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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  • Phil, what's your thoughts on which position players are going to Eugene and who is staying in AZL?

    azbobbop 3 hours 5 min ago view
  • Ahhh...way to bring me down BB.

    Still - a win tomorrow will be an acheivement regardless.

    The E-Man 3 hours 53 min ago view
  • Don't mean to spoil your mood, but with tonight's win the are 3-5 on the trip with one to play.

    While I'm bringing the room down -- Richard comes in to pitch the 9th with a 12-1 lead...and can't finish the game. Woof.

    billybucks 4 hours 26 min ago view
  • jacos 4 hours 27 min ago view
  • It is remarkable how my mood has become uplifted with one game against the Cards.

    That is sick.

    But, I have been an addict for a long time.

    A W tomorrow and it will be a .500 road trip.

    Also, to keep the losses in perspective, if the Cubs were to lose 10 games a month - a lot at this current pace - they still end up 102-60. Six months of the ride!

    The E-Man 4 hours 37 min ago view
  • So, the Mesa Cubs should be solid this summer in the AZL Rookie League?

    And, I like the, "But did you know" lead in there. Something a little different.

    I can tell really like this group of hitters in AZ right now.

    What pitchers out there, other than Cease, should we be excited about?

    Thanks as always for the info.

    Childersb3 5 hours 16 min ago view
  • back on the Run Differential hunt... (aka The Hunt for Blue October)

    Cubster 5 hours 44 min ago view
  • These are the 2016 Cubs I know and love. Also digging that Cardinals OF (lack of) defense.

    Charlie 6 hours 1 min ago view
  • Another day, another eight runs

    jacos 6 hours 17 min ago view
  • I'm not sure there was another team in baseball that would flip a Dansby Swanson type of prospect (plus Inciarte, plus Toussaint) for Miller.  That trade was just comically bad from the start, and getting worse... 

    Transmission 6 hours 18 min ago view
  • Zobrist just keeps squaring up - and Soler goes yard!

    Eric S 6 hours 18 min ago view
  • Pirates jumping all over Shelby Miller tonight - so glad the Cubs didn't flip a Dansby Swanson type prospect to the Braves for him. Two years of Lackey looking like a good alternative.

    Eric S 6 hours 23 min ago view
  • 3rd inning...soler walked twice in the game...first time since aug 4th last year in the regular season (2 times in the playoffs, amazingly).

    crunch 6 hours 50 min ago view
  • Good gravy, was that a much-appreciated top of the first.

    Transmission 7 hours 18 min ago view
  • That's a good analogy, bb...  Nice to see tonight's game start with a 104 yard kickoff return TD.

    Transmission 7 hours 20 min ago view
  • Grichuk won the game last night but a decent CF would have caught that drive by Ross. Good Cubbery!

    Cubster 7 hours 20 min ago view