| Apr 30, 2008
| 10:43 PM
Geovany Soto went into Tuesday night's game trying to avoid tying a franchise record for most consecutive strikeouts by a position player after fanning eight times in Washington.
Twenty-four hours later, the rookie catcher smoked a pair of three-run...
| May 2, 2008
Los Cachorros empezaron el mes de mayo igual que el bueno de abril, es decir, perdiendo ante los Cerveceros de Milwaukee.
Si el pasado 2 de abril los Cachorros abrían dicho mes perdiendo 8-2 ante Milwaukee en el Wrigley Field, ayer se repetía la historia...
| May 4, 2008
| 10:03 PM
Sunday night's game in Busch Stadium began as a carbon copy of Rich Hill's first-inning implosion on Friday, only this time it was Jason Marquis playing the role of struggling starter with control issues.
Like Friday night, it ended with the Cubs...
| May 5, 2008
| 9:02 PM
After ripping Cubs fans last month, Reds announcer Marty Brennaman proved he's an equal-opportunity offender, proclaiming during a loss to Atlanta on Sunday that Cincinnati "may never win another game."
But the Reds proved him wrong Monday night with a...
| May 10, 2008
| 11:01 PM
Baseball works in mysterious, misunderstood ways, especially when it comes to the mythology that has become the Cubs.
Bedraggled as a team after a 2-6 trip and with their highest-paid player booed with a .188 batting average, the Cubs have just...
| May 12, 2008
| 10:04 PM
Despite one of the chilliest springs in a couple of decades, the confines have seldom been friendlier to the Cubs than they've been during the first seven weeks of the 2008 season.
After Monday night's 12-3 rout of San Diego before a freeze-dried crowd...
| May 16, 2008
| 8:19 PM
There's nothing like a workout with their personal punching bag (that would be the Pittsburgh Pirates) to make the Cubs feel better about themselves.
Take Friday's 7-4 exercise:
It was the seventh straight victory over the Pirates this season and the...
| May 18, 2008
| 8:34 PM
The Cubs did something Sunday they hadn't done in exactly 30 years — win eight of 10 games on a homestand. And Jason Marquis did something he hadn't done in exactly a month — win a game.
Of course, it helped to have Pittsburgh as the...
| May 20, 2008
| 10:11 PM
HOUSTON — One of the biggest reasons for the Cubs early-season success has been Ryan Dempster's smooth transition from closer to starter.
But Dempster couldn't overcome his own wildness during one bad inning Tuesday night in a 4-2 loss to Houston...
| May 23, 2008
| 7:18 PM
For a starting pitcher, nothing causes more angst than failing to get through the fifth inning with a lead.
Carlos Zambrano had done that against the Pittsburgh Pirates in his last start, triggering some talk that he was battling a stiff shoulder. He was...
| May 28, 2008
| 10:24 PM
Alfonso Soriano spent the last few days going through the spin cycle after his costly error Sunday in Pittsburgh led to another heated debate over his superstar reputation.
But whether he was being criticized on TV or radio, in the newspapers, blogs or...