Game 122 Thread / Cubs @ Marlins (1 of 3)
|SP||Carlos Zambrano||SP||Josh Johnson|
|12-5, 3.22, 101 K, 48 BB, 151 IP||3-0, 3.19, 28 K, 14 BB, 36.2 IP|
|LF||Alfonso Soriano||SS||Hanley Ramirez|
|SS||Ryan Theriot||RF||*Jeremy Hermida|
|1B||Derrek Lee||3B||Jorge Cantu|
|CF||*Jim Edmonds||1B||*Mike Jacobs|
|C||Geovany Soto||2B||Dan Uggla|
|3B||Mark DeRosa||LF||Josh Willingham|
|2B||*Mike Fontenot||CF||Cody Ross|
|RF||Reed Johnson||C||*John Baker|
|P||#Carlos Zambrano||P||*Josh Johnson|
The Cubs attempt to extend their 8-game road winning streak with Carlos Zambrano trying to recover from a 4-inning+ outing against the Cards last Saturday in which he seemed to be channeling Bob Howry, i.e., allowing a whole big bunch of hits (10), homers (4), and runs (9).
Josh Johnson makes his second start this season against the Cubs. He served up solo home run balls to Geovany Soto and Reed Johnson but little else, a in an ND start on July 25th at Wrigley. (That was the game the Marlins won on a ninth-inning homer by Jeremy Hermida against you-know-who.)
Speaking of that four-game series, which the teams split, that's also the last series the Cubs played and didn't win.
Friday's Game Notes highlight:
The Cubs' seventh and eighth place batters are hitting a combined .301 this season, which is best in MLB. In the series at Turner Field, the #7 and #8 guys went 11-for-25 (.440) with 9 RBI.
And to think—we've expended all that energy this year debating who should hit leadoff.
By the way, no matter what happens the rest of the way, I think the Cubs should definitely go after Michael Phelps as a free agent.
Phil, do you know if Victorino has an opt out date approaching? Thanks.
Maybe he can even fall asleep/passout at a red light. #cardinalway
hopefully he has enough time to pound 6-10 beers before the drive back home.
: / )
Yeah, there's that....
CTSteve -- have they decided to skip tomorrow's game...? (I keed)
Not a bad thing -- Bryant and Miggy are hurt, and Ross could use a day off.
2016 .607 ops
Plus bad fielding
taylor davis moved to AAA to take the place of that other catcher guy dude person.
Who's Mr. June-August? Can't be Jorge "Mr. 1.705 Playoff OPS " Soler, can it?
Chesny Young 4-5 tonight for Tenn. Now hitting .410 with an OBP over .500.
Looks like Soler has decided to take the "can't play in the cold" thing head-on. No longer wearing the cold-weather under gear.
Cubs record for last 3 months of regular season baseball: 59 - 23. (Aug, Sept/Oct and April, with one still to go).
That's a .720 winning percentage and projects to 117 wins over 162 games.
That's a lot of dance parties.