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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  • j.urias didn't have a good debut...

    2.2ip 5h 4bb 3k...3 r/er...1 wp

    81 pitches. yow.

    crunch 1 hour 17 min ago view
  • Ach - I really only saw it quickly and thought that's where it it. No matter - he crushed it and the video board people did not have to repair the panels from what I saw!

    The E-Man 1 hour 29 min ago view
  • Totally agree with that re Soler, whereas Bryant seems to get the close call (so far) this year.

    Good to see Baez get a couple knocks today - been awhile

    Eric S 1 hour 36 min ago view
  • that works too...there wasnt a good CSN replay...was going off whatever len or jd (dont remember) said.

    crunch 1 hour 41 min ago view
  • I was there. From what I saw it was upper third of the scoreboard

    The E-Man 1 hour 44 min ago view
  • No I have been thinking actually that he seems to lead the Cubs with balls called strikes all year. He really shouldn't be expanding his zone to swing at many of those either because it wouldn't lead to anything good. He's seeing the ball well though so hopefully it'll even out.

    johann 2 hours 42 min ago view
  • So why don't the umps like Soler, or am I just imagining it?

    Rob Richardson 2 hours 53 min ago view
  • Yeah, but he kills lefties.

    billybucks 4 hours 58 min ago view
  • wow...instant hardcore rain.

    rain delay.

    crunch 5 hours 5 min ago view
  • it was massive...hit off the bottom of the LF scoreboard.

    crunch 5 hours 36 min ago view
  • Projected at 461 ft, with a 108 mph exit velocity - longest Cub HR this year by 20 ft (I think Arrieta had the longest?)

    Eric S 5 hours 45 min ago view
  • this team is full of horrible walkup music...rizzo uses 'marky mark and the funky bunch' more than he should...which is any at all.

    d.ross uses alphaville 'forever young' because lulz.

    lastella was using (still might be) 'oh what a night' by the four seasons.

    turrible turrible stuff.

    crunch 5 hours 46 min ago view
  • ROSS #100!

    cubs lead 1-5, bottom 4.

    crunch 6 hours 3 min ago view
  • Just noticed that Baez's current walk-up song is "Informer" by Snow. Dear God. That's world class bad.

    misterwhipple 6 hours 6 min ago view

    crunch 6 hours 13 min ago view
  • Hey Lester is left handed!

    johann 7 hours 5 min ago view