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Washington State Cougars
Iowa Cubs 3 @ Nashville Sounds 4
Of course, the I-Cubs would lose to the Astros of AAA.
No one really had a great day. I can tell you who had a bad day: Brett Jackson. He was 0-3 with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Dave Sappelt had a double and a walk, and that was the best day from any Cub. Logan Watkins was 1-5, and Ian Stewart took advantage of his start with a 0-4, 3 SO performance. Nick Struck did have a double.
It wasn't Struck's day. He allowed 2 in the first and 2 in the second. His WHIP for the day was 2.00 and his ERA sits at 6.07 for the year. Quite a fall from Pitcher of the Year, sadly. Casey Coleman cleaned it up with 3 scoreless innings of relief.
Tennessee Smoikes 3 @ Birmingham Barons 6
This was apparently the Rickwood Classic. I'm sure you'll all remember where you were while the Rickwood Classic was going on yesterday.
Matt Szczur went 0-5. Ronald Torreyes was 0-4, with a walk. Arismendy Alcantara continues his torrid pace with a 3-4, 3B game. He also re...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Edwin Jackson had a good/crappy night
For the first time, Jackson looked like the pitcher the Cubs were expecting when they signed him to a four year deal. He hit 97 on the Sox gun (which Len and JD suggested may have been a little hot) with his fastball. Though the game ended up getting rained out, his pfx numbers are still in the brooks database (at least for now). Jackson came...
"The Dioner Navarro Game?"
Navarro demolished White Sox pitching to the tune of 3 HR and 6 RBI yesterday. In his only PA in which he didn't hit the ball into the stands, he drew a walk and later came aroudn to score with the help of a Matt Lindstrom wild pitch and a single by pinch hitter Ryan Sweeney. Navarro raised his season wOBA from .271 to .365 in a single game...
With all the doom and gloom surrounding this year's offense and the intense focus on Castro and Rizzo, Luis Valbuena's fantastic season seems to have fallen through the cracks. Valbuena currently has a line of .248/.361/.421* on the year, good for a .339 wOBA and about 1 WAR through two months of the season. What the hell?
*Today's game, in which Valbuena homered, will...
James Sneed roped a two-run single and Ryan Dalton followed with an RBI single to highlight a two-out three-run rally in the top of the 3rd inning, and Tyler DeLoach tossed 3.2 IP of one-hit shutout ball with seven strikeouts, helping the Angels defeat the Cubs 4-1 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Fitch Park Field #4 in Mesa, AZ. Junior Lake (fractured...
If you have Travis Wood on your fantasy team, you are a lucky duck. For real! Travis Wood has been the bargain of bargains at the fantasy starting pitcher slot this season. Even I, a man with a certain fondness for Wood and fantasy crush on the entire Cubs rotation, could not, would not, have predicted the start that Travis Wood is having. The thing now, from the fantasy...
Kyuji Fujikawa was signed to be Carlos Marmol's eventual replacement as Cubs closer. Now, just 12 innings into his stateside career, the right-hander needs Tommy John surgery.
Fujikawa left his May 26 outing against the Reds with what the Cubs were hoping was a forearm strain -- the same injury that cost him a month on the DL earlier this season. Fujikawa told reporters...
This isn’t the most exciting news…unless you’re Kevin Gregg. In that case, prepare to have some statistics to back up your quest to receive a new contract next year because Kyuji Fujikawa is now out for the season. Kevin Gregg, you may now scream “Huzzah!” Brought in by Boy Genius Jed Hoyer to be a cheap and effective replacement for the carnival show that is Carlos...
Over the course of the past three seasons, Dioner Navarro has played in no more than 64 games in a season. Now healthier, Navarro reaffirmed his presence by slugging three home runs in the Chicago Cubs‘ 9-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.Navarro would start his game off with a solo homer in the second inning, followed by a two-run shot in the fourth that would...
Javier Baez hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 11th to give Daytona a 7-5 win over the Tampa Yankees. LHP Chris Rusin (Iowa) and RHP Kyle Hendricks (Tennessee) both made quality starts to help their teams to victories. Kane County fell to the Quad Cities in a rain shorted game. Plenty of roster activity.
After three miserable games against their crosstown rivals, there wasn't much left for the White Sox to say.
''We just got beat in all facets of the game,'' White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko said. ''They were just the better team in every area.''
Cubs pitcher Travis Wood hit a grand slam off Jake Peavy and the White Sox lost 8-3 on Thursday...
Let’s get it out of the way. Kyuji Fujikawa is broken and needs to be fixed:
Cubs announce Fujikawa will need Tommy John surgery.
— Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) May 29, 2013
Hoyer on Fujikawa: “It is unfortunate but it is the nature of pitching. We’re hopeful he’ll come back.”
— Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) May 29, 2013
We’ll build him bigger, better, stronger…maybe...
Foreward: I hate Cubs v. White Sox. I grew up on the southwest side of the city as a White Sox fan before converting after a baseball hiatus in 1998. Since interleague play began this series has been a lightning rod for stupid. Nothing brings out the absolute worst in Chicago fans quite like Cubs v. White Sox, and that stupidity was on full display this year.
The Cubs came limping...
The Chicago Cubs hope a rainy night didn't dampen their momentum.
The Cubs, who have long struggled against the Chicago White Sox, will go for their second straight win over their crosstown rivals and third consecutive victory overall on Wednesday afternoon.
The Cubs (20-30), leading 2-0 in the third inning of Tuesday's contest, appeared poised to secure at least a tie...
The Arizona Diamondbacks will close out a solid month of May by heading to the Windy City to face the Cubs.
Alfonso Soriano has consistently hit well against the Arizona Diamondbacks during his career.
The Chicago Cubs hope that trend continues Friday as they try to win five in a row for the first time in nearly two years in the opener of a three-game series at Wrigley Field.
After a season-high six-game skid, the Cubs (22-30) have outscored opponents 29-10 during the winning streak...