Results tagged ‘ Paul Maholm ’

Maholm and Cubs Back in the Win Column

I’m sure that’s a huge relief for Paul Maholm, probably for the Cubs too.  After two rough, well, bad outings the newly acquired Paul Maholm showed his employer and fans that he isn’t a complete disaster by going a strong six innings to tally his first win of the year and put a halt to the Cubs six game losing streak.  The Cubs got to Reds starter Mike Leake early as they put up five runs in the first two innings, and that was all that Maholm and the Cubs needed for the victory. Full Recap and box score after the jump.


April 21, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. Reds

The sun is out, maybe that’s a good sign, but it’s still cold.  Hopefully the Cubs can warm things up today, and end their 6 game losing streak.  Here is how the Cubs will line up.

1. DeJesus RF
2. Barney 2B
3. Castro SS
4. LaHair 1B
5. Stewart 3B
6. Clevenger C
7. DeWitt LF
8. Mather CF
9. Maholm P

Really like this lineup because Soto and Byrd are sitting, time to start giving Mather/Johnson and Clevenger some playing time.


Thanks for reading, go Cubs!
– George

April 13 – 15, @ Cardinals – Series Recap


St. Louis wins the series 2 – 1.

Full recap after the jump


April 13-15; @ Cardinals – Series Preview

St. Louis Cardinals Logo - A cardinal perched on a yellow bat wearing a cap over a baseball inside a red circle reading St. Louis Cardinals in white

The Cubs get their first major test of the year in St. Louis this weekend.  The Cardinals are crushing the ball, and not giving up to many runs either, that’s usually a recipe for success.  The Cardinals sit atop the Central Division aty a 5-2 record and have shown no signs of slowing down coming off of their Championship season last year.  The Cubs left Wrigley with a better taste in their mouth after beating the Brewers 8-0 on Thursday afternoon.  However, the Cubs aren’t satisified with their play as they currently sit at the bottom of the Central with a 2-5 record.  I wouldn’t be surprised if the Cubs sneak up on the Cards this weekend and steal 2 out of 3 games.  The Cubs played better than that 2-5 record indicates on the season opening home stand, and I think a trip on the road might do them some good.  Go Cubs!

Full Breakdown after the jump


Maholm Struggles in Cubs Debut

Tuesday night’s game against the Brewers was over before it really had a chance to get started as Paul Maholm and the Cubs spotted the Brewers a five run lead in the first.  Maholm’s Cubs debut could not have been any worse for him or for the Cubs who have now dropped to 1-4 on the year.


March 31, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs Angels

Last day of March, opening day is inching closer.  The Cubs face off against a familiar foe this afternoon, Albert Pujols, he is in the lineup and batting third.  should be a good test for Maholm today, the game is at 3:05 PM Central, and is on Comcast Sports Net today.

RF DeJesus
SS Barney
3B Stewart
2B Baker
1B LaHair
LF Johnson
C Clevenger
RF Mather
P Maholm

Thanks for reading,
– George Cotugno

Cubs Make Major Roster Decisions

As promised, Dale Sveum, Theo Epstein, and Jed Hoyer sat down after yesterday’s 2-0 victory over the Indians and hammered out the Cubs 25 man roster, or at least most of it.


Ryan Dempster Opens the Season at Wrigley

Dale Sveum announced today that Ryan Dempster will be the opening day starter for the 2012 Chicago Cubs season.  Should be an awesome day at Wrigley Field on April 5th, as the Nationals and Cubs square off, Dempster vs Strasburg.


Cubs Drop Two More Games Today, Skid Hits Six

Ups and downs, I’m sure the Cubs will see their fair share of those throughout the season.  They have already seen it this Spring, just four days ago the Cubs were coming off three straight wins and playing some good baseball, now they have lost six in a row, good thing is, none of that matters right now.  The Cubs are still playing well, just not getting the results, there will be plenty of time for that.  Each Cubs starter pitched well today, Samardzija against the Rangers, and Maholm against the A’s.  However, both pitchers were tagged with losses today, Maholm was done in by a Josh Vitters error in the first that led to a three run first inning.  Samardzija only gave up one run over four innings, but the Cubs bats couldn’t get it going until late in the game when it was out of hand.


March 17, 2012 – Split-Squad Saturday

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone, the Cubs celebrate by playing two games, one of which is in Vegas.