Archive for the 'Game Discussions' Category

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back and Tripping Over Ourselves

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Sean Marshall looked awful today and I really think it was nervousness being under the Barriod spotlight. The first inning saw the Cubs go 1-2-3, and the Giants send 10 batters to the plate and score five runs. Marshall settled down a bit after that, but always seemed to lose his control a […]

Small Victorys

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

So, when it was obvious last night that the Cubs had no chance of winning the game (a realization that occurred a week or two ago), I decided that the game would be a victory if the Cubs could just keep Barriod from breaking history. In that regard, the game ended up being a […]


Saturday, May 6th, 2006

I have gone down to San Diego the last 5 years to see the Cubs play. This year we decided to go up to San Fransico and to forgo the trip south. This, as it turns out, is a good thing, because frankly, I would have wanted to leap off the top of the […]

Highs and Lows

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

An exciting come from behind victory for the Cubs, that featured both a goofy and a heroic Ronny Cedeno, is ultimately overshadowed by not one, but two injuries to key players.
On one play, a bunt by Furcal (of all people) both Scott Eyre and Derrek Lee look to be lost, for at least […]


Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

I hate losses like this. It was so clearly over the moment Loften stole second base. Actually, I had a feeling the Cubs wouldn’t get another shot behind the plate after Murton waved at strike three to end the top of the ninth.
Oy vey.

The Master

Monday, April 17th, 2006

Maddux goes 8 innings, 87 pitches, 3 hits, 1 run, 6 strikeouts against the Dodgers. The first three innings were perfect and I really felt like he could be heading towards a perfect game, or at least a no-hitter. It was not to be as Furcal hit a ball back up the middle […]

Opening Week

Monday, April 10th, 2006

After one week of play, the Cubs find themselves 5-1 4-1 which is good for a half game behind the 1st place Brewers. While you can never really get a good handle on any team the first week, there are some encouraging signs.
Pitching - Despite another rough opening day start, Zambrano looked excellent saturday […]

Opening Day 2006

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

It was a bit of an ugly win but a win none the less. In a bizarre coincidence, the Cubs tie the club record for runs scored on opening day, 16, that they set last year and starter Carlos Zambrano, just like last year, didn’t make it out of the 5th inning. At least […]


Thursday, September 15th, 2005

So with the Cards losing yesterday and the Astros winning, the Cards come into Wrigley with a magic number of 2. While the Cubs have played the Cards tough this season, I seriously doubt that the Cubs can pull off a sweep, or even go 3-1 in this 4 game series to prevent the […]

Cincy Series

Monday, September 12th, 2005

The Cubs open up thier second to last home stand of the year tonight against the Reds. Coming into this game, the Cubs are tied for third in the NL Central and one game below .500. They also sit 5.5 games out of the Wild Card, which has given some people a sense of hope. […]