Posts tagged "Chris Volstad"

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 »

Dead bird. Gonna put it on you... Cubs 5 Cards 4

Dead bird. Gonna put it on you... Cubs 5 Cards 4
Darwin Barney hit a two strike, two out home run in the bottom of the ninth…. I’ll give you a second, those words aren’t typed every day…if ever…. to tie the Cardinals at 4-4 and Kim Dejesus’ husband would knock in the winner for a 5-4 Cubs win.  It was a great ending for a... Read more »

Samba in the rain. Cubs 5 Rockies zilch

Samba in the rain. Cubs 5 Rockies zilch
Chris Volstad finally had his moment in the sun. And it happened on a dark, depressing rainy day. Volstad got his first win of the year as the Cubs defeated the hapless Rockies 5-0 in 8 rain-shortened innings. Starlin Castro scored the Cubs first three runs of the game; on a Darwin Barney Sac fly... Read more »
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Cubs Recap: The Volstad Enigma

Cubs Recap: The Volstad Enigma
I’m not going to write a typical recap on this one, the 8-2 loss speaks for itself.  There’s only one thing on Cubs fans’ mind right now… What to do with Chris Volstad? I can feel the frustration mounting with Cubs fans… Send Volstad to the bullpen! Does Volstad have options? Call up Travis Wood!... Read more »

Travis Wood auditioning for Volstad's spot in rotation?

Travis Wood auditioning for Volstad's spot in rotation?
Some may be looking at Travis Wood’s start on Sunday as an audition for the starting rotation. However, Dale Sveum says not so fast. He still wants to give Chris Volstad more time to straighten out his big inning issues. It appears the Cubs are zeroing in on those tendencies. They believe it could be... Read more »

Cubs Recap: Volstad with one bad (luck) inning, LaHair HR ties it up but RPs blow it

Cubs Recap: Volstad with one bad (luck) inning, LaHair HR ties it up but RPs blow it
This is getting redundant. Chris Volstad had a tough first inning in which he gave up a bunt single, a squibber to SS, a walk on some questionable calls, and then a couple of seeing eye grounders.  Only the last of the 5 singles was hit somewhat hard.  Yet it led to 4 runs.  He... Read more »
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Cubs News and Notes: Marmol, Volstad, Campana

Cubs News and Notes: Marmol, Volstad, Campana
This rebuilding plan is perplexing for both the fans and media. Looking around this week there are some questions worth visiting. There are questions of whether Carlos Marmol should still be the closer.  Or why Marmol is still even a Cub? Dale Sveum is sticking with Marmol not just because he is the best option at... Read more »

Cubs Recap: Volstad victim of big inning once again

Cubs Recap: Volstad victim of big inning once again
                    It seems that Chris Volstad can throw 4-5 very good innings and somewhere in there is one bad inning.  It’ s that one bad inning that has cost him this season. In fact, in his last 3 starts he’s had one inning where he’s given... Read more »

Expect results to improve for Jeff Samardzija, Chris Volstad

Expect results to improve for Jeff Samardzija, Chris Volstad
As some of you know, I’m not exactly a huge fan of ERA –especially early in the season.  A little bad luck or one bad outing can completely skew one’s perception of their overall performance.  With that in mind, I wanted to take a closer look at Cubs pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Chris Volstad. Jeff... Read more »
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Sveum says Volstad in rotation and 5-6 spots in bullpen have been decided

Sveum says Volstad in rotation and 5-6 spots in bullpen have been decided
Some interesting news regarding the Cubs 2012 pitching staff just came into light via a couple of tweets from Jim Bowden of ESPN. The first tweet addressed the rotation… Dale Sveum told me the Cubs starting rotation will be Dempster, Garza, Volstad, Maholm with the 5th spot still open for grades. And then this regarding... Read more »
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