Tag: Game Recap

Wheels and the not so broken Legman--Cubs 3 Phillies 2

Wheels and the not so broken Legman--Cubs 3 Phillies 2
It was déjà vu all over again at Wrigley. A Cubs starter again pitched a quality start but ended up with a no decision. The Cubs bats were active and created all sorts of traffic in the early frames. But the big hit alluded the league’s best offense for another night in a row. The... Read more »

Twice Snatched--Phillies 5 Cubs 4 (10 innings)

Twice Snatched--Phillies 5 Cubs 4 (10 innings)
The story lines don’t get much deeper for a late May game against an inter-division foe than the one tonight. Jake Arrieta made his return to Wrigley. The Cubs happened to line up the guy that replaced his spot in the rotation in Yu Darvish. The two dazzled for most of the evening with each... Read more »

Nervous Victory--Cubs 6 Nationals 5

Nervous Victory--Cubs 6 Nationals 5
It felt like a missed opportunity right out of the gate for the Cubs. Jeremy Hellickson walked the bases loaded to start the game, but the Cubs could only manage a single tally on a Javier Báez fielder’s choice. That felt like it might not be enough with the Professor on the mound, but the... Read more »
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Two Touchdowns Beat One--Cubs 14 Nationals 6

Two Touchdowns Beat One--Cubs 14 Nationals 6
It was the best of times. It was the blurst of times. The Cubs played two different ballgames in nine innings tonight in Washington. They won both of them in strange fashion even though it only counts as one win in the standings. Two veteran aces went head to head and left the game having... Read more »

A Swift Victory--Cubs 3 Reds 1

Remember those days in college where the professor would begin class by asking a question about the symbolism of breaking eggs in Gulliver’s Travels? And it immediately became clear that nobody in class actually read Gulliver’s Travels because it conflicted with assembling a perfect Saran Wrap thong for last night’s Shock Yo Mama party? So... Read more »

Raining Wins--Cubs 4 Brewers 1

Raining Wins--Cubs 4 Brewers 1
The Cubs won a series where they were outscored and it couldn’t have happened at a more opportune time. Jon Lester continues to prove that free agency can offer value at the top of the market. His deal seems like a bargain given the impact he has had on the organization, and outings like tonight’s... Read more »
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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 »

Now What?--Braves 9 Cubs 4

Now What?--Braves 9 Cubs 4
The Cubs lost an ugly game again. It has been five straight frustrating losses. The defense was not good. The starter couldn’t pitch deep and that meant more innings from the leaky bullpen. The offense only showed up in the final inning, and it all added up to the Cubs first 1-5 start since 2012.... Read more »

What was that?!!1?!--Dodgers 4 Cubs 3

What was that?!!1?!--Dodgers 4 Cubs 3
This game had a bit of everything in it. Tyler Chatwood‘s interesting beliefs of what consistutes a strike or ball was on full display, and yet despite the traffic he left the game with a chance for a W. The Cubs inability to drive runners in was on full display as they also drew their... Read more »
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That Familiar Feeling--Cardinals 5 Cubs 0

That Familiar Feeling--Cardinals 5 Cubs 0
The Cubs started the game with the Cubs tied with the Brewers for first place in the division. The Cubs were percentage points ahead at the moment, but that mattered little with a game to decide the sole possession of one of those two clubs. As it turned out that the Cubs time in first... Read more »