Recap/Game Thread

Uh-Oh, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Padres, Tuesday 4/17, 1:20 CT

I suppose you're all waiting for my comments on the injury to Alfonso Soriano, rather than a recap of the Cubs' impressive 12-4 win over the Padres, so here goes: When Soriano made the attempt at...

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Nearly Perfect, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Brewers, Saturday 4/7, 12:05 CT

Rich Hill made one mistake last night, and Corey Hart crushed it over the center field wall for a home run. That's about all that stood between Hill and, possibly, the first Cub no-hitter in nearly...

That's More Like It, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Reds, Thursday 4/5, 11:35 CT

When BCB first started, I tried to write recaps of night games at night, right after they ended... and it turned out to be too much to do, especially with an early day game like today's. So, this...

Breaking Records, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Reds, Sunday 9/24, 12:15 CT

With nothing else left to play for this season, the Cubs turned their attention to the record books in last night's 11-4 win over the Reds, which also, for all intents and purposes, ended the Reds'...

Another Loss In The Wall, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Dodgers, Thursday 9/14, 1:20 CT

There really isn't much to say about last night's 6-0 Cub loss to the Dodgers that hasn't been said 87 other times this year. Well, I will say this -- it was the 14th time the Cubs have been shut...

Whatever, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Braves, Sunday 9/10, 12:05 CT

I was racking my brains for a title to go with the recap of last night's 7-3 loss to the Braves, and I figured while I was thinking, I'd just type "Whatever" and leave it there till I thought of...

Happy Birthday, Derrek! and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Pirates, Thursday 9/7, 1:20 CT

Many years ago in one of his famous and seminal Baseball Abstracts, Bill James did a study of how players performed on their birthdays, and concluded that on balance, most players did quite well on...

Predictable, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Cardinals, Saturday 8/26, 12:20 CT

Yesterday, I was going to take Mark to see "World Trade Center". He didn't feel like going, so we stayed home. No, I'm not going to make any "disaster" comparisons here. The events of 9/11 deserve...

The Same Old Song, Part 12,769, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Phillies, Thursday 8/24, 1:20 CT

What more can be said than this: The Cubs played fairly well last night but lost anyway, 2-1 to the Phillies. As Mike & I have said to each other so frequently, this team has absolutely no margin...


Late Night With The Cubs, and Open Thread: Cubs vs. Astros, Wednesday 8/16, 1:05 CT

Today's Starting Pitchers R. Hill Cubs vs. A. Pettitte Astros 3-5 W-L 11-12 6.90 ERA 4.86 32 SO 136 26 BB 54 8 HR 22 vs. Hou -- vs. Cubs Well, that's who is supposed to start this...

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