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Cubs Bats MIA Again as They Drop Second Straight

Unfortunately it’s an all too familiar game and result for the Cubs as they couldn’t solve Matt Cain for 8+ innings en route to a 2-1 loss in San Francisco.  Matt Garza had one of his best road outings of the year but a series of unfortunate events led to the Giants plating two runs in the 6th to erase a 1-0 Cubs lead.  With Ryan Theriot on first after a lead-off single Melky Cabrera hit a soft fly ball to Alfonso Soriano, unfortunately it was Soriano circa 2011 as he played the fly out into a single.  Soriano has played plus defense all year, but he should have had that one.  Pagan followed with a one-out infield single, then Aubrey Huff coaxed a walk on a very close 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded that Matt Garza was visibly upset with to tie the game at one.  The bad luck continued as Joaquin Arias hit a ground ball to the hole between third and short in which Castro could only get the force out at 2nd which allowed the eventual winning run to score, which coincidently was the guy who shouldn’t have been on base to begin with.  The Cubs couldn’t get anything going at the plate against Cain, their only run came off the bat of David DeJesus as he launched a 400ft plus home run to deep right center.  The Cubs only managed five hits the whole game as they didn’t get any from the 6 spot through the 9 spot in the order.  Tony Campana had his second straight solid game at the top of the order going 2-for-4 with two stolen bases.  Full box score and highlights after the jump.

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Rejoice! Cubs Snap 12 Game Losing Streak

So that’s all the Cubs needed to get a win, Jeff Suppan on the mound and a gale force wind blowing straight out to center, I’ll take it.  The Cubs took 12 games of frustration out on the San Diego Padres staff as they pounded out 14 hits and 11 runs.  To put that in perspective, the Cubs scored 12 runs on their six game road trip that ended yesterday, so to say this was well overdue might be an understatement.  Travis Wood started and was knocked around, but I’m not going to put too much stock in his start, every fly ball was most likely leaving the yard and Wood is a fly ball pitcher, so it was bound to happen.  Wood ended up going five innings, giving up six runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out four.  The bullpen actually did a nice job working the final four innings while only giving up one run.  Randy Wells gave up that run in an inning and two-thirds but was the beneficiary of some crooked numbers to get the win.  David DeJesus, Starlin Castro, and Ian Stewart all had two hits in the win, with DeJesus recording two triples, while Castro and Stewart each went deep and drove in three runs.  Bryan LaHair and Alfonso Soriano each had three hits on the afternoon, with Soriano hitting his sixth home run of the season while driving in three runs.  It feels good, no doubt, hope everyone is enjoying their holiday a little more.  Full box score and highlights after the jump.

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Late Offensive Binge Propels Cubs

The Cubs have had their issues scoring runs, which is what makes what they did today that much more surprising.  In another close game it looked the Cubs were going to follow the same script they have so many times this year.  Play a competitive game then for whatever reason have the wheels fall off in the late innings, today they returned the favor to the Brewers.  A pair of solo home runs got the Cubs on the board in the 5th and sixth inning by Ian Stewart and Reed Johnson.  Heading to the 7th inning the game was tied and two and that’s when the Cubs offense kicked it into high gear.  One run in the 7th, two runs in the 8th, and three runs in the 9th resulted in the Cubs avoiding the sweep with a 8-2 victory.  The top of the order had a lot to do with the Cubs success today as the one, two, and three hitters combined to go 7-for-15, anytime that happens runs are usually in abundance.  Jeff Samardzija might not have had his best stuff but he was able to get through five solid innings to end up with a no decision.  Russell, Wood, and Bowden each worked a scoreless inning down the stretch to close out the Brewers.  Full box score and highlights after the jump.

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All of That Happened, Then The Cubs Lost

I’m not really sure how to explain tonight’s game, so many odd, weird, crazy, did I say odd, things happened. It was a pitchers duel early, Garza didn’t have his best stuff but was able to work out of jams to keep the game close.  The game was close into the 7th inning where the Cubs trailed 1-0 with the bases loaded.  David DeJesus pinch hit, and wasted no time sending the first pitch he saw from Cameron Lowe into the right field stands for a grand slam to give the Cubs a 4-1 lead.  Pandemonium, everyone was jacked, it was a great time to be a cubs fan, then we all remembered that Carlos Marmol was coming into the game.  Twenty minutes later, Carlos Marmol was hurt, Michael Bowden was in the game, and Jonathan Lucroy was sliding into third with a bases loaded triple, and the Brewers were up 5-4.

It didn’t end there, of course it didn’t.  The Cubs, who have been resilient all year fought back again, thanks to the Brewers.  Aramis Ramirez made an error to start the top of the 9th.  David DeJesus, who else, made him pay for it as he ripped a one out triple to center to score Stewart to tie the game at five.  Starlin Castro followed with his worst at bat of the year, it was so bad that he was able to reach first on a drop third strike and David DeJesus was able to score to give the Cubs a 6-5 lead.  Joy!  The Cubs weren’t done as Alfonso Soriano came through with a huge two out hit to give the Cubs a 7-5 lead heading to the bottom of the ninth.

No more joy.  After Rafael Dolis seemed to hurt himself he hurt his team as he left a sinker up and the hapless Corey Hart ripped a two run homer to left to tie the game at 7.  A lot of other stuff happened the rest of the way, most of it was really dumb or mind numbing or both, but the Brewers won the game in the 13th inning when Lendy Castillo came in the game and showed why he was the last guy in the bullpen.  Full box score after the jump.

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Never Say Die Cubs Take Series from Dodgers

The Cubs continue to show a fight that seems to have been missing for years.  Trailing 3-2 for most of the day, and into the ninth, the Cubs finally broke through.  With runners at 1st and 2nd and one out, Tony Campana roped a double to right center field to tie the game at three.  For a moment it looked like Campana’s double would also be a game winner, but two perfect throws from the Dodgers resulted in DeJesus being cut down at the plate.  If a 2 hour and 41 minute rain delay wasn’t long enough, the Cubs and Dodgers were headed into extra innings.  Darwin Barney led the 11th off with what looked like a ground out, but Adam Kennedy played it into a lead off double.  Two batters later, with the bases loaded and nobody out, David DeJesus walked off, literally, drawing a free pass to give the Cubs a 4-3 victory.  Travis Wood, pitching in place of a sick Matt Garza, turned in a tremendous effort going six innings and only allowing three runs in a no decision.  The Cubs bullpen continued their stellar work going 5 scoreless innings.  At the plate Bryan LaHair continued his unreal start to the season going 3-for-4 to raise his average to .390.  Full recap and highlights after the jump.

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Maholm Starts, and Dolis Finishes Cubs Victory

Paul Maholm’s Cubs career got off to a frustrating start for Maholm and Cubs fans alike.  Luckily for all involved Maholm has taken that frustration out on his opponents in each of his last three appearances.  The Dodgers were today’s victim as Maholm carved up Los Angeles over 6 innings en route to a 5-4 victory.  Alfonso Soriano had a solid day at the plate going 3-for-3 with two doubles, crazy I know, and two RBI’s.  David DeJesus didn’t let Soriano have all the fun at the plate as he finished the day a home run short of the cycle as he went 3-for-4 with an RBI.  The Cubs of course held a one run lead as the game moved to the ninth inning, how anyone could expect anything different after yesterday’s debacle is beyond me as baseball always seems to work in mysterious ways.  However unlike yesterday, Rafael Dolis was able to shut the door on the Dodgers for his second save of the season, and a big Cubs win to start the home stand.  Full box score and highlights after the jump.

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Cubs Up Early on Brewers

David DeJesus lead the bottom of the 1st off with a double, and eventually scored on a Starlin Castro sac fly.  Ryan Dempster has wiggled off two jams already as he seems to be all over with his commend.  He has thrown 35 pitches through two innings.

After two innings, it’s 1-0 Cubs

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