August 2010 Archives for Agony & Ivy

Pirates 14, Cubs 7

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hero: Koyie Hill went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and a double. It was the 31-year-old switch-hitting catcher's sixth career home run and first since May 29, 2009.

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Cubs 14, Pirates 2

By Chris Rewers on Monday, August 30, 2010

Hero: Aramis Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a double and four RBI to lead the Cubs' 18-hit attack.

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Justin Berg Did Not Make the Team

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, August 29, 2010

ESPN's Tim Kurkjian nominates this year's National League rookie crop as one of the best ever.

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Reds 7, Cubs 5

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hero: Kosuke Fukudome (1-for-3), who continues to sizzle in August, hit a two-run, game-tying homer off reliever Arthur Rhodes in the eighth inning. Fukudome, who is hitting .274 on the season, is hitting .367 with a 1.081 OPS in August.

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The Boys of Zimmer

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, August 29, 2010

For those of you wishing to relive some happier times and for younger fans who weren't around for the ride, I recommend "The Boys of Zimmer: The Story of the 1989 Cubs."

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The Game Is Never Over

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Cubs were in first place entering play on Aug. 29, 1989, but I was feeling uneasy.

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Cubs 3, Reds 2

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hero: Kosuke Fukudome entered the game with just one hit in 16 lifetime at-bats against Cincinnati starter Bronson Arroyo (14-8), but went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer Saturday.

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Cubs Should Follow Winds and Change Approach

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, August 28, 2010

"When you play with the Cubs, it's like playing with heavy shoes on."

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Where Have You Gone, Jeff Samardzija?

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, August 28, 2010

How do you know that you're in a room with somebody who went to Notre Dame?

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Rehab Start a Success for Silva

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, August 28, 2010

Carlos Silva, in his first rehab start since going on the disabled list Aug. 1 with an abnormal heart rate, allowed two hits in 2 2/3 shutout innings Friday to help the host Peoria Chiefs claim a 3-1 Midwest League victory over the Cedar Rapids Kernels.

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