Well it looks like the Cubbies are back, for the moment at least. After stinking it up from Milwaukee to San Fran, and then losing on a walk-off homer last night, the boys in blue came back strong with an 12 run output which was backed up by a phenomenal performance form Jason Hammel. Hammel
Well shit. That sucked. Nursing a 2 run lead in the 7th, John Lackey (who pitched beautifully tonight) gave up a 2 run homer to Matt Adams. That tied it, and gave way for Adam Warren to come in for what could have been some extended relief, had this one gone to extras. But instead,
It was doom and gloom for Cubs fans not too many hours ago. The Cubbies had dropped 2 of 3 to the Brew Crew, and had not played up to their lofty standards in over a week coming into last night’s game against the red hot San Francisco Giants. But all of the changed thanks
The week is over which means another episode of the “Wave The W Show” with Tyler and Bo, a weekly internet show from the guys who bring you WaveTheW.com. This week we discuss the “Scared Baseball” controversy, Jake Arrieta’s contract situation, Ben Zobrist’s red-hot May, and what in the world to do with Jorge Soler.
Could the Cubs get Mike Trout in a blockbuster move before the trade deadline? Maybe. But probably not. That didn’t stop Michael Bradburn at SB Nation from speculating on a very interesting idea. He writes: The deal: Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, Kyle Schwarber, Gleyber Torres, Duane Underwood, Billy McKinney, and Dan Vogelbach The rationale: This deal
Before the season started I placed some lofty expectations on Javier Baez. I think he’s one of the most exciting young guys coming into the bigs, and I think this is the year for him to break out. So far, Baez has lived up to those expectations, displaying versatility in the field, creativity on the base paths,
The Cubs came into Wednesday’s game against the Cards with high expectations, but failed to pull through, and saw the Cards hand them their 4th loss of the season. Here’s how it went down: With Cubs’ 5th starter Kyle Hendricks on the hill, St. Louis was surely focused on striking early. They would do exactly
Another day, another brilliant pitching performance by a Cubs starter. Jason Hammel took the hill in this one, and followed John Lackey’s strong performance from a night before with one of his own. Hammel went 6 for the Cubbies, allowing just 1 run (on a play Soler should have made in left, but we’ll get
In a lot of ways, the season hasn’t really started until we’ve played the Cardinals. They’re our fiercest rival, generally one of our toughest tests, and nothing — I mean nothing — is quite like showing them how it’s done (kinda like the way we did just that in the NLDS last season). Last night we
For the final game of the series against Cincinnati the Cubbies didn’t hold back. Hanging 11 hits on the Reds’ staff, Chicago continued to look dominant as they expanded their MLB leading +43 run differential on the season. For a little perspective, that’s 19 runs better than the second place team, the St. Louis Cardinals.