Game 38 Thread / Cubs @ Mets (3 of 4)

Game Chat Rich Hill vs. Jorge Sosa Lineups:
Theriot 2B Reyes SS
Floyd RF Easley 2B
Soriano LF Beltran CF
Ramirez 3B Delgado 1B
Ward 1B Wright 3B
Barrett C Lo Duca C
Jones CF Green RF
Izturis SS Gomez LF
Hill P Sosa P
Well we have a lineup but I believe it's currently raining in New York and might not clear until about 9/10 pm EST.


looks like it's pouring at Shea at the moment, unfortunately the audio went out on my to get an update.

Rain delay theater, also for the Phils-Bruski's, same storm

looks like it will let up in an hour or two

you have got to think they will wait this out. I don't think they will want to have a double header tomorrow on travel day.

Nothing to update from the radio end either. Pat said they'd probably wait several hours before cancelling the game because there is expected to be a large crowd and because they wouldn't want a doubleheader on get away day.

hang in there

Yeah, what the hell? Hang-hang-hang in there...

Why isn't Fontenot starting?


I've never heard of this Fontenot character. He new?

Fontenot is not going to start.

Sosa yard, 597, 45th park he's hit a homer.

3 away. Just stay healthy, Sammy.

Does that count as a major league park for that "record"? It was at Disney World right?

well it happened in a major league game, so yeah.

He already had the record. That just makes it one more.

¡Viva La Sosa!

9:00 Eastern at the earliest.

Rule V draftee Jason Smith was claimed by the Diamondbacks if anyone cares.

Sosa is one of the really feel-good stories for the HGH industry this season.

Considering the whole Orlando/WWS complex idea is turing out to be a very forgettable failure for the DRays, is really quite comical that Sammy has now locked the experiment into the record books.

It's amazing, distance does make the heart grow fonder. I never liked him as a Cub, but I've actually starting pulling for him this year.

Go Sammy. Baseball been vely vely good to you; you been vely vely good to baseball.


Jerome Williams went back to the DL with a shoulder problem right after coming off it for an ankle injury. His replacement in the rotation:

Micah Bowie!!!

Did Sammy homer in the Tokyo Dome when they played there? Just trying to think of anything similar to this one that wasn't in a normal MLB park.

doubtful, it was in April and he didn't hit homers in April. :)

philly game started and cole hamels promptly struck out the first 3 batters.

I've found myself pulling for him, too. It's strange.

Cole Hamels has a big face. That just doesn't seem fair for competitive balance.

and no he didn't, Grace and Andrews homered in the first game off Mets relievers. None in the 2nd game for any Cubbies.

I have not found myself pulling for him. It's not strange. You can't call Bonds' assault on Aaron's record a fraud and then root for Sosa.

And I notice I forgot the r in Tarzan. That was strange.

Yes I can.

No, you can't.

Yes I can

Bonds is a jdouchebag. and a jerk.
Sammy is only a douchebag.

Plus, Sammy's vely vely big muscles are not proof enough of guilt. He's also not chasing a 'sacred' *cough, bullshit, cough* record like Bonds is.

Troy Percival considering a comeback...

97mph?! Huh.

People aren't pulling for Bonds? Really?

Nope. If he breaks what's-his-name's record then, well...I won't really care that much, I guess. But he's still a jerk. I hear he hates puppies. And gypsies. And Scandinavians, strangely enough.

how's the weather?

"Go Sammy. Baseball been vely vely good to you; you been vely vely good to baseball."

Are you mocking Sammy's English? Do you know how hard it is to learn a second language when your mother tongue is a Romance language?

...just kidding.

I can't believe some people on here are pulling for Sammy, but they aren't pulling for Bonds. I hate both of them, but I'm just saying that's a little bit of homer-ism if you ask me. They are both selfish jerks, who are/were juice-ified, and who aren't half of the hitters that Banks, Mays, and Aaron were.

Are they playing this game or not?

I'm pretty sure Sosa was on something, but there's still a difference between him and Bonds. Bonds actually tested positive, Sosa never did. Also, Bonds is a huge dickface who cheats on his taxes, leaves his friend/trainer to rot in prison, and cheats on his wife.

word from Mets radio was the tarp was off and it stopped raining, no time announced as far as I know.

Hamels with a no-no, 5.1 IP, 8 K's

Bonds never tested positive....he said he mistakenly took the clear. Sosa, he might have never tested positive either, but he happened to remarkably suck at the time testing became passed by the Union, and magically came back...he must have been spending that time learning english. Sosa is just as dirty as Bonds is...they are peas in a pod.

6 innings, 8 K's, 0 hits for Hamels

Oh, did I mention it was a perfect game as well?

we have a potential 9:15pm CST start.....

Do you want it to get broken, Rob?

Sammy did take something that made him forget how to speak English one afternoon in Washington D.C. Mark McGwire took a similar drug that day that made it impossible for him to dwell on the past - only to look to the future.

Pat and Ron are acting like they are going to start this thing very soon.

Brewers are not just looking awful at the plate, they made 2 errors back to back in the bottom of the 6th....they somehow made it out of the inning without giving up a run even though the Phils loaded the bases.

Matthew Broderick told a funny story on Letterman one night about Sammy meeting him at Shea Stadium and offering him the opportunity to come party with him and a group of rather loose looking women seated nearby.

I guess because Sammy's such a great guy we can assume the group was made up of his wife and her girlfriends. Broderick said it was the most bizarre first meeting of a famous person he'd ever had.

we have baseball

perfect game over, bb to weeks

What's wrong with homerism? Barry's a douchebag and I won't cheer for him. Juicing is only a part of that. Sammy was a flawed individual too but he was one of us, so I'm pulling for him.

How can you call it homerism? In my original comment, I said that I never liked him when he was a Cub, but I find myself rooting for him in spite of myself. That's not homerism, that's anti-homerism...bizarro homerism, if you will.

Yes, Carlos, I'm making fun of Sammy's pronunciation...but mainly I was just making fun of his whole "baseball/I have been very good for me/baseball" schtick. I know you were responding in jest, but I wouldn't want to come off as insensitive, regardless. I wasn't intending to disparage Latin American's, though...just Sammy personally (that's how I remember HIM saying it). Moreover, I DO know how hard it is to speak any langauge as a second language (I work part-time in a Thai restuarant - long story), which is why I generally stick to the study of dead one knows if you speak it poorly.

What was I talking about? Oh, yeah Sammy. He's silly. His Sammy-ness somehow just doesn't annoy me as much now that he's not on MY team. God love's hard for everyone else to.

Too bad. No no-no for Big Face. Good pitching nonetheless.

Homerism? Barry Bonds is a fucking asshole and everyone hates him. Sosa loves the fans and is a great guy. Oh, and he never admitted to taking steriods like Bonds did. And yes Bonds ADMITTED to taking them. Sosa's name has nevere been linked in any investigation. Not Balco, not Canseco and not Grimsley nothing nada zip.

Word. That too.


i like the rich hill who doesn't walk everyone better than this guy.

and yet another 2 out complete loss of composure for a cubs pitcher

I find humorous (sickeningly so) that Izturis has the lone hit thus far.

I guess Cub hitters figured they'd take the rest of the series off after scoring 10 last night.

Another mediocre pitcher looking like a Cy Young candidate.

We're being 1 hit through 7. This is awesome.

what a terrible performance by this team thus far, you can tell they dont care if they win or lose

is Derrek Lee now a fragile player?

with neck spasms?

its a cubs medical staff/hendry/US govt. coverup.

he's got boneitis.

Chad...Sosa loves the fans? Sosa loves fan appreciation weekend until the second inning Sunday. Please! Sosa loves Sosa and attention being paid to Sosa

is it really important what the ailment is as long as it's keeping the player off the field?

i hope that's not the case, but it might be worth the asking...

Sosa's a great guy? What are you, twelve? You don't know anything about Sammy Sosa. If the Matthew Broderick story I mentioned above is any indication, he's no doubt just another selfish asshole.

you can tell they dont care if they win or lose

You have to be kidding me. Do you really believe this?

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    But in this case I think we should probably all watch the game live, and not let the pressure exceed the pleasure.

  • Remember, as I told my wife when our kids went off to college -- this is a good thing! Enjoy it!

  • Fully agree -- can't prove it. But, the numbers are what they are, and a lot of his OF games have come in Aug & Sept, when he has been killing the ball otherwise. And, knowing how baseball players love routine, it seems logical that it could at least be a a factor.

    Really, really, really hope I'm wrong on this.

  • Indeed! It has been absolute blast -- from getting swept by the Phillies to sweeping the Giants, I have always enjoyed being part of this group. Hope we have a lot more games to talk about this year.

  • Yes, cheers to me! I've noticed a fairly strong correlation between my tenure and Cubbie victories. 

    And thanks to Michael for our new diggs--and to y'all for sticking around! 

  • CHEERS to CT Steve for keeping this alive in 2015. Who would have thought that the season would have been so successful to this point? Thank you CT STEVE!

    I think I may be too nervous to watch the entire game. I will probably watch in bits and pieces - and constantly check MLB App. I will be like Blockhead: Nervous Nellie.

  • You can't prove the performance is because he played the OF. You just can't. Sorry.

    BTW, Bryant hit .168 in July playing 3B exclusively.

  • oh man, early on it seems like he made at least 1 stupid baserunning blunder per game and almost every single one turned into a positive for the cubs. it was magical.

  • Not surprised about Lester but bit surprised about Hendricks. Guessing that if something happens to Arietta right away they go to Lester but if they've burned relievers and are in extra innings they go to Hendricks.

  • My kids' 8:30pm (ET) bed time will be waived tonight (They are Rizzo & Castro fans). We'll get geared up in our Cubs apparel and will watch this as a family. I am stoked. Go Cubs!

  • Bryant: Base running adventures.

  • Remember Bryant's home-away splits, too.

    Wrigley: 21 HR, 59 RBI, .311/.408/.629
    Road: 5 HR, 40 RBI, .243/.333/.360

  • Good Lord this season has flown by so far. I need more Cubs gifs--the four on the article today are not enough. I need a 100 best moments of the season listicle of gifs.
    Rizzo: The slide, the catch.
    Russell: All the defense.
    Bryant: Pelting the video board.
    Soler: 125 MPH ground balls.
    Schwarber: DINGERS, surprising LF catches.
    Fowler: Walks, the many walks he should have had on 3-2 BS strike calls.
    Baez: That 3B play.
    Ross: Walk-up music? Bullpen appearance?
    Denorfia: Walk-off.
    Castro: Walk-offs.

  • No evidence other than 8 hits and 0 HR in 45 AB....

    I just think hitters like their routines -- think Boggs or Ted Williams -- and messing with that routine adds an element of change. I want my best hitters in their normal routines.

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