Posts tagged "Reed Johnson"

Cubs In Haiku: Meet The New Guys

Cubs In Haiku: Meet The New Guys
From Texas – Brigham Vizcaino and Chapman Come from Atlanta The rebuilding we were promised has begun in earnest. For a while last night it seemed like half the team might have ended up hugging their teammates goodbye. Strange things happen as the trade deadline approaches, but Dale Sveum was honest … “I can’t lie... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Who's Hugging You Now?

Cubs In Haiku: Who's Hugging You Now?
Soto and Johnson Hugged teammates in the dugout As they said goodbye Most nights a season high 14 run performance by the Cubs against the second-place Pirates would have been big news. Especially when the Cubs broke the game open with a 9-run fifth inning in which 12 Cubs (including 2 now-former Cubs) came to... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: What A Silly Bunt

Cubs In Haiku: What A Silly Bunt
Johnson’s surprise bunt Campana scores from third base Cubs defeat the Cards   Okay, it wasn’t really silly. But it didn’t look so good at first. Reed Johnson’s pinch-hit bunt in the 7th inning wasn’t great, going into the air. ┬áBut because it caught the Cardinals infield by surprise, it fell to the ground and... Read more »
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Cubs In Haiku: Pirates Of The Monongahela

Cubs In Haiku: Pirates Of The Monongahela
Four wins in Pittsburgh Six Cubs home runs on Tuesday Second sweep this year Cubs 5, Pirates 3 Cubs 11, Pirates 6 Cubs 1, Pirates 0 Cubs 7, Pirates 6

Cubs In Haiku: Yankees 10, Cubs 4

Alfonso Soriano and Reed Johnson looking for the RBI double hit by Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez during the ninth inning (Tribune photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo) The Cubs were winning Until suddenly they weren’t And then it got worse A three run Alfonso Soriano home run gave the Cubs a 4-1 lead in the third inning on... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Yankees 4, Cubs 3

Geovany Soto reacts in the dugout after grounding into a double play in the 9th inning (Tribune photo by Chris Sweda) It was a close game But Cubs came up one run short In typical style Although the Cubs lost on Saturday, it was another exciting game.  The Yankees managed to get an insurance run... Read more »
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Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 3, Yankees 1

Doug Davis acknowledges the fans ovation after getting lifted in the 8th (Tribune photo by Phil Velsquez) Davis has strong start Three Cubs run enough to win  Quite unexpected Doug Davis got his first win in a Cubs uniform after a performance that surprised Cubs fans as much as it surprised the Yankees.  We were... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Brewers 9, Cubs 5

Reed Johnson’s three-run homer in the fifth brought the Cubs within one run, but they could never catch the Brewers on Wednesday night. (Tribune photo by Scott Strazzante) Third win in a row Continues to elude Cubs The “streak” ends at two The opening sentence of Carrie Muskat’s report on the Cubs website says it... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 7, Marlins 5

Did Koyie Hill really go 3-for-3 on Wednesday? Cubs blow lead … AGAIN! But then manage a comeback Thanks to two home runs Johnson, and then Byrd Hit the long balls that mattered Three game loss streak ends
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Cubs In Haiku: Win, Lose, Draw

Kosuke Fukudome chases a ball during Saturday’s rainy game (Tribune photo by Chris Sweda) Another rain out Makes it a two-game series Two diff’ent Cubs teams Hot bats on Friday Castro, Barney and Johnson Each go three-for-five But on Saturday Eight left on base, three errors Typical Cubs loss  Cubs 11, Giants 5  Giants 3,... Read more »