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Posts in category "Game Recap"

The North Side Strikes Back: Cubs 8, White Sox 1

The North Side Strikes Back: Cubs 8, White Sox 1
Tonight felt like a game waiting until the last few innings to really start. Even Anthony Ranaudo‘s home run in the 5th inning didn’t actually feel like it was real life. After all, who expects a pitcher who has gone up to the plate a whopping 7 times in his career and not had even... Read more »

That...wasn't great: White Sox 3, Cubs 0

That...wasn't great: White Sox 3, Cubs 0
Zero runs. Let’s start with this: this game was not good for the Cubs. The offense didn’t show up and everyone named Travis Wood was pretty not great on the mound (three straight walks?). But let’s look at the positives because I don’t like negatives. First, Kyle Hendricks was great again. Second, the White Sox... Read more »

This One Stings--White Sox 5 Cubs 4

This One Stings--White Sox 5 Cubs 4
I hate the Crosstown Series. I’ve said it lots of times, but I have never understood this fictitious rivalry between the Cubs and Sox. The game tonight and the games the rest of this week mean as much as games against the San Diego Padres. Perhaps this is something I will never understand since I... Read more »
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From the hands of defeat... Cubs 6, Brewers 5

From the hands of defeat... Cubs 6, Brewers 5
Sometimes you clutch defeat from the hands of victory, and sometimes you manage to do that opposite, and I’d submit that doing the latter is much more difficult. While the Cubs looked on the verge of dropping another series in Milwaukee, they would not go gently, and seized a win to go back to Chicago... Read more »

Cubs Lackey Fun Tonight--Brewers 6 Cubs 1

Cubs Lackey Fun Tonight--Brewers 6 Cubs 1
The Cubs lost a game to a bad team. John Lackey did not have tonight, but I continued to be impressed with how he manages to gut through six or more innings even on off nights. He has been a big addition to the rotation and nights like tonight continue to impress me. The scoring... Read more »

You go, we go: Cubs 5, Brewers 2

You go, we go: Cubs 5, Brewers 2
Sometimes you don’t realize how much you’ve missed someone until they return. Or, really, in this case, we knew, because we watched a lot of painful baseball while Dexter Fowler was rehabbing his hamstring injury. But, there was something about seeing him pick up right where he’d left off and serving as the catalyst for... Read more »
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So Long Mets--Cubs 6 Mets 2

So Long Mets--Cubs 6 Mets 2
The Cubs beat the Mets and everything is right with the world again. Kyle Hendricks struck out the side to start the game, and pitched a very solid game overall. He wobbled a few times but with some great defense and some key pitches at times never faltered on the afternoon. The Cubs bats gave... Read more »

What the heck guys? Mets 2, Cubs 1

What the heck guys? Mets 2, Cubs 1
Bases loaded and no one was out. No one. Bases were loaded and they’re down by one run. ONE. It would have been so easy, given that Jeurys Familia could not find the strike zone, but the Cubs just kept swinging. He should buy them a steak dinner tonight for bailing him out. There’s no... Read more »

Take That! Cubs 5, Mets 1

Take That! Cubs 5, Mets 1
Yes, it’s just one game. And yes, it’s still just the middle of July, but given that the Cubs haven’t beaten the Mets since about this time last year, this one felt a little extra special. It’s tempting to make much of the past four games, but the Cubs are making it look like there... Read more »
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Action Jeans--Rangers 4 Cubs 1

Action Jeans--Rangers 4 Cubs 1
The Cubs could not extend the winning streak and complete the sweep of the Texas Rangers. The Cubs dropped another game against Cole Hamels, who continues to dominate at Wrigley. This certainly was another game for the Cubs are doomed in the playoffs bunch, but at the end of the day it is hard to... Read more »