Saturday, June 17, 2006

Mark Prior.

Need I say more?

Yes, I do.

He's supposedly starting tomorrow against the Detroit Tigers.

I honeslty don't thinkit is going to be a spectacular comeback after missing 2 1/2 months of playing time.

I bet he goes... 5 maybe 6 innings.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

And the benches were emptied....

Dern WGN for not airing this game.

We lost. We lost horribly.

7-0. Tadahito Iguchi hit a grand slam in the second inning, then had a 2 run shot.

No runs scored to speak of.

Sad.

We did however have some action on the field this afternoon.

Cubs catcher Michael Barrett punched White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski in the jaw after Pierzynski collided with Barrett at home plate. Scott Podsednik, who was in the on-deck circle, wrestled Barrett to the ground.

Brian Anderson, White Sox center fielder who hit the sacrifice fly to score Pierzynski, then started fighting with Cubs first baseman John Mabry.

Anderson, Pierzynski, Barrett, and Mabry were all ejected in the second inning after a 15 minute delay in the game.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Ok, so it wasn't that bad.

Kerry Wood made his season debut againist the Washington Nationals today. He didn't do too bad of a job either.

The right hander had 6 strike outs, 0 walks, and 4 earned runs (all homeruns), in 5 innings pitched.

All of our runs today we earned in the 6th inning.

Neifi Perez had an RBI single in the 6th inning to bring in Catcher Michael Barrett. Ronny Cedeno hit a sacrifice fly to right field to bring in Jones and advance Perez to third base. Aramis Ramirez, pinch-hittting for reliever Will Ohman, singled to center bringing home Perez. Juan Pierre came to bat and grounded into a double play to end the inning.

Cubs lose, 5-3.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

And We Wait....

Kerry Wood is "coming back." He better pitch some dern good baseball too. I know, I act like I have money on the game.

Just abut the only excuse I am going to take if he ends up not pitching tomorrow night is he has a hernia or needs a liver transplant. Any splinters and tummy aches he can just suck it up and pitch.

"There is no crying in baseball!!!"

Friday, May 05, 2006

Oh joy!

We get swept by the Diamondback, so what does that mean we do? We go over to San Diego and get beat by the Padres!

In extra innings though, so it actually looks like we put up a fight to lose 1-0.

Carlos Zambrano held the Pardes to 4 hits and had 10 strike outs. OK, so I take it back, we dont need new pitching staff. We need run support. Having Lee in the disabled list is obviously seriously hurting us offensively. We need another power hitter other than Murton. We need our men to get on base so someone can drive in the runs.

My mother and I were talking after a game the other day, and we both decided that we could kidnap Dusty Baker and take over his job as manager. The other idea was to make Maddux a player/manager, which might actually work. We need someone on the bench who actually cares that we go out and win.

IT'S NOT ABOUT THE FREE CORN NUTS BAKER! Get with the program kid!

OK, I think I'm done now.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Let's try for better today.

The Cubs are down in St.Louis for the second game of this series. Let's just hope we can pull in alot of runs tonight.

In pitching it is basically a toss-up on who will win with Glendon Rusch starting for the Cubs and Sidney Ponson for the Cardinals.

Rusch is 6-6 against the Cardinals with a 4.77 ERA in his career.

Cubs catcher Michael Barrett will take on a more important offensive role with first baseman Derrek Lee out with a broken wrist. Barrett was 3-for-4 last night against the Cardinals with 3 RBI's.

GO CUBS!

Friday, April 21, 2006

Cardinals 9, Cubs 3

Going for 3.

It definately hurt them big time. Having Derrek Lee on the disabled list definately hurt the Cubs offense tonight as they lost to the Cardinals 9-3 in the first game of the 3 game series.

Cubs starting pitcher Jerome Williams allowed 7 runs in 1 2/3 innings, including a bases loaded walk to Mark Mulder.

We definately need new pitching staff with Prior and Wood on the disabled list.

Tonight, Michael Barrett brought in all our runs with a 3 run shot off of Mulder in the 4th inning.

And, apparently we ran out of pinch hitters because the one and only Carlos Zambrano came up to plate to pinch hit in the 5th. He struck out in his first career pinch hit appearance.

Cubs call up Restovich, Lee on DL

The first time I have blogged twice in one day.

The Cubs have placed Derrek Lee on the 15 day disabled list with 2 broken bones in his right wrist, he will be in a cast for 6 weeks and possibly out for 2 months.

The Cubs also transferred pitcher Wade Miller from the 15 day disabled list to the 60 day disabled list, and called up outfielder Micheal Restovich from Triple-A Iowa.

Restovich signed with the Cubs in the offseason as a minor league free agent.

Welp, after winning the series with the LA Dodgers, the Cubs will head to St.Louis to take on the Cardinals in a 3 game set at "the new field."

The Cubs, however, will be short one good glove. First baseman Derrek Lee fractured 2 bones in his right wrist during the 7th inning of Wednesday's game. The Cubs may replace Lee with John Mabry, a veteran utility player.

Pitching tonight for the Cubs is Jerome Williams, 0-1 with a 2.45 ERA. He allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, and 4 hits in 2 innings last saturday against Pittsburgh.

GO CUBS!