The Professor Takes the Phillies to School

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On a day when the wind was blowing out and the offense wasn’t as prodigious as we have been used to, Kyle Hendricks gave the bullpen a breather after Friday’s rain-delayed victory.  As you can see, Hendricks needed only 104 pitches (and probably less if a couple of plays had Continue reading The Professor Takes the Phillies to School

Ivy’s Roundup – A Series Victory Was In The Cards

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We know that the Cubs are good at baseball (and also at just about everything), and it showed this past series.  Let’s take a look at the three game series recap vs. the Cardinals:   Cubs @ Cardinals 5/23: L Cardinals 4, Cubs 3 W: Rosenthal (2-1) L: Warren (3-1) Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – A Series Victory Was In The Cards

Ivy’s Roundup — The Big Unfriendly Giants

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In case you missed it, Anno wrote a blog about the Cubs losing and he also posed the following scenario/question: Pretend you knew nothing about the first 42 games and you see the Cubs are 29-13 with a 5.5 game lead in the Central, would you still be worried? It’s Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup — The Big Unfriendly Giants

Ivy’s Roundup – Cubs Get Brewed

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With the excitement surrounding the Cubs this season and the hot start they have had, it is understandable that Cubs fans would panic a bit, especially with a series loss against the Brewers. But every baseball fan knows that this is going to happen, no matter how good your team Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Cubs Get Brewed

Ivy’s Roundup – There’s No Place Like Home

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It’s been a while since Ivy had time to sit down and do series recaps, but the Cubs had a pretty good stretch of games at good old Wrigley Field.  Let’s take a look at the long home stand the Cubs just had vs. the Nats, Padres and Pirates: 1._Nationals Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – There’s No Place Like Home

Hanging Out At Wrigley Field

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Thanks to a friend, the boy and I got to go to Wrigley Field to take in a Chicago Cubs game for the first time this season, about a month or so before we otherwise would’ve planned an impromptu trip.  We would have liked to see a sweep, and yeah, Continue reading Hanging Out At Wrigley Field

Ivy’s Roundup: The Pirates Walk the Plank

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Let’s take a look at the very successful road trip the Cubs had vs. the Pirates:   Cubs @ Pirates 5/2: W Cubs 7, Pirates 2 W: Hammel (4-0) L: Cole (2-3)   What the teams were playing for might have been different from the last time the Pirates and Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: The Pirates Walk the Plank

Ivy’s Roundup – The Easy Part is Done

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Let’s get right to it and recap the Cubs rain-shortened home stand against the Brewers and Braves:   Brewers @ Cubs 4/26: W Cubs 4, Brewers 3 W: Warren (2-0) L: Nelson (3-2) SV: Rondon (4)   The game was tied at one until the sixth inning when Addison Russell Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – The Easy Part is Done

Ivy’s Roundup: Fun Weekend

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What a series this was. Let me tell you that it is so much fun having a team that wins and even when they lose, it is not that bad because you know they won’t be down for long. Although the players need off days, they are very boring for Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: Fun Weekend

Ivy’s Roundup: A Sweep Would’ve Been Nice, But Whatever

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It was a fun series in St. Louis and the Cubs were able to leave with a series win. Let’s hope the Blackhawks have the same luck tonight against the Blues. Let’s look at the recap vs. the Cardinals:   Cubs @ Cardinals 4/18: W Cubs 5, Cardinals 0 W: Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: A Sweep Would’ve Been Nice, But Whatever