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To say Chicago Cubs fans have been waiting a long time for a World Series title is an understatement. As a matter of fact, it may be a contender for the biggest understatement of all time. Coming into the 2012 season, the Cubs had not won a World Series in 103 years. With the addition of former Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein, Cubs fans were excited that their dreams may finally come true and the gloom of 1908 would stop hanging around their ballclub. Unfortunately, it may take a while before Epstein can fix the Cubbies. The North Siders...
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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 [...]
1/3 of the way through Extended Spring Training, here are the Cubs Cactus League game statistics.
There is no official scorer at the games, so the stats are unofficial.
* bats or throws left # bats both
NOTE: POSITION PLAYERS ARE SORTED BY PLATE APPEARANCES (PA)
JAVIER BAEZ (SS):295/295/705 (12 GAMES - 44 PA) – 3 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 9 R, 0/13 BB/K...
Iowa PPD Smokies Trey McNutt made his return from the 7 day DL and worked 3 scoreless innings. His MO this season is 3-4 inning appearances and unless he can get his stamina up its time to give him the bullpen test. Daytona Erick Joksich had a strong start working 7 IP striking out 8 [...]
The Cubs were down then Mather found some redemption, some ice and some shaving cream. Marmol blew it the next night, but was bailed out and the Cubbies walked off again. Matty G and the Shark pitched well, Wrigley was having fun and the Cubs won a series against the defending world champions. Hey, quite a nice series in a down year.
It’s Friday, let’s have some fun and go rambling...
Shawon Dunston Jr ripped a solo home run and Pierre LePage reached base three times, but the Cubs left six runners stranded over the final three innings, allowing the Rockies to escape with a 4-2 victory in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa, AZ.
The game was extended an extra inning so that all of the Cubs and Rockies pitchers...
The Phils’ offense return to hibernation as they drop the series opener to the Cubs, 5-1.
The Cubs took the lead in the fourth as, with a man on second, and with one man out, Starlin Castro hits an RBI bloop single to center, scoring Tony Campana, who had earlier reached base with a bunt single, then stole second base, giving the Cubs a 1-0 lead. The Cubs added to their lead in...
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...
Per Paul Sullivan and Enrique Rojas of ESPN Desportes, who tipped it late last night on Twitter, the Cubs are expected to disable Steve Clevenger--yes, 11-for-22 and 1249 OPS-hitting Steve Clevenger--because of "tightness in his side." Sullivan says Clevenger felt the discomfort during batting practice before Friday night's unmerciful thrashing of Roy Halladay.
The Phils (9-10, 4th East), who had yesterday off, have just returned from Phoenix, Arizona, with a two-game winning streak and their first series win on the road, after having spilt their previous four-game series with the Padres. The Phils’ offense supported solid pitching performances from Vance Worley (2-1, 2.16) and Cole Hamels (3-1, 2.73), who, between them, gave up only...
The Cubs finally got their first series win of the year! Things are looking up….except that they just barely avoid having the worst record in the NL (mostly due to opportunity – the Padres are 6-14). It already feels like forever since the last Cubs game. The series was the Cardinals was a nice reminder [...]
So is Halladay vs. Maholm a mismatch or the biggest mismatch ever?
Good news is the Phillies offense has struggled quite a bit without...
After a ten-game road trip out west, the Phillies return for a short four-game homestand against the Chicago Cubs. It's a short layover before the team travels to Atlanta and Washington.
Philadelphia Phillies (9-10) vs. Chicago Cubs (6-13)Roy Halladay (3-1, 1.50) vs. Paul Maholm (1-2, 8.36)Time: 7:05 PM, Citizens Bank Park TV: Comcast Sportsnet Weather: Clear, 38 Media: Twitter and FacebookThe Phillies look to get back to .500 for the fifth time this season when they kick-off a four-game series tonight against the lovable losers from the north side of Chicago at...
Listed below is the Phillies lineup for Saturday's 7:05pm start against the Chicago Cubs. Joe Blanton will be on the mound looking to improve upon his 1-3 record and 4.34 ERA:
1. Jimmy Rollins
2. Placido Polanco
3. Hunter Pence
4. Jim Thome
5. Shane Victorino
6. Laynce Nix
7. Carlos Ruiz
8. Pete Orr
9. Joe Blanton