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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  • Madden won't announce lineups but Stella is practicing at 3rd and Bryant in LF today. I'd rather see Bryant at 3rd but I guess Stella has been hotter than Coghlan.

    /edit. Though I guess they could be practicing this with the idea Stella would come in as a PH then double switch him to 3rd base and Bryant to LF. Hope that's the plan instead

  • I really like the sound of that idea about expanding the AFL to ten teams. Each org. gets to field more players.
    They should do that anyway, regardless of Adv. Instructs.

  • Dallas Beeler, Corey Black, David Garner, Pierce Johnson, Steve Perakslis, James Pugliese, Duane Underwood Jr, and Rob Zastryzny threw early-morning bullpen side-sessions at Riverview yesterday.  

    Underwood threw last, and received specific one-on-one instruction from pitching coach Mike Mason. 

  • HAGSAG: There are only five advanced instructs squads left, and presently the only "co-op" team operating is the Angels/Cubs.

    The league was originally established as a "parallel" league to the AFL (a sort of "junior AFL"), for players too advanced for traditional ("basic") instructs but who were unable to get placed on AFL rosters due to AFL player-limits.

  • He is but I would think it'd be better to start out with offense and then bring in Jackson and LaStella once they have a lead. Stella has very good PH #s too.

  • most likely cost sharing + the league is short on players anyway. not many teams are chipping in on 'advanced instructional.'

  • I'm glad this is a one game playoff coming up, because McCutchen is one of my favorite MLB players. And as a baseball fan, I rather like the Pirates. I hope we beat them bad, of course. No mixed feelings here. And, I don't want a nail biter. Too old for that shit. The team of moran fans is easy to hate, though, and more suitable for a longer series.

  • A Jurickson Profar sighting!!!!???

  • I'd guess Jackson over Coghlan for the defense.

    EDIT: Now that I think about it, is Jackson a better defender?

  • Less stress on the pitching staff?

  • I recall earlier this season when the Cubs played Bryant in center instead of left due to the weirdness that is the PNC outfield.

  • AZ Phil, what is the reason the Cubs are co-oping this team? They seem to have plenty of talent that would fill a roster.

  • RF is actually easier to play than LF in PNC so I'd guess Schwarber is there and that's why he was playing it Friday but yeah I'd say that's hopefully accurate.

  • Guess for Wednesday's lineup: Fowler (CF), Schwarber (LF), Bryant (3B), Rizzo (1B), Castro (2B), Montero (C), Russell (SS), Arrieta (P), Coughlan (RF)

  • Dusty already has blue and red wrist bands.

    /cmon dude

  • a day old, but fwiw...

    Carrie Muskat @CarrieMuskat · Oct 4
    Theo and Jed at Miller Park to talk to #Cubs Maddon and staff. Playoff roster to be finalized by Wednesday morning