Gameday Open Thread / Brewers @ Cubs

The Cubs final game in Arizona this spring, as they'll hop on a plane to Vegas to finish off the spring training schedule this weekend versus the Mariners. With the Brewers and Cubs set to play next week, both managers go with minor league pitchers, Cory Bailey versus Mark DiFelice.


that we got from Detroit at the end of 2004? Wasn't he a catcher, though?

Parachat is cold and lonely.

oh nuts, game started an hour early...

that being said, a bit busy today

No shit, it took almost a minute for you to reply. [/sarcasm]

I've never seen Cory Bailey pitch before, but I won't be driving to Des Moines anytime soon. ARam really dogged it on an off-line throw, too.

Mil 6 - 1 Cubs Top 2nd. Cameron just homered. All 6 runs with 2 out.

Soriano 3-run blast, 6-4.

Woo Spring Training drama.

Soriano's first hr?

Nope, 3rd.


Hendry on Len and Bob.

- last LHRP still in air
- felt bad for tough IF and OF decisions
(DeRosa crushes a triple)
- worked on 5-6 trades but thinks Reed Johnson and Felix Pie are the best scenario that could've happened
- "The trade that people have been talking about for 2-3 months, obviously we would've liked to add a player like that, but we're very happy with what we have."
- BRob deal wasn't holding Cubs up from other deals.

Coming back for another half-inning.

- Hendry said Murton will play in Iowa before he would be "given away."
- Very happy with the bullpen situation, the defense, Pie and Reed Johnson.
- Waiting out Lahey situation, didn't say but sounded like they want him in the Cubs system
- To Len's query biggest concern, Hendry talks a little about the rotation and the competition and candidates the Cubs have had there.
- Wants to see more NCAA scholarships to help develop US player pool

Anyone know why it would duplicate events as soon as you try and navigate? And why it gets cut-off in Internet Explorer?

any help is appreciated...

Hoffpauir and Cedeno go deep in the 6th...

Cedeno crushed his...hit the scoreboard. I think he gets a free steak...

We're going to Sizzler, We're going to Sizzler!

Hoffpauir crushes another one, tie game in the 7th

would be wise to get some power tips from the youngsters.

Sweet, all the regular Brewers walk across the field in their street clothes with their bags headed to the bus....

Cubs and Murton catch a break...

man on third, 1 out, Murton chops it to the third. Pinch-runner Andres Blanco doesn't go of course but strays from the bag. The shortstop sneaks behind him and the 3bman tries to get Blanco at third but he gets back in. Should have just looked him back and thrown to first...

Pie up men on the corners....1 out...leading run on third.

ugh...Pie looks at strike 3 on a 1-2 count with Murton stealing second.

"I don't know what the resolution is -- I haven't heard anything except what somebody told me," Roberts said Thursday. "[Andy and I] talked for two minutes here yesterday. 'Highly unlikely' doesn't seem like a resolution to me."

Even Roberts is annoyed by Macphail...

Roberts clearly wants to be a Cub. McFail doesn't seem to have a proper plan - don't see them being competitive before Roberts is a FA and his trade value continues to drop.

Who is the screaming meth addict?

Fontenot or the shortstop just screwed up badly...probably Fontenot since it was a righty up to bat.

man on first was stealing, but neither covered second and Mcgehee's throw went into center sending the go-ahead run to third with 1 out...

and Walrond with a wild pitch or passed ball to give brewers the lead..

9th inning Cubbery.
K, BB, SB, ERR, WP (Go-ahead Run), K, K

Sorry, first out wasn't a K... my bad.

Pie walks with 2 outs and runners on the corners...bases juiced, 2 outs, down 1.

McGehee up, down 0-1.

McGehee walks to score the tying run...

Hoffpauir with a chance to win it.

Hoffpauir grounds out meekly for a force at 2nd.

Kiss my sister, it's a 10-10 tie.

Ugly tie today. The top of the tenth inning was a horrible demonstration of baseball by the Cubs. Fontenot, McGeehee and Campusano looked lost on the field.

Good game overall, though. On to Vegas!

And btw, the new Mediaplayer powered by Silverlight is awesome. No buffer underruns and pretty cool new features.

You are correct, Rob G. With a RH batter and the runner stealing 2B, it is the second baseman's responsibility to take the throw. Only exception would be if the SS and 2B verbally agreed to something different (e.g. RH hitter consistently hits to opposite field).

In other words, Fontenot had his head up his ass.

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  • QuietMan 1 hour 56 min ago view
  • Javy's grunge dive into the stands for the popup was awesome - the hitting into the double play not so much

    Eric S 2 hours 25 min ago view
  • Third time I've tried to post this (forgive me if it winds up appearing three times)

    Junior Lake, batting 9th and playing RF for the Blue Jays...

    Transmission 2 hours 37 min ago view
  • *That was a fun HALF inning.

    Brick 3 hours 42 min ago view
  • this game is no longer awesome.

    crunch 3 hours 42 min ago view
  • he was awesome.

    crunch 3 hours 51 min ago view
  • I'm pretty sure that Len called Bryant's home run a Brexit.

    Old and Blue 3 hours 52 min ago view
  • everyone but heyward with a hit and a 3 run lead with coghlan on 3rd through 5 batters. hell yeah.

    okay, this is just silly. 19 pitches in, 1 out, 4 runs in, men on 1st and 2nd...hendricks up to bunt.

    ...and almora contributes the final out. that was a fun inning.

    crunch 3 hours 55 min ago view
  • this game is awesome already.

    also, there's a lot of cubs fans in the park tonight.

    crunch 4 hours 3 min ago view
  • Clearly, Joe Maddon is a Lineup Wizzard.

    Transmission 4 hours 3 min ago view
  • "Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Friday that Anthony Rizzo (back) is feeling better and it's "possible" the first baseman could return to the lineup Saturday."

    crunch 5 hours 26 min ago view
  • Maddon shore isn't afraid to bat a rookie 4th in the order.

    Old and Blue 6 hours 42 min ago view
  • how many pairs of dice did dusty leave hidden around the park when he left the cubs?

    crunch 7 hours 36 min ago view
  • Line-up shakeup, going all-2015 with pitcher batting 8th, Bryant 2nd

    J-Hey, Bryant 1B, Zobrist, Willson, Coghlan, Baez 3B, Russell, Hendricks, Almora

    Eric S 8 hours 53 sec ago view
  • The Cubs are currently down Schwarber, Fowler, Soler, and Rizzo and Montero appear to be day-to-day. Maybe not surprising that they are struggling a bit as they rely more than expected on Baez, Russell, Almora, Contreras, and Szczur to provide offensive value.

    Charlie 10 hours 40 min ago view
  • Joe: "I loved the way we brought it today, man. We'll take this every night and win a lot of ballgames like that. Losing 4 in a row...that's nothin'."

    The E-Man 1 day 1 hour ago view