Game 24 Thread / Cubs @ Nationals (2 of 3)
|SP||Carlos Zambrano||SP||*Matt Chico|
|3-1, 2.67, 27 K, 5 BB||0-4, 6.04, 17 K, 10 BB|
|CF||Reed Johnson||2B||#Felipe Lopez|
|SS||Ryan Theriot||SS||#Cristian Guzman|
|1B||Derrek Lee||3B||Ryan Zimmerman|
|3B||Aramis Ramirez||1B||*Nick Johnson|
|RF||*Kosuke Fukudome||CF||Lastings Milledge|
|LF||Mark DeRosa||RF||Austin Kearns|
|C||Geovany Soto||C||#Johnny Estrada|
|2B||Ronny Cedeno||LF||Wily Mo Peña|
|P||#Carlos Zambrano||P||*Matt Chico|
The Chicago Cubs have never won a game in Washington's Natonals Park. For the love of God, they've never even held a lead!!!
The Chicago offense went hitless in seven AB's with men in scoring position in Friday night's 5-3 defeat. Ryan Theriot, however, was able to extend his National League lead in Caught Stealing.
Like last night's Nats starter, Odalis Perez, and Sunday's starter, John Lannan, Chico throws with the wrong hand. So be it--Cubs enter the game 6-2 vs. left-handed starters this year after going 19-23 against southpaws in '07. (Chico did stifle the Cubs with seven shutout innings in the only Washington victory over Piniella's crew last season.)
Zambrano is coming off a 7-inning, 1-run effort on Monday against the Mets, a game the Cubs captured, 7-1. He walked two men in that game. Two--that's his high for the season.
How nice is it to be able to say that?
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And on the 6th day, He pitches again.
Who else would be appropriate to pitch the day after Godly?
Oh my Lord, Bernie Lincicome is back? He was sport print journalism's first real troll that I remember, long before Rosenbloom started wasting space with his columns.
The more I read about Arrieta, the more I suspect he is not going to be satisfied with a no hitter unless it is followed by another.
SF loses their 7th in a row (ow).
WAS is now #1 on the heels of the cubs at 7.5 games back.
Even when logically I know I should root for the Cardinals, I cannot. I think it's worse than the Packers thing. I think it's literally the worst thing.
Kinda weird stat -- the NL has 5 teams that are at least 20 games under -- it was 6 before the Brewers swept the Pirates -- and there are none in the AL. Oakland has the worst record in the AL at 18 under. Hunh.
Jon Lester scored his first career run today. And his 2nd. Now I see why hit bats 8th.
Every Cub starter has scored at least one run so far today, Russell leading the way with 3
Anybody with an over/under on the Cubs getting to 30 runs today?
JD pointing to Javy's minimal leg kick on that blast.
Send bullpen home go get your complete game Lester
Javy with 3 hits, including a home run, and a walk.
Cubs with lowest batting average in MLB but highest walk total in NL, as Rizzo clubs a grand slam
He drew a bases loaded walk early in the game
i hope Baez draws a walk today!
I hope Baez will draw a walk today.