Game 150 Thread / Brewers @ Cubs (2 of 3)

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SP Ben Sheets SP Jason Marquis
13-8, 2.97, 155 K, 45 BB, 194 IP
10-8, 4.36, 84 K, 60 BB, 154.2 IP
       
CF Mike Cameron LF Alfonso Soriano
2B #Ray Durham 2B *Mike Fontenot
3B Ryan Braun 1B Derrek Lee
1B *Prince Fielder 3B Aramis Ramirez
SS J.J Hardy CF *Jim Edmonds
RF Corey Hart RF Mark DeRosa
3B *Craig Counsell C Geovany Soto
C Jason Kendall SS Ryan Theriot
P Ben Sheets P *Jason Marquis

 

The Marlins took care of business for the Cubs, so it means a Cubs sweep will clinch the division. Tonight is the win they'll have to steal with Marquis on the mound against Ben Sheets. 

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For those who were discussing it earlier: Here's the 2005 announcement and drawings of the proposed new construction.

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/chc/ballpark/expansion...

So far we've got the new field and the new bleachers.

Barring an act of God, there shall be recappage. Stop by parachat and abuse me.

Oh good! Gentlemen start your engines.

I think we're tied with Anaheim in losses. Don't feel like looking it up. I just got a sudden re-angering over getting Uggla'ed in the ASG. That son of a bitch.

Hey -- he's Prince Fielder, not Teddy Fucking Ballgame.

Somebody get that fat shit out.

Open casting call for the role of "major league caliber middle reliever" will be held tomorrow at 9am.

Tell your friends.

Chad -- we need you!

I'm more of an middle infielder my trade. I can throw some good junk, but I can't really dial it up much past 70.

Never thought I would say this when the trade was made...but Chad Gaudin if healthy will be very useful in the playoffs. He may even be the 'key' to the bullpen...sad thought, but after Wood and Marmol everything is pretty shaky. Cotts comes in as your 3rd best reliever.

espn was blacked out in my area had to listen
to the brewers network on fox north i think it is
the announcers werent bad, but every inning they missed the first
pitch and one inning they missed the first 2 batters but overall
a waste of my time, dont think guzman did anything to secure his
playoff presence.

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  • Manny Rondon faced 13 batters ... and got 10 to K. Not a bad day's work.

    Eric S 5 hours 52 min ago view
  • With several other Cubs hitters bailing out on curves today I think overall it wasn't being seen well. It for sure looked silly but a good breaking pitch coming at you and then breaking down isn't the easiest thing to see and has made many hitters look silly. Also Soler should have more walks this year but for quite a few called strikes that were actual balls and even the called strike he bailed on was borderline.

    johann 8 hours 50 min ago view
  • it's not like we're talking about a guy who's never had issues with pitch selection and seeing the ball over here. we're talking about a guy who has some rather legendary swing-and-misses at breaking stuff who's been exploited low. going forward it's worth paying attention to seeing if he can be exploited inside, too. he seriously bailed out of the box on a called strike. sure it was a good curve, but he obviously didn't see that well at all.

    crunch 9 hours 2 min ago view
  • It would seem like he is figuring it out now and it's really coming together. Really happy for him. Joe was really protecting him from the 3rd time through the order, but as you allude to, he is earning trust to go deeper.

    Wondering if has potential to become a #3 pitcher? His current stats certainly support it.

    The E-Man 9 hours 11 min ago view
  • That doesn't count b/c CRUNCH didn't see it on his 60" HDTV 5 times in replay.

    I have seen many players "bail out" when the ball looked like it was gonna hit them.

    Especially with the advent of the splitter and pitchers that can really get the ball to dance. Marmol, Sutter, Pedro Martinez, Curt Schilling, Derek Lowe, Smoltz, Arrietta...

    These guys have made the best bail out only for the ball to come over the plate and be called a strike.

    No shame in that. The same way players whiff hard enough to cause them to drill a hole in the ground from spinning.

    The E-Man 9 hours 17 min ago view
  • a 60" TV with slow-motion replay and multiple looks on that replay helps...a lot...

    it's one thing to shy away like he did the 2nd time, it's another to bail out of the box on a called strike. that happened in the 1st one he pulled away from. he misjudged that one by a foot or so...

    crunch 9 hours 35 min ago view
  • Good Hendricks sure is fun to watch. He was hitting all his corners today and the Phillies couldn't do anything with his changeup.

    johann 10 hours 11 min ago view
  • Bryant and I believe Zobrist both did that too.

    johann 10 hours 29 min ago view
  • Soler BB acumen and plate awareness is excellent. Not unusual for even the best players to react as if they were about to hit them, "even though they weren't that close" from your vantage point sitting on your deck, or wherever.

    The E-Man 10 hours 31 min ago view
  • soler vs inside breaking balls is scary.

    he's had 2 inside curve balls today where he reacted as if they were about to hit him even though they weren't that close...one he bailed out of the box on, it was a called strike.

    crunch 10 hours 48 min ago view
  • j.urias optioned back to AAA...guess we wont be seeing him in the LAD series.

    crunch 10 hours 56 min ago view
  • so is him actually getting 2 hits in a game (2 doubles!)...first time he's even been on base 2 times in a game since 9 games ago on his 3/4, 1bb day.

    im ready for him to at least look like a 2-slot hitter since he's gonna be slotted there no matter what he does.

    crunch 11 hours 51 min ago view
  • That Heyward move to avoid Bryant's ball hit at him was a thing of beauty too.

    johann 12 hours 9 min ago view
  • 9 pitches in and this game already rules.

    HR, double...bryant's turn (who came out to a Kris Kross song for some horrible, horrible reason).

    ...2 run inning...zoobrest hitting streak at 14.

    crunch 12 hours 14 min ago view
  • First time I saw Herrera was yesterday. He took like 100 pitches, fouled off a ton off Lester.

    Very nice young player and perfect leadoff guy.

    The E-Man 13 hours 24 min ago view
  • Obviously not Phil. But he mentioned this on Wednesday.

    "Dominican Summer League (DSL) Opening Day is Saturday June 4th, so probably about 8-10 pitchers and position players presently at EXST in Mesa will be sent to the Cubs Dominican Academy (probably sometime this week) and be assigned to either DSL Cubs #1 or DSL Cubs #2."

    In the comments here: http://www.thecubreporter.com/05242016/cub-power-d...

    QuietMan 14 hours 2 min ago view