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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  • BRADSBEARD: If all three are assigned to Eugene, the Cubs can play Galindo, Paredes, and Paniagua at the same time by moving Paredes between SS-3B-DH, Galindo between 3B-1B-DH, and Paniagua between 1B-LF-DH. 

    The Cubs like to have their players (including their minor leaguers) learn to play more than one position even if they eventually are projected to settle at one spot, and I suspect that will be reflected at Eugene, with just about everybody who will be assigned there able to play at least two positions. 

    Arizona Phil 2 min 34 sec ago view
  • Thanks - at least the scorer was consistent

    Eric S 16 min 23 sec ago view
  • I don't think the error call was completely out of the blue but the ball took a very bad hop and would have taken a very good play to get it. Same with one of the Stella throws where I think it could have easily been ruled a hit. Neither were cut and dry calls though imo.

    johann 45 min 16 sec ago view
  • chased a high fastball...

    I think his BABIP during his run has been around .950

    Rob G. 1 hour 1 min ago view
  • Great stuff CubbyBlue!!! I think it inspired today's six spot as well.

    Eric S 1 hour 4 min ago view
  • That's all fine and good, but I think it's short-changing the Arrieta-like affect of his beard

    Eric S 1 hour 8 min ago view
  • Was the error scored on Zobrist's third ab ruled correctly? Ron was saying that it was a pretty tough chance for the fielder

    Eric S 1 hour 17 min ago view
  • Did anybody see that Zobrist strikeout?

    That was extremely disappointing.

    Old and Blue 2 hours 54 min ago view
  • Strangest win of the year, and one of the sweetest. Twice I thought it was easily in the bag, then after the first 2 hitters in the 9th I thought all was lost. Big game for Grimm, Strop & Rondon. But, man, those Cards can hit for power.

    billybucks 3 hours 29 min ago view
  • Very satisfying, gut-check win today. The beers on the trip back to Chicago are going to taste fantastic.

    Eric S 3 hours 45 min ago view
  • It's still very early but this game felt very important to me and probably knocked 2 years off my life. Seemed like every inning was big.

    johann 4 hours 31 min ago view
  • Yes then they moved him two spot then not so much, back batting 7th

    jacos 4 hours 32 min ago view
  • This is the exact game that the Cubs would have lost in years past to the Cardinals.

    The E-Man 4 hours 32 min ago view
  • Arrieta starting. Leads of 6-1 and 9-4. You don't expect to have such a sense of relief when they win.

    Brick 4 hours 33 min ago view
  • phew

    Rob G. 4 hours 33 min ago view
  • At least the end result was worth the wait.

    Rob Richardson 4 hours 33 min ago view