Game 90 Thread / Reds @ Cubs (1 of 3)
|SP||Aaron Harang||SP||Ryan Dempster|
|3-10, 4.47, 102 K, 27BB, 118.2 IP||9-3, 3.24 ERA, 93 K, 43 BB, 111 IP|
|SS||Jerry Hairston, Jr.||SS||Ryan Theriot|
|CF||*Jay Bruce||RF||*Kosuke Fukudome|
|RF||*Ken Griffey Jr.||1B||Derrek Lee|
|2B||Brandon Phillips||3B||Aramis Ramirez|
|LF||*Adam Dunn||C||Geovany Soto|
|3B||Jeff Keppinger||CF||*Jim Edmonds|
|1B||*Joey Votto||LF||Mark DeRosa|
|C||*Paul Bako||2B||*Mike Fontenot|
|P||Aaron Harang||P||Ryan Dempster|
With just one nightmarish half-inning having prevented them from a
sweep of the Cardinals this past weekend, the Cubs return to the 33-10
Confines for three games against the Reds, who just completed a
four-game sweep of the Nationals, which is very similar to winning four
games from an actual Major League Baseball team.
Ryan Dempster puts his perfect record at Wrigley this season (9-0)
up against Aaron Harang, who the Cubs have already thumped twice this
year. (For that matter, Dempster had one of his lesser home starts of
the season against the Reds back on April 15th, allowing five walks,
five hits and four runs in a game the Cubs won anyhow, 9-5.)
In all, the Cubs and Reds have split six games this game, with each club taking two of three on its home field.
Dusty Baker Quote of the Day:
of journeyman and former Cub Jerry Hairston, Jr., who has hit in the
leadoff spot for 10 of the past 11 Reds games while alternately playing
shortstop and centerfield, Baker said:
"We wouldn't be where we are (without him)."
To be clear,
the 43-47 Reds are in fourth place, 10 1/2 games behind the first-place
Cubs and just two games ahead of the last-place Astros, and the team
has been higher than fourth place for only seven days this entire
Go get 'em, Jerry.
Aren't Montero and Ross already in a tie for third catcher?
Higher than Chris Perez's mailbox.
Contreras starting at catcher for a day game after he caught the night before. What do people think the odds are that Montero is left off the post-season roster, or is at best the third catcher?
Does he project as a starter, a relief pitcher, or is it too soon to tell?
Rizzo getting a well deserved breather today with Bryant at 1B. Soler back in lineup batting cleanup and playing LF, otherwise all of the all-stars batting 1-5 again (what a luxury)
in his last 11 innings, he has 21K, 6BB, 4 hits and one ER. Nice!
5 HR in his last 5 games (3, 1 run...1, 2 run)
sure, 3 HR were in colorado, but 2 were in night games in SD. that evens out somehow.
My guy Addy
oh, another a.russell HR...whatever.
Dylan Cease throwing gas tonight for the Emeralds. In first three innings, has hit 100 mph six times, averaging 98 mph
Can I get a gif of Joe West's jowls waving as he chews gum?
/Asking for a friend
my gawd...that castillo-to-bryant pickoff was a thing of beauty. the knock on him in the minors being slow out of the crouch is looking less like a thing.
bless your heart. *pinches cheeks*