Posts tagged "Jeff Samardzija"

Anarchist's Brunch- Let's gripe about two.

Anarchist's Brunch- Let's gripe about two.
The Cubs had their first scheduled double header since 1983 and now have their first Sunday off since the 1930′s.  And they can use that day off because after winning the first two games of the series Thursday and Friday, the Cubs came out trying, ended up folding, and wound up getting swept in the... Read more »

Small moves Mouse. Then we'll take another one. Reds 6 Cubs 1.

Small moves Mouse. Then we'll take another one. Reds 6 Cubs 1.
Baseball truly is an incredible game. An inch or two here or there. A split second here or there. Last night’s 6-1 loss to the Cincinnati Redlegs could have gone any which way. Instead it went the way a lot of Cubs games have gone, with the Cubs losing.  But don’t let the score fool... Read more »

Mayonaise and Marmalade. Miami 6 Cubs 5.

Mayonaise and Marmalade. Miami 6 Cubs 5.
A rare misstep by the Cubs bullpen caused the not so rare happening of Jeff Samardzija missing out on a win and the Cubs snatching defeat from the jaws of victory last night at Tax Fraud stadium in Little Havana, Miami. The Cubs roared out to a 3-1 lead on the strength of a  Junior... Read more »
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One man wrecking machine. Andrew McCutchen 4 Cubs 0

One man wrecking machine. Andrew McCutchen 4 Cubs 0
When Writing yesterday’s wrap, I totally spaced last night’s game. I previewed tonight’s match against Fausto Carmona and the Phillies instead. Totally forgot there was a 4th game against the Pirates.  Apparently, the Cubs read that too as they really didn’t show up and let the carcus of Edison Volquez dominate them in a 4-0... Read more »

There's something happening that's not quite right. Cubs 5 Marlins 2.

There's something happening that's not quite right. Cubs 5 Marlins 2.
In an 162 game season, you’re bound to repeat yourself with wraps. Teams are what teams are. And we all know when the Cubs couldn’t hit a Bull in the took us with a snow shovel that the wraps were starting to sound a lot a like. So it’s only fair that now the Cubs... Read more »

Three, three, three for my heartache. Brewers 9 Cubs 0

Three, three, three for my heartache. Brewers 9 Cubs 0
Jeff Samardzija did his best Travis Wood impersonation and Cub fans got an early jump onto I-94 as the brewers routed the Cubs 9-0 for the series win at Miller Park. Roidy Braun led off the scoring with his second first inning home run of the series. Before then he hadn’t homered in Miller Park... Read more »
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Roll away the dew. Cubs 8 Giants 4.

Roll away the dew. Cubs 8 Giants 4.
The hype surrounding the fact that Jeff Samardzija hadn’t gotten a win in his last 16 starts had reached ridiculous levels a week or two ago. Whether it led to a debate on the importance of the win as a stat, led to another analasys of why Samardzija might try and force his way off... Read more »

Aint that a hole in the boat…… Yankees 4 Cubs 2.

Aint that a hole in the boat…… Yankees 4 Cubs 2.
Somehow, some way the Cubs took a game, a game in which they showed grit and poise and competitiveness, and turned it into a Cub game every fan has seen 5000 times.  Armed with a 2-0 lead going into the 9th inning, the Cubs barfed up the lead in the ninth then limped along long... Read more »

Born under a bad sign. Brewers 4 Cubs 3.

Born under a bad sign. Brewers 4 Cubs 3.
Recently, every Jeff Samardzija start has dissolved into an old school/ new school debate about the importance of “the Win” and how un fair it is that Jeff has pitched so well and doesn’t have a win to show for it. Well. Samardzija found a way around that debate today. Samardzija couldn’t overcome some spotty... Read more »
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The Maturation of Starlin Castro and Jeff Samardzija

The Maturation of Starlin Castro and Jeff Samardzija
I spent a lot of time talking to scouts and other industry sources about Starlin Castro and Jeff Samardzija this past offseason.  Nobody doubts their athleticism and physical ability yet both players always left Cubs fans wanting a little bit more.  There was something missing. That something was a mature approach.  That is not to... Read more »
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