Tag: Cubs

When Harry was Ryno's Flavor Flav

When Harry was Ryno's Flavor Flav
In retrospect, April 5, 1982 was one of the most important days in the history of the Chicago Cubs franchise. Which is a hell of a claim to make about an Opening Day for a team that went on to lose 89 games and finish in fifth place. But that seemingly innocuous afternoon became a... Read more »

The Long Goodbye--Cardinals 9 Cubs 0

The Long Goodbye--Cardinals 9 Cubs 0
Game 162 was finally upon us and with it the conclusion that had been foregone for at least a fortnight. The Chicago Cubs season would end with an unceremonious thud that represented so much more than the first time in five years that the Cubs season ended at game 162. Joe Maddon’s fate had been... Read more »

Two in a row -- Cubs 8, Cardinals 6

The Chicago Cubs clinched something on Saturday night, and that was the series win versus the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cubs hit four home runs in the 8-6 victory. Kyle Schwarber gave the Cubs an early 1-0 lead with a two-out solo home run off of Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright. Ian Happ followed with a... Read more »
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W! -- Cubs 8, Cardinals 2

The Chicago Cubs finally snapped their loser streak with an 8-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. Kyle Schwarber hit a two-out double off of Cardinals starter Dakota Hudson but was not able to score, as Willson Contreras struck out swinging for the third out (the first came on a Tony Kemp... Read more »

Passage of Time--Pirates 9 Cubs 5

Passage of Time--Pirates 9 Cubs 5
Nothing ultimately changed after tonight’s loss. The Cubs fortunes in 2019 and 2020 are exactly the same as they would be if they had won, but the extended goodbye to a golden era of Cubs baseball continued. This time it was Jose Quintana‘s possible turn. It was once an unthinkable notion, but the potentially cash... Read more »

Eliminated -- Pirates 4, Cubs 2

The Chicago Cubs were officially eliminated from the postseason with a 4-2 loss (and a Brewers win over the Cardinals) to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. The Cubs dropped their eighth game in a row and the Pirates clinched the series. Pirates starting pitcher, rookie Dario Agrazal, worked a 1-2-3 first inning. Anthony Rizzo... Read more »
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Unlucky Number Slevin--Pirates 9 Cubs 2

Unlucky Number Slevin--Pirates 9 Cubs 2
The Cubs played a sloppy game against a bad baseball team. For six innings, the Professor was able to overcome the many infield mistakes and keep the Pirates off the board completely. However, Hendricks wasn’t able to record another out once he came back out in the bottom of the seventh. Four pitchers would see... Read more »

Late Inning Heartbreak -- Cardinals 3, Cubs 2

Yu Darvish had 12 strikeouts and almost pitched a complete game for the Chicago Cubs on Sunday afternoon, but unfortunately the St. Louis Cardinals staged a late rally to knock him out of the game and win by a score of 3-2. Darvish started off strong for the Cubs, striking out Dexter Fowler and Tommy... Read more »

Four Down -- Cardinals 2, Cubs 1

The Chicago Cubs dropped their fourth game in a row on a 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday afternoon. Alec Mills started for the Cubs in place of injured Cole Hamels and pitched a quick first inning. He got Dexter Fowler to groundout, hit Tommy Edman with a pitch, and struck out... Read more »
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Closing Windows--Cardinals 5 Cubs 4

Closing Windows--Cardinals 5 Cubs 4
This isn’t how it was supposed to go. The Cubs have been so very good at home. The Cardinals hadn’t won at Wrigley in nearly a calendar year. Kyle Hendricks has been especially dominant at the Friendly Confines. And Anthony Rizzo somehow managed to hobble his way into the leadoff spot. Unfortunately Jack Flaherty, the... Read more »