May 2010 Archives for Agony & Ivy

Pirates 2, Cubs 1

By Chris Rewers on Monday, May 31, 2010

Hero: Andrew Cashner, the Cubs' first-round pick in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, made a successful major league debut in the eighth inning. The 23-year-old right-hander, who entered with two outs, threw just one pitch and retired Ronny Cedeno on a popout to shortstop Starlin Castro.

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Aisle 231, Row 9, Seat 12

By Chris Rewers on Monday, May 31, 2010

"Should I bring a sweatshirt?" my wife Denise asked me as we were preparing to leave the house for our most recent visit to Wrigley Field.

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Cardinals 9, Cubs 1

By Chris Rewers on Monday, May 31, 2010

Hero: Geovany Soto's fifth home run of the season, in the seventh inning, accounted for the Cubs' only run.

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Cubs 5, Cardinals 0

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, May 29, 2010

Hero: Carlos Silva (7-0) continued his amazing run with seven shutout innings. Silva - who exited after 100 pitches - allowed just two hits, struck out 11, and walked none.

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Cardinals 7, Cubs 1

By Chris Rewers on Friday, May 28, 2010

Hero: Reliever James Russell's stock continues to rise. The rookie right-hander, in the longest outing of his major league career, worked four shutout innings, allowed two hits, walked one, and struck out one.

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Ted Lilly Cheats

By Beachwood Reporter on Friday, May 28, 2010

Those of us watching the game saw it quite clearly. But first-base umpire John Hirschbeck wouldn't budge, and now Ted Lilly is playing dumb.

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How The Cubs Killed 18 Minutes

By Beachwood Reporter on Friday, May 28, 2010

The Cubs game on Wednesday night was delayed for 18 minutes when the power went out at Wrigley Field and in parts of Wrigleyville. Here's what various members of the Cubs did to pass the time.

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Cubs 1, Dodgers 0

By Chris Rewers on Friday, May 28, 2010

Hero: Ted Lilly did not figure in the decision, but the veteran left-hander turned in his second straight terrific start, allowing just three hits over seven shutout innings while walking three (all in the fifth) and striking out five.

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Get A Clue, Lou

By Beachwood Reporter on Thursday, May 27, 2010

Is Uncle Lou playing coy - as is his wont? Because if he's not, this is inexcusable.

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Dodgers 8, Cubs 5

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hero: Derrek Lee went 3-for-5 to raise his average to .242. He is 6-for-8 in the series.

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