Game 17 Thread / Pirates @ Cubs (2 of 3)
|SP||*Tom Gorzelanny||SP||Jason Marquis|
|1-1, 6.75, 6 K, 11 BB||0-0, 5.23, 4 K, 6 BB|
|CF||*Nate McLouth||CF||Reed Johnson|
|2B||Freddy Sanchez||SS||Ryan Theriot|
|LF||Jason Bay||1B||Derrek Lee|
|1B||*Adam LaRoche||3B||Aramis Ramirez|
|RF||Xavier Nady||RF||*Kosuke Fukudome|
|C||#Ryan Doumit||LF||Mark DeRosa|
|3B||Jose Bautista||C||Geovany Soto|
|SS||Brian Bixler||2B||Ronny Cedeno|
||*Tom Gorzelanny||P||*Jason Marquis|
No kidding--starting pitchers' combined K:BB ratio this season is 1:1.7.
The Cubs go for five in a row this season against the Pirates and their eighth overall versus the Bucs dating back to last September.
Chicago-area native Gorzelanny was the starter in the game last week at Pittsburgh which the Cubs wound up winning 10-8 in 12 innings. The lefty was charged with the first 7 Cub runs and was gone by the middle of the third inning. He has made three career starts in Wrigley, however, and in two of them, he pitched a combined 15 innings and allowed just one run.
Marquis is coming off a so-so effort last Sunday at Philadelphia (2 runs, 4 hits allowed in 5 IP), though it was his first game back after a strep throat, so maybe it was more Herculean than I'm giving him credit for.
Miserable weather forecast for Chicago this afternoon.
Murton update: The Cubs officially announced the Murton recall and the E-Pat demotion. In addition to the Pirate lefties in the Cubs' immediate future, the Mets, Rockies, and Nats, the Cubs' next three opponents, are all southpaw-rich, which could create opportunities for the Redhead.
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JOHN B: Pierce Johnson and Rob Zastryzny were likely 2015 AFL candidates ( I mentioned them as likely candidates to get assigned to the AFL in an article about the AFL last month) because they are starting pitchers who missed part of the season due to injuries and they need to accrue more innings. Guys who have been pitching regularly as starters have thrown too many innings to be considered, so it probably came down to Johnson, Zastryzny, and Duane Underwood Jr, with Underwood odd man out because he hasn't pitched above Hi-A.
extremely classy. i didn't see his reaction until the replay after the break. baseball needs more fun in some areas and less of some 'unwritten rules' violations leading to angst.
Nice bounce back game for Grimm, and "well done" Dan Haren. We'll take that (almost) every time.
I have never been a Brandon Phillips fan, but that was a very classy way to handle Strop yelling at him after the K.
go cubs go
You know you like it
AZ Phil: Any thoughts on the AFL Cubs? Some names on the list caught me by surprise.
"woo." - pedro strop
Well Ross is out, so they had to bring in Rodney
these ties and leads being immediately pissed away is getting old
btw, Madbum vs Groin-key tonight