The Cubs are already up 4-0, thanks to an Ian Stewart 3-run homer off of Wainright. I forgot to include this piece of history in my minifacepalm this morning. Yesterday marked the 100 year anniversary of the last game that Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance played together. In memoriam: Baseball's Sad Lexicon These […]
The Cubs just need to beat Zack Greinke to avoid the sweep. Easy peasy. Lineups Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks CF Nyjer Morgan LF Ryan Braun RF Corey Hart 1B Mat Gamel SS Alex Gonzalez C Jonathan Lucroy 3B Cesar Izturis (can't believe he's still on a MLB roster) P Zack Greinke Cubs RF David […]
The Brewers are resting a bunch of players today, so this could be the best chance to avoid a sweep. This is a year! Cubs lineup RF David DeJesus 2B Darwin Barney SS Starlin Castro LF Adolfo Soriano 1B Bryan Lahair 3B Ian Stewart C Geovany Soto CF Marlon Byrd P Ryan Dempster Brewers […]
Tonight's game feature's the 14th and 17th slowest fastballs from the 2011 season. Justin Verlander's change-up was as fast as the fastballs from Paul Maholm and Chris Narveson last season. Between Shaun Marcum, Narveson and Randy Wolf the Brewers have the market cornered on soft tossing starting pitchers.
The Cubs have begun the season with 3 very good starts from Ryan Dempster, Matt Garza and even Jeff Samardzija. It's hard to believe, but Samardzija's was the most impressive of all of them. Chris Volstad gets the ball tonight against the Shaun Marcum and the Brewers. Gameday | B-Ref Preview Brewers Lineup Rickie Weeks, […]
The 2012 Cubs are about to jump the shark. Sending Jeff Samardzija to the mound is about as desperate an idea as when TV shows add Ted McGinley or have the Very Special Pregant Woman Gives Birth in a Stopped Elevator episode in an effort to boost ratings. The lineup that Sveum has constructed to […]
Matt Garza and Gio Gonzalez are today's starting pitchers. Garza is trying to duplicate the season he had last year, which won't be easy. The Cubs will have their work cut out for them again today as Gonzalez is a pretty good pitcher. He's been worth more than 9 rWAR over the last 2 seasons. […]
The games threads this year, for as long as we do them anyway, are going to be abbreviated compared to the past. Stephen Strasburg gets the ball for the Nationals and Ryan Dempster gets his 2nd consecutive opening day start. Let's hope it goes better than the last one. Opening Day hasn't gone well for […]
The Cardinals begin defense of their championship tonight by helping the newly named Miami Marlins open their new stadium. Kyle Lohse gets the ball for the Cardinals while Josh Johnson goes for the Marlins. The Cardinals also play their first game in a decade without Albert Pujols on the roster. Despite that loss, the projections […]
The Cubs are taking on the Dodgers today in the latest practice game. You can watch on WGN-TV, keep track on Gameday, or listen to the MLB broadcast in Gameday Audio. The game begins at 2pm Central Time. Probably. We really can't be sure. Cubs lineup: Kim DeJesus' husband – RF Asshair Burner – 2B […]
Rockies Lineup Dexter Fowler, CF Jordan Pacheco, 1B Michael Cuddyer, RF Ramon Hernandez, C Casey Blake, 3B Brandon Wood, SS Tyler Colvin, LF Chris Nelson, 2B Wilkin Castillo, DH Pitcher: Guillermo Moscoso Cubs Lineup David DeJesus, RF Marlon Byrd, CF Blake DeWitt, 2B Alfonso Soriano, DH Ian Stewart, 3B Junior Lake, SS Anthony Rizzo, 1B […]
A's Lineup Eric Sogard, SS Collin Cowgill, CF Seth Smith, LF Jonny Gomes, DH Josh Reddick, RF Brandon Allen, 1B Wes Timmons, 3B Landon Powell, C Josh Horton, 2B Pitcher: Bartolo Colon, RHP Cubs Lineup Tony Campana, CF Darwin Barney, 2B Starlin Castro, SS Bryan LaHair, 1B Jeff Baker, RF Reed Johnson, LF Steve Clevenger, […]
Rodrigo Lopez gets the first Cactus League start today at 2:05 pm. Starters generally pitch a couple innings their first start and then build up after that. You can click here to get Gameday. I wish I could write something about how important it is to get off to a good start, but I can't. […]
It’s been a while since we had one of these (and I can’t even write more than that one sentence and will make mb21 do the rest). Although Carlos Zambrano is not with the team, it’s almost certainly his final game employed by the Chicago Cubs. In his honor and the complete crap that this […]
This could become a series, but for now we kind of just needed a new thread.