Ricky Nolasco Plus John Buck Equals Why???

May 6, 2011

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The Washington Nationals and Florida Marlins play on into the tenth inning as I write this, and looking at the most critical play of the game to this point, I have to shake my head. In the bottom of the fifth inning, pitcher Ricky Nolasco of the Marlins was at the plate with catcher John […]

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Cincinnati Reds Beat Chicago Cubs: Friday Foibles From Mike Quade, Dusty Baker and Darwin Barney

May 6, 2011

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The Cincinnati Reds took a tightly-contested series opener from the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field Friday afternoon. After falling behind early, the Cubs scored single runs in four consecutive innings beginning in the third but left the bases loaded in the sixth and never threatened again. The story of this game was a series of […]

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What’s Wrong with Ryan Dempster? Chicago Cubs Had Better Find Out

April 28, 2011

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Ryan Dempster has not suffered a major velocity drop this April. He has not struggled to find the plate or strike batters out. The Chicago Cubs right-handed ace has 29 strikeouts and just 12 walks in narrowly more than 30 innings this season. His batted-ball distribution is nearly identical to the last two seasons. Yet, […]

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Robert Whitenack Update: Chicago Cubs May Have Another Diamond in the Rough

April 28, 2011

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Right-handed pitcher Robert Whitenack took the mound for the Tennessee Smokies Wednesday, and continued a surprising run of dominance in the season’s first month. Making his Double0A debut for the Southern League affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, Whitenack struck out three, walked none and allowed only three hits over six shutout innings. Tennessee lost 2-1 […]

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Chicago Cubs and Kosuke Fukudome Need to Capture April Magic

April 26, 2011

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Chicago Cubs outfielder Kosuke Fukudome is impossibly dependable, a man by whose annual offensive rise and fall one could set the tides or the solstice. Every year, he hits well precisely through the month of April. Every year, he thereupon falls into a tailspin of whirling dervish strikeouts and ground balls to the right side. […]

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Chicago Cubs Drop to 10-12: Carlos Pena Having Problems with Plate Coverage?

April 26, 2011

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Chicago Cubs first baseman Carlos Pena has been heart-rendingly bad so far in 2011. He has been miserable. He has just 10 hits so far this season; only one, a double, even netted extra bases. He has 21 strikeouts in 73 plate appearances, and has only reached base 22 times on the strength of those […]

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Chicago Cubs Week in Review AND Week in Preview: What a Deal!

April 25, 2011

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The Chicago Cubs split their six home games this week against the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers, taking two out of three from San Diego in a rain-drenched series before losing two of three to Matt Kemp and the Dodgers over the weekend. Beginning Monday, they will host Troy Tulowitzki and the Colorado […]

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