Tag: Gio Gonzalez

Bombardment! Bombardment!--White Sox 7 Cubs 4

Bombardment! Bombardment!--White Sox 7 Cubs 4
The White Sox won their two games in Wrigley Field this year so far, but the offensive explosion doesn’t count because they were too reliant on the home run ball. The White Sox scored all seven runs tonight on long balls after scoring all ten runs last night on bombs. Unfortunately that doesn’t really matter... Read more »

Tough Pill To Swallow--Brewers 3 Cubs 2

Tough Pill To Swallow--Brewers 3 Cubs 2
The Cubs lost in so many ways today. The hits began with the news that Javier Báez’s thumb wasn’t just a minor strain needing a few days rest but was indeed a hairline fracture. That put the Cubs star shortstop 2019 season in jeopardy. The Cubs then lost a game that never trailed until the... Read more »

Title Cannot Be Blank--Brewers 4 Cubs 0

Does it make it any better that it wasn’t a road series loss at least? I didn’t think so because the Cubs looked like a dead ballclub after completing 18 scoreless frames against less than front line Brewers pitching. There is nothing that makes a team look deader though than a slumping lineup. The Cubs continue... Read more »
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Cubs Game Post 9/1

Cubs Game Post 9/1
First the big news: On missed start today Yu Darvish has been dealing with right forearm tightness for 5 starts. Cubs insist this is a minor blip and he will make his next start against the Brewers next weekend. — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) September 1, 2019 And then there is this: #Cubs callups today: outfielder... Read more »

Brewers vs. Cubs Series Preview (8/30-9/1)

Brewers vs. Cubs Series Preview (8/30-9/1)
The Cubs head back home after completing a perfect road trip. Sure it was just three games, but the Cubs road woe issues can finally be put to rest after beating three very talented pitchers away from the Friendly Confines. Two of those three starters had been throwing the ball very well heading into their... Read more »

Welcome Back Colbert--Cubs 4 Brewers 1

Welcome Back Colbert--Cubs 4 Brewers 1
Baseball is an unfair game. Cole Hamels returned to the Cubs this afternoon and continued his dominance at home. Unfortunately Gio González continued to mystify Cubs hitters. Or at least that would be the impression you would have if you just looked at the Cubs only managing one run through the first six innings of... Read more »
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No Joy on the Northside--Brewers 3 Cubs 2

No Joy on the Northside--Brewers 3 Cubs 2
First I must say I was really impressed with Jose Quintana. Not only did he pitch five shutout innings earning yet another victory, but he managed to do it throwing right handed. I am a little concerned about the severe melanin deficiency he seems to be suffering from. The first half of the game had... Read more »

Well, that was something -- Brewers 3, Cubs 2

Well, that was something -- Brewers 3, Cubs 2
The Chicago Cubs fell to the Milwaukee Brewers in frustrating fashion on Friday night. Willson Contreras led it off for the Cubs against Brewers starter Gio González and struck out swinging. Kris Bryant followed with a walk but would not advance, as Anthony Rizzo lined into a double play to end the top of the... Read more »

Cubs vs. Brewers (5/10-5/12)

Cubs vs. Brewers (5/10-5/12)
The Cubs enter today’s three game set in an unusual situation due to scheduling quirks and weather. With a win against the Brewers the Cubs would tie Milwaukee’s win total, but thanks to the roughly bajillion off-days the Cubs have enjoyed in April (that won’t come into play later this year I am sure) the Cubs... Read more »
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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 »