Game 153 Thread / Cardinals @ Cubs (2 of 3)
|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!
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.
Thanks - at least the scorer was consistent
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.
chased a high fastball...
I think his BABIP during his run has been around .950
Great stuff CubbyBlue!!! I think it inspired today's six spot as well.
That's all fine and good, but I think it's short-changing the Arrieta-like affect of his beard
Was the error scored on Zobrist's third ab ruled correctly? Ron was saying that it was a pretty tough chance for the fielder
Did anybody see that Zobrist strikeout?
That was extremely disappointing.
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.
Very satisfying, gut-check win today. The beers on the trip back to Chicago are going to taste fantastic.
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.
Yes then they moved him two spot then not so much, back batting 7th
This is the exact game that the Cubs would have lost in years past to the Cardinals.
Arrieta starting. Leads of 6-1 and 9-4. You don't expect to have such a sense of relief when they win.
At least the end result was worth the wait.