Tag: Cubs

Passing the Baton--Cubs 5 Diamondbacks 1

Passing the Baton--Cubs 5 Diamondbacks 1
It is cliché but it truly does all start with the starters. Once again Joe Maddon was able to manage an easy ballgame as his starter pitched deep into the game. It was a sight for sore eyes as the Professor finally looked like the Professor. Hendricks matched Cole Hamels seven shutout innings and a... Read more »

Taking Care of Business--Cubs 4 Marlins 0

Taking Care of Business--Cubs 4 Marlins 0
The Miami Marlins are not a good team. The Cubs are supposedly a very good team. This series has played out exactly the way it should. That feels rare for baseball. Some might want to temper the positives of this two game winning streak, but wins do not come with asterisks in the standings. The... Read more »

Gone Fishin'--Cubs 7 Marlins 2

Gone Fishin'--Cubs 7 Marlins 2
Trevor Richards seemed like a bad matchup for the Cubs. The dreaded seeing a pitcher for the first time plus a good changeup for Richards and I thought the Cubs bats might struggle in South Florida. I was right from the end of the first inning until the early fifth inning. Richards retired eleven in... Read more »
Advertisement:

Can't Stand the Way You Tease--Angels 6 Cubs 5

Can't Stand the Way You Tease--Angels 6 Cubs 5
All good things must come to end. Unfortunately for the 2019 Cubs that has come after just two games. This had the feeling of a team loss as the offense sprung to life late and wound up falling short in the end. Kyle Hendricks pitched a decent but not spectacular game. The bullpen gave the... Read more »

Cubs Are Gonna Homer Today -- Cubs 5, Angels 1

The Chicago Cubs came out strong in the series opener against the Los Angeles Angels in interleague play, with four home runs and a solid start from Cole Hamels. Hamels breezed through a 1-2-3 first inning with a pop out from Albert Pujols, a fly out to center from Andrelton Simmons, and a ground out... Read more »

Winning in the Rain--Cubs 2 Pirates 0

Winning in the Rain--Cubs 2 Pirates 0
Before getting to the recap, a moment to acknowledge the sad news of former Cub, and a number of other clubs, pitcher Scott Sanderson. The right handed pitcher was a part of the Cubs first two division winners in 1984 and 1989 during his 19 year career, and had long made the Chicagoland area his... Read more »
Advertisement:

Happy Home Opener -- Cubs 10, Pirates 0

Happy Home Opener -- Cubs 10, Pirates 0
The Chicago Cubs bested the Pittsburgh Pirates in what was a delightful showing from the bullpen during the home opener at Wrigley. Ben Zobrist led off the game with a walk against Pirates starter Jameson Taillon but would not come around to score, with Kris Bryant lining out to short, Anthony Rizzo striking out swinging,... Read more »

The 1997 Blues--Brewers 4 Cubs 2

The 1997 Blues--Brewers 4 Cubs 2
First I must apologize for the extreme delay in the recap tonight. It is going to take a weekend or two before I get the timing of everything down once again it seems. While making dinner and getting a few school items in order, I had plenty of time to ponder whether this 4-2 loss... Read more »

Sweet, Sweet VICtory! -- Cubs 14, Brewers 8

Sweet, Sweet VICtory! -- Cubs 14, Brewers 8
Victor Caratini had a night, as did Jason Heyward and Chicago Cubs starter Cole Hamels. The Cubs bested the Milwaukee Brewers 14-8 in what felt like the first win in, oh, 87 years (I’m a big fan of hyperbole here, people). Daniel Descalso led off against Brewers starter Corbin Burnes with a ground out to... Read more »
Advertisement:

Make It Stop--Brewers 13 Cubs 10

José Quintana had dominated the Milwaukee Brewers. Quintana was also one of the few bright spots in the Texas series, but the Cubs tailspin continued in full force as Q had no fastball command. The bullpen was terrible, and the offense showed up late and a little bit short. The Brewers win was their sixth... Read more »