Archive for the '2004 Games' Category


Wednesday, March 16th, 2005

From La Russa’s new book (via SI via
There were strategic complications too. The score was 1-0 in the top of the eighth. Given where Gonzalez fell in the order, he might not get another at bat and justice for the Cardinals might be denied. So when Diamondbacks second baseman Junior Spivey singled and […]

Game Log - Today’s Number is 5

Thursday, May 6th, 2004

W 11-3
May 6 2004 - Thursday
DBACKS (12-15) @ CUBS (16-12)
WP: Matt Clement (5-1)
LP: Elmer Dessens (1-4)
Derrek Lee woke this morning and decided that, today, he was going to single handedly going to wake up the Cubs bats. So, after a little pregame ceremony involving flash powder, a cigar, and an Ernie Banks bobblehead, Lee promptly […]

Game Log - Not Looking Good

Wednesday, May 5th, 2004

L 0-2
May 5 2004 - Wednesday
DBACKS (12-14) @ CUBS (15-12)
WP: Casey Daigle (1-1)
LP: Kerry Wood (3-2)
Kerry Wood doesn’t deserve this. The fans of chicago don’t deserve this. This is just not how the team that everyone picked to be in the world series this year should be hitting. This team should not be giving Casey […]

Game Log - Knuckled Under

Tuesday, May 4th, 2004

L 3-6
May 4 2004 - Tuesday
DBACKS (11-14) @ CUBS (15-11)
WP: Steve Sparks (2-1)
LP: Sergio Mitre (1-1)
So, has this been just a long audition for Mitre’s bullpen job? It seems that that way since he can never seem to go past 3 innings without digging a hole for his team. At the very least, he should […]

Game Log - Doing It All

Monday, May 3rd, 2004

W 7-3
May 3 2004 - Monday
CUBS (15-10) @ CARDS (13-13)
WP: Greg Maddux (2-2)
LP: Jason Marquis (1-2)
Greg Maddux did not want to lose this game. He had seen the futility displayed by an offence that was one home run away from losing all the games since his last start. He was going to do what ever […]

Game Log - A Walk in the Park

Sunday, May 2nd, 2004

L 0-1
May 2 2004 - Sunday
CUBS (14-10) @ CARDS (13-12)
WP: Jason Isringhausen (2-0)
LP: Kyle Farnsworth (0-2)
Whatever bats the Cubs brought with them on this road trip need top be left at Busch so they can be demolished along with that sinkhole of a park in a few years.
While they are at it, leave Farnsworth, too.
Carlos […]

Game Log - It’s Raining Wins, Hallelujah

Saturday, May 1st, 2004

W 4-2
May 1 2004 - Saturday
CUBS (14-9) @ CARDS (12-12)
WP: Matt Clement (4-1)
LP: Jeff Suppon (2-3)
In a game that went on about 4 innings longer than it should have, the Cubs outlasted the Cards behind another outstanding performance by Matt Clement.
After another rough first, in which Matty gave up one run off 2 singles, he […]

Game Log - Spoiled Effort

Friday, April 30th, 2004

L 3-4
April 30 2004 - Friday
CUBS (13-9) @ CARDS (12-11)
WP: Steve Kline (1-0)
LP: Kyle Farnsworth (0-1)
Another incredible performance by Kerry Wood is spoiled by the Cubs lack of offence and some really bad plays by Alex Gonzalez - kind of like last years playoffs.
Wood didn’t walk anyone in eight innings and struck out 10. His […]

Game Log - Saving Some Face

Wednesday, April 28th, 2004

W 4-3
April 28 2004 - Wednesday
CUBS (13-8) @ DBACKS (9-12)
WP: Latroy Hawkins (1-0)
LP: Matt Mantei (0-3)
Tonight, a 38 year old showed a 23 and a 22 year old how to hold a team (that will be lucky break even this year) under 10 runs.
Although Maddux got roughed up for 6 hits and gave up 2 […]

Game Log - WTF, mates?

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

L 1-10
April 27 2004 - Tuesday
CUBS (12-8) @ DBACKS (9-11)
WP: Brandon Webb (2-1)
LP: Sergio Mitre (1-1)
Utterly terrible…