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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  • That's a hell of a first impression by Montgomery. Brian Cashman having a good laugh on that debut.

    Eric S 4 hours 59 min ago view
  • ...and it's a 3 run homer.

    hey, vogelbomb had a HR on his 1st game with SEA AAA, too!

    crunch 5 hours 19 min ago view
  • montgomery comes on with men on 1st/2nd, 2 out, in the 8th.

    crunch 5 hours 21 min ago view
  • from rotoworld...

    "Tommy Stokke of FanRag Sports reports Chris Sale was sent home from U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday after cutting up throwback jerseys that he did not want to wear.

    crunch 5 hours 28 min ago view
  • I thought the same. It'd be great luck to face these non-contenders after the trade deadline.

    Charlie 7 hours 11 min ago view
  • ...why isn't j.lucroy playing for TEX yet?

    :(

    2r HR on a 12-pitch AB.

    crunch 7 hours 45 min ago view
  • nathan to join the cubs tomorrow.

    crunch 8 hours 20 min ago view
  • Wow in deed.

    Rob Richardson 8 hours 24 min ago view
  • FOX Sports @MLBONFOX
    Chris Sale was scratched from tonight's scheduled start due to a clubhouse incident before the game

    ...wow

    he was sent home by the team, too. the wsox released a press statement and everything. they stated it was non-physical in nature.

    crunch 8 hours 29 min ago view
  • He was scratched from his start today. No reason given.

    Rob Richardson 8 hours 34 min ago view
  • At the start of the season the book was that he was trying to pitch to more contact so he could stay in the game longer and it seems to be working so far. Contact against is 77.5% this year and it was 70.2% the year before. He averaged 6.7 IP/game last year and so far it's 7 IP/game. His actual pitches per game are only down to 106.1/game from 107.2/game last year but if he's able to go a bit farther into games without throwing more pitches and without giving up more runs that is a good thing.

    johann 9 hours 37 min ago view
  • sale's skills and insane value makes it almost too hard to have a market for the guy...he's got 3/38m owed to him over 3 seasons (2 team options). he could easily pull in 30m/yr if he was on the market as a FA.

    he's throwing a bit differently this season, especially with more sliders and less changeups like earlier in his career, but all his stuff still looks great even if the HRs are a little elevated and the Ks are down.

    crunch 11 hours 32 min ago view
  • Torres, Happ, McKinney, Jimenez, and Candelario for Sale. Deal or no deal?

    "The White Sox are reportedly asking for “five top prospects” for Chris Sale, FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports."

    John Beasley 11 hours 45 min ago view
  • Unless he develops 30+ HR power and keeps his walk rate close to his K rate at the MLB level, he's not going to turn into Prince Fielder. And even if he does turn into Prince Fielder, he's gonna have a short prime. His very limited athleticism is likely to also detract some value from his ability to reach base--I don't buy making an out as being preferable to base clogging, but you'd certainly prefer just about any base runner other than Vogelbach, David Ortiz, etc.

    Charlie 12 hours 16 min ago view
  • seeing as arod has played a total of 27.1 innings of D at 1st/3rd and somehow managed a -0.5 dWAR with his 1 error at 1st and an overall positive total zone rating...he might end up even more in the shitter via the characteristics/flaws/whatever of how some sites determine various WAR values. dWAR doesn't directly lead to a WAR value, but the 2 main entities pushing the most popular variations of WAR sometimes lead to some interesting discrepancies in value.

    crunch 12 hours 32 min ago view
  • I have a lot of faith in Baez that he's going to turn into a more consistent, solid player. It looks like it took him about a half season or so of futility at the plate to figure out he was not talented enough to get away with the crazy approach he had. I think his running game will eventually have a more measured aggression.

    Charlie 16 hours 26 min ago view