Posts in category "Game Recap"

Bear and his Cubs maul Adam Wainwright

Bear and his Cubs maul Adam Wainwright
I mentioned on Twitter today that this thumping of Adam Wainwright was cathartic,  It reminded me of this scene… The Cubs have been tormented by Wainwright for so long that once the Cubs started hitting, they could not stop themselves. Bear mauls Wainwright Today we heard on the CSN that Cubs players are tired of... Read more »

Cubs win! Rout Angels behind HRs by Valbuena, Lake; pitchers allow just one walk

Cubs win! Rout Angels behind HRs by Valbuena, Lake; pitchers allow just one walk
I get the feeling that for all the offensive fireworks on display today, Dale Sveum will be most pleased by the Cubs pitchers allowing just one walk — and that was to the first batter of the game. And Len Kasper mentioned me on the air! Or so I’m told.  I mhttp://www.chicagonow.com/cubs-den/wp-admin/post-new.php#articleissed it because it... Read more »

Cubs Recap: Brett Jackson and Dave Sappelt star in intrasquad game #2

Cubs Recap: Brett Jackson and Dave Sappelt star in intrasquad game #2
We’ve heard all offseason about Brett Jackson‘s re-tooled swing. The real test was going to be when Jackson faced live pitching. Well, Jackson showed he was up for the challenge today, going 3 for 3, including an opposite field double in his first AB (then stealing 3B) and then a line drive single in his... Read more »
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Starlin Castro, Jorge Soler star in Cubs intrasquad game: Recap including video highlights

Starlin Castro, Jorge Soler star in Cubs intrasquad game: Recap including video highlights
It’s good to have baseball again.  Thanks to Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago, Carrie Muskat of Cubs.com, Meghan Montemurro of The Northwest Herald, and reader @EricLPauly (who also sent both videos) for the Twitter updates.  It was fun. Quick Recap White Team 7 – Blue Team 3 Starlin Castro was the big star of the... Read more »

So.... about this waiver wire trade deadline.... Pirates 5 Cubs 0

After the emotional high yesterday of two trades, “Hugs all around 2012” and a total satisfying 14-4 the Cubs came back to reality. Like the frogs from “Magnolia” the Cubs went splat early, losing to the Pirates 5-0. Before the posterior could even impress a good groove in the couch, Neil Walker made it 4-0.... Read more »

An abbreviated, yet all encompassing, Cubs recap

An abbreviated, yet all encompassing, Cubs recap
Okay, this turned out to be a crazy evening with trades, and with Tom and Felzzy having work obligations, I really can’t get to the usual details on the recaps.  Here’s just a few highlights… Cubs 14 – Pirates 4 The Cubs supported new starter Justin Germano, who pitched 5 solid innings.  Germano isn’t going... Read more »
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With fellow pitchers the focus, Samardzija out-swashbuckles the Pirates

With fellow pitchers the focus, Samardzija out-swashbuckles the Pirates
Jeff Samardzija sort of looks like he should star in an Errol Flynn movie, so maybe it’s appropriate that he swashbuckled his way through the Pirates lineup tonight.  Samardzjia had everything going today, keeping hitters off-balance with command of his good fastball and a split-fingered pitch. Samardzija went 8 innings today and gave up just... Read more »

Cubs Recap: Cards jump on Wood early, Beliveau makes debut

Cubs Recap: Cards jump on Wood early, Beliveau makes debut
Today the game was overshadowed by the long overdue induction of Ron Santo to the Hall of Fame.  Vicky Santo, Ron’s widow, made a tremendous, heartfelt acceptance speech and the Cubs paid tribute by clicking their heels before the game. On the field, the Cubs took on the St. Louis Cardinals, trying to avoid a... Read more »

Dempster makes scheduled start as Cubs fall to Cards

Dempster makes scheduled start as Cubs fall to Cards
It turns out that Ryan Dempster had at least one more start with the Cubs.  After rumors swirled for the past few days, the Cubs veteran right-hander took the mound and tried to extend his scoreless streak.   That would be nice, but realistically both fans and the front office were just hoping he’d make... Read more »
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Soriano, Maholm lead Cubs to win over D'Backs

Soriano, Maholm lead Cubs to win over D'Backs
It’s rumors season and there’s a lot of attention as to what’s going on off the field, but it was nice to see the Cubs back on the field…eventually. It seems that mother nature insisted we wait just a bit longer. After a 3 hour and 40 minute rain delay, the Cubs finally took the... Read more »