Tag: Giants

Frustrating Loss--Giants 5 Cubs 4 (13 innings)

This one started out so promisingly as Johnny Cueto struggled to start the game. Ben Zobrist was hit by a pitch and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Jason Heyward drew a walk to give the Cubs two runners with no outs, but the next three batters were retired without a run crossing the... Read more »

Kind Of A Drag--Giants 5 Cubs 4

Kind Of A Drag--Giants 5 Cubs 4
Today was adding insult to literal injury. Yu Darvish headed to the DL and the Cubs lost a frustrating game just a few hours later. Gorkys Hernandez is really annoying. It started with a bloop ground rule double. He hit a ball that dropped in front of Heyward and then bounced into the right foul... Read more »

They Might Not Be Giants--Cubs 4 Giants 1

They Might Not Be Giants--Cubs 4 Giants 1
Last time Jon Lester and Johnny Cueto faced each other was in the NLDS. Since no one can recall that game I will remind you that it was a pitcher’s duel in which a home run in the eighth inning was the only tally. This game was very similar except for the fact that there... 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 »

What is This Strange Feeling?--Cubs 6 Giants 5

What is This Strange Feeling?--Cubs 6 Giants 5
This has been quite the roller coaster of emotions in the past 24 hours. The feelings were quite familiar. The Cubs blew a chance to sweep the series, and then spent most of tonight staring down the opportunity to bet Cueto and Bumgarner to make it to the NLCS. I knew these feelings. This. This... Read more »

NLDS Game 3 Preview--Cubs vs Giants--8:38 PM

NLDS Game 3 Preview--Cubs vs Giants--8:38 PM
The Cubs are one win away from going to the National League Championship in back to back seasons for the first ever. All that stands in their way doing it tonight is Madison Bumgarner. It is funny what the passage of time can do. Warp this pitching matchup a calendar year ago, and I think... Read more »
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Woo!--Cubs 1 Giants 0

Woo!--Cubs 1 Giants 0
There are very few benefits or privileges being the lead recap writer at Cubs Den. Don’t get me wrong it is a privilege to write here, but there is very little I get from a virtually meaningless title. One privilege though was getting to claim game 1 of this series, and boy did I pick... Read more »

Game 136 Preview--Cubs vs Giants--1:20 PM

Game 136 Preview--Cubs vs Giants--1:20 PM
Well it is here. The last of the meaningless narrative games. Sure the Cubs play the Cardinals six more times and the Pirates four, but this is the last “test” series before the regular season finally ends. The pitching matchup is another potential playoff pairing with Johnny Cueto and John Lackey. At the end of... Read more »

Not So Giant Disappointment--Giants 3 Cubs 2

Not So Giant Disappointment--Giants 3 Cubs 2
It is hard not to read too much into this one. You have two playoff foes with their, at least nominal, aces facing each other about a calendar month before it really counts. But it was a sloppy, sloppy game between two potential playoff foes. One baseball game hardly tells you anything. The Giants got... Read more »
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Game 133 Preview--Cubs vs. Giants--7:05 PM

Game 133 Preview--Cubs vs. Giants--7:05 PM
A little under a calendar year ago, the Cubs swept the San Francisco Giants at home to start their late season run to the second wildcard spot. This year the Cubs need no such spark coming off an unbelievable 22-6 August and 15 game division lead. The Cubs lead for the National League’s best record... Read more »