Game 130 Thread / Nationals @ Cubs (3 of 3)
|SP||Jason Bergmann||SP||Rich Harden|
|2-9, 4.50, 83 K, 33 BB, 116 IP||(NL)
||3-1, 1.50, 59 K, 14 BB, 42 IP|
|LF||*Willie Harris||LF||Alfonso Soriano|
|SS||#Christian Guzman||SS||Ryan Theriot|
|3B||Ryan Zimmerman||3B||Aramis Ramirez|
|CF||Lastings Milledge||1B||*Daryle Ward|
|1B||Ronnie Belliard||RF||Mark DeRosa|
|C||Jesus Flores||CF||*Jim Edmonds|
|RF||Austin Kearns||C||Geovany Soto|
|2B||#Anderson Hernandez||2B||*Mike Fontenot|
|P||Jason Bergmann||P||*Rich Harden|
The Cubs go for yet another series win with Rich Harden making his eight start as a Cub. The win would give them their seventh straight series win and secure a tie in the season series against the Nationals. Good thing it's Sunday where the Cubs are 15-5 this season, their best record for any day of the week.
No I have been thinking actually that he seems to lead the Cubs with balls called strikes all year. He really shouldn't be expanding his zone to swing at many of those either because it wouldn't lead to anything good. He's seeing the ball well though so hopefully it'll even out.
So why don't the umps like Soler, or am I just imagining it?
Yeah, but he kills lefties.
wow...instant hardcore rain.
it was massive...hit off the bottom of the LF scoreboard.
Projected at 461 ft, with a 108 mph exit velocity - longest Cub HR this year by 20 ft (I think Arrieta had the longest?)
this team is full of horrible walkup music...rizzo uses 'marky mark and the funky bunch' more than he should...which is any at all.
d.ross uses alphaville 'forever young' because lulz.
lastella was using (still might be) 'oh what a night' by the four seasons.
turrible turrible stuff.
cubs lead 1-5, bottom 4.
Just noticed that Baez's current walk-up song is "Informer" by Snow. Dear God. That's world class bad.
Hey Lester is left handed!
Probably a good idea to give Rizz a couple of days off (slumps happen to the best -- Harper just broke a 4-for-33 with a HR yesterday). Never been a big fan of an all-RH lineup. The pitcher has the same look and same target for every hitter. At least, as a mediocre HS pitcher, facing a mixture of LH/RH hitters messed me up. A lack of talent and weak-ass stuff may have also been contributing factors.
Would you say Brooks doesn't have any upside going forward? Seems like he could be one of those hybrid starter reliever types maddon seems to like having in his bullpen. But I haven't seen a ton of him, and he got hit around pretty good last year in mlb
I've been wracking my brain to work a "Room With a View" reference in there but I just haven't gotten it to work.
Bryant might be playing SS during an infield shift, no? Usually he is moved to 2B but it could happen.