| May 23, 2008
| 7:18 PM
For a starting pitcher, nothing causes more angst than failing to get through the fifth inning with a lead.
Carlos Zambrano had done that against the Pittsburgh Pirates in his last start, triggering some talk that he was battling a stiff shoulder. He was...
| May 25, 2008
| 3:53 PM
PITTSBURGH — Earth to Alfonso Soriano, come in please. Earth to Soriano … Earth to Soriano … report in, please.
About the only thing that didn't happen to the Cubs over the weekend at PNC Park was an alien abduction, and the...
| May 26, 2008
| 8:57 PM
After Ryan Dempster loaded the bases with a one-run lead and one out in the sixth inning of Monday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, a quick glance over his right shoulder revealed no one was warming up in the bullpen.
While Dempster had already...
| May 27, 2008
| 9:33 PM
The Cubs-Dodgers game was only two batters old Tuesday night when plate umpire Bob Davidson walked toward the Cubs' dugout and began yelling at bench coach Alan Trammell.
"Bob told me to tell Trammell to drink decaf," manager Lou Piniella said. "I got...
| May 28, 2008
| 10:24 PM
Alfonso Soriano spent the last few days going through the spin cycle after his costly error Sunday in Pittsburgh led to another heated debate over his superstar reputation.
But whether he was being criticized on TV or radio, in the newspapers, blogs or...
| May 30, 2008
| 9:16 PM
Among the things you don't expect to see at Wrigley Field these days are standing ovations for Jim Edmonds, three-inning outings by Ted Lilly and a comeback win by the Cubs after they trailed by eight runs in the fifth inning.
But in the 100th...
| Jun 1, 2008
| 8:24 PM
The standings show the Cubs are the best team in baseball.
The statistics say they have scored more runs and have more come-from-behind victories than any other team.
But they aren't sure how good they really are even after beating Colorado 5-3 Sunday...
| Jun 2, 2008
| 10:42 PM
The Carlos Zambrano Show was cut short on Monday due to circumstances beyond his control, though the Cubs' ace was definitely out of control from the start to the finish of his five-inning stint.
One day after his 27th birthday, Zambrano spotted San...
| Jun 4, 2008
| 10:37 PM
Two months into the season, the Cubs are the obvious front-runner for the National League pennant, an unfamiliar position for many of the players.
"Yeah, we are right now," Aramis Ramirez said. "But last year at this time, Milwaukee was the same way...
| Jun 5, 2008
| 11:06 PM
Kerry Wood did his Wild Thing imitation Thursday night at Dodger Stadium, loading the bases in the bottom of the ninth before striking out Matt Kemp on a 95 m.p.h. fastball to preserve a 5-4 win over Los Angeles.
"Exciting game," manager Lou Pniella...
| Jun 6, 2008
| 11:00 PM
Sean Gallagher is still learning on the job in his rookie season, trying to let the advice of his teammates sink in while going through a few growing pains.
While Gallagher pitched five strong innings on Friday night against Los Angeles, a few walks...
| Jun 7, 2008
| 8:10 PM
Lou Piniella was on the mound making a pitching change Saturday at Dodger Stadium when he heard a roar coming from the first base side.
"I heard all this commotion and I thought there was a wave going on," the Cubs manager said. "But there was no wave."...