Game 67 Thread/Padres @ Cubs (#2 of 3)

Game chat Carlos Zambrano v. Chris Young Ten days ago, Z (7-5, 4.89) declared he was starting the season anew. In the two starts since, against Milwaukee and Houston, he has allowed just eight hits and two earned runs over 14 2/3 innings (1.23 ERA) and earned two victories. Also, after clubbing a home run against the Astros Monday night, his second of the year, Carlos is just one short of Fergie Jenkins’ all-time Cub record for career HRs by a pitcher (13). Chris Young (6-3, 2.34) is very good. When he pitched against the Cubs on May 24th in San Diego, he looked very, very good, striking out a season-high 10 batters and allowing just three hits. Young wound up with a no-decision, however, and the Cubs wound up winning the game after scoring twice in the ninth inning against the Padre bullpen.


Guest conductor for the 7th inning stretch...

3 N side Cicada's

I have to put on the radio for the interview, i am sure Ron will have some real probitive questions..

The Orioles reportedly have Ramon Hernandez on the trading block. I have not seen him catch enough to comment on his defensive skills but he had pretty good offensive numbers last year in Baltimore, He hit .275 with 23 home runs. Reportedly the Orioles are looking to dump payroll and are looking for young players with an eye toward rebuilding for the future.

At the game, someone with TV give me some details.

I'm a big DLEE fan, but unless Young used the n-word or said something about his mom, that was boneheaded. Lee will definitely need to sit out some games -- exactly what we don't need now that we're playing well.

I did notice one thing. After the initial flurry of punches, Lee was about to charge again. But then he took a strange pause and step sideways in order to get right behind Lou P. Looks like he realized he'd done enough damage.

Props to Marcus Giles and Barrett (who looked to absolutely smother Lee to prevent him from doing more). Zambrano looked like he was ready to eat a Padre.

Unless you mean suspended and thus sitting the games out, otherwise there is no way if i were Lou that id bench him

Carlos is a freakishly good athlete. I don't know many people that can make the play he made on Bocachica in the 7th.

Where's Rob G? His ground ball Z is back today.

What was Z doing with his belt off?

Fucking Marcus Giles....

I think Z was belting Padre players.

It looked like a Cubs player fell on the ground in the middle of the fray and was just getting cleeted by a slew of Padres did anyone else see that?

You gotta love that Gerald Perry was kicked out as well.

Soriano shouldn't have show boated, there were some "rumblings" from the Dads at the end of yesterday's game about this. Once again, you can bet the Cubs will get screwed on the outcome of this from the FO of MLB. Damn, why can't these guys stay on track?

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  • Cubs finish 33 over at home. I was, personally, one game over at 3-2, which was one of my better years in a while.

    I do hope that's the last time we see the Cardinals this year. A lot of power, which is dangerous, particularly in a short series, and they have really shut down KB all year.

    Oh, and Jon Lester? Damn!

    billybucks 1 min 44 sec ago view
  • Yes. Boating accident at 3AM. Very sad, but stupid. Young men do stupid things.

    billybucks 57 min 32 sec ago view
  • lester puts 2 on and is taken out at 96 pitches. oh well.

    edwards in.

    crunch 1 hour 41 min ago view
  • 2 out in the 7th, lester at 84 pitches, ross taken out for the standing O.

    it's possible contreras will catch lester for another inning+.

    crunch 1 hour 47 min ago view
  • What a weird day.  Jose Fernandez and Arnold Palmer, but then Scully and, on a much more modest level, Ross....

    Transmission 2 hours 21 min ago view
  • d.ross gets his 2nd standing O on the night (last home game of the season)...hits HR #10...curtain call. baseball.

    crunch 2 hours 23 min ago view
  • as a fan, he only "owes" us the game on the field and not getting in the way of others on his team being ready to play (imo).

    it's exponentially worse to his family and friends, but this dude most likely had 15+ years of play left and even though he just turned 24 a couple months ago he had already established himself as a top guy in the game.

    crunch 5 hours 45 min ago view
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    Updated #Cubs probs vs Pirates: Mon, Hendricks vs Kuhl; Tue, Lackey vs Vogelsong; Wed, Arrieta vs Taillon; Thu, Zastryzny vs Nova

    crunch 6 hours 8 min ago view
  • I know what you're trying to say, Charlie, that none of us feels what his loved ones must be feeling.

    On the other hand, what makes a death like this tragic is precisely the loss, based on Fernandez's youth and brilliance, to the baseball world.

    So, for example, we can say that Princess Diana's death meant more, in aggregate, to millions of admirers who didn't know her personally than to her loved ones.

    VirginiaPhil 6 hours 9 min ago view
  • boston pitching snags a couple of mlb team records...

    "Over nine innings of play, Boston's staff struck out 11 straight Tampa Bay Rays hitters Sunday, breaking the major-league record for most consecutive strikeouts in a game.

    The previous record was held by former New York Mets right-hander Tom Seaver, who struck out 10 straight hitters in 1970.

    Not only that, but with a strikeout to end the ninth, sending the game into extras, Boston's staff also struck out an MLB-record 21 batters over nine innings."

    crunch 6 hours 33 min ago view
  • What a loss to baseball, which I'm sure pales in comparison to the personal loss to his loved ones.

    Charlie 8 hours 18 min ago view
  • Somehow I am sensing alcohol was involved. The highest number of boating accidents by a wide margin...

    The E-Man 9 hours 1 min ago view
  • crunch 10 hours 43 min ago view
  • Reports this morning that Marlins' pitching ace Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident - just horrible news.

    Eric S 14 hours 36 min ago view
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    Arizona Phil 1 day 2 hours ago view
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 1 day 8 hours ago view