Game 153 Thread / Cardinals @ Cubs (2 of 3)

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SP Joel Pineiro SP *Ted Lilly
6-6, 5.24, 71 K, 31 BB, 135.2 IP
15-9, 4.13, 175 K, 61 BB, 191.1 IP
       
SS #Cesar Izturis LF Alfonso Soriano
CF Ryan Ludwick SS Ryan Theriot
1B Albert Pujols 1B Derrek Lee
2B #Felipe Lopez 3B Aramis Ramirez
3B Troy Glaus CF *Jim Edmonds
RF *Adam Kennedy C Geovany Soto
LF Brian Barton 2B Mark DeRosa
P Joel Pineiro RF *Kosuke Fukudome
C Jason Larue P *Ted Lilly

 

It be clinching day...we hope. Lou gets nostalgic with the lineup by letting Fukudome start again and Ted Lilly tries to tie Dempster for the team lead in wins. He'll also need to watch his head in case LaRussa  tries to retaliate for Lilly's takedown of Yadier Molina last week.

Clinch! Clinch! Clinch!

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Son-of-a-bitch - getting Reds-Brewers on Fox here. Should have figured...

WTF: Fox just had a WWE 'diva' give the lineups while sitting in the dugout.

Sweetness--FOX shows a Cubs game in my area for once. I love it.

Micah Owings with a pinch hit off of Captain Cheeseburger that knocks in two runs and puts the Reds up. That's just funny right there.

Nice inning by Zeus, especially since I thought he was going to get himself into some real trouble early.

yay! clinched!!!

woohooooooooooooo

WOOHOO!!!!!!

WOOHOO!!!!!!

WOOHOO!!!!!!

Turned on mlb to check the score and ...NICE!

Glad to see them clinch at home and with Kerry Wood on the mound to boot.

Hey, does anyone know the last time a Cub player was on the team for three trips to the post season? I mean besides Wood of course?

And Zambrano. And Ramirez.

I think it's 4 and I think the answer is Stan Hack.

Good point. This postseason should make four for Wood, having appeared in 1998, 2003, and 2007.

Thats right, I meant four.
The sad thing is I forgot 07.

new thread up, if anyone missed that.

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  • That's a hell of a first impression by Montgomery. Brian Cashman having a good laugh on that debut.

    Eric S 9 hours 47 min ago view
  • ...and it's a 3 run homer.

    hey, vogelbomb had a HR on his 1st game with SEA AAA, too!

    crunch 10 hours 7 min ago view
  • montgomery comes on with men on 1st/2nd, 2 out, in the 8th.

    crunch 10 hours 9 min ago view
  • from rotoworld...

    "Tommy Stokke of FanRag Sports reports Chris Sale was sent home from U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday after cutting up throwback jerseys that he did not want to wear.

    crunch 10 hours 16 min ago view
  • I thought the same. It'd be great luck to face these non-contenders after the trade deadline.

    Charlie 11 hours 59 min ago view
  • ...why isn't j.lucroy playing for TEX yet?

    :(

    2r HR on a 12-pitch AB.

    crunch 12 hours 33 min ago view
  • nathan to join the cubs tomorrow.

    crunch 13 hours 8 min ago view
  • Wow in deed.

    Rob Richardson 13 hours 12 min ago view
  • FOX Sports @MLBONFOX
    Chris Sale was scratched from tonight's scheduled start due to a clubhouse incident before the game

    ...wow

    he was sent home by the team, too. the wsox released a press statement and everything. they stated it was non-physical in nature.

    crunch 13 hours 17 min ago view
  • He was scratched from his start today. No reason given.

    Rob Richardson 13 hours 22 min ago view
  • At the start of the season the book was that he was trying to pitch to more contact so he could stay in the game longer and it seems to be working so far. Contact against is 77.5% this year and it was 70.2% the year before. He averaged 6.7 IP/game last year and so far it's 7 IP/game. His actual pitches per game are only down to 106.1/game from 107.2/game last year but if he's able to go a bit farther into games without throwing more pitches and without giving up more runs that is a good thing.

    johann 14 hours 25 min ago view
  • sale's skills and insane value makes it almost too hard to have a market for the guy...he's got 3/38m owed to him over 3 seasons (2 team options). he could easily pull in 30m/yr if he was on the market as a FA.

    he's throwing a bit differently this season, especially with more sliders and less changeups like earlier in his career, but all his stuff still looks great even if the HRs are a little elevated and the Ks are down.

    crunch 16 hours 20 min ago view
  • Torres, Happ, McKinney, Jimenez, and Candelario for Sale. Deal or no deal?

    "The White Sox are reportedly asking for “five top prospects” for Chris Sale, FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports."

    John Beasley 16 hours 34 min ago view
  • Unless he develops 30+ HR power and keeps his walk rate close to his K rate at the MLB level, he's not going to turn into Prince Fielder. And even if he does turn into Prince Fielder, he's gonna have a short prime. His very limited athleticism is likely to also detract some value from his ability to reach base--I don't buy making an out as being preferable to base clogging, but you'd certainly prefer just about any base runner other than Vogelbach, David Ortiz, etc.

    Charlie 17 hours 4 min ago view
  • seeing as arod has played a total of 27.1 innings of D at 1st/3rd and somehow managed a -0.5 dWAR with his 1 error at 1st and an overall positive total zone rating...he might end up even more in the shitter via the characteristics/flaws/whatever of how some sites determine various WAR values. dWAR doesn't directly lead to a WAR value, but the 2 main entities pushing the most popular variations of WAR sometimes lead to some interesting discrepancies in value.

    crunch 17 hours 20 min ago view
  • I have a lot of faith in Baez that he's going to turn into a more consistent, solid player. It looks like it took him about a half season or so of futility at the plate to figure out he was not talented enough to get away with the crazy approach he had. I think his running game will eventually have a more measured aggression.

    Charlie 21 hours 14 min ago view