Even Wade Miller Should Be Okay Today

Here's the way it works: every degree over 50 is good for 1.5 runs. Sunday gametime temp--50; runs scored--0. Monday gametime temp--58; runs scored--12. Tuesday gametime temp (forecast)--62; runs scored (forecast)--18.


FYI, our starters performances:

G1 -- 5.0 IP, 5 ER, 5 BB, 2 K
G2 -- 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K
G3 -- 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
G4 -- 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
G5 -- 7.0 IP, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
G6 -- 4.0 IP, 6 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
G7 -- 6.0 IP, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
G8 -- 5.0 IP, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
G9 -- 4.0 IP, 6 ER, 4 BB, 2 K
G10 -- 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 BB, 5 K
G11 -- 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K
G12 -- 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K

I count 8 out of 12 starts, quality starts. 9, if you consider 5.0 IP, 3 ER a quality start.

Pie is up?

Road to Wrigley has the scoop for you guys, Felix Pie will be in Chicago today...

A highly placed source with knowledge of the situation has confirmed that fans in Chicago are going to get their first look at the long-awaited Pie when he is called up by the Cubs in the wake of last night’s injury to Alfonso Soriano.

So does this mean Soriano is headed for the DL?
At the end of the day, when Soriano is healthy, this could mean the end for Jacque Jones.

I posted on the previous thread that Bruce Levine has been reporting this recall of Pie all morning. According to Levine, if Soriano is NOT placed on the DL a pitcher will be moved. Lou is obviously prepared to go with 11 pitchers.

When Soriano returns, this probably paves the way for Jones to be traded unless Pie tanks in the next 10 days. Pie was hitting .444 in 11 games with an OBA of .532 (9 BB/ 5 SO).

Looking at the link you provide, the only evidence for your claim is a single anonymous source.

We'll post news of Pie when we can get independent, credible confirmation.

Love the weather analysis, Cubnut!


I scooped you all though by like 10 hours.

Let the chips fall:

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. If Pie holds his own, I can very easily see him sticking in CF, with Soriano moving to LF when he returns from his injury/DL, in part to ease the load on his legs. That could make the Murton in RF experiment even more interesting. Not sure where this leaves Floyd though.

Did Soriano play any RF in the spring?

And with Chicago Tribune confirming it, we've posted it. Thanks for the link, Neal - it wasn't there five minutes ago when I checked.

If Pie is up, that isn't good news about Soriano.

Means he is likely headed to the DL.

Pie and his .400's average is nice and all, but there's a big difference between the Pacific Coast League and the big leagues. You thought Jones took some ugly hacks, consider me skeptical. I bat him 8th.

BTW, Pie sounds like a good guy and all, I hope I'm wrong.

the first couple weeks are usually kind to new hitters imo, no real advance scouting reports or familiarity with the holes in his swings.

Go Pie....don't give them a reason to send you back down.

Yeah Transmission, but our single anonymous source was confirming what levine was saying on radio...for your future reference we are credentialed @ iowa & have solid sources there

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  • Just freakin love it!

  • From Keith Law:

  • This from a Kiley McDaniel chat a couple weeks ago...

    "Comment From Wrenzie
    Who has more ceiling between Yusniel Diaz or Eddy Julio Martinez?

    Kiley McDaniel: Martinez. I have Eddy (20 years old) as a 65 runner with a 55 arm and 50 raw power that profiles as an everyday CF that could be above average depending on if the bat is a 45 or a 55. I have Yusniel (19) as a 60 runner with a 55 arm and 40 raw power that can be an everyday guy if he hits enough (50 or 55)."

  • "Per Jesse Sanchez at mlb.com, Cubs reportedly have signed 20-year old Cuban OF Eddy Julio Martinez for $3M bonus.
    Arizona Phil 7 hours 23 min ago"

  • it's day old news, and it's got nothing to do with the cubs, but ichiro signed a $2m deal with MIA (with a $2m option for 2017).

    neat. 41 years old and damn close to 3000 hits.

    also, rain delays suck.

  • take that giants

  • I think that if a team objects to the 1-game wildcard playin game so much, they could just win the pennant and avoid themselves the trouble.

  • Per Jesse Sanchez at mlb.com, Cubs reportedly have signed 20-year old Cuban OF Eddy Julio Martinez for $3M bonus. 

  • BLOCK: Of course any advantage is an advantage. An MLB, NBA, or NHL team getting the extra game at home in a seven game series is an advantage, I just don't think it is enough of an advantage for winning a division and/or having the best record in a conference or league over the course of an 82-game season (NBA and NHL) or 162 game series (MLB).

  • TEX takes the opening game from TOR (@TOR) 5-3.

    TOR lost bautista + donaldson in-game due to injuries...TEX lost beltre...dunno if any will be lingering issues leading to missed games.

  • Ride the Kid Magic! Schwarber hadn't homered in a long time before last night.

  • Greg Maddux was 8-18 in his rookie season. Kyle has the 8 wins down pat.

    Think Baby Maddux.

    Prof. Harold Hill's THINK system at work.


    Kyle is on the far left.

  • I support this. Hendricks has not only looked better lately but seems to start struggling after a few innings which is better than the 1st in the playoffs.

  • Just tweeted via Jesse Rogers: Hendricks starting Game 2. Wow. Just wow.

  • That was good!

  • Well said. On one hand, I thought the HBP was a bad baseball play -- down 4 runs, put a runner on for a red-hot Fowler. On the other hand, they needed to do something -- I hadn't thought about the warning/pitching inside point. Is Hurdle that smart? He does not strike me that way. By the way -- not clear which fan base you are referring to in your "first" 3rd point.