Cubs @ Giants Series Preview

spcubsgiants Hopefully the Giants bring another fine defensive effort as they did at Wrigley. Is that Rodriguez catcher still around?
Category Cubs Giants
Runs Scored 575 (8th) 535 (13th)
Runs Allowed 529 (2nd) 551 (5th)
eam Defensive Efficiency .716 (2nd) .702(6th) Starters ERA 4.07 (2nd) 4.16 (4th) Relievers ERA 4.02 (10th) 3.95 (7th) Batting Average .270 (7th) .253 (13th) On-Base Percentage .331 (9th) .324 (12th) Slugging Percentage .412 (8th) .386 (15th) The Matchups
J. Marquis 10 7 4.25 146 80 59 18 5.13
T. Lincecum 7 3 3.95 116.3 125 52 11 3.62
R. Hill 7 7 3.73 147.3 135 50 24 4.68
B. Zito 9 11 4.48 145.7 100 68 19 4.97
C. Zambrano 14 9 3.86 168 139 77 20 4.66
M. Cain 5 13 3.78 157.3 124 70 10 3.87



Rory, here's a quick explanation of FIP, DIPS and DICE.

If Rich Hill faces Barry Zito are we risking an implosion of the universe, like if Young Marty McFly accidentally crossed paths with Old Marty McFly in Back to the Future II?

On another note, with a sweep of the Giants, the Cubs would equal their 2006 win total.

In case this wasn't posted last thread - Cubs/Cards make up game: 9/10/07, 2:20 start

2:20? CST or EST?

Eesh, we drew some tough SP matchups.

Go Cubs!

2:20 CST.

Cards play at D-Backs the afternoon before. Cubs are at Pitt for a 1:30 hit.

I think the FIP question comes up just about every time you use it, doesn't it Rob G.?

just the last two...

Yes, I too don't like these pitching matchups at all.

Glad to see you posting Carlos.

Glad to see you posting Carlos.

Yes, indeed.

I pictured Carlos standing on some shoreline in Mexico as a cat-5 hurricane slowly rolls in... Carlos holds up his Fontenot bobblehead and the cat-5 dwindles to a cat-1 out of fear of the Godenot.


Pujols hits into a bases loaded double play 6-4-3, end 3rd, Fish 1-0

not much impact on the Cubs but Cole Hamels injures his elbow and will miss a start or more

will carlos ever get his 15????

Cabrera goes yard, 2-0 Marlins

game thread up

Miggy the Fish hooks one, 2-0

I thought FIP, DIPS and DICE were the three cons in The Grifters.

Cincy beats Atlanta 8-7. They are on a bit of a roll.

Fish 8 LOB through 6.

Pujols Homer - Solo in 4 straight games

No offense but I don't think 1 or 2 Rocky Cherry appearances are worth losing Marshall for the playoffs.

carmenfanzone — August 22, 2007 @ 6:55 am
No offense but I don’t think 1 or 2 Rocky Cherry appearances are worth losing Marshall for the playoffs.


CARMEN F: But you understand that Sean Marshall wouldn't be lost for the playoffs even if he's not on the 25-man roster as of 8/31, right? He can replace any Cubs player on the 15-day or 60-day DL (Prior, Guzman, Novoa, or Pagan). In fact, because they have four players on the DL, the Cubs could add as many as four players to their post-season roster who were not on the 25-man roster as of 8/31. That's why it's called "roster shenagians."

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  • Sure is fun to watch them score finally. To think they were no-hit until the 7th...

    The E-Man 1 min 56 sec ago view
  • Got to admit it - it was comforting seeing Rondon come out for the eighth after just taking a two run lead ... And put the hammer down with a 7 pitch inning. Good stuff

    Eric S 7 min 11 sec ago view

    blown the hell open...7 run lead

    crunch 8 min 35 sec ago view
  • 11 hits off Wainwright tonight. Everything going right for the Cards right now. Motherfucking motherfuckers.

    The E-Man 18 min 4 sec ago view
  • it was more no-doubt than bryant's HR. it wont make any end-of-season highlight reels, but that one was booked to leave on contact.

    crunch 26 min 52 sec ago view
  • Javy! Javy! Javy!

    How sweet was that - Cranked it!

    393 happy feet

    Eric S 34 min 23 sec ago view
  • baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaez!

    cubs take a 2 run lead in the 7th. sweet.

    crunch 37 min 38 sec ago view
  • ...and the Cards tie and take the lead in the 9th. off Familia.

    blockhead25 41 min 53 sec ago view
  • Familia blows his first save of the season -- gives up 2 in 9th to the Cards.

    Not much going our way these days.

    billybucks 42 min ago view
  • bryant's back!

    no-doubt HR towering to CF...tie game.

    crunch 59 min 28 sec ago view
  • This site is as dead as the team.

    The E-Man 1 hour 3 min ago view
  • AL pitcher hits a home run for a 1-0 lead. There goes perspective

    billybucks 1 hour 21 min ago view
  • Here are the ERAs for the last five starting pitchers:

    At what point does the manager note it's not the "other pitcher"?

    And why does he start Montero in the middle of a downturn?

    The E-Man 1 hour 31 min ago view
  • Some perspective (mostly for my own benefit): Dan Straily beat MadBum 2-1 today as the Reds took 2 of 3 in SF. Giants are 2-9 since the break and their lead over LA is down to 2.5 games. So, It'll drive ya nuts.

    billybucks 3 hours 1 min ago view
  • McNutt / Archer didn't work out well for us.

    QuietMan 3 hours 17 min ago view
  • The floor is more valuable than the ceiling. It's the same reason we drafted Kris Bryant instead of Jon Gray.

    John Beasley 4 hours 2 min ago view