Game 15 Thread / Reds @ Cubs (3 of 3)
|SP||Edinson Volquez||SP||*Ted Lilly|
|1-0, 0.87, 9 K, 5 BB||0-2, 9.95, 8 K, 4 BB|
|CF||Norris Hopper||2B||*Mike Fontenot|
|2B||Ryan Freel||SS||Ryan Theriot|
|RF||*Ken Griffey Jr.||1B||Derrek Lee|
|LF||*Adam Dunn||3B||Aramis Ramirez|
|SS||Jeff Keppinger||RF||*Kosuke Fukudome|
|3B||Edwin Encarnacion||LF||Mark DeRosa|
|1B||*Joey Votto||CF||Reed Johnson|
|C||*Paul Bako||C||Henry Blanco|
||Edinson Volquez||P||*Ted Lilly|
Oh, you didn't think this Lou vs. Dusty stuff was over? I mean, I made a graphic afterall, I need to get some mileage out of it. The Cubs go for the sweep and a win today means the Reds season is over.
(Rumbling from the crowd)
Oh...you say it's just April? Alright, well if the Cubs were about to get swept I'm fairly certain that at least one person in the comments would say that our season is over. But for all intent and purposes, as long as Dusty Baker believes that Corey Patterson is a legitimate major league lead-off hitter, the Reds season is over.
Step on their throats, Cubs!
The Cubs will have to go through Edinson Volquez though for the win and I hope they fare better than I did in MLB '08:The Show last night. Volquez dominated my ass to a tune of 6 IP and 10 K's and just two lone hits, a blooper by Rich Hill and a double high off the right field wall by (wait for it)....Matt Murton. Murton also singled later in the ninth off Cordero, but I still lost 1-0.
Be sure to vist Inside the Ivy's live blog from New Orleans tonight. A little more exciting matchup as Sean Gallagher takes the mound for the Iowa Cubs. I'll also be putting up a little Q&A with their main author Steve Holley after today's major league game.
soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*
Not an inspired outing by Rondon. Seemingly got ahead of every hitter but had no swing and miss pitch today, slider had no bite.
Somebody give Soler some smelling salts - yeesh
And...now that runner scores on a single...
So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?
And right on cue he throws to third with no chance to get runner on 2nd so the batter takes 2nd easily. How long has he been playing baseball??
Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...
Such is the life of a fatted calf...
fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle
...and contreras takes one off the hand and he's in obvious pain. sigh.
he's staying in the game, though he's wringing his hand out during breaks in the action. aside from that he seems to have no issue giving signs or tossing back to the pitcher.
...and he's batting in the cubs half of the following inning. sweet.
his collapse started on august 21st this season...so it's a slight improvement.
but wow, what a collapse since then...only 2 out of 7 can be considered good/decent.
I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.
The always combustible Jason Hammel
That was fun.
"home field advantage through the playoffs?"
Except for the away games.
Eh, I read it as tongue-planted-firmly-in-cheek. VEB seems to have good heads on their shoulders.