Game 28 Thread / Brewers @ Cubs (3 of 3)
|SP||Yovani Gallardo||SP||Carlos Zambrano|
|0-0, 0.64, 9 K, 5 BB||4-1, 2.21, 32 K, 9 BB|
|2B||Rickie Weeks||LF||Alfonso Soriano|
|CF||Mike Cameron||SS||Ryan Theriot|
|LF||Ryan Braun||1B||Derrek Lee|
|1B||*Prince Fielder||3B||Aramis Ramirez|
|RF||Corey Hart||RF||*Kosuke Fukudome|
|3B||Bill Hall||2B||Mark DeRosa|
|SS||*Craig Counsell||C||Geovany Soto|
|P||Yovani Gallardo||CF||Reed Johnson|
|C||Jason Kendall||P||#Carlos Zambrano|
Fonzie returns to the lineup as the Cubs go for 2-of-3 against the Brewers and try to grab some momentum heading into big road series in Saint Loo and Cincinnati.
In the press conference following Wednesday night's slaughter, one of the reporters pointed out to Lou Piniella that the Cubs had won 17 games exactly one-sixth of the way through the season, which (all other things being equal) projects to 102 victories for the year.
"Well, that's a pretty good year, isn't it?" (Piniella) said. "I'm saying that in a kidding way, but 17 wins in the month of April is really, really nice, and it's a good way to get started."
Some other 2008 projections based on the first sixth of the season (and I also share these "in a kidding way"):
Derrek Lee -- 48 HR, 138 RBI
Ryan Theriot -- 30 CS
Ted Lilly -- 24 losses
Ryan Dempster, Carlos Zambrano -- 24 wins
Kerry Wood -- 72 K, 12 BB
Carlos Marmol -- 84 games, 104 IP
Update: Matt Murton was sent down to make room for Soriano.
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Anybody else have issues accessing the site this afternoon/evening?
Boras is 63, maybe he'll be retired or dead by the time Bryant, Russell, Almora, Albertos all hit free agency. Doubt he will be before Jake hits there though.
Interesting choices when guys get healthy.
LaStella, Fowler & Soler replace Coghlan, Almora and Sczcur? I assume they don't want Almora to sit.
Despite MIggy's demise, I assume they keep him around to mentor Contreras?
I believe Willson now has more CS than MIggy. The kid has an arm. Also, Russell is amazingly good on those plays at 2nd.
oh yeah...thanks joe/billy.
poor outing, still got the win, go cubs.
Although it felt like it, Jake didn't lose to them -- he got the W. (Assuming you are referring to Monday's game)
Arrieta didn't lose to the Reds. He got the win -- he just didn't pitch like we expect him to.
almora's 1st HR!
it's not like this CIN team is lost-cause horrible, but aside from defense and power this is a truly horrible team.
kinda crazy arrieta lost to them and yesterday's game had to go 15 innings for the cubs win.
It looked like Hamilton got screened by Duvall and that Duvall just barely deflected the ball off of his glove--redirecting it slightly without taking away much of its momentum.
At least it didn't turn into a Schwarber/Fowler situation. Hamilton and Duvall are both pretty important youngish players for the Reds.
he walked off the field on his own. aside from a concussion watch and some attention to his leg/knee that buckled a bit under him, the biggest thing hurt was probably his pride after the ball knocked off his skull.
After last night, an inside-the-park HR seems kind of run-of-the-mill somehow.
Sounds bad for Hamilton. Hope he's okay--listening on the radio.
SHOW ME THE MONEY: Jose Albertos has signed with Mega-Agent Scott Boras.
Albertos has already received his signing bonus and won't see any additional significant money until he reaches the big leagues, so this is a long-term investment for the Boras Corporation.
Other Cubs represented by Boras include Jake Arrieta, Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, and Albert Almora Jr.
I am glad Joe is managing this team and not Old and Blue!
Baez had Maddon's ass last night. I didn't hear the reason for taking Contreras out last night but whatever game management thingy it was, you don't take out your second hottest hitter. Or is he third? Anyway, you don't take him out. The guy can probably play anywhere in the field, anyway. Did anybody see that nice catch in left he made? I don't think he got a late start on that, just tracked it damn well for a catcher.