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.
hammel is injured and done..."leg cramp" or some other leg issue...was down behind the mound coming back from commercial and seemed to have injured himself warming up on the mound between innings.
heyward with a bit of starlin castro disease...you're great D dude, but you can't range 200ft in all directions even if you're playing CF.
that said, he almost had it...though zobrist or baez should have had it if heyward wasn't coming on at 100mph.
hammel is quite wild today even if he got the first 2 outs on Ks that were result of swinging through stuff not in the zone.
she did fine, fwiw.
bombs were bursting in the air...ramparts were watched...all that stuff.
zoobrest kissed her afterwards and got about 20lbs of the 100lbs of makeup she was wearing on him.
Cards still haven't been punished for hacking, "unlikely" to happen before June draft. http://bit.ly/1U8sEYL
i'd settle for him knocking it out the park...not settle, prefer...yeah.
I'm sure she'll knock it out of the park.
Nice article on Willson Contreras in the DesMoines Register
Julianna Zobrist will sing national anthem (Memorial Day) at Wrigley today.
Tribune interviews her...
Any word on Neil Ramirez?? Today is his 10th day where they have had to have done something with him, or are they not count today because it is a holiday??
if they dont win at least 130 games this season they can pack it all up, turn wrigley into a concert venue, and move the damn team to san jose.
I see where catcher Cael Brockmeyer was promoted to Tennessee a couple of days ago, to fill a roster spot vacated by David Freitas, recently promoted to Iowa. Caratini is the other catcher at Tennessee.
They've already clinched a minimum winning percentage of .607 for the month, and that's only if they lose the last 2 games. If they win both, they can push that up to .679. So much for "stumbling" in May. When you're winning over 60% of your games, you're doing baseball well.
If the best walk-off hit possible is a solo home run in a zero-zero game--Eloy did it tonight!
(But maybe it's a grand slam when your team is down three? He didn't do that.)
Number eight for Jimenez. His team is 31-17. Yesterday they scored 17 runs against Lansing. Two weeks ago it was 15 runs against the same team. This is a nice team, South Bend. The Cubs must have had a good draft last year.
Tonight the pitchers were Sands, Brooks and Effross.
He'll be fine. He's not some wimpy young pup.
In all seriousness the Cubs have the fewest amount of games played in the NL which means they're gonna be facing quite the grind later on including 24 games in a row at the end of June and beginning of July so I hope he does get a few days off.