt Carpenter. Anthony Rizzo got... Read more »

Threeve--Cubs 3 Pirates 0

Threeve--Cubs 3 Pirates 0
This one raised the blood pressure on more than a few occasions, but Jon Lester showed once again why he has been worth every penny and then some. The game started inauspiciously with Pablo Reyes hitting an infield single. Javier Báez was able to get to the ball but his throw was offline to Anthony... Read more »
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Playoff Bound (10 innings) -- Cubs 7, Pirates 6

Wednesday’s game versus the Pirates was a bit more emotionally taxing than it probably needed to be. The Cubs were able to walk off with a win, but not without a lot of unnecessary drama. Cubs starter José Quintana got the first two outs quickly on strikeouts from Adam Frazier and Starling Marte, but José... Read more »

Needing Hats for Bats or Maybe a Whole Chicken--Pirates 6 Cubs 0

Needing Hats for Bats or Maybe a Whole Chicken--Pirates 6 Cubs 0
Here is a summary of the sum total of the Cubs offense last night: There that was easy enough. Cubs hitters have now not scored a run since the third inning on Sunday. The Cubs have scored one run in that time frame off the bat of noted pitcher who rakes Cole Hamels. By my... Read more »

Why Him--Pirates 5 Cubs 1

Why Him--Pirates 5 Cubs 1
The Cubs lost a baseball game. It may result in the Cubs being up a mere game and a half by the end of the night. However, I find myself mostly frustrated by Francisco Cervelli transformation into Johnny Bench any time he visits the friendly confines. It is becoming so bad that I honestly think... Read more »
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Five--Cubs 6 White Sox 1

Five--Cubs 6 White Sox 1
“This ballgame is ovah.” The words are familiar after all these years and the inflection conveyed the scoreline. The entire afternoon was a fitting end for the career of longtime broadcaster on the Southside. There was something poetic in a caricature whom the game had long passed by having his moment spoiled by his most... Read more »