For The Series Win

Poor Juan Mateo is scouring up memories of Sergio Mitre from last year when he had to face Clemens and Halladay , although not in back-to-back starts. Of course Mitre went out and threw two of the best games he'll probably ever pitch. I'm all for a repeat. Cubs are only a half game behind the Nationals in the wild card race. Keep the hope alive....or don't. Go Cubs! GAME ONE HUNDRED-TWENTY-THREE IN-GAME DISCUSSION THREAD [PARACHAT] ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (65-57 (Div) 1st- 0 GB; (Wild Card) N/A) AT CHICAGO CUBS (53-69 (Div) 5th - 12.0 GB; (Wild Card) 12th - 9.5 GB) Wrigley Field, 1:20 pm CDT Weather: Partly Cloudy, 73 degrees, Wind in from LF @ 11mph TV: WGN Radio: WGN, XM 187
Juan Mateo, RHP 1-0, 3.00 ERA, 12 IP 5 K, 6 BB, 0 HR 205/318/359 againstChris Carpenter, RHP 11-6, 3.09 ERA, 160.1 IP 131 K, 34 BB, 18 HR 267/365/333 against

#Aaron Miles, SS *Chris Duncan, LF Albert Pujols, 1B Scott Rolen, 3B Juan Encarnacion, CF Preston Wilson, RF Ronnie Belliard, 2B Yadier Molina, C Chris Carpenter, P *Juan Pierre, CF #Cesar Izturis, SS Matt Murton, LF Aramis Ramirez, 3B *Jacque Jones, RF Phil Nevin, 1B Henry Blanco, C Ronny Cedeno, 2B Juan Mateo, P

Cardinals vs Mateo: No Cardinals with more than 10 Ab's Cubs vs. Carpenter: Aramis Ramirez: 8-31, 258/258/387, 8 K, 0 BB, 1 HR Micahel Barrett: 6-29, 207/258/414, 7 K, 2 BB, 2 HR Juan Pierre: 3-16, 188/278/250, 0 K, 2 BB, 1 2B Neifi Perez: 3-14, 214/200/214, 0 K, 0 BB, 0 XBH Jacque Jones: 3-14, 214/214/500, 7 K, 0 BB, 1 HR Phil Nevin: 0-13, 000/000/000, 3 K, 0 BB Carlos Zambrano: 6-10, 600/600/700, 2 K, 0 BB, 1 HR
Dick Pole: So here are the numbers against Carpenter, looks like Nevin has had all sorts of problems against him. Dusty: (Snore) Dick Pole: Oh yeah and Neifi is one of the worst hitters to ever play baseball. Dusty: (Snore) Dick Pole: Um, Dusty, wake up man. Dusty: (Waking up) Dude, here's the lineup for today, my grandma once told me that you've got to breathe, eat right and always start the gnome-like shorstop. Dick Pole: What? Dusty: All I know is that Nevin is due for a hit. Dick Pole: (under breath) All I know is that you're an idiot. Slap a first basemen's glove on Z for god's sake or something. So what's up with Barrett?

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Dusty: "Blanco's in there. Michael's not quite ready yet."

Whatever that means.

NEIFI DEALT TO TIGERS FOR MINOR LEAGUE C CHRIS ROBINSON

Cubs just traded Neifi to the Tigers for their third-round pick.

ahaha Joel I win

Neifi traded to Tigers as reported by Pat and Ron for Chris Robinson

Woooo! Bye bye Neifi! Good riddance!

See you in Hell, Niefi. I'm now rooting against the Tigers, as no Niefi should ever win the WS.

Who will we pick on now? Macias, where are you?

WE ARE FREE!!!!! WE ARE FREE !!!!!!

Maybe Hendry will trade to get him back during the offseason. I'm having trouble imagining the team without him...

I haven't been this excited about a trade since the Nomar deal. One down and one to go.

There's some Jason Schmidt money!

Maybe Hendry can learn from his mistakes.

Too bad Rusch offers no value whatsoever. Even being LH isn't enough for him.

jumbo - the Cubs team caterers are likely to attempt to void any Rusch trade

Maybe the Reds will take Rusch, they're trying everybody.

Will the Cubs retire #13 you think???

Remember to send X-Mas cards to Placido Polanco!!!!!!!!!!!! and Dave Dombrowski

Do you think Perez will be signed in 2008 by the Cubs?

but neifi is worthless and only the cubs would want him cuz hendry hates us and blah blah blah...thank f'n god.

if dusty goes, no one will have anything to talk about anymore.

bye TCR posters...i'll miss you.

Oh forgot about Rusch, one down two to go.(Dustbag).

"bye TCR posters...i'll miss you."

We'll miss you too, Crunch.

Maybe you and your Neifi love can live on at:

http://www.tigerblog.net/

Christopher Robinson:
Individual Stats (Batting)
Team From To G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG
Lakeland Tigers 04/06 08/18 94 319 30 92 22 0 1 47 117 25 72 6 1 .338 .367 .288

Anyone else feel like it's Christmas morning with no more Neifi?

We're getting schooled by Carpenter, and I don't even care!

Neifi's gone! Neifi's gone! Neifi's gone!

neal...quit your whining.

go back to that last post you're embarrasing yourself on if you wanna cry about me some more.

This might be the best trade Hendry has made since the Lee one. Though I am assuming given the caliber of talent we got back that were paying all of Neifi's deal. Brenley said that Robinson was rated by BA as the best defensive catcher in the Tigers system. He will replace Fox as the top catching prospect in the our system.

Don't LET THE DOOR HIT YA

on the way out!

Actually - I never would have minded Neifi on this team - IF - he was used sparingly off the bench.

He's a decent defensive replacement at a modest salary on most contending teams.

NOT every other day!!

Now he'll be a FULL-time replacement as an everyday player on a contending team.

HE sure ain't no Palanco!

I doubt that chifan, he's not much of a hitter and he's just the best in the tigers system and they have no catching prospects.

was any money changed hands?

seems like the only real plus of moving neifi would be to save a million or 2...take the bite outta izturis's contract.

Crunch,

Where was I whining? Admittedly I did do a bit of dancing...

Did you figure out Neifi used to play in Colorado yet?

neal...seriously, just shut up or drop it or keep blah blah blahing. make your own rules, make yourself right...compare 1000ab's to 10,000ab's.

and please...totally ignore the fact you wanna have a discussion about stats that i never even started yet you keep rearraging your arguement on.

i cant talk to you if you're gonna keep changing the way you make your points and just flat out MAKE STUFF UP in other places.

Man,

That sounds like whining!

enjoy.

Is scott crying and holding himself somewhere. His dream has come true.

I never had anything against neifi... just his overuse. thank god that's over here.

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  • Throwbacks with fashionable cutouts would be a nice touch.

    Charlie 19 min 52 sec ago view
  • The next 2 games are nationally televised. I think we dominate tonight, hitting 3 HRs off Shields. Great night for KB to end HR drought facing HR prone pitcher in one of the most hitter friendly parks in the league.

    chitownmvp01 52 min 24 sec ago view
  • If the ball didn't deflect off the pitcher's mound, the game wouldn't have ended. Montgomery did miss his location though, but if that same contact was made and went in any of direction, good chance of ground out if it doesn't get through.

    If it was 1 night later, Chapman would be out there and we probably would be going to extras.

    Also, If KB wasn't robbed of a HR, perhaps we would have won. We will never know. Nice play by Melky though.

    chitownmvp01 54 min 7 sec ago view
  • The comparison isn't Chapman replacing Rondon. It's Chapman replacing Richard (hopefully) in the pen. Chapman's better.

    billybucks 2 hours 51 min ago view
  • I'm with you, Rob. You pretty much summed up how I feel about it.

    JoePepitone 5 hours 10 min ago view
  • Been quite the roller-coaster the past two days -- both games, plus the Chapman kerfuffel. How about a couple of nice, comfortable wins before facing Sale? Cubs should definitely wear throwbacks for that game.

    billybucks 6 hours 6 min ago view
  • The Cubs are stronger defensively than most of the teams they play. In order to capitalize on that, they have to a) put the ball in play and b) run the bases aggressively.

    That said, Cabrera has a strong, accurate arm, as witnessed by his 97 outfield assists over 12 seasons--mostly left field but also a lot of center. Bryant is rarely thrown out, but I guess you have to know who's throwing the ball.

    VirginiaPhil 6 hours 59 min ago view
  • On the other hand, Pries won his first start for Iowa, only giving up two HRs in the process. This trade has got some legs yet!

    Eric S 16 hours 8 min ago view
  • KB now with 0 RBI in his last 10 games and 1 in his last 15, despite having 19 hits in his last 15 games and raising his batting average from .278 to .286 over that span.

    Maybe have Zobrist hit 2 and KB hit 4?

    Also -- no HR in the last 15 games -- time for a bunch. Starting tomorrow.

    billybucks 16 hours 23 min ago view
  • Down a run. Fowler on first. Nobody out. KB singles to left, Fowler makes it to third, perfect throw from Cabrera nails KB trying to stretch for 2nd.

    So, instead of 1st & 3rd and no out, you have 3rd with one out. It was a perfect throw, but why take the chance with 3-4-5 hitters coming up?

    billybucks 16 hours 38 min ago view
  • Must be a Cub thing - our lefties can;t get lefties out.

    billybucks 16 hours 38 min ago view
  • Splitting hairs, but Jake's pitch was poor execution, while KB's play was a poor decision (and the 2nd time he got thrown out trying to stretch in the game). Poor execution happens. Poor decisions are preventable. Speaking of poor decisions -- Baez's steal of 3rd made absolutely no sense.

    billybucks 16 hours 39 min ago view
  • Didn't Jake cost them the game with a pitch to Frazier?

    The E-Man 16 hours 53 min ago view
  • Missed the play w/Bryant. What happened?

    The E-Man 16 hours 53 min ago view
  • Not a good decision by Bryant in the 9th. That may have cost them the game.

    billybucks 16 hours 57 min ago view
  • Can we un-do the Montgomery deal? Please?

    billybucks 16 hours 59 min ago view