Game 33 Thread / Cubs @ Reds (2 of 3)
|SP||Carlos Zambrano||SP||Aaron Harang|
|4-1, 2.11, 35 K, 11 BB||1-4, 2.98, 41 K, 11 BB|
|LF||Alfonso Soriano||CF||Ryan Freel|
|SS||Ryan Theriot||RF||*Ken Griffey Jr.|
|1B||Derrek Lee||2B||Brandon Phillips|
|3B||Aramis Ramirez||1B||*Joey Votto|
|RF||*Kosuke Fukudome||3B||Edwin Encarnacion|
|C||Geovany Soto||LF||*Adam Dunn|
|2B||Ronny Cedeño||SS||Jeff Keppinger|
|CF||*Felix Pie||C||*Paul Bako|
|P||#Carlos Zambrano||P||Aaron Harang|
Aramis Ramirez returns to the Cub lineup, and Ronny Cedeño gets a start at second base.
In the pitching matchup, Carlos Zambrano, who was one horrendous Kerry Wood inning away from winning his fifth game of the season last time out against Milwaukee, goes up against curveball-flingin' Aaron Harang, Zambrano beat the Reds in the middle contest of their three-game visit to Wrigley Field a few weeks back; Harang started the series opener and got smacked around (6 IP, 8 H, 5 ER) en route to a 9-5 Cubs win.
"Cubs win"...those are two words that haven't been used very often around here lately.
Other Tuesday notes:
— Today is the 10th anniversary of Wood's 20-strikeout game against the Astros
— Geovany Soto is coming off a single-double-homer hitting performance Monday night, the third time this season he has come up just a triple short of the cycle; I don't know what he's waiting for.
— Felix Pie's homer-robbing catch off Ken Griffey was Monday's Play of the Day on ESPN, but it was Adam Dunn's 750-foot homer against Ryan Dempster that got John Kruk to giggling.
— Cubs.com reports that "the visiting clubhouse at Great American Ball Park has been
redecorated, partly because of the mess the Cubs made last September
when they celebrated clinching the NL Central there." I wonder if Marty Brennaman was required to shampoo all the champagne stains out of the carpet and that's why he and his kid have become so insufferable where the Cubs are concerned.
First team to 60 wins! Onward to 70, 80, 90 and 100!
I. Hate. The. Mets.
OK Marlins -- take 'em down. Fernandez, at home, tomorrow for the Fish.
Gotta say, though -- as much as I can't stand them, the Cardinals have had some very impressive late-inning wins against premier closers.
Very impressive that he hit a 3-2 curve ball. Such a dynamic ballplayer. If he ever learns the strike zone....
If Jason Hammel doesn't get a potato chip sponsorship deal, somebody messed up. Attaboy, Jason!
I am looking forward to AChap facing the Cardinals.
Sure is fun to watch them score finally. To think they were no-hit until the 7th...
Got to admit it - it was comforting seeing Rondon come out for the eighth after just taking a two run lead ... And put the hammer down with a 7 pitch inning. Good stuff
GRAND SLAM RUSSELL
blown the hell open...7 run lead
11 hits off Wainwright tonight. Everything going right for the Cards right now. Motherfucking motherfuckers.
it was more no-doubt than bryant's HR. it wont make any end-of-season highlight reels, but that one was booked to leave on contact.
Javy! Javy! Javy!
How sweet was that - Cranked it!
393 happy feet
cubs take a 2 run lead in the 7th. sweet.
...and the Cards tie and take the lead in the 9th. off Familia.
Familia blows his first save of the season -- gives up 2 in 9th to the Cards.
Not much going our way these days.
no-doubt HR towering to CF...tie game.