Tag: Ted Lilly

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: Rockies 17, Cubs 2

Eleven straight hits Sets new MLB record While I was sleeping I consider myself lucky, since I fell asleep sometime during the seventh inning of Friday night’s game against the Rockies.  So while many of you have to live with the memory of every Rockies batter getting a hit after there were two outs in... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Astros 6, Cubs 1

Tribune photo by José M. Osorio Lilly screwed again His excellent performance Wasted by bullpen

Cubs In Haiku: Astros 4, Cubs 3

The Astros scored thrice in the twelfth to beat the Cubs on Wednesday (Tribune photo by Phil Velasquez) Bullpen fails in twelfth After TRL’s great start His last as a Cub? As the trade deadline approaches, continued Cubs failures point to the fire sale that many Cubs fans are hoping will happen. Especially after Wednesday’s... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 3, Pirates 1

Lilly: “Thanks, Fonzie Without your two solo shots I don’t get the win” Offensive offense Barely beats lowly Pirates Just three lousy runs But Carlos Marmol Pitched a drama-less top ninth And the win is saved Open in Google Docs Viewer Open link in new tab Open link in new window Open link in new... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Cubs 3, Mariners 2

Just enough offense From the Cubs lineup Thusday But Lilly got screwed Has quality start Six innings and just one run Then leaves with score tied Marmol in the ninth Pitches himself into jam And then out again Cubs score in thirteenth Creating win for Grabow If the bullpen holds Howry gets two outs Then... Read more »

Cubs in Haiku: Cubs 1, White Sox 0

Ted Lilly leaves the game in the ninth inning. (Chicago Tribune photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo) How ’bout Ted Lilly? Takes no-hitter into ninth Cubs win with one run Marmol’s “home made jam” Almost gave White Sox a sweep But he recovered And then Joe Morgan Reluctant to name Lilly Player of the Game Yes, my... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Brewers 3, Cubs 2

Lilly screwed again Offense fails to give him runs Marmol fails to save

Cubs In Haiku: Pirates 3, Cubs 2

Ted Lilly was stellar … until Neil Walker got his first career home run in the eighth.   What’s with the Pirates? They can’t beat a single team Except for the Cubs The Pirates have losing records against every team they’ve played.  Except for the Reds (a 2-game split) and the Cubs (7-1 so far this... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: Rangers 2, Cubs 1

Ted Lilly? Good start Cubs offense? Nine left on base The result? Cubs lose