Game 155 Thread / Cubs @ Mets (1 of 4)

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SP *Jon Niese SP Jason Marquis
1-0, 4.09, 9 K, 6 BB, 11 IP
10-9, 4.39, 87 K, 65 BB, 160 IP
       
SS #Jose Ryes LF Alfonso Soriano
LF *Dan Murphy 2B Ronny Cedeno
3B David Wright 1B Derrek Lee
1B *Carlos Delgado 3B Aramis Ramirez
CF #Carlos Beltran C Geovany Soto
RF *Ryan Church RF Mark DeRosa
2B #Luis Castillo CF Reed Johnson
C *Brian Schneider SS Ryan Theriot
P *Jon Niese P *Jason Marquis

 

Remember when we were all mortified by the schedule and the impending final road trip to New York and Milwaukee? Good times. Now it's nothing more than a really expensive scouting trip and a chance to play spoiler. Looking at the Mets lefty heavy lineup makes it look like Ted Lilly could be a key contributor in a possible playoff series and that Sean Marshall would make the playoff roster if we play them down the road. 

Speaking of spoiler, the best case scenario for the Cubs is that the races stay close until Sunday or possibly extend into tie-breakers so the teams are forced to use their aces late in the season and can't arrange their rotations the way they like. For example, Johan Santana is scheduled to start tomorrow and then again Sunday. Let's say the Cubs take three of four from the Mets and the Brewers can scrap together two of three from the Pirates. They'll be tied heading into the weekend and the earliest either could clinch is Saturday then and more likely Sunday, if not later.

Sit back and enjoy some tension-free baseball,
although the Cubs do need a win or a Phillies loss to secure homefield advantage.

Comments

Second to last series, boys! Parachat awaits tonight. Move around your schedules, cancel your dates. Be there or kiss my ass.

The Mets are fighting for their lives in a tight playoff race, and they're starting some dude from AAA? They know the Cubs are the ones who clinched already, right?

My GameDay is malfunctioning. What did Jason Marquis do?

Slam!

Heh. Seriously, though. MLB hasn't corrected it yet, and I'm dying to know what happened.

1-2-5 double play? Bunt strikeout?

Slam! Then a Lee solo shot.

da duh da da duh da

LET THE BOYS BE BOYS!

um yeah. so sometimes. once in a while, well, Jason Marquis will just go ahead and hit a grand slam.

jesus guys don't beat up the mets too much. I want to play them in the playoffs.

Kerry K's!

Some of us were not mortified at all by the last 2 series. We did have fun watching the chicken littles cut their heads off and run amuck.

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    Arizona Phil 10 hours 58 min ago view
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 16 hours 16 min ago view
  • Not an inspired outing by Rondon. Seemingly got ahead of every hitter but had no swing and miss pitch today, slider had no bite.

    Somebody give Soler some smelling salts - yeesh

    Eric S 16 hours 17 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 16 hours 28 min ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 16 hours 29 min ago view
  • And right on cue he throws to third with no chance to get runner on 2nd so the batter takes 2nd easily. How long has he been playing baseball??

    The E-Man 16 hours 29 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 16 hours 37 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 16 hours 51 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 17 hours 23 min ago view
  • ...and contreras takes one off the hand and he's in obvious pain. sigh.

    he's staying in the game, though he's wringing his hand out during breaks in the action. aside from that he seems to have no issue giving signs or tossing back to the pitcher.

    ...and he's batting in the cubs half of the following inning. sweet.

    crunch 17 hours 27 min ago view
  • his collapse started on august 21st this season...so it's a slight improvement.

    but wow, what a collapse since then...only 2 out of 7 can be considered good/decent.

    crunch 17 hours 39 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 17 hours 58 min ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 18 hours 18 min ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 18 hours 20 min ago view
  • That was fun.

    Charlie 21 hours 19 min ago view
  • "home field advantage through the playoffs?"

    Except for the away games.

    VirginiaPhil 21 hours 32 min ago view