April 2010 Archives for Agony & Ivy

Cubs 11, Diamondbacks 5

By Chris Rewers on Friday, April 30, 2010

Hero: Alfonso Soriano (2-for-3, HR, 2B, 4 RBI) hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning off Arizona starter Rodrigo Lopez (1-1) that put the Cubs ahead to stay.

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Aisle 434, Row 5, Seat 2

By Chris Rewers on Friday, April 30, 2010

The phone rang Wednesday morning and I had an ominous feeling. This can't be good news, I thought. And it wasn't.

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Diamondbacks 13, Cubs 5

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hero: Kosuke Fukudome provided the only highlight on a depressing afternoon at Wrigley Field with his first grand slam, in the eighth inning.

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Bleacher Bum B.S.

By Beachwood Reporter on Thursday, April 29, 2010

"Marlon Byrd has become a fan favorite in his first few weeks as a Cub, and has been trading salaams with the bleacher bums before every game," Paul Sullivan writes in the Tribune.

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Don't Let Kelly Johnson Beat You

By Beachwood Reporter on Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sure the Diamondbacks' Chris Young is 5-for-12 (.417) against today's scheduled Cubs starter Ted Lilly, and Adam LaRoche is 6-for-13 (.400). The real threat, though, may be a lil' ol' second baseman who happens to be the league's leading home-run hitter so far this season.

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Ivy Man Not Allowed In Ballpark

By Beachwood Reporter on Thursday, April 29, 2010

"Officials tell him it would be too hard for other fans to see the action on the field with all that fake ivy in the way," Jeff Long writes in the Tribune.

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Locker Room Politics

By Beachwood Reporter on Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"AMERICA, there is no doubt about it; the Arizona Diamondbacks are one of the top contributors to the Republican machine in Arizona that have unanimously voted for the draconian Arizona State Proposition SB1070."

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Uncle Lou Needs A Nap

By Beachwood Reporter on Wednesday, April 28, 2010

With the Nats up 3-2 in eighth, Marlon Byrd led off the Cubs half of the frame with a double. Like a handful of Cubs baserunners in this series, Byrd never advanced and the score held up. A reporter had the temerity to ask Uncle Lou after the game if maybe a bunt was in order to move Byrd along. Lou didn't much like the question.

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Nationals 3, Cubs 2

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hero: Ryan Theriot, who has 19 hits in his last 39 at-bats, singled in his first two plate appearances Wednesday. Theriot scored the Cubs' first run in the first and drove in their other run in the second.

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Take That, Buehrle

By Beachwood Reporter on Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A new play of the year?

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