Posts tagged "John Grabow"

Cubs In Haiku: Compassion In Extras

Cubs In Haiku: Compassion In Extras
Winning in extras Cubs made sure Mets didn’t lose On 9/11 It seems that most Cubs fans, if asked to choose the rival they most despise, would pick the Cardinals. Because I became a fan in the 60’s, I have a particular animosity for the Mets that I’ve never been able to shake. So it’s... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Cardinals 7, Cubs 1

Finally, they changed to a white “5”, indicating that the first inning was over. (Tribune photo by Phil Velasquez) Just one bad inning Can ruin your afternoon  Wells got no one out Grabow grooved one late By then it didn’t matter But still stung a bit Open in Google Docs Viewer Open link in new... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 10, Diamondbacks 5

Fans aren’t booing Soriano these days. Here he is being greeted by teammates after his first home run of the day capped off a 4-run first inning (Chicago Tribune photo) Sunday at WrigleyCubs bats come alive againWinning streak at three Grabow in the ninthStarted out very uglyBut then, two big Ks Cubs fans were treated... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 9, Mets 3

Finally … Losing streak endsCubs bats come alive tonightFonzie learns to run Alfonso Soriano, after a talk with Lou Piniella and some on-air criticism from Bob Brenly, managed to go 3-for-4 with a walk. After turning a possible triple into a marginal double earlier this week, Fonzie turned a double into a triple with a... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Reds 3, Cubs 1

Grabow, Caridad Waste Gorzelanny’s good start More bullpen failure

Cubs in Haiku: Cubs 4, Reds 3

The bullpen does it! D-Lee defense helps Grabow Marmol gets three K’s. After a rocky start, Carlos Zambrano settled down and was tough through seven innings.  Home runs by Fukudome, Soriano and Baker brought the Cubs back from an early 3-0 deficit and the bullpen gave up no runs.  John Grabow got some help from... 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: Mets 6, Cubs 2

Big Z fans sevenBut Cubs leave 12 men on baseGregg and Grabow fail September ball gamesWe thought would be so crucialLooking meaningless

Cubs In Haiku: Marlins 5, Cubs 2

Harden impressive Five innings, eleven K’s  But no win tonight Newest Cub, Grabow Pitches one scoreless inning Which Marmol can’t do Cubs match Fish for hits  But our only runs come on A Jake Fox home run

Lefties In Haiku: Grabow and Gorzellany Now Cubs

Two new left-handers Grabow and Gorzellany Now wear Cubby Blue So long, Kevin Hart Bye to Jose Ascanio And Josh Harrison Good trade for the Cubs? Some people seem to think so Only time will tell And here’s a haiku from @JoeGizzle, with whom I attended yesterday’s game: The Cubs traded Hart As he pitched... Read more »