Game 44 Thread / Cubs @ Padres (2 of 3)

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The - Riot on the bench tonight...

Soriano, Pagan, DLee, ARam, Barrett, Orange Guy, Derosa, Izzy & Marshall

vs. Giles, Cruz, Cameron, Gonzalez, Greene, Baird, Kouzmanoff, Sledge & Wells

heres hoping the orange guy drives in some runs
i would think we can hit wells

In the last 2 weeks Theriot is hitting .254 with 6 runs scored, 3 RBIs, and 2 SBs.

Let him sit.

I forgot to mention the .185 AVG for the last week.

Neil Cotts started and pitched the first 3 inings for the I-Cubs tonight. 1 hit, no runs, no walks and 2K's.

Sounds good, but he problem wasn't getting out AAA hitters...

his problem...

on the pregame radio interview with Santo, Lou said it was hard incorporating the three lefty's that were in the bullpen into action.

translation: they all sucked so much it was tough to figure out which to demote, so the last guy to screw up got to go to Iowa.

...annnnd Marshall walks the first batter he faces.

Amazing. Simply amazing.

even Jose Cruz Jr can hit behind runners. the cubs should try that occasionally.

DAVE: I heard Murton stole a base tonight???

Maybe he does have above average speed?

wow... way to bring up a discussion that was dead a few days ago...

This is TCR, discussions NEVER die....

It's his eighth career steal, man. Seriously.

Murton doubled off 2nd on a bloop to RF...apparently, he's not speedy enough to make up for lousy baserunning.

That base was stolen on Wells. Murton was able to read the high leg kick.

But that orange hair sure makes him look fast.

thanks Cesar...that wasn't too predictable.

The guy's created 5 outs in 3 at-bats tonight! Perhaps his little mini-hit-streak was a deceptive illusion...PLEASE pinch-hit Riot for Marshall next inning and get Izzy out of there in case his spot comes around again in an important situation!

The TURD-is!

GREAT AB, dumbshit!

Way to play for the TEAM!

Ugh, why not pinch hit The Riot in that basesloaded situation. All Neifi, er, IzTurdis, does is slap at the ball. Outfield plays at coed softball girl depth for him. Booooooo.

i mean talk about that HR being fait accompli right on the heels of suckturis's awesome AB.

this team earns its losses that's for sure.

blame this one on are piece of shortstop

yes. "ARE piece of shortstop"

Or - you can do the right thing and blame HENDRY for the "Gold Glover!"

what a bunch of gutless pukes this team is...

Or - you can do the right thing and blame HENDRY for the “Gold Glover!”

I thought Maddux approved that trade to "help" the Cubs...

Screw you Izzy, go somewhere and die.

Hey, it's Lou playing Izzy every day no matter what. I better hear that Theriot was hurt tonight.

I was following on Gameday and want to make sure: did Jacque Jones REALLY try to pull an outside pitch on 3-2 with the game on the line? Really? We're paying this guy actual money to put our jersey on?

(The loss isn't necessarily his fault, but this is just another example of Jacque not knowing how to play the game right)

This series is over. Maybe the Cubs can score another run tomorrow night.

Also, when the game is on the line, you bring in someone like Ward who has proven he can PH vs Jones, who is in a major slump.

Hey CT Steve:
Soriano 6/38, .158 avg
Barrett 7/37, .189 avg
DeRosa: 3/19, .158 avg

It's not like this team has been tearing the cover off the ball the last 2 weeks.

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  • Guess the OBP of Dusty's lead off hitter tonight?

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    .221/.272 for his career

  • CRAIG: Albertos was throwing both his fastball and curve for strikes today, displaying the best command I've seen from him so far. The Cubs have limited his outings at EXST, so he hasn't been stretched-out beyond one inning on a semi-regular basis.  

  • K-K-K inning for Albertos, 9/13 strikes. How did he look? All fastballs, or did he get some breaking pitches for the K's?

    Is Moreno showing any hint of improved velocity?

  • Awesome! Also, dammit! I just finished a Russell verse!

    I’m Addison Russell, flashin’ leather and muscle
    Hit a grounder up the middle, damn right ya better hustle
    I don’t miss, you know this, my D is the dopest,
    I’m lovin’ it and glovin’ it and shovelin’ it to Zobrist
    Another twin killing, score it six-four-three
    If I keep this up they’ll name another street for me
    There ain’t no SS better than Russell
    And I’m just here to do the World Series Shuffle

  • Awww shit, it's Tony Rizzle, my nizzle,
    so hot at the plate that, you can damn near hear me sizzle.
    Len and JD been calling me the main ingredient
    and opposing pitchers know the IBB is just expedient.
    And if the ump is a chump and I find myself down
    0-2 I'll choke up, still make the pitcher look a clown;
    got this lightning in my wrists, the pitch inside just can't 'cuff me,
    hitting longballs up until we do the World Series Shuffle.

  • I just was looking at the Times Home page today, and was reading about (RIP) Prince. Didn't catch the Sports...

  • Yup to that. Also really unfortunate Soler just has not been able to grab this opportunity by the balls.

  • ...and Kalish with the start over Soler. Wow.

  • With Heyward's injury/slow start, Soler's struggles, and injuries to Schwarber and Szczur -- it's a really good thing Fowler fell into the Cubs' lap. Like, a really, really good thing. I just really, really, really hope his name isn't one of the upcoming PED announcements.

  • I take heart that it's so early in the season that this is nothing but silliness. In fact, I'd be much more nervous doing this in September.

  • Heyward not starting tonight, Ramirez to Bereavement List, Patton up.

  • Addison Russell is the youngster with the hustle--
    you couldn't make his game tighter if you cinched it in a bustle.
    For the pinch you got La Stella and little Matty Szczur,
    two real "gritty" fellas. And then there's the geezer,
    grandpa Rossy, for when you need a team leader
    or just a catch and throw guy, to keep the runners at first,
    or to nab them on a pick off; he's got 'em mic'd in the shitter,
    yeah, caught with their pants down
    [MIKE D and MCA]: Like my boy ROBERT DURST!

  • E-man, you should stay away from the NY Times sports page today, based on your last comment

  • Save this post for late September please. Let us not taunt the Gods of "Cubbery" please.

    They are waiting for us, and are apt to pounce at the slightest hint of positive projection.

  • Awesomeness - bravo!

  • Thanks. If there's anyone who knows anything about insightful comments, it's definitely you.