Game 78 Thread / Brewers @ Cubs (1 of 3)

Game Chat Yovani Gallardo vs. Rich Hill Lineups:
Hart RF Soriano LF
Hardy SS Fontenot SS
Braun 3B Lee 1B
Fielder 1B Ramirez 3B
Hall CF Floyd RF
td>Estrada C DeRosa 2B Mench LF Bowen C Weeks 2B Pie CF Gallardo P Hill P


let's hope that it is the "good" Rich Hill today!

he's not playing the Padres so I'm not worried. :)

Plus Michael Barrett isn't catching...

I think we'll go about 80-5 from here on out.

Soriano v. Hart ... Advantage Cubs
Fontenot v. Hardy ... Advantage Cubs
Lee v. Braun ... Advantage Cubs
Ramirez v. Fielder ... Advantage Brewers
Floyd v. Hall ... Advantage Cubs
Derosa v. Estrada ... Advantage Cubs
Bowen v. Mench ... Advantage Brewers
Pie v. Weeks ... Advantage Brewers

Gallardo v. Hill ... Advantage Cubs

Bring it!

9 pitch AB to start the game. Ended in our favor though!

Uh-oh.....Hill is wild..Floyd can't catch a ball with that piano on his back...

Fontenot v. Hardy … Advantage Cubs


I know Fontenot has been hot, but better than Hardy? I don't know about that...

Yeah the Brewers are overrated, and playing overt their heads...

Sweep 'em Cubs!!!


Gallardo v. Hill … Advantage Cubs


Christ... 5-0?

Looks like we got "Bad" Hill.

Q: Will history note that the great 6 game win streak and the rising hopes of Cub fans everywhere were dashed in one half of an inning or will this be the sequel to the Monday Night Miracle?

A: This is the Cubs, what do you think?

45 pitches in the first...ouch!!!

We have been hitting good, so we can come back...But Hill needs to wake up.

At this rate, Hill can complete this game with 405 pitches. Go Hill.


Well at least I won't have anything to distract me from real WORK this afternoon

At this rate, the score would be 45-0... yikes.

7 pitch first inning... geh.

This is what gets me frustrated with Cubs teams. They just watched a team string together a huge first inning through patience at the dish. And then they retaliate by swinging at everything. You come back from five runs down with baserunners.

didn't the last inning start like this? Hart K, Hardy BB

losing is not fun

so who kidnapped the rich hill of april 2007?

derek, i had the identical reaction as you did in 16.

attaboy, Rich. let's hope Marshall doesn't flop in the first meaningful start of his career as well.

Jeez! Has anyone seen this many foul balls in a game?

Did Greg Maddux call Mike Maddux and let him know how Rich is tipping his pitches?

I can't see the game is Eyre warming up yet?

I predict the cubs will score 4 in the bottom of the 8th off Turnbow and then strand the bases loaded with no outs and whimper off in the ninth.

At least Pie is looking at a lot of pitches; send him back down to teach him it's OK to swing again.

35 foul balls by the brewers in the first 2.1 innings!

pie's 4 hits in the last 1/2 month are deceptive.

theyve been scrappy, clutch, and gritty...hell, that's as good 40 hits. MVP!!!

Think maybe Gallardo needs to have one thrown at his ear...

phew...well JJones is outta the game

3 innings, 92 this a modern day record?

gotta love it - this game is clearly on Pie! good call.

Hey, at least Hill's K/9 today was awesome at 15.03...Woo!!!

i didnt call this game on pie.

pretty clear that r.hill and fontenot get blame before anyone else so far...esp. mr. hill.

but yeah...pie and his stellar D in CF is hitting like crap. sorry, i didnt do it...pie did.

Pie not doing a good job of shaking off those CPat comparisons....

Well... his arm works. That's good.

Hey, Brewers -- we got the message.

Wow, talk about getting smacked in the mouth.

actually, this performance from hill can't have caught THAT many by surprise...

hell, the celebrated winning streak came against two mediocre-to-poor clubs.

5-1 that's a start!

5-2!! Now we're cooking!

The difference between Pie and CPat is that people who don't know baseball can't see the difference between them. One has genuine baseball instincts, one doesn't. One is teachable, the other isn't. I say send the kind back down and find that short stroke again.

I really like DeRosa's ABs! He seems to have a clue about making the pitcher work!

Hmm, maybe all that talk about Felix needing to be more selective was wrong...?

Fat Bruce Froemmmmmmmmminggg...I can't wait till stubby is officially retired. Unfortuntately he is a (marginally) walking advertisement to use an electronic strike zone.

I really like DeRosa’s ABs! He seems to have a clue about making the pitcher work!

I'd say the same thing about Bowen, except he seems to have less of a clue of how to hit the ball when it comes time to do that.

poor felix. sounds like he's seen a couple of borderline backwards K's.

or just sucks.

i dont understand why you dont let petrick
hit and then send him out for one more inning
you damn well wuertz will put runners on
chances are they will score

It always makes you feel good when a pitcher does not throw one single stirke to the first batter they face...

Comeback coming up, stay tuned...

first K was close on Pie, second one was low imo

what's it matter, Rob G., the jury's already returned its verdict on Felix.

And now Pie is leading off the next inning. The Brewers are playing right into the Cub's plan...

OT -- I really don't like Corey Hart. He looks like a chotch.

I love Cub leadoff walks...

Attaboy Felix.

Nice walk right there!
It's hard to run on Estrada, though isn't it?

instead, hit and run...


Okay, that at bat really pissed me off! Come on, Soriano!

Fontenot comes through again!!!

Len sez...FON-DO!

Fntenot back up to .400. It's his regression to the mean.

Pagan, Pie, and Fontenot come through, while Soriano and Lee let us down.

C'mon ARAM!


Way to go Lee & Ramirez!

I'm on the verge of a meltdown...

1 & 3 with no outs, and the top of the order coming up. Result? 1 freaking run.

Earlier in the year, it would have been no runs!

Indeed, Jace.

Fontenot was the difference!

Derrek -- That would have been a really, REALLY good time for your first HR since June 3rd. Or even your first RBI since June 21st. Today is June 29th.

Marmol in the 8th inning??

I can't Mench is the difference so far. Prior to today, his last HR came on April 24th.

Funny, my XM showed "End 8th" before Pie even hit the ball.....

I've always felt that if you see when a guy has the goods to be a dominant player (Strawberry, Pujols, A-Rod, Griffey, etc..) . Yeah, some guys here or there develop, but they'll never will reach that top status. Based on what I've seen, Pie will NEVER reach the potential the Cubs see in him.

you idiot howry

I hate the thought that we lost this game before we got to the plate.

Please prove me wrong Cubs.

Fonetnot Fontenot Fontenot

HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



That didn't just happen, did it? A glitch on GameDay?




Yes!!! That is what we needed!!!





That should count for 2 wins.

time like these make me miss Harry.

I just wet my pants.

I'm not kidding.

i had a meeting...did i miss anything?

I think Len does a great job of turning it on though.

I just may get in trouble, but I couldn't help it.

Hughes yells "There's a drive..."

I stand up and screamed "GET OUT!" with my hands in the air and "YEAH!" Everyone in the office looking at me....

My cell phone starts blowing up...


Helluva job by the pen.

Great win. Way to battle back from coughing up the 5-spot early.

Ask any manager: last ups are huge.

winning is fun!


Keep going Cubs, can't wait to go home tonight and see hi-lights!!!

CUBS WIN!!!!!!

These aren't the Cubs, are they? Sure don't look like 'em.

Round of applause for the bullpen pitching a scoreless 8 innings. Petrick looks good, Marmol looks great. What a day!

>Mister Whipple< Sent Sound: Journey

When I was talking to my Dad around the 4th inning, he said my uncle was was so disgusted after the first inning, he turned the game off and headed to his cabin in Wisconsin early....HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

Last walkoff was when---? how many this year, relative to halfway point in prior "good" years?

A-Gonz provided many walk offs back in 2K3

What an awesome way to get back to .500

wha-- water dripping on my spreadsheet? whuh, HEY I'M CRYING HERE wtf?


6.5 outta 1st.

hopefully 4.5 out by the weekend's end.

I saw a Moises walkoff in May of '04, I think it was.

"A-Gonz provided many walk offs back in 2K3"

I must have erased those from my memories when he botched that double play ball.

I hate not having a local radio show to listen to (although I heard the Score is all Sox station now except for Murph).
I hate that XM cuts the post game out.
I hate that I'm at work and can't watch CSN right now.
I hate that I have NO ONE to talk in the office right now.

Moises's was with the score tied. Sammy had just tied it.

Does anyone remember a walkoff homer with the Cubs behind?

Vegas Brian-

Boers and Bernstein very much support the Cubs.

Boers actually picked Cubs to go to World Series.

45. Rynox — June 29, 2007 @ 2:13 pm

Comeback coming up, stay tuned…

Called it.

I said in post #9

"Q: Will history note that the great 6 game win streak and the rising hopes of Cub fans everywhere were dashed in one half of an inning or will this be the sequel to the Monday Night Miracle?

A: This is the Cubs, what do you think? "

I don't know about you, but I for sure thought that this would be the sequel to the Monday Night Miracle.

I don’t know about you, but I for sure thought that this would be the sequel to the Monday Night Miracle.

I sure didn't. I'm not accustomed to this whole optimism thing yet. Getting there though!

Hard to tell with a post, but I was being a little tongue-in-cheek Rich. I was with you.

I continue to believe there should be a sarcasm font.





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    QuietMan 4 hours 41 min ago view
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    And Heyward, too. I don't blame Heyward - I blame free agency. I hate it. You almost never get a valid return on the investment.

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    Old and Blue 5 hours 42 min ago view
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    billybucks 7 hours 50 min ago view
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    Old and Blue 8 hours 7 min ago view
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    The bullpen, on the other hand, is a mess, and Heyward is starting to piss me off.

    Old and Blue 8 hours 8 min ago view
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    cubbies.4ever 16 hours 42 min ago view
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    billybucks 17 hours 12 min ago view
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    billybucks 17 hours 34 min ago view
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    jacos 18 hours 27 min ago view
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