| Aug 31, 2008
| 8:21 PM
The other side of the Cubs, the one Wrigley Field fans haven't seen much of this season, suddenly appeared at the end of August against a team they might face again in October.
Forced to use an emergency replacement in a tired rotation and failing to...
| Sep 1, 2008
| 7:59 PM
Houston right-hander Roy Oswalt joined the conga line of opposing starters who've managed to shut down the Cubs in the last week, turning the league's top-ranked offense into a popgun attack Monday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Oswalt pitched 81/3...
| Sep 2, 2008
Boston short on pitching
By Dan Connolly
Tradition and fan support don't win league pennants.
And, the way things look, the Red Sox do not have the pitching to guarantee a spot in the World Series, especially if Josh Beckett isn't...
| Sep 2, 2008
| 10:43 PM
The Cubs' problems have gone from bad to worse as Carlos Zambrano's arm has gone from "tired" to iffy.
Zambrano left Tuesday night's 9-7, 11-inning loss to Houston after five innings and 86 pitches and "told pitching coach [Larry Rothschild] he wasn't...
| Sep 5, 2008
| 8:13 PM
Cubs' manager Lou Piniella and coach Matt Sinatro got lost driving from Chicago to Cincinnati Friday.
They might wish they had kept going because right now their entire team looks lost, and while the meandering tour of Ohio might have been good for...
| Sep 6, 2008
| 10:40 PM
Having seen all he could take after six straight losses, Cubs manager Lou Piniella shook up his lineup and issued a warning of other changes to come.
Now, after Saturday night, he can't wait to see more.
Hitting a season-high five home runs—...
| Sep 7, 2008
| 8:06 PM
For those who believe in such things, the reason Ronny Cedeno went from hero to goat Sunday might have been that infamous billy goat's footprint changing the direction of a high-hopping ball near second base.
Even for those who don't believe the Cubs are...
| Sep 9, 2008
| 11:11 PM
Lou Piniella's fuse has been getting shorter and shorter as the Cubs' September slump grows longer and longer, and he finally erupted on Tuesday after his club's latest meltdown.
After St. Louis came back from a three-run deficit to notch a 4-3 victory...
| Sep 10, 2008
| 10:43 PM
After Lou Piniella challenged his players following Tuesday night's loss to go out and "kick some [butt]," pitcher Ted Lilly decided to lead the charge.
Lilly rammed into St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina while being thrown out at the plate in the second...
| Sep 11, 2008
| 11:00 PM
Lou Piniella tried to talk to his team recently about its lethargic play, but it fell on deaf ears.
"I was trying just to get these guys riled up a little bit and wake them up," he said. "I tried a nice little meeting, but I think I put them to sleep, so...
| Sep 14, 2008
| 10:29 PM
Immediately after finishing off the game of his life, Carlos Zambrano got down on one knee and thrust his arms toward the sky.
The emotional right-hander threw the Cubs' first no-hitter in 36 years Sunday night, a 5-0 win over Houston at Miller Park in...