Game 150 Thread / Cubs @ Cards (4 of 4)

Game Chat : BR Preview : Game Notes Jason Marquis vs. Mark MulderLineups:
A. Soriano LF A. Miles 2B
M. DeRosa 2B R. Ankiel RF
D. Lee 1B A. Pujols 1B
A. Ramirez 3B
> J. Edmonds CF M. Murton RF R. Ludwick LF C. Monroe CF S. Spiezo 3B G. Soto C Y. Molina C R. Cedeno SS M. Mulder P J. Marquis P B. Ryan 2B Mulder is coming off two brutal starts following his return from the Disabled List. This past Tuesday, the Reds tagged him for seven hits and seven runs (two unearned) in just four innings...which was arguably better than his earlier start against the Pirates--eight hits and six runs allowed, also in four innings. Lifetime, the lefty is 2-3 against the Cubs, but has given up 54 hits in just 42 2/3 IP. Derrek Lee hasn't just hit Mulder hard, he has savaged him: 11-for-15 with a homer, five RBI and a 1.698 OPS. Cub starter Marquis, who has been better this year at Wrigley than on the road, is following a not-so-good no-decision against the Astros. Right before that, however, he had consecutive strong outings against Houston and the Dodgers. Marquis is 2-1 against his former teammates this season, including a sterling 7-inning, no-walk, no-runs-allowed start back in April. Jason, I think we'll take one of those, if you don't mind.

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Yay!! All righty lineup.

YAY! All righty lineup.

Well, there's real hope that Cincy can win today in Milwaukee. It's Belisle vs Vilanueva. Matt Belisle has been significantly better on the road (5-1 4.40 away) than at home while Vilanueva (4.96 ERA at home) has done better on the road. Of course most of Vilanueva's stats come from relief appearances. He's been much better in his three starts. So, it's really a question of which Vilanueva shows up today.

Reds @ Brewers just about to start now. GO REDS!!

Oh yeah, a few minutes ago the Reds announcers said that Cincy BUSES the club up to Chicago. Is that right?? They don't fly? or were they just being flip.

pretty normal to bus it from Milwaukee to Chicago, an hour and a half to two hour trip.

Really, all the MLB teams bus between Milwaukee and Chicago? What's the mileage cutoff between flying and driving between cities?

Bases loaded, no outs = no runs. Why does it seem that the Cubs have the same killer instinct as PETA.

Agreed adrosen. That was a miserable performance by Ramirez who refused to walk. Soriano who just stood at third base watching the slow grounder. And Murton who went from a 3-0 count to hitting a double play ball to end the inning. Should have scored two at least.

it takes longer to deal with the airports and fly between Milwaukee and Chicago than to drive. It's a 90 minute drive.

3 for 3 so far

CLEARLY--the Biggest mistake the Cubs have made this year was not bringing Soto up a couple months ago and letting him play. Instead we got a College of Catchers this year.

Brewers pouring it on in the fifth. 5-0 now. This game is now another one of those "must-wins" for the Cubs.

End of 5

Brewers 5 Cubs 4 Cardinals and Reds 0

What, no double that inning?!

Marquis pitching in the 6th with very large stones.

Those deep fouls to LF corner from Pujols warrant an underwear change

Nice job. No runs.

CUBS WIN!!! CUBS WIN!!!

Unfortunately, so did MIL. Still all tied up in the all important loss column and both team controls their own destiny with 14 days to go (or maybe 15 if things stay the same). Go Cubs!!!

College of catchers > College of coaches.

it takes longer to deal with the airports and fly between Milwaukee and Chicago than to drive. It’s a 90 minute drive.

I commute by air between Santa Barbara and Burbank.. 89 miles. It beats driving.

I commute by air between Santa Barbara and Burbank.. 89 miles. It beats driving.

I believe most MLB teams do not fly from LA to San Diego either.

cwtp...not sure what your point is. Apples and Orange Countys?

I commute by air between Santa Barbara and Burbank.. 89 miles. It beats driving.

First off... the drive from Burbank to Santa Barbara is different than the drive from Chicago to Milwaukee.

Second... there is a big difference between driving yourself 90 miles and taking a bus 90 miles where someone else drives.

never been to Santa Barbara airport but Burbank is a breeze to get in and out of...

On the other hand, O'Hare is not.

Another reason to hate Roy Oswalt. From yahoo sports:

Sep 17 Oswalt's scheduled start on Wednesday will be pushed back due to the pending birth of his second child, the Associated Press reports.
Recommendation: He's tentatively slated to go on Saturday in St. Louis.

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  • I would rather have Ian Happ at second.

    Rob Richardson 24 min 35 sec ago view
  • that is a hell of a lot of talent to shift for a reliever who's gonna get paid top-scale "free agent" type money in 2017+ after a 1/2 year rental for the remainder of 2016.

    crunch 37 min 7 sec ago view
  • Cubs are going to need a 2nd baseman of the future. I'm still not convinced Baez can be that offensively on an everyday basis.

    johann 1 hour 19 min ago view
  • Updating: Per @Joelsherman1, #Cubs-#Yankees trade, if completed, would be Chapman for Torres, Warren and likely two others.

    Can only imagine they'd only give that much up if he's signing an extension. 

    Rob G. 1 hour 34 min ago view
  • The official police report on Chapman:

    https://www.scribd.com/document/292708682/Chapman-...

    You can draw your own conclusions.

    Old and Blue 3 hours 27 min ago view
  • Where is he going to play for the Cubs?

    Rob Richardson 3 hours 54 min ago view
  • That was, ummmm, you know. A joke?

    Old and Blue 3 hours 59 min ago view
  • Even from an on-field perspective, Torres is a 19-year-old beating up High-A pitching who also plays a great SS. Even if he never develops a legit MLB power stroke, he's still an obvious 4-tool guy with a very high floor. Sucks to trade away his next 6-8 years for a closer, albeit a great one.

    John Beasley 5 hours 28 min ago view
  • "Like the Chapman deal for Cubs from on-field POV, wish I didn't now have to feel lousy following an otherwise likable Cubs team." @jonahkeri

    pretty much sums up my feelings

    Rob G. 11 hours 37 min ago view
  • You mean Yankees?

    QuietMan 11 hours 41 min ago view
  • Cards lose!

    billybucks 11 hours 48 min ago view
  • You do have a point. The TheoJed certainly would need to address this in a transparent way. Milton Bradley was no help to the team.

    The E-Man 12 hours 1 min ago view
  • FWIW, the Cubs would get a compensation draft pick between the 1st & 2nd rounds (around #35) if they extend a Qualifying Offer to Chapman post-2016 (probably about $17M), Chapman declines, and then he signs with another MLB club before next year's draft. 

    Arizona Phil 12 hours 7 min ago view
  • This all assumes Chapman doesn't want to be a free agent and possibly sign a $20MM+/year deal. We all know free agents get overpaid, sometimes dramatically (Hello, JayHey!). Not sure why Chapman would agree to the extension. If i'm is agent, I would tell him I could get I'm a $100M deal as a FA.

    billybucks 12 hours 14 min ago view
  • I'll root for the uniform and imagine it's left-handed Rod Beck or Randy Myers out there I suppose.

    Rob G. 12 hours 38 min ago view
  • Amen to this. I guess it's gonna happen and I'm gonna have to suck it up but I really despise domestic abusers with every bone in my body and cannot stand them on any team I root for.

    johann 12 hours 46 min ago view