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

Game Chat : BR Preview : Game Notes Jason Marquis vs. Mark Mulder Lineups:
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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