Ryan Howard went 3 for 3 and drove in three runs, and Roy Oswalt recovered from a rocky first to pitch seven solid innings and lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
Carlos Pena and Aramis Ramirez hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning to lead the slumping Chicago Cubs past the Cincinnati Reds. The win snapped an eight-game losing streak for the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs have lost three games in a row, and seven of their last 10. It’s getting to the point of the season where the Cubs could permanently fade from the NL Central race if hey don’t turn things around.
Kosuke Fukudome hit a game-ending single as the Chicago Cubs scored twice in the ninth inning to beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 Saturday.
Too often we take for granted the fact that we’re lucky to live in a high-major professional sports market that affords such big things as yesterday.
Chicago Cubs’ owner Tom Ricketts made it clear that for his team, it’s playoffs or bust. Some people might see that as wishful thinking for a team that was 75-87 last season and finished fifth in the division.
It is a 162 game season played out over 183 days; the journey that Major League Baseball teams take over the next six months is the definition of a marathon, not a sprint.
It will be 46 degrees and rainy when Cubs take to the mound for their home opener at Wrigley Field, but the conditions aren’t putting a damper on the buzz at the Friendly Confines.
The Chicago Cubs were 75-87 last season and finished in fifth place in the NL Central. It was a season that didn’t provide much reason for optimism in 2011.
Back with the Cubs this year, Kerry Wood got a standing ovation Monday when he made his spring training debut during a 5-3 loss to a Milwaukee Brewers’ split squad.
The baseball season is fast approaching, and WGN-TV and Comcast SportsNet Cubs play-by-play announcer Len Kasper is talking about what to expect.
After a disappointing 2010 season, and an offseason that provided provided few, if any, big name additions, there’s a sentiment that the 2011 season won’t be much better for the Chicago Cubs.
After playing for the Chicago Cubs for a decade, Kerry Wood became beloved by the fans. And after three seasons away from Wrigley Field, Wood is returning and Cubs’ fans couldn’t be happier.
At some point today Albert Pujols will either sign an extension with the Cardinals or announce that he is headed to the open market after the season.
The 2011 season will be full of adjustments for Matt Garza. He’s adjusting to a new team, a new league and a new stadium.
Wait…there’s trouble with Carlos Marmol? Well, you wouldn’t think so considering that the Cubs’ star closer avoided arbitration on Monday by agreeing to a three-year, $20 million deal that locks him up with the team through 2013.
Dinner will be on Carlos Marmol tonight. In fact he should be paying for the remainder of the spring after signing a 3 year deal in excess of $20 million.
Year one of the Ricketts Era didn’t go the way any Chicago Cubs’ fan, or the Ricketts family anticipated. But team chairman Tom Ricketts sees change coming in year two.
There’s snow on the ground. The temperatures in Chicago are about as high as a Packers fan’s IQ (heh, heh, heh …).
As one of the most loved and respected Chicago Cubs of the past decade, Kerry Wood’s return to the organization adds more than just a talented, veteran arm to the bullpen.