Brewers use Braun to beat Cubs, White Sox win behind Giolito

Image Courtesy of Bing That Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease to the White Sox for Jose Quintana is going to look really bad as the years roll on.  Quintana took the hill against the Brewers Tuesday afternoon and promptly gave up a home run to leadoff hitter, Lorenzo Cain.  Quintana also gave up two two-run... Read more »

Cubs walk off behind David Bote, while White Sox continue to flounder

Image Courtesy of Bing In a season filled with come from behind victories, last night’s 4-3 Cubs win over the Nationals was the greatest.  The Cubs were up against the best pitcher in baseball, Max Scherzer.  They weren’t able to score off him.  They were, however, able to keep things close, thanks to the efforts... Read more »

Montgomery and Bote key Cubs win, plus All My Children, Cubs version

Image Courtesy of Bing The Cubs ran their winning streak to three games with a 5-0 win over the Kansas City Royals Tuesday night. Mike Montgomery went six innings and was followed by Carl Edwards Jr., Jesse Chavez and Justin Wilson who each pitched a scoreless inning.  David Bote was the star on offense. Kris... Read more »
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White Sox sweep of Tampa provides fans Rays of hope

Image Courtesy of Bing In an otherwise dismal season, the White Sox sweep of the Rays provided Sox fans with a little respite and possibly a look into the future.  The Sox three game sweep, coupled with their win over the Royals last Thursday meant a four game winning streak altogether.   There have been some... Read more »

Cubs and White Sox both win despite bullpen isues

Image Courtesy of Bing In the Cubs 5-4 win over the Padres, the Cubs bullpen was again less than stellar, while Javy Baez padded his MVP resume.  The Cubs again got a good performance from starter, Jose Quintana.  Jose had excellent bounce back performance, going six innings, and allowing only one run.  Joe Maddon pulled... Read more »

Brewers and Pirates gain on Cubs on and off the field while White Sox remain bad

Image Courtesy of Bing Just when you thought it was safe to sit back, relax and watch the Cubs stroll to another NL Central title, they hit a bump in the road and the Brewers spring back to life.  Even the Pirates are acting like they have a shot at the Central title.  A lot... Read more »
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Cubs record comforting win while White Sox miss Joakim Soria

                                                                       Image Courtesy of Bing Last night’s Cubs 5-2 win over the Cardinals was like meatloaf, mashed potatoes and cornbread.  That’s... Read more »

White Sox rebuild is gratuitously painful

Image Courtesy of Bing started writing this as the White Sox were down 10-1 to the Blue Jays.  Reynaldo Lopez, after a promising start this season, had his rear end handed to him again.  It made me think of the restarts of the Chicago professional teams sports in recent years.  I’ll start with the White... Read more »

After Chatwood walks, a Rizzo walkoff, followed by some Cole mining

Image Courtesy of Bing In an amazing day, the Cubs came up with a thrilling come from behind win, and reportedly have added a starting pitcher.  What a day.  The Cubs were once again able to overcome a Tyler Chatwood start, coupled with a Brian Duensing relief appearance while Kris Bryant went on the DL. ... Read more »
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Will Cubs look to White Sox as trade partners again?

  Image Courtesy of Bing The Cubs 5-1 loss to the Diamondbacks Tuesday night contained some reoccurring themes.  Starter, Kyle Hendricks, went only five innings, giving up three runs.  Once again, Hendricks wasn’t terrible, but wasn’t good either.  The bullpen continues to be overworked.  The loss, coupled with another Brewers win, cut the Cubs lead... Read more »