Tag: Jeff Samardzija

Ivy's Roundup: Let's Try Harder to Play Two Next Time

Ivy's Roundup: Let's Try Harder to Play Two Next Time
For those of you wondering why there’s no Cubs game today:   Our #Chicagograms of the Week are all about #pride: Chicago city pride, specifically, the flag http://t.co/i7JYefSeTh pic.twitter.com/SS4Nd7k8Cq — DNAinfo.com Chicago (@DNAinfoCHI) June 29, 2014   #Cubs associates proudly represent the team at today's annual #ChicagoPride Parade: pic.twitter.com/FUUhUvm1bC — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 29,... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: Them Pesky Reds

Ivy's Roundup: Them Pesky Reds
Former Cubs draft pick (yeah you can look it up) Tim Lincecum got himself yet another no-hitter against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday afternoon, which was very fun to watch as it was the MLB.tv free game of the day.  It has to be doubly embarrassing when the pitcher no-hitting you can get on... Read more »

Are Pitchers the Running Backs of Baseball?

Are Pitchers the Running Backs of Baseball?
I hate cross sports references, but this idea dawned on me almost a week ago. Then Jed Hoyer on Friday morning compared pitching injuries around the game of baseball to the NFL. So perhaps I was onto something with this comparison to running backs in the NFL. The comparison rests on two central tenets. Both... Read more »
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Ivy's Roundup: Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel

Ivy's Roundup: Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel
As you may or may not have heard, Cubs heartthrob and super-prospect Kris Bryant is packing his bags and moving to Iowa.  In the meantime, the MLB Cubs are still in Miami but about to come home.  Let’s see how they did against the Fish… Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins, Marlins Park Monday, June 16... Read more »

Cubs Counting Their Trade Chips (UPDATE: Teams in the mix)

Cubs Counting Their Trade Chips (UPDATE: Teams in the mix)
With the MLB Trade Deadline quickly approaching, rumors are starting to come out in quick order about who may or may not be on the market. For the Chicago Cubs, those pieces start with their starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. Other players who the Cubs might be dangling based on their play so... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: The Cubs Walk the Plank

Ivy's Roundup: The Cubs Walk the Plank
We’ve been distracted a bit by the Draft but now that’s over with and we’re just waiting for the guys to sign already.  The Cubs spend an entire week in the great state of Pennsylvania, and so far they’re not having a very good time.  I suppose we should take a look at the series... Read more »
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Ivy's Roundup: The Fish that got away

Ivy's Roundup: The Fish that got away
I’m full of wonderful Middle Eastern food and thus in a semi-food coma, so this may not be the best recap in the world.  But I’m hoping that your standards for me are appropriately low-ish and this won’t matter much.  Anyway, the Cubs and the Marlins… Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins, Wrigley Field Friday, June... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: The War of Run Differential

Ivy's Roundup: The War of Run Differential
The Cubs have been flirting with a .500 Pythagorean expected record based on their season run differential, and this weekend the run differential really went nuts as Chicago and Milwaukee traded blowouts.  So let’s take a look at the silliness… Cubs vs. Brewers at Miller Park Friday, May 30 – Cubs 5, Brewers 11 I... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: Splitsville Again

Ivy's Roundup: Splitsville Again
Ivy is busy for the moment so you get me again bringing you recaps and a mini-preview of the Giants series, already in progress.  Let’s get to it… Cubs vs. Padres The Cubs spent the four days before Memorial Day in sunny San Diego and the offense-challenged Petco Park, where many a deeply-driven fly ball... Read more »
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Memorial Day Highlights

Memorial Day Highlights
Today, Jeff Samardzija pitched well enough and the Cubs offense finally broke out with Jeff on the mound.  And thus, Jeff Samardzija now has a nice shiny “1” in the win column.  Here are a few highlights as you enjoy your BBQ and pay homage to our fallen heroes on Memorial Day… Nate Schierholtz (!)... Read more »