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The Phils waste an improved performance by Kyle Kendrick as they get one-hit through seven innings by Matt Garza, before losing the game to the Cubs, 5-1. The Cubs took the lead in the second as, with runners on second and third, and with nobody out, Ian Stewart hits an RBI ground out, 4-3, knocking in Bryan LaHair, who had started the inning off with a ground-rule double, then stopped at third on Jeff Baker’s double, because of his slow speed, giving the Cubs a 1-0 lead, while sending Baker, who had just doubled, over to third base. The Cubs increased their lead in the third as, with a runner on third, and with one man out, Starlin Castro hits a sacrifice fly, scoring Tony Campana, who had earlier singled, went to second base on Laynce Nix’s missed catch error on Kyle Kenrdick’s pickoff attempt, then went to third on Darwin Barney’s ground out, 4-3, giving the Cubs a 2-0 lead. The Cubs then made it a 3-0 lead in the fourth as, with two men out, Joe Mather hits a solo home run, his ...

Matt Garza's 9th inning hair

What a dominant performance by Matt Garza.The Philadelphia Phillies get one eensy weensy perfectly placed bloop single from Jimmy Rollins to lead off the game.Then it's just Garza magic for 7 innings - one walk, no runs, Cubs 3 Phils zeeero.Rafael Dolis gets 3 straight in the 8th.And then it's Carlos Marmol. If an outfielder can record an assist, Marmol records inconsists...

Cubs vs. Phillies vs. Iowa Cubs

The Cubs' are really running a daunting lineup out there for their game against the Phillies today. Campana CF Barney 2B Castro SS LaHair 1B Baker RF Stewart 3B Mather LF Castillo C Garza P Meanwhile, the Iowa Cubs' lineup today against Nashville is: B. Jackson CF Amezaga RF Valbuena SS Rizzo 1B Wright LF [...]

When will we see Brett Jackson and Anthony Rizzo?

Everyone here has heard of a Super Two player. Here is the necessary criteria for becoming a super two: at least 2, but less than 3 years of service time with at least 86 days of service in the immediately preceding season. In other words, someone who has 42 days of service one year and [...]

Garza Too Much, Phils Two-Hit

The Phillies couldn't figure out Matt Garza today.When a pitcher is hot, he is hot.  We have seen time and time again  Roy Halladay go lights out on opponents.  The same thing happened today against the Phillies in the form of Matt Garza.Garza pitched seven innings of one hit ball against a struggling Phillies offense looking to finish April above .500.  With this 5-1 loss...

The Children Are The Future-Cubs Minor League Update Sponsored by Sabor de Soledad

Iowa PPD Smokies Not worth a summary. Worst team EVER. Daytona F7 Jr went 2-4 and continues to raise his batting average. He is putting together a decent season so far. The Cubs decided to try Hayden Simpson out of the pen today but it didn't work. Simpson went 1.2 IP walked 3 guys and [...]

Bianco Blast the Difference-Maker at Talking Stick

Justin Bianco hammered a solo home run leading off the bottom of the 5th to break a 1-1 tie, and it was just enough as the Diamondbacks edged the Cubs 2-1 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Whirlwind Field at Salt River River Fields at Talking Stick Resort east of Scottsdale, AZ. Junior Lake continued his rehab, batting six times (once in each of the...

Wood might not return to Cubs' eighth-inning role right away

The Chicago Cubs are not doing a full-scale remake of their bullpen. Instead, call it a minor tweak. Right-hander Kerry Wood is expected to come off the disabled list Thursday or Friday after battling right shoulder fatigue. Manager Dale Sveum indicated Monday that Wood might not come back in his accustomed role as the eighth-inning setup man. Instead, the Cubs may ease Wood...

The Phils will conclude their four-game set with the Cubs with a night game.

The Phils (10-12, 4th East) will conclude their four-game series with the Cubs (8-14, 6th Central), as they try to recover from being owned by Cubs’ starter Matt Garza (2-1, 2.67) yesterday for seven innings, being able to get only one hit and a walk  against him in the ballgame, while the Cubs would be able to score single runs in the second, third and fourth innings off of Phils’...

Game 23 Thread - Volstad vs. Worley

The Cubs have won 5 of 8 and are now proudly just the 5th worst team in baseball. A win today and the Cubs win their second straight series. Phillies Cubs #Rollins, SS *DeJesus, RF Polanco, 3B *Campana, CF #Victorino, CF Castro, SS Pence, RF *LaHair, 1B Wigginton, 1B Soriano, LF *Nix, LF *Stewart, 3B Ruiz, C *DeWitt, 2B *Orr, 2B Soto, C Worley, P Volstad, P...

Reds vs. Cubs series preview

Don’t look now, but the Redlegs are winners of their past three series and where did that streak begin? In Chicago, of course, and that’s just who happens to be heading to GABP as the Reds and Cubs meet up for the second time in just over a week.  This fella appears to be doing his thing again this season. The Cubs enter the week at 8...

Cubs' series opener vs Reds postponed

The opener of a series between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds has been postponed because lines of thunderstorms moved through the area. The game wasn't immediately rescheduled. It was the first postponement for both teams this season and the fifth overall at Great American Ball Park, which opened in 2003. The game was called two hours after the scheduled start Tuesday...

Joe Buck calls Chicago Cubs World Series win (Video)

For most Chicago Cubs fan, the signature moment of their existence would be to see and hear the Cubs winning the World Series. Well thanks to Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck at a Red Cross fundraiser in Illinois, we finally know what it would sound like: (Courtesy of Guyism)

Joe Buck Teased A Bunch Of Cubs Fans

The American Red Cross hosted its annual Evening of the Stars last Thursday in Normal, Illinois, and assuming hosting duties for the evening was none other than Fox Sports’ purveyor of smarmy matter of fact-ness, Joe Buck. Buck became another of many sports figures who have hosted this event – including Coach K, Peyton Manning, Mike Ditka and Bob Costas – but we’re pretty...
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