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 »

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 »
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Cubs' Luke isn't cool and a look at the rest of the NL Central

Image Courtesy of Bing The Cubs were in a real bind for a starting pitcher Monday after playing five games in four days against the Cardinals.  In desperation, they sent Luke Farrell to the mound.  It didn’t work out.  Farrell gave up five runs in the first inning and that was pretty much the ballgame. ... Read more »

Q tips series Cubs way over the Cardinals while Mariners navigate past the White Sox

Image Courtesy of Bing The Cubs got another well pitched game from their starter as they took the rubber game of their five game series with the Cardinals by a score of 7-2.  Jose Quintana went seven innings and gave up two earned runs in route to the victory.  The win ups Quintana’s record to... Read more »

Cubs split with the Cardinals, but it doesn't feel like it

Image Courtesy of Bing After being pummeled by the Cardinals 18-5 Friday, the Cubs came back and split a day-night doubleheader with the Cardinals.  They got some a reasonably decent start in game one and an excellent start from Mike Montgomery in game two.  Unfortunately the Cubs bullpen suffered a total meltdown and let game... Read more »
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Cubs deal Cards a loss while other teams deal players

Image Courtesy of Bing The Cubs continued their winning ways Thursday night with a 9-6 win over the Cardinals.  Obviously, the offense came through, but Kyle Hendricks again labored, going only 4.2 innings, giving up 9 hits and 3 runs.  Brian Duening pitched 0.1 innings, picking up the win. While the Cubs bullpen wasn’t as... Read more »

What's gone right and wrong for the Cubs and White Sox in 2018

Image Courtesy of Bing The 2018 season has gone well for the Cubs thus far, and not so good for the White Sox.  The teams are obviously in different phases of their development but both have some things go right and other things go, not so good.  I’ll take a quick look at some of... Read more »

Why the MLB All-Star Game stinks

Image Courtesy of Bing I don’t know exactly when I stopped caring about MLB’s All-Star game.  I guess it might coincide when the teams stopped trying to win.  It really has become an exhibition as opposed to a game.  That attitude has also killed other pro sports all star games, but I digress.  In years... Read more »
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Cubs and Sox go into the break on a high note and T. O. won't go

Image Courtesy of Bing Both the Cubs and White Sox put up a win on their last game before the all star break.  For the Cubs, it completed a three game sweep of the Padres.  The final score was 7-4 as Jon Lester picked up the win, upping his record to 12-2.  The Cubs scored... Read more »