Game 150 Recap: Cubs 2, Brewers 6

Wait 'Till... The Weekend

 

W - DiFelice (1-0)
L - Marquis (10-9), drinking champagne on a thursday afternoon

 

Things to Take from This Game

 

1.  Horrid first four for Marquis
Marquis loaded the bases with a single and two walks, and Fielder cleared them with a double.  After that, Marquis settled down well enough, but the Cubs never overcame the deficit

 

2.  Short-Sheeted
Ben Sheets left after two innings due to tightness in his right forearm.  The Brewers emptied the bullpen, and they pitched very well.  Six relievers in six innings, no runs added on to the solo homer Ramirez hit off of Sheets.  The Cubs manage one run off of Torres in the ninth, but there never really was a sense of an imminent comeback.  Before the ninth, the Cubs had eeked out just four hits on the game.

 

3.  Who Cares, Our Magic Number Still is 4.

 

The rather uninspired details, below...

 

Game Recap

Inning 1 - Top
  •  Hah.  Just as the game starts, my computer crashes.  Maybe it's an omen that tonight isn't the night for my return...
  • While it's rebooting, Cameron lines a 2-2 pitch into the left center gap.  Edmonds cuts it off, keeps him to a single
  • 2-0 on Durham, Soto goes out for a chat.
  • Cameron steals second.  Replay shows that Soto's absolutely perfect throw just did get Cameron at second, but he's called safe
  • and Durham walks.
  • as does Braun. This is not good.  Missing with the fastball.  The walk comes after a very, very generous strike call by Joe West on a 3-1 count.
  • Fielder then lines a double down the left field line, all three runs come around to score.  3-0 Brewers with no outs.
  • Hardy grounds out to third
  • and Hart K's swinging.  With that, I'm back up to speed.  phew.  stupid computer.
  • and Counsell K's swinging.  31 pitch first inning.  Yeah, I think it was an omen.
Inning 1 - Bottom
  •  Soriano bounces out to Counsell at third on the first pitch.
  • ESPN observes that Cameron has some sort of defensive positioning guide in his back pocket that he's consulting.  Their crew hasn't seen that before, neither have I.
  • Fontenot K's looking.
  • as does Lee.  easy first for Sheets, 14 pitches.
Inning 2 - Top
  •  Kendall grounds to Theriot.
  • As does Sheets.  trots down to first on what might have been a bit of a tough charging play for Theriot.
  • Cameron lines a fastball on the outside corner right to Fontenot.  Decent recovery inning for Marquis, only 11 pitches.

Inning 2 - Bottom
  •  Ramirez with a really funky home run.  Wails at the first pitch, an inside fastball that looks like it tied him up, and lines it on a frozen rope into the first couple rows of the bleachers, just to the right of the left-field well. Dave O'Brien is three types of astonished at how fast it left the park, says Braun didn't even get his head around before it was out of the park.  That's only a slight exaggeration.  3-1Brewers
  • DeRosa lines to Braun.
  • Sut thinks Soto is a top 10 MVP candidate
  • as Braun did, Soto begins trotting to first on ball four, only for Joe West to call it a strike
  • lines a drive to the right field warning track, Hart catches it.
Inning 3 - Top
  •  Durham taps one up the first base line.  Marquis fields, tags Durham out.
  • Braun fists one inside-out to the right-side hole.  Goes over Lee, but Fontenot makes a great diving catch on the shallow outfield grass
  • and wow, some no-name is warming up in the Brewers pen.  Must be something wrong with Sheets?
  • Fielder walks
  • Hardy lines one through Fielder's legs, as he leaps up to avoid it.  Single to right, Fielder to second.
  • Hart grounds into a 6-4 force.
  • Sheets appears to be leaving the game.
Inning 3 - Bottom
  • Mark DiFelice in to pitch. Sheet on the bench looking on.  
  • Theriot K's looking on what was also a check swing.  K-zone suggests, yet again, that Joe West missed the call.
  • Marquis lines a bouncer off Fielder's glove.  Recovers, takes it to the bag.
  • Soriano lines one to the warning track just left of center.  Cameron is there for the out.
Inning 4 - Top
  •  Report is tightness of right forearm for Sheets.
  • Counsell K's swinging
  • Kendall floats one to shallow right, Fontenot races out and to his left, makes a great diving effort, but it's just out of his reach.  A single.
  • DiFelice bunts Kendall over.
  • Cameron lines a sharp grounder to Fontenot's right, picks it easily, out at first.

Inning 4 - Bottom
  •  Fontenot bounces out to Durham.
  • Lee K's on a low and away slider
  • Ramirez walks
  • Edmonds had been 0-21 against Sheets, now lines one up the middle
    for a single.  Ramirez to third.  Durham had shaded him way around
    towards first to pull.
  • DeRosa rolls into a 6-4 force out
Inning 5 - Top
  • Durham flies out to the wall, just short of the ivy in right.
  •  Braun also flies to DeRosa.
  • Fielder smokes one off the top of the ivy just right of center.  Hit very hard, Edmonds might have a shot at getting Fielder at second.  Makes a slight bobble in glove-to-hand, Fielder makes it in easily.
  • Hardy with a sharp liner into right, Fielder has to hold as DeRosa charges it well.
  • Hart with a lazy fly to right, Marquis escapes with no damage
Inning 5 - Bottom
  •  Todd Coffee in.
  • Full count, Soto walks.
  • Theriot with a shallow chop to third.  Counsell goes to second, can't get much on the throw, Theriot safe at first.
  • Sutcliffe mentions Z left the game today due to some concern with a grandparent.  Best wishes, Z.
  • Marquis with a nice bunt to third, Theriot to second.
  • Called strike to Soriano, who becomes the latest to lok back at Joe West's call.
  • swinging at a slider in the dirt, 0-2
  • and K's swinging at another bouncing slider.  Boo.
Inning 6 - Top
  •  Counsell with a sharp grounder to Lee's right.  Nice pick, throws to Marquis for the out, nicely executed.
  • Kendall walks.  Gyeh.
  • Joe Nelson in to pinch hit for Coffee, 2-0 count to start him out.
  • Kendall runs, Marquis with a wild pitch, and Kendall to third.  Infield comes in, 2-2 count on Nelson
  • and Nelson walks.  End of the game for Marquis, Angel Guzman in.
  • Sutcliffe compares Guzman to Mariano Rivera.
  • Cameron K's swinging at a high 96 mph fastball. 
  • Durham pops out just behind home place.  Another threat avoided.  Cubs really ought to pull this one out.

Inning 6 - Bottom
  •  Carlos Villanueva in to pitch.
  • Fontenot K's looking, insider fastball.  
  • Annnnnnnnnnnd we have our first Bartman reference of the night.  Everyone take a drink.
  • Cameron makes a nice running, shoe-string catch on a sinking line-drive by Lee.
  • Ramirez rips one past Counsell for a single.
  • Mitch Stetter in, a lefty to fast edmonds
  • Correction, a side-arming lefty.
  • Edmonds rolls out to second, inning over.
Inning 7 - Top
  •  Guzman hits Braun with a fastball, looks like it caught a forearm.
  • Fielder lines one into center, Braun to third.  Runners at corners, no outs.
  • Hardy hits one into the right field gap, Braun scores, Fielder to third, double for Hardy.  4-1 Brewers, nuts.
  • Kevin Hart warming up.  A sign LouPa is willing to treat this one as kind of over?
  • It might be. Corey Hart lines a single to left, Fielder and Hardy in, 6-1
  • Kevin Hart in.
  • Corey Hart runs, Counsell is HBP, but it sure doesn't look like it on the replay.
  • Kendal drops down a bunt, runners to 2 and 3.
  • Lamb hits for Mitch Stetter
  • Lamb flies to shallow-mid left, Soriano throws, Hart is called out. It's just another in a long line of calls that Joe West missed tonight.
  • Wow, was Hart safe.
Inning 7 - Bottom
  • Gagne relieves Stetter
  • DeRosa flies out to Braun.
  •  Soto looks at a curveball on the outside corner, strike three
  • Theriot grounds to short
Inning 8 - Top
  • Sean Marshall in.
  • Cameron with a sharp liner to Edmonds 
  • Durham hits a sharp one hopper at Ramirez that eats him up.  Generously ruled a base hit, although it was a tough play
  • Braun lines out to third
  • Fielder pops foul to third

Inning 8 - Bottom
  •  Mota in for Gagne, Hoffpauir hits for Marshall
  • and K's swinging
  • Soriano walks.
  • Fontenot flies to Braun
  • Lee with a nice single, Soriano to second.
  • and on the first pitch, Ramirez rolls right to hardy, 6-4

Inning 9 - Top
  • Randy Wells in.
  • Hardy K's swinging, Hart grounds to Theriot
  • Pujols tells us that we're getting bored with Pujols.  Speak for yourself.
  • Counsell grounds to Fontenot, very quick inning.
Inning 9 - Bottom
  •  Salomon Torres in, seventh reliever in seventh inning for the Brewers.
  • Edmonds rolls out to second
  • DeRosa singles sharply right up the middle.
  • Soto rolls one up the middle, first and third.
  • Theriot rolls into an easy 6-4-3, but Fielder drops the ball at first - it was a low throw, but didn't bounce, just sort of missed it off the tip of the glove.  Run scores, 6-2 game.
  • Ward hits for Wells
  • and weakly bounces out to Weeks.  Game over.

 

Parachat Recap
Inning 1
  • How do we know it's really me?
    • Mockery ensues.
  • Palin
    • Mockery ensues
  • How do we know it's really Carlos?
    • Mockery fails to ensue.  What gives?
  • The Z/Fontenot routine.
  • huh?

Inning 2
  •  How's the economy treating you?
    • poorly.
  • That last pitch Wood threw to Fielder last night
  • The home run.
  • Proper uses of ~thunder~
  • Carlos claims to have seen a black neo-nazi.
Inning 3
  • RBI opportunity stats
  •  Fontenot's nice catch.
  • I am introduced to cakefarts.  No good comes of it.
  • Crunch helps the terrorists.
  • Conspiracies of cartographers.
Inning 4
  •  Brewers future
  • Super-sized Romo's relations with Jessica Simpson
  • Beer
  • Cheese.
  • With my cooking skills, someone will be lucky to have me for a wife. - Brick
Inning 5
  • Trans in love.
  •  WOMD.
  • Punctuality.
  • "Wrigley rotated a bit when Fielder put on the brakes." - brick.
  • Bad moments to be caught putting in your contacts in a restroom.
  • Likelihood of a Soriano homer.

Inning 6
  • Faux Cubs Pessimism from Whip.
  •  Rediscovering Angel Guzman
  • Does Marquis make the post-season roster?  (no.)
  • Parachat makes fun of my antiquated vocabulary.
  • The American League is the league of cutters.  They need help.  Brick is on fire, tonight.
  • Bonnie Tyler
  • Bonnie Rait
  • Steven Tyler
  • 80s female pop singers
  • Whip explains to us, once more, what good music is. :)
    • Air Supply, evidently.
  • Domo Aryagato, Mr. Fontenot.  And Aramis Morisette.
  • Yoko Ono
  • Seth McClung
    • Oddest Parachat pairing ever: Ono and McClung?
Inning 7
  • Rob's fantasy league.
  •  Porno Dave compliments me, and Rob shoots me down. Now I'm sad.
  • how dumb was it to send the runner on Lamb's fly ball?

Inning 8
  •  I fight Whip.
  • Things that have happened since I last did anything at TCR
  • oh god, not this cakefarts thing, again
  • The Mike C of Music?!?!!  ROFL.  God, the things I missed.
  • Trying to persuade me not to post this recap.
  • Who should rule TCR?

Inning 9
  • My Future. 
    • Reality TV
  • Carlos is a dirty terrorist with an ape's penis.

Cubs record in games recapped falls to 11-6 on the season.  How pathetic, I've only done 17...

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Comments

Thank God you are back!

God had nothing to do with it. Satan put me on furlough. :)

But glad I could show up. By next Monday, I'll disappear under a mountain of work again.

Oh Sheet(s)!

Oh Sheet(s), I probably cost myself $5 million with that injury last night!

"Inning 1

huh?"

That's how I imagine Z with Fontenot.

WHO RUNS BARTERTOWN!?!?!

"Inning 1

huh?"

That's how I imagine Z with Fontenot.

WHO RUNS BARTERTOWN!?!?!

Crappy game. Below average parachat. Let's do better today.

Behold the power of Bristol Palin!

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/baseball/mlb...

Sounds like this is something that may not go away for awhile...

Ever since Trans came back, I was inspired to make a comeback too...

Well NO. Actually it was Big Z who inspired it:

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=14vsh0o&s=4

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  • Although it felt like it, Jake didn't lose to them -- he got the W. (Assuming you are referring to Monday's game)

    billybucks 7 min 23 sec ago view
  • Arrieta didn't lose to the Reds. He got the win -- he just didn't pitch like we expect him to.

    JoePepitone 8 min 10 sec ago view
  • almora's 1st HR!

    crunch 15 min 49 sec ago view
  • it's not like this CIN team is lost-cause horrible, but aside from defense and power this is a truly horrible team.

    kinda crazy arrieta lost to them and yesterday's game had to go 15 innings for the cubs win.

    crunch 31 min 33 sec ago view
  • It looked like Hamilton got screened by Duvall and that Duvall just barely deflected the ball off of his glove--redirecting it slightly without taking away much of its momentum.

    At least it didn't turn into a Schwarber/Fowler situation. Hamilton and Duvall are both pretty important youngish players for the Reds.

    Charlie 39 min 41 sec ago view
  • he walked off the field on his own. aside from a concussion watch and some attention to his leg/knee that buckled a bit under him, the biggest thing hurt was probably his pride after the ball knocked off his skull.

    crunch 58 min 14 sec ago view
  • After last night, an inside-the-park HR seems kind of run-of-the-mill somehow.

    Sounds bad for Hamilton. Hope he's okay--listening on the radio.

    Brick 1 hour 15 min ago view
  • SHOW ME THE MONEY:  Jose Albertos has signed with Mega-Agent Scott Boras.

    Albertos has already received his signing bonus and won't see any additional significant money until he reaches the big leagues,  so this is a long-term investment for the Boras Corporation.  

    Arizona Phil 1 hour 21 min ago view
  • I am glad Joe is managing this team and not Old and Blue!

    Hagsag 3 hours 44 min ago view
  • Baez had Maddon's ass last night. I didn't hear the reason for taking Contreras out last night but whatever game management thingy it was, you don't take out your second hottest hitter. Or is he third? Anyway, you don't take him out. The guy can probably play anywhere in the field, anyway. Did anybody see that nice catch in left he made? I don't think he got a late start on that, just tracked it damn well for a catcher.

    Old and Blue 5 hours 39 min ago view
  • Per Fangraphs...

    Bryant took over NL lead in WAR after yesterday's effort. 3.9. Rizzo's at 2.8 and 8th in the league. Rizzo actually with better offensive numbers (161 wRC+ versus 146 for Bryant), but Bryant gets a good bump because of defense and position(s) played.

    Fowler with a 2.8 WAR as well (9th), Zobrist with a 2.7 (14th).

    M. Carpenter leads NL with 163 wRC+ just ahead of Rizzo who is 2nd.

    Rob G. 11 hours 41 min ago view
  • Amen

    jacos 13 hours 19 min ago view
  • @jonahkeri Joe Maddon living out Joe Maddon fanfic IRL tonight

    Rob G. 13 hours 39 min ago view
  • yes. I was at the Sean Marshall game in LF. Lou Piniella was managing. StL won 4-2, so I guess it didn't help but it was zany. Soriano/Reed Johnson and Marshall were the LF's.

    http://m.mlb.com/news/article/5854550/

    7-12-09

    http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?id=290712316

    On a 6 degrees of separation note: Cubs got Travis Wood in the trade that sent Sean Marshall to Cincy.

    Cubster 13 hours 49 min ago view
  • Make that 1-7, 4 RBI.

    billybucks 13 hours 50 min ago view
  • i like how strop played LF with his "crooked cap" look...that's not just for the mound.

    crunch 14 hours 1 min ago view