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So here we all were, basking in the glory of defeating Roy Halladay and minding our own business, and suddenly the Cubs Twitterverse is abuzz about a tweet. The tweet causing the commotion is from Enrique Rojas: #Cubs call up catcher Wellington Castillo, agent said. — Enrique Rojas/ESPN (@Enrique_Rojas1) April 28, 2012 Of course, nobody [...]
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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 [...]
The trade of center fielder Marlon Byrd has opened up some new lineup possibilities for Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum as he tries to find any combination that will produce runs. Byrd was a middle-of-the-order hitter, but his horrendous start (3-for-43) handcuffed Sveum and the Cubs. Now, Sveum can go with Tony Campana, Reed Johnson and Joe Mather in center field. None is a...
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...
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...
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.
Roy Halladay and the aces of the Philadelphia Phillies are living up to their billing, but not all other hyped staffs are. The experts say pitching continues to be the dominant force, but are they relying on easy numbers? Is it worth watching a national baseball broadcast to hear surface-oriented information? Facts are like an iceberg: Most of it is below the visible line.
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...
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 [...]
The best pitching stats are between Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies versus the Halos. How close are they and which team is better? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.
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I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number...
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.
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