Posts tagged "Jeff Samardzija"

Cubs In Haiku: Cubs Win! Cubs Lose!

Cubs In Haiku: Cubs Win!  Cubs Lose!
  A split squad Sunday Cubs “maybes” beat the Angels “Stars” lose to Brewers A line up that included Johermyn Chavez, Brian Bougesevic, Brad Nelson, Edwin Maysonet and Christian Villneuva, with the mighty Nick Struck on the mound to start the game, managed to defeat the Angels 4-2 on Sunday.  Meanwhile, a team that included Luis Valbuena,... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Turning It To Eleven

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Now it’s eleven With a great new way to lose Hit-By-Pitch walk off   Most people figured the Cubs had no new tricks up their sleeves. But Rafael Dolis delivered on Saturday night, hitting the Pirates’ Matt Hague with a pitch while the bases were loaded in the bottom of the ninth. And just like... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: White Sox 6, Cubs 4

Cubs In Haiku: White Sox 6, Cubs 4
Quade takes the blame For leaving Wells in too long I guess that’s progress Cubs fans have been complaining about Quade being slow to remove struggling pitchers. After Friday’s game, it sounded like the Cubs manager might have seen the light … “This one’s on me as far as I’m concerned,” Quade said. “[Wells] was... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 2, Padres 1

Reed Johnson circles the bases after hitting a game-winning home run in the 11th inning on Wednesday. (Tribune photo by Phil Velasquez) Reed Johnson’s home run Puts the Cubs into first place For the time being  That’s two games in a row that the Cubs have won on walk offs. If they’re not careful those... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 5, Cardinals 1

It’s finally done Reds win eliminates Cubs But we beat the Cards! It’s been over for months. But with the Reds win over the Diamondbacks last night, the Cubs are now officially eliminated from the postseason.  Still, it’s always great to beat the Cardinals.  And although the odds are long, the Cardinals  have an outside chance... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Brewers 8, Cubs 6

Cubs can’t get the sweepSamardzjia gets his first lossHot day at Wrigley

Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 9, Brewers 5

A fine homecoming Nady, Baker and A-Ram All hit the long ball It would be nice if the Cubs weren’t relying so much on home runs, but it’s exciting when you see three of ’em in person on Opening Day.  There was even some nifty baserunning by Ryan Theriot, who stole two bases and (according... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Braves 3, Cubs 2

This pitcher (see the pitcher?) is more useful than most of those in the Cubs bullpen Great start by DempsterMarshall strong middle reliefAnd then came Grabow Once again, the bullpen (except for Sean Marshall) failed the Cubs. On Monday, Samardjiza’s poor performance merely put out of reach a game in which the Cubs had only... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Braves 16, Cubs 5

Lou should have been arguing like this in the sixth.  You can blame the umpsOr you can blame ZambranoAnd Jeff Samardzija. But not Marlon ByrdAnd certainly not A-RamNor Fukudome I’m not quite sure how to react to this opening day loss.  It started out with a bang in the first, as Marlon Byrd got a... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Brewers 3, Cubs 2

No Cubs sweep tonightBut Samardzjia gets first hitAnd it’s a home run!Wednesday’s game was a little tighter than the first two in Milwaukee, and the Cubs came up short.  But the long haired pitcher from Notre Dame became the first Cubs rookie since Hee Sop Choi  (9-2-2002) to get a home run for his first... Read more »