Game 123 Thread / Cubs @ Marlins (2 of 3)
|SP||*Sean Marshall||SP||Anibal Sanchez|
|2-2, 3.55, 33 K, 10 BB, 38 IP||1-2, 4.08, 14 K, 7 BB, 17.2 IP|
|LF||Alfonso Soriano||SS||Hanley Ramirez|
|SS||Ryan Theriot||CF||Cody Ross|
|CF||*Jim Edmonds||3B||Jorge Cantu|
|1B||*Daryle Ward||1B||*Mike Jacobs|
|2B||*Mike Fontenot||2B||Dan Uggla|
|RF||*Kosuke Fukudome||LF||Josh Willingham|
|3B||Mark DeRosa||RF||Jeremy Hermida|
|C||Henry Blanco||C||Matt Treanor|
|P||*Sean Marshall||P||Anibal Sanchez|
Sean Marshall gets the start because of the doubleheader on Wednesday and he'll be on a limit of 80 pitches. If that doesn't get the Cubs to at least the 6th, expect to see Jason Marquis out there for an inning or two.
Lou, obviously bored with winning with his normal lineup, lets the scrubs try to extend the Cubs five game win streak and nine game road win streak.
given that he seems to only be throwing 91-93mph these days rather than the 93-95mph he used to throw, along with his control issues this year, he may end up passing through.
i dunno if something is wrong with his physically or what, but he's been pounding sliders he can't control well a whole lot and his fastball isn't as sharp.
hopefully, he'll slip back into the minors and at least find his control even if his velocity doesn't return back to the mid-90s.
Any scuttlebutt on where Neil Ramirez gets traded?
He seems better than some of the relievers on competitive teams. He ought to bring more than the waiver fee.
My guess? Toronto.
PHIL: It seems as if Paniagua has always played 1B with the Cubs. At 6'2 and 180#, what is his frame like? String bean? Have you seen him bulk up? Where do you project him? Thanks.
Phil, what's your thoughts on which position players are going to Eugene and who is staying in AZL?
Ahhh...way to bring me down BB.
Still - a win tomorrow will be an acheivement regardless.
Don't mean to spoil your mood, but with tonight's win the are 3-5 on the trip with one to play.
While I'm bringing the room down -- Richard comes in to pitch the 9th with a 12-1 lead...and can't finish the game. Woof.
For some reason
It is remarkable how my mood has become uplifted with one game against the Cards.
That is sick.
But, I have been an addict for a long time.
A W tomorrow and it will be a .500 road trip.
Also, to keep the losses in perspective, if the Cubs were to lose 10 games a month - a lot at this current pace - they still end up 102-60. Six months of the ride!
So, the Mesa Cubs should be solid this summer in the AZL Rookie League?
And, I like the, "But did you know" lead in there. Something a little different.
I can tell really like this group of hitters in AZ right now.
What pitchers out there, other than Cease, should we be excited about?
Thanks as always for the info.
back on the Run Differential hunt... (aka The Hunt for Blue October)
These are the 2016 Cubs I know and love. Also digging that Cardinals OF (lack of) defense.
Another day, another eight runs
I'm not sure there was another team in baseball that would flip a Dansby Swanson type of prospect (plus Inciarte, plus Toussaint) for Miller. That trade was just comically bad from the start, and getting worse...
Zobrist just keeps squaring up - and Soler goes yard!
Pirates jumping all over Shelby Miller tonight - so glad the Cubs didn't flip a Dansby Swanson type prospect to the Braves for him. Two years of Lackey looking like a good alternative.
3rd inning...soler walked twice in the game...first time since aug 4th last year in the regular season (2 times in the playoffs, amazingly).