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Cubs Can’t Solve Santana, Fall To Mets

They say pitching wins championships. The Cubs' starting rotation may be the exception. No matter how well they pitch, they never receive any run support from their offense. This rotation has pitched so well this season, that the "ace" was sent to the bullpen to make room for another All-Star in Ted Lilly. Tom Gorzelanny was on the bump for the Cubs. Gorzelanny, making his 1st start since being hit with a c ...

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After Bombshell, Cubs Win

The Chicago Cubs made a shocking announcement Wednesday, revealing that Carlos Zambrano will be moving to the bullpen to fill the set-up role. Zambrano is struggling as a starter and the Cubs are in dire need of a power right-hander for the 'pen. From all accounts, Big Z took the news in stride. Perhaps Zambrano is showing some maturity, putting the team's needs before his own. Zambrano's spot in the rotati ...

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Zambrano Headed To The Bullpen

Lou Piniella announced Wednesday, that the Cubs "Ace" is headed to the bullpen. With Big Z in the bullpen, Ted Lilly can enter the starting rotation. This move might fix multiple problems. Zambrano has struggled thus far as a starter. The Cubs need some right-handed help in the 'pen. And on top of that, Ted Lilly is scheduled to be activated off of the disabled list Saturday. Cub fans, sound off in the comm ...

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Offensively Offensive As Cubs Get Blanked

All throughout Spring Training, Lou Piniella stressed the importance of getting off to a hot start. Apparently his team didn't get the memo. The front office brought in lengendary hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo to fix to Cubs' offensive woes from a year ago. That hasn't exactly happened yet, granted the season is only 14 games old. Chicago entered Tuesday losing 3 straight. With their ace on the mound, the Cu ...

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New Lineup Yield Same Results As Cubs Fall

Lou Piniella doesn't have the patience that he used to. That's why after dropping 2 of 3 to the Astros, he vowed to make changes. The Cubs' new look lineup was in full effect (cosmetically speaking) in the Big Apple to take on the equally struggling Mets. Some changes included: Marlon Byrd moved to the leadoff spot. Jeff Baker slid into the 2 hole, Aramis Ramirez was dropped to 5th while Xavier Nady took ov ...

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Lou Makes Some Lineup Changes

After losing 2 out of 3 to the lowly Astros, Lou had to do something to fix the Cubs struggling offense. Marlon Byrd, who has 574 career at-bats as a leadoff hitter, will now bat 1st against left-handers. Jeff Baker will bat second, Xavier Nady will bat cleanup, Aramis Ramirez, the Cubs’ regular cleanup hitter, will be moved down to 5th, and Ryan Theriot will be moved to the 8th spot. Time will tell if thes ...

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Chicago Hopes To Right The Ship In The Big Apple

After their 1st home-stand of the 2010 season, the Chicago Cubs are headed to the Big Apple to take on the New York Mets. The Mets are coming off an exciting series, in which they played an epic 20 inning game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Chicago is coming off a disappointing series loss to Houston. The probable pitchers for the 1st 3 games of the Cubs/Mets series are as follow. Monday - Cubs: Randy Wel ...

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Marmol Blows Save as Cubs Lose In Extras

Coming into the weekend series vs. the Cubs, Houston had only 1 win on the season. They're leaving Chicago with 3. The Cubs dropped 2 of 3 to the lowly Astros. Ryan Dempster threw 7.2 innings of 1 run ball. Dempster struck out 8 while walking only 2. However, Carlos Marmol blew the save and cost Dempster the "W." The Cubs only mustered 2 runs against a weak Houston pitching staff. Marlon Byrd provided both ...

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Too Little, Too Late For Cubs’ Offense

The Chicago Cubs had no answer for Roy Oswalt and the Houston Astros. Oswalt, who has been the lone bright spot for Houston, stymied the Cubs offense all game.  Oswalt shutout the Cubs through 7 innings allowing only 5 hits. Houston's ace showed great command, walking 0 and striking out 6 Cub batters. Trailing by 4, Chicago's offense finally woke up in the 8th inning. Chicago hit a trio of doubles (Derrek L ...

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Houston, You May Have A Huge Problem

Carlos Silva is making the Cubs front office look smarter and smarter with each passing start. Silva who was acquired from Seattle along with cash in exchanged for the unpopular Milton Bradley, looked fantastic in his 2nd straight start. Silva was pulled in his last start due to a minor shoulder pain. He appeared to feel great. Silva allowed 2 runs in 7 innings but neither runs were earned. He didn't allow ...

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