Posts tagged "Ryan Dempster"

Cubs In Haiku: Dempster Dealt At Deadline

 Cubs In Haiku: Dempster Dealt At Deadline
With just minutes left Dempster traded to Texas Back where he started   The time stamp on this story from MLB Trade Rumors is 2 minutes before the non-waiver trade deadline. Ryan Dempster is joining Geo Soto in Texas. The Cubs will get two Class A players in exchange, reportedly a pitcher and a position... Read more »

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 »
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Cubs In Haiku: Nationals 2, Cubs 1

Cubs In Haiku: Nationals 2, Cubs 1
Winds saved us early Cost us a run in the eighth Cold slap in the face The Trib’s caption for the photo accompanying this post was “It’s quiet around Wrigley Field early Thursday.” Sadly, it was quiet in and around Wrigley Field late Thursday, too. Dempster was impressive with 10 Ks, but the Nats might... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Phillies 9, Cubs 1

Cubs In Haiku: Phillies 9, Cubs 1
Tweets of the Cubs game As I posted in real time During Wednesday’s loss The final game of the Phillies series was a disaster, here is some of what I tweeted during the game. Dempster is pulled early: Dempster – 3 innings / 86 pitches, 3 runs / And a cold shower Soto gets the... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: 3 Games, 1 Good Inning

The Cubs celebrate Kosuke Fukudome’s walk-off hit in the ninth inning on Saturday (Tribune photo by Brian Cassella) Did you catch the ninth On Saturday afternoon? Not much else to see Three games against the Reds resulted in two more losses for the Cubs.  The only highlight was a very exciting ninth inning comeback on... Read more »
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Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 10, Dodgers 8

Ted Lilly returned to Wrigley Field on Saturday, but left the game in the fifth after giving up five runs to his former team. (Tribune photo by Brian Cassella)  The Cubs continue Perfect mediocrity Major league record The Cubs set a Major League record on Saturday, surpassing the mark previously set by the Yankess and... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 5, Astros 4

Castro and Barney Lead the Cubs to victory Batting one-and-two The Cubs survived a seventh inning that saw the Astros smack two home runs against Ryan Dempster to climb within one run of the Cubs, who at one time led 5-0.  Carlos Marmol was in typical form, striking out the side in the ninth for... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Weekend In Milwaukee

With both Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner on the DL, Casey Coleman got the start on Sunday against the Brewers. A win on Friday No offense on Saturday Frustrating Sunday The series started on a high note, with a 5-run 2-homer fouth inning that was enough to give Carlos Zambrano his first win of the... Read more »
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Cubs in Haiku: Diamondbacks 6, Cubs 4

Alfonso Soriano tracks down Chris Young’s triple after overrunning the ball in the third inning. (Chicago Tribune photo by Phil Velasquez) Cubs can’t manage sweep But avoid losing homestand Next up, Milwaukee Ryan Dempster struggled in his second start, giving up 5 runs and 10 hits in 7 innings.  Home runs by Ramirez (his first... Read more »