Friday night started out really nice as the Cubs built an early lead behind Scott Feldman, who has been outstanding of late, only to see that lead slip away and come away with a game one loss.
In this week’s edition of Three Up/Three Down, Norm looks at three “Down” Iowa players, a couple of Kane County hitters, and the first repeat on the “Up” list…someone who didn’t make an appearance on any Top Prospect list this year yet has arguably become the top pitching prospect above A ball in the system.Full Story »
The rain delay came a little too late as Edwin Jackson was unable to solve the riddle of McCutchen and the Pirates (but mostly McCutchen).Full Story »
Since being dropped from the 40-man roster, Ian Stewart has been accused of many things. Perhaps unjustly. But the Archives has no use for him anymore, and wants to show you why – in Stewart’s own words.Full Story »
The Cubs continue to leave wins in scoring position. Shark dominates and another good start is spoiled. Are these cubs missing the clutch?Full Story »
Are the Cubs turning a corner or just saddling up the horse? Is Don Mattingly going to lose his job? Will Miguel Cabrera win the triple crown again? Is there a situation where Wins might be a valid stat for evaluating a pitcher? Can somebody come up with a better name for this bi-weekly post?Full Story »
Matt Garza returned to the Cubs after a 10-month absence. He looked great on the mound (and at the plate!), taking a no-hitter into the fifth. In what is becoming a theme, the bullpen let the game slip away as the offense couldn’t generate enough runs late.Full Story »
The Bleachers at Wrigley Field are home to some of the most loyal, vocal, and interesting fans in baseball. A couple of them grabbed some notoriety this past Sunday over a homerun and spilled beer.Full Story »