Tag: Eddie Butler

Five Hours Twenty Minutes--Marlins 2 Cubs 1 (17 innings)

Five Hours Twenty Minutes--Marlins 2 Cubs 1 (17 innings)
It never fails. Whenever the regularly scheduled recapper has to take the night off, it is virtually guaranteed that the substitute has to write up an extra inning affair. The Cubs looked to continue their offensive ways against briefly former Cub Caleb Smith. Albert Almora couldn’t duplicate Ian Happ‘s first pitch heroics, and ended up... Read more »

Grimm Choice or Help Wanted? (or What Lame Pun Do I Get to Make Through April?)

Grimm Choice or Help Wanted? (or What Lame Pun Do I Get to Make Through April?)
This has been described as a low drama spring for the Cubs. The roster has been virtually set since the Yu Darvish signing in mid February. The only real questions were who would be the back up catcher, and who would be given the prestigous role of 13th pitcher in Joe Maddon’s staff. The decisions... Read more »

ThE LongEst, SloppiEst, StupiEdEst GamE I Saw--Cubs 6 Pirates 1

ThE LongEst, SloppiEst, StupiEdEst GamE I Saw--Cubs 6 Pirates 1
But it still counts as much as the blow out loss yesterday did. Eddie Butler retired the first two Pirates with relative ease, but Andrew McCutchen nearly added to the Cubs first inning woes with a ball that hit somewhere near the bottom of the basket. Josh Bell and John Jaso walks gave the Pirates... Read more »
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Impressions from the First Half Of the Minor League Season

Impressions from the First Half Of the Minor League Season
Last week, the Cubs Den minor league reports gave you their take on the Mid-Season  All-Prospect team for the Cubs’ system. Today’s, I give five things I have taken away from the first half of the minor league season. Don’t look back Albert Almora, Charcer Burks is gaining on you! This is not meant to... Read more »

Myles Live Reactions and Recap: Cubs 5, Nationals 4

Myles Live Reactions and Recap: Cubs 5, Nationals 4
First off, holy hell. That was a weird game. Second, fair warning in this one, folks: I did not watch the first two innings of this ball game. ‘Ole Myles lives on the West Coast now, which means that this game started at 4pm for me. And sure, I could’ve raced home to watch this... Read more »

Series Preview--Cubs at Nationals: 6/26-6/29

Series Preview--Cubs at Nationals: 6/26-6/29
The Nationals hold a commanding lead in the NL East. The Cubs are trailing in the NL Central. The differences in the two club’s season are pretty easy to spot beyond the records. The Cubs clearly are limping into this showdown of what was supposed to a potential postseason matchup. The limping is hardly metaphorically... Read more »
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Sad Series Win--Padres 3 Cubs 2

Sad Series Win--Padres 3 Cubs 2
The Cubs failed to complete the sweep. It feels sad despite the fact that the Cubs are actually performing well right now. The game felt emblematic, and it is weird how it seems like every loss feels emblematic of the season. That is far different than last year when the team rattled off 103 wins.... Read more »

Series Preview--Cubs vs. Padres: 6/19-6/21

Series Preview--Cubs vs. Padres: 6/19-6/21
The Cubs are back in the win column. Their convincing win over the Pirates on Sunday kept them at 2.5 games behind division leader Milwaukee,and was their first road series win in two calendar years. The Cubs get a brief stop at home this week before heading out on the road for an 11 game... Read more »

Montgomery...Butler: Cubs 3, Marlins 1

Montgomery...Butler: Cubs 3, Marlins 1
Tonight Eddie Butler and Mike Montgomery combined to beat the Marlins and extend the Cubs’ gradually respectable winning streak to four games. Backed by home runs and mostly pristine defense behind them, they made quick work of Miami, holding them to just one run. The Cubs scored their first two runs in the 1st inning... Read more »
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Series Preview: Cubs vs Giants 5/22-5/25

Series Preview: Cubs vs Giants 5/22-5/25
The Cubs and Giants face each other for this first time since last year’s NLDS, and it is a good example of how things can change once the season starts. The Cubs appear to have broken the Giants. San Francisco has gotten off to a dreadful start with a 19-26 record and sit in fourth... Read more »