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Posts tagged "Luis Valbuena"

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 »

Things Fall Apart. Phillies 7 Cubs 3.

Things Fall Apart. Phillies 7 Cubs 3.
Jimmy Rollins etched his name in the Philadelphia Phillies history book and everyone else celebrated by knocking Edwin jackson around like a hockey puck as the Phillies blew out the Cubs 7-3 at Citizens Bank Ballpark Saturday afternoon. The Phillies jumped on Jackson early with a Chase Utley homer in the 1st. Mike Olt would... Read more »

Danced along a colored wind, dangled by a rope of Sand. Pirates 4 Cubs 2

Danced along a colored wind, dangled by a rope of Sand. Pirates 4 Cubs 2
After pinging in the right direction on Tuesday night, the Cubs ponged back to smacking-yourself-in-the-forehead silliness in losing to the Pirates 4-2 last at PNC Park. Andrew McCutchen hit what felt like his 375th home run against the Cubs in the first inning scoring two runs. The Cubs would quickly answer back with 2 runs... Read more »
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With no particular place to go. Cards 4 Cubs 3 in 12 innings.

With no particular place to go. Cards 4 Cubs 3 in 12 innings.
So the Cubs tried to duplicate their 20 hit + performance last night against the Redbirds last night. They would have to settle for half that. Granted, the Redbirds were upgrading their starting pitcher to Adam Wainwright, while the Cubs countered with whatever off-Broadway monolog Jake Arrieta was performing. The Cubs would strike first in... Read more »

Somewhere, somehow Luis Valbena needs to continue to play

Somewhere, somehow Luis Valbena needs to continue to play
Fans want to see Mike Olt play.  I can understand that.  He represents the future — a future that promises better days for the Cubs.  Luis Valbuena, on the other hand, represents the painful part of the rebuild.  He’s the guy who got dumped from another team, picked up on waivers, and found his way... Read more »

Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm. Cubs 9 Diamondbacks 1.

Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm. Cubs 9 Diamondbacks 1.
The Cubs used a three run homer as the weapon of choice in defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks last night. It was so effective, the Cubs went back to the same tool in the same place. Only this time it was rookie Mike Olt who delivered the fatal blow in the fifth inning. The Cubs were... Read more »
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Have another donut!!!!!!! Cubs shut out and swept by Yankees. 2 and 3- Goose egg

Have another donut!!!!!!! Cubs shut out and swept by Yankees. 2 and 3- Goose egg
So Epstoyer hit the snooze button throughout the off season and Cub fans get upset. Then all these poindexters who apparently have second guessed the Cubs to numerous championships that nobody knows about because they don’t exist, throw up their hands and say “What are you getting so upset for?”. Well, some of us got... Read more »

Professor, what's another name for Pirate treasure? Bucs 2 Cubs 1.

Professor, what's another name for Pirate treasure? Bucs 2 Cubs 1.
Cubs tried to take the upper hand in their series with the Pirates. But a more talented team with a helluva lot more incentive to win proved to be a bit too much for the North Side nine. The Cubs got on the board first. Nate Schierholtz’s first inning double scored Starlin Castro but Anthony... Read more »

Uptown again, nobody home. Cubs 2 Reds 0.

Uptown again, nobody home. Cubs 2 Reds 0.
So the Cubs, losers in series against fellow cellar dwellers Milwaukee and Florida, come in to Cincinnati to face a Red team that has not only knock-hockeyed the Cubs around the baseball field all season (13-3) but were red hot sweeping the Los Angeles Dodgers. So what happens. Travis Wood throws his best game of... Read more »
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Anarchist's Brunch- Snapshot of the future.

Anarchist's Brunch- Snapshot of the future.
That’s how it’s supposed to look. Packed house. National TV. Best team in the league in the other dugout. Cubs winning the game. Decidedly. Yes we can zoom out and see where the Cardinals are in the standings, as an organization and where the Cubs are and realize that there’s still lots of work to... Read more »