Game 1 Thread/Cubs @ Braves
And we do it again. Here are the lineups for Opening Day 2010. Parachat is up and running as it will throughout every game of the season(you can access it via the menu bar above). You do have to register and it is a different registration than your TCR account.
|Theriot SS||#Cabrera LF|
|*Fukudome RF||Prado 2B|
|Lee 1b||# C. Jones 3B|
|Ramirez 3B||*McCann C|
|Byrd CF||Glaus 3B|
|Soriano LF||Escobar SS|
|*Fontenot 2B||*Heyward RF|
|Soto C||*McLouth CF|
|#Zambrano P||Lowe P|
9-7, 3.77 ERA, 169.1 IP, 78 BB, 152 K, 10 HR
@ Turner Field (Career): 1-0, 3.00 ERA, 3 GS, 18 IP
Danger Will Robinson! McCann 7/12 (1.250 OPS), Glaus 3/10 with 2 HR's (1.350 OPS).
Pwnage! McLouth 5/24 (.708 OPS)
15-10, 4.67 ERA, 194.2 IP, 111 K, 63 BB, 16 HR
against Cubs (Career): 2-1, 3.19 ERA, 9 GS, 59.2 IP
Danger Will Robinson! Lee 12/30 (.988 OPS but just 2 XBH's)
Pwnage! Soriano 14/56 (.710 OPS with 3 HR's), C. Tracy 6/30 (.542 OPS), Ramirez 2/13 (.497 OPS), Theriot 2/12 (.481 OPS)
This is Zambrano's 6th straight Opening Day start. Let's take a stroll through memory lane.
2005 @ Arizona: Cubs win 16-6, Z can't get through 5 innings after hitting 106 pitches finishing with 4.2 IP, 3 ER, 8 K, 4 BB
2006 @ Cincinnati: Cubs win 16-7, Z can't get through 5 innings after hitting 105 pitches finishing with 4.2 IP, 5 ER, 5 BB, 5 K
2007 @ Cincinnati: Cubs lose 5-1, Z makes it through 5 innings on 92 pitches and gets the loss. 5 IP, 5 ER, 5 BB, 2 K
2008 vs. Milwaukee: Cubs lose 4-3 in extra innings but Z pitches a shutout through 6.2 IP before being lifted at 85 pitches. 6.2 IP, 5 K, 1 BB, 0 ER.
2009 @ Houston: Cubs win 4-2 and Z beats Roy Oswalt on 97 pitches and 6 innings. 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K.
Thanks to Tim at Cubby-Blue for the animated gif.
Thanks AZ. If you like him, I like him.
Awesome report, and good to see Beeler on his way back.
I'm also very happy to hear about the bi-level bump for Daniel Lewis. In the Name of Theo, he was the Last of the Full-Season Cuts, and There Will Be Blood for those who unnecessarily slow his development. Sure, he might end up in independent ball pitching for Lincoln. But if everything breaks right, he may even have a shot at joining up with the Gangs of Chicago. I wouldn't bet My Left Foot on it, though.
CHARLIE: The Cubs did the same thing with LHSP Eric Jokisch last month, and it has nothing to do with needing the player's 40-man roster slot.
The hope is that another MLB club will claim the player, so that you aren't on the hook for any termination pay (which you would be if you release him) AND you pick up $20,000 from the claiming team, all for a guy you don't want going forward anyway.
Moosetacos, I like it. All I can think of is a bearded lumberjack dude operating a Mexican style taco truck with a Canadian accent.
How strange is this for May? Is it insignificant, or does it suggest some sort of trade might be in the works?
The Cubs have sent LHRP C. J. Riefenhauser outright to Iowa.
Cubs MLB 40-man roster now stands at 37 (three slots open).
yow...the a.gordon/m.moustakas collision now makes the schwarb collision look minor in scope.
gordon broke his wrist, expected to miss 4+ weeks...and today moosetacos has been diagnosed with a torn ACL. fun times in KC.
dodgers calling up julio urias for tommorow's game. neat.
fernando-mania might have a new heir...dude is 19 (turns 20 in august) and he's got a legit argument for being MLB-ready.
Tony LaRussa, still an idiot
Happ was the #9 pick last year, and he moved from OF to 2B in the same offseason that Castro was traded.
Gleyber also in the picture at second.
Losing the right way
Be sure to read this fine article about Yosh and Nobe Kawano.
O&B: I think D. J. Wilson is a legit MLB prospect.
He is a hyperactive dynamo on the field, a protypical lead-off hitter who is looking to get on base any way he can, a triple machine (if there is such a thing) when he does make solid contact, a daring baserunner who goes berserk once he is on base, and a CF who plays a "no fear" crash & burn style of defense.
Guys like that sometimes get injured more-often than the average player, but if he can stay healthy and continue to progress, I believe he will be an MLB CF, or at worst a 4th OF.
The hot start was nice, but it won't always come easy. It's nice to see them have to work for it every once in a while.
Hey, AZ, are you as high on DJ Wilson as your pal John Arguello is?