Found May 11, 2012 on
The Sports Bank:
Well, well, well. This team ain’t so awful. In fact, they are not half-bad. Heck, they are even somewhat mediocre and, while we’re at it, they can be downright entertaining.
After a grotesque and gut-wrenching 3-11 start, the Cubs have won 10 of 17 and head to Milwaukee to face a surprisingly struggling Brew Crew. So, with the impending series in Milwaukee, I just have this to say …
LET’S GET READY TO …. RAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMBBBBBLLLEEEEE
• Sorry about that. The idea struck me, and I just couldn’t tell myself no.
• So, Paul Maholm to shabby as of late. Four in a row.
• The Cubs have two pitchers who have four wins. Last year, Dempster and Garza tied for the lead in wins with 10. T-E-N! Let that swirl around your head a little.
• I am very much enjoying the attention Bryan LaHair is getting, especially from the national media. People from all walks of life root for the underdog. And it is great to see him succeeding.
• It is May 11th, and James Russell has a sub 1.00 ...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Javier Baez singled three times, stole two bases, and scored the only Cub run, but the Rockies scored three runs late in the game to break a 1-1 tie and defeated the Cubs 4-1 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Dust Storm Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, east of Scottsdale, AZ
The game was extended an extra inning so that all of the Cubs...
I'm not sure who had it first and I don't care enough to go back and look, but both Carrie Muskat and Paul Sullivan have reported that Carlos Marmol has been placed on the disabled list after injuring his right hamstring last night, with Casey Coleman being called up to replace him on the roster. [...]
Yasiel Balaguert singled, doubled, and walked, drove-in three runs, and scored another, and Xavier Batista drilled a two-run double, walked twice, scored a run, and notched another outfield assist (he now has five in 17 EXST games), leading the Cubs a 9-4 victory over the Giants in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Indian School Park Field #4 in Scottsdale...
SORRY I MISSED YOU...
After blowing his first save in his last 50 tries, Brewers closer John Axford left a note for the media about having to run to the hospital to be with his wife for the birth of their child.
A visual analysis of Bryan LaHair’s swing.
Yes. Cubs first baseman Bryan LaHair will sustain his success. The Cubs have indeed caught lightning in a bottle.
LaHair is leading the MLB with a .510 BABIP and is third behind Matt Kemp and Josh Hamilton with a 36.4% HR/FB ratio. Fans of Chicago’s northside and fans of regression to the mean have begun to pay extra close attention...
Whether or not the Cubs win this game, the sentiment still stands.
Chicago Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol left the game against the Milwaukee Brewers with two outs in the seventh inning Friday night with a strained right hamstring.
Marmol, who lost his job as the Cubs' closer last week, had given up a run on a hit and a walk in two-thirds of an inning. He had a 1-2 count on Corey Hart when catcher Wellington Castillo visited the mound and summoned...
Miguel Marte and Jensi Peralta clubbed back-to-back home runs to highlight a six-run 9th, as the A's rallied to sting the Cubs 7-5 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa, AZ.
The 6'3 230 Marte belted two home runs in the game, a solo blast leading off the top of the 4th to give the A's a 1-0 lead, and then a grand...
Dear Randy -
You could do a lot worse.
I bet you didn't know that Forbes Magazine ranked Des Moines the #1 city in America for young professionals. And you gotta be the only one around here pulling down $2.7M per annum. You should get out more and explore. That's probably advice you're not used to getting but since you may be here for a while...
There's much more...
RHP Carlos Marmol left Friday's game after facing four batters in the seventh inning. The Chicago Cubs say he has a strained right hamstring. He will return to Chicago Saturday for an MRI, and it looks like he could be headed to the disabled list. Marmol was trying
to regain his stride after losing his job as closer.
I liked the Brewers chances of winning the NL Central this year, even without Fielder, given the loss of Pujols and Carpenters injuries and my general distrust of the Reds pitching staff. They've had some awful luck so far though, and it looks like it's not going to happen. They've lost three of their key [...]
Cubs go with the right-heavy lineup against struggling southpaw Randy Wolf.
Which will happen first?
Dempster wins a game