Posts tagged "Astros"

Appel an appealing option for the Cubs, but will the Astros take him first?

Appel an appealing option for the Cubs, but will the Astros take him first?
We’ve taken two polls now and the overwhelming choice for the Cubs #1 pick has been Mark Appel. So while it seems most Cubs fans want the big RHP out of Stanford, the bigger question may be whether he’ll actually be available.  The Astros pick before the Cubs and have shown interest him in the past. ... Read more »

What's past is prologue. Cubs 5 Astros 4

What's past is prologue. Cubs 5 Astros 4
Note: My favorite graphic Novel ended with “the Tempest”. My Religion, Literature, and Philosophy Class, where I read close to 20,000 pages in a year, ended with “The Tempest” Even Shakespeare’s career ended with “The Tempest”. So when it came time to wrap up this incredibly tragic and somewhat comedic season…. There were two ways... Read more »

Leave the Cubs, take the cannoli. Astros 3 Cubs 0

Leave the Cubs, take the cannoli. Astros 3 Cubs 0
With supposed pressure of not losing 100 games a thing of the past, one would hope that the Cubs could just relax and get some runs and an easy victory or two in their final two games against the Astros. Well, the Cubs did look relaxed. The Cub bats appeared to have been locked up... Read more »
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We're going to live in Century City! Astros 3 Cubs 0

We're going to live in Century City!  Astros 3 Cubs 0
So, despite all the talk of making a stand, and calling this the “Cubs mini-playoffs” The Cubs played as if they were double parked in losing to Lucas Harrell and the Astros 3-0. The Cubs didn’t hit and Fernanndo Martinez’ homer would prove to be all the offense Kevin Goldstien’s Astros would need. I only... Read more »

Showdown in the Shire! Taller Midgets 5 Smaller midgets 1.

Showdown in the Shire! Taller Midgets 5 Smaller midgets 1.
The Cubs managed to stop laughing and shaking their heads at Dave Sappelt’s ridiculous base running last night long enough to put the smack down on the short bus collection of baseball players known as the Houston Astros 5-1. The Cubs got on the board early tonight when Wellington Castillo singled home Darwin Barney. And... Read more »

Just walking in the Rain. Tralfazz 1 Cubs 0

Just walking in the Rain. Tralfazz 1 Cubs 0
Anthony Rizzo hustled down the first baseline where he collided with the leg of a jumping outstretched Brett Wallace, who was jumping for an errant throw. Rizzo went flying into the air and landed awkwardly on the ground. He lay on the ground but eventually got up and was helped off the field. And as... Read more »
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And I won't drive a truck anymore. Cubs 4 Astros 1

And I won't drive a truck anymore. Cubs 4 Astros 1
In one of the more agonizing wins of the year, the Cubs defeated the Astros in front of 237 people in Houston’s Minute Maid Park Monday night. The Cubs would get their go ahead run on a wild pitch. It was that kind of game. Dave Sappelt would put the game out of reach with... Read more »