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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