July 2010 Archives for Agony & Ivy

Will Diamond Take Our Minds Off Cubs' Wrinkles?

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Cubs announced Saturday that Thomas Diamond was purchased from Triple A Iowa and added to the team's 40-man roster. He will replace the departed Ted Lilly in the starting rotation.

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Rockies 6, Cubs 5

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hero: Derrek Lee hit a two-out three-run homer off Colorado's Rafael Betancourt to tie the game at 5. It was the 12th home run of the season for Lee who earlier in the week exercised his "Five-and-10" right to reject a trade to the Los Angeles Angels.

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So Long, Lilly and Theriot

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, July 31, 2010

It's difficult to judge a trade like the one the Cubs made ahead of Saturday's non-waiver trade deadline.

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Rockies 17, Cubs 2

By Chris Rewers on Friday, July 30, 2010

Hero: James Russell allowed one hit struck out three, and walked none in two shutout innings of relief.

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Every Day's an Adventure with Marmol

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, July 29, 2010

In his most recent "Stat of the Week," John Dewan of Bill James Online (subscription required) decided to find out if he could statistically predict whether the "good" or "bad" version of Carlos Marmol had shown up after the Cubs closer had thrown 10 pitches.

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Not Ready For Prime Time

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cubs fans are apparently finding better ways to spend their time than watching an underachieving fourth-place ballclub that is 10 games below .500.

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Astros 8, Cubs 1

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hero: Ryan Theriot went 3-for-4 to account for half of the Cubs' hits and scored their only run.

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Astros 6, Cubs 1

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hero: Ted Lilly, if he is traded later this week, had the best final two outings by a Cubs pitcher before being dealt since Steve Trout in 1987. But Lilly had nothing to show for his efforts.

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Cubs 5, Astros 2

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hero: Carlos Silva (10-4) rebounded after back-to-back horrible outings to reach double figures in wins for the first time since 2007 when he earned 13 victories for the Minnesota Twins. Silva allowed one (earned) run on five hits in five innings while walking one and striking out four.

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Wanted: A Fans' Manager

By Beachwood Reporter on Monday, July 26, 2010

Marty Gangler explains in this week's Cub Factor.

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