Game 69 Thread / Cubs @ Blue Jays (2 of 3)

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SP Jason Marquis SP Roy Halladay
  4-3, 4.54, 36 K, 28 BB, 67.1IP
8-5, 3.07, 81 K, 12 BB, 102.2 IP
       
LF Reed Johnson RF Alex Rios
RF *Kosuke Fukudome DH *Matt Stairs
1B Derrek Lee 3B Scott Rolen
DH Aramis Ramirez CF Vernon Wells
CF *Jim Edmonds 1B *Lyle Overbay
3B Mark DeRosa C Rod Barajas
2B *Mike Fontenot LF *Brad Wilkerson
C Henry Blanco SS David Eckstein
SS Ronny Cedeno 2B *Joe Inglett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh dear, I think Lou has the interleague schedule confused with the preseason one. I'll be the first to say it - THIS LINEUP SUCKS!

That should be good for three to four runs off Halladay. They'll probably need five with Marquis on the mound though.

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I love seeing Eckstein fail.

All right! Gotta love Reed.

At least Kosuke is batting 2nd.

strikes again.

Think Reed knew some of Halladay's tricks?

seem to have an old Edmonds scouting report, leaving the left side almost completely open.

Pffft... who is this "Halladay"? He sucks.

how did he not go to third when the ball hit Lee on the throw home?

Only thing I can figure is he didn't realize the ball got past him. Pitcher was back there backing it up, so he would have had to go right away.

Yep. Crappy lineup good for at least 5. This may turn out to be a nice Saturday after all..

GritFeud: Johnson vs Eckstein; no contest, actually.

"They'll probably need five with Marquis on the mound though."

Wish granted.

Guess what... Lee is dialed back in.

Good job Jason, *golf clap*

lol camera man.

3-1 slider... tee hee hee

Juiced bases, 0 out, only get 1 run, not bad.

Marquis outduels Halladay. Not a misprint.

Heh. It's Game #69. OMG LOL.

Marquis love: .500 record, 200 innings, doesn't miss starts, good hitter (for a pitcher) & the occasional great outing = not the worst #5 starter in MLB.

ERA down to 4.24 which would put him around 30th in the NL...that makes him a #2 starter. :)

 

Sorry, he's not worth the $10 million we're on the hook for next year.

yeah, but he's earning his 6.3m this year it seems.

hell, he didnt do too bad for a 4.75m guy last year.

i don't get it...why don't they just pay him 6.3m next year, too.

i don't understand how this works.

"Marquis is 4-0 with a 3.09 ERA over his past six starts and helped the Cubs pick up their first victory on artificial turf since Sept. 1, 2004, at Montreal."

So much for your prognostication, Rob. Is anyone else worried about Howry? He's been shitty...

Marquis is going through his strong stretch of the season, its just coming about a month later this year then last year when he was strong in April and May. I think he's good for 2 months every year but will lose it again. I think Howry is just getting his stuff up and he'll find himself again. I think he's moved down the ladder as far as Lou's confidence goes without doubt for now.

Lets get a win tomorrow and win the series!

According to Gameday, Howry's velocity on the fastball was up to 95 mph more than once today. Up until this outing, he's been toping out at 91-92. When he was having trouble last year (2007), his velocity was in the low 90s range and he didn't become more effective until he started hitting 95 consistently sometime in June. If he's starting to get his velocity back up to that range now, maybe he's getting back to where he'll be more effective again -- like last year.

It's Canada... maybe the gun is in kph.

;-)

No, in Canada the radar guns are in rods per hour. As in, "The metric system is the tool of the devil! My car gets 40 rods to the hogshead and that's the way I likes it!"

I did think about the Gameday radar gun possibly having a calibration error or difference from the one at Wrigley but Marquis' and Marmol's fastball velocity numbers seemed pretty consistent with what we've seen from the ones at Wrigley. So it seems that Howry found another 3-4 mph [or 4.92-6.56 kph :)] for his fastball up in Canada. Maybe it has something to do with the Canadian dollar/US dollar conversion rates. ~jk~

Paul Sullivan said Edmonds "showboated" on his error trying to make a basket catch and ripped the official scorer for calling it a hit at first before changing his mind.

Why does Sully hate Edmonds so much? Why is Sully such a hack?

In all seriousness... props to Jason Marquis on another fine outing. Keep it up.

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  • With several other Cubs hitters bailing out on curves today I think overall it wasn't being seen well. It for sure looked silly but a good breaking pitch coming at you and then breaking down isn't the easiest thing to see and has made many hitters look silly. Also Soler should have more walks this year but for quite a few called strikes that were actual balls and even the called strike he bailed on was borderline.

    johann 2 hours 5 min ago view
  • it's not like we're talking about a guy who's never had issues with pitch selection and seeing the ball over here. we're talking about a guy who has some rather legendary swing-and-misses at breaking stuff who's been exploited low. going forward it's worth paying attention to seeing if he can be exploited inside, too. he seriously bailed out of the box on a called strike. sure it was a good curve, but he obviously didn't see that well at all.

    crunch 2 hours 18 min ago view
  • It would seem like he is figuring it out now and it's really coming together. Really happy for him. Joe was really protecting him from the 3rd time through the order, but as you allude to, he is earning trust to go deeper.

    Wondering if has potential to become a #3 pitcher? His current stats certainly support it.

    The E-Man 2 hours 27 min ago view
  • That doesn't count b/c CRUNCH didn't see it on his 60" HDTV 5 times in replay.

    I have seen many players "bail out" when the ball looked like it was gonna hit them.

    Especially with the advent of the splitter and pitchers that can really get the ball to dance. Marmol, Sutter, Pedro Martinez, Curt Schilling, Derek Lowe, Smoltz, Arrietta...

    These guys have made the best bail out only for the ball to come over the plate and be called a strike.

    No shame in that. The same way players whiff hard enough to cause them to drill a hole in the ground from spinning.

    The E-Man 2 hours 32 min ago view
  • a 60" TV with slow-motion replay and multiple looks on that replay helps...a lot...

    it's one thing to shy away like he did the 2nd time, it's another to bail out of the box on a called strike. that happened in the 1st one he pulled away from. he misjudged that one by a foot or so...

    crunch 2 hours 50 min ago view
  • Good Hendricks sure is fun to watch. He was hitting all his corners today and the Phillies couldn't do anything with his changeup.

    johann 3 hours 26 min ago view
  • Bryant and I believe Zobrist both did that too.

    johann 3 hours 44 min ago view
  • Soler BB acumen and plate awareness is excellent. Not unusual for even the best players to react as if they were about to hit them, "even though they weren't that close" from your vantage point sitting on your deck, or wherever.

    The E-Man 3 hours 46 min ago view
  • soler vs inside breaking balls is scary.

    he's had 2 inside curve balls today where he reacted as if they were about to hit him even though they weren't that close...one he bailed out of the box on, it was a called strike.

    crunch 4 hours 4 min ago view
  • j.urias optioned back to AAA...guess we wont be seeing him in the LAD series.

    crunch 4 hours 11 min ago view
  • so is him actually getting 2 hits in a game (2 doubles!)...first time he's even been on base 2 times in a game since 9 games ago on his 3/4, 1bb day.

    im ready for him to at least look like a 2-slot hitter since he's gonna be slotted there no matter what he does.

    crunch 5 hours 7 min ago view
  • That Heyward move to avoid Bryant's ball hit at him was a thing of beauty too.

    johann 5 hours 24 min ago view
  • 9 pitches in and this game already rules.

    HR, double...bryant's turn (who came out to a Kris Kross song for some horrible, horrible reason).

    ...2 run inning...zoobrest hitting streak at 14.

    crunch 5 hours 29 min ago view
  • First time I saw Herrera was yesterday. He took like 100 pitches, fouled off a ton off Lester.

    Very nice young player and perfect leadoff guy.

    The E-Man 6 hours 39 min ago view
  • Obviously not Phil. But he mentioned this on Wednesday.

    "Dominican Summer League (DSL) Opening Day is Saturday June 4th, so probably about 8-10 pitchers and position players presently at EXST in Mesa will be sent to the Cubs Dominican Academy (probably sometime this week) and be assigned to either DSL Cubs #1 or DSL Cubs #2."

    In the comments here: http://www.thecubreporter.com/05242016/cub-power-d...

    QuietMan 7 hours 18 min ago view
  • Per FanGraphs, Cubs have a 72.5% chance of winning today. Jinx! Next highest percentage on today's games is D-backs with a 64.7% chance (Greinke vs. Cesar Vargas, in Arizona.)

    Transmission 7 hours 18 min ago view