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.

Cubs Braves
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

Zambrano (2009):

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)

 


Lowe (2009):

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.

Comments

Are game threads back?!

Can't see the animated gif in IE, btw.

(edit) now it's working

Remember when Soriano hit 3 home runs in one day @ Atlanta? That was Atlanta, right? Awesome.

He also tried to lazily stretch a single into a double (or a double in to a stand up, trot in double).

Then he got beaned the next day.

I see the gif now. Derryl Cousins ought to make Z crazy enough today.

NEWS FLASH:
Albert Pujols is good.

F the Cardinals!!!

Yo, Manny!!

Yo yo Jacos. Another year man! Are you ready for some BASEBALL?!?!?!

We're going to lose because...

This

Lineup

Sucks!

There, that ought to do it...

Not likely going to be the lineup that is going to hold this team back this year, the starting staff and unproven bullpen take the cake this year.

No negativity until week 2 or 3. By then there should be a significant injury to scapegoat.

But in all seriousness, I don't care for the Cub's and Cub fan's unhealthy obsession with batting average. It doesn't really matter if the guy can actually PLAY baseball in cubbieland, as long as he hits 300, sign him up. If the Cubs are done in at some point this year, I'll blame that.

I blame Michael Barrett

TOR working on a no-no in Texas...

In the bottom of the 7th...

cue basehit .......now

Of course, Vlad breaks it the very next hitter after I post it. Ahhh, gotta love baseball superstitions.

So in my area reds vs cards are blacked out,that is until cubs braves are suppose to start then what do i get the end of the reds game.

f off espn

Rudy Jaramillo is awesome!

Boo... Greg Maddux sucks...

Byrd is the greatest off season pickup in Cubs history!! Woo!!!

Dear Big Z, Please remember how to make outs.

Ryan

When does Atlanta batting practice end? I thought the game was meant to start already, but somebody forgot to tell Carlos.

Well, that was fun for a half inning.

Damn Z, you are such a buzz-kill.

OUCH! Heyward goes yard, down 6-3 and Z has gotten only one guy out.

Is this still Spring Training?

Well ...

No expectations for this year and its only one game but....

Man, Carlos Zambrano is really no better then an average #2 starter on a good team. Hard to blame him given the level of use over the years but really he's a shadow of the pitcher we saw in the 2004 and 2005 seasons.

i do not like him sam-i-am, i do not like big carlos zam...

man on first, McLouth all-out dive, drops ball when he hits the ground, and no one sees it except Aramis who takes 2nd base. They call him and Byrd out for a double play.

Umpires are having a strong start this year.

wait to try and start a week long argument!

If this is our 2010 Cubs I'm gonna fish all summer.

I think the smardjya experiment is over.

Hendry will just assume this means he needs to be in the rotation to be effective.

Zambrano sucked. Samardzija in his usual fine form. Defense has been terrible, bobbles in the outfield, bad relays, etc. It's like they are not ready yet to play.

the Cubs are not exactly strong up the middle, as the ESPN dude pointed out. I really do need to hit the local sports store and buy some new fishing reels.

Gotta love those early ERAs--
Z 54.00
Samardz 108.00

at least the other relievers have looked ok. Russel has a nice deep cutting thingy that I don't know what is because I don't pretend to. Looks like a nasty sinker or something. When I played baseball I couldn't hit anything that even dared to drop at the plate like that. Oh, and I don't mean, like college baseball or anything, just little league. Baseball murdered my confidence until about last year.

You have been LOU-manated!

New thread, you blighters.

Fuck you, Trans. We were totally happy with this thread. Loser.

I am pretty sure I don't need to say I'm just having fun and joking.

Fine. You can fucking have this shitty thread to yourself and all your loser friends. You don't deserve the upgrade I'm offering you, anyway.

j/k

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  • Thanks AZ. If you like him, I like him.

    Old and Blue 46 min 53 sec ago view
  • 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.

    John Beasley 1 hour 13 min ago view
  • 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.  

    Arizona Phil 1 hour 16 min ago view
  • Moosetacos, I like it. All I can think of is a bearded lumberjack dude operating a Mexican style taco truck with a Canadian accent.

    Sonicwind75 1 hour 51 min ago view
  • How strange is this for May? Is it insignificant, or does it suggest some sort of trade might be in the works?

    Charlie 1 hour 57 min ago view
  • The Cubs have sent LHRP C. J. Riefenhauser outright to Iowa. 

    Cubs MLB 40-man roster now stands at 37 (three slots open). 

    Arizona Phil 2 hours 40 min ago view
  • 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.

    crunch 4 hours 13 min ago view
  • 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.

    crunch 5 hours 4 min ago view
  • jacos 6 hours 24 min ago view
  • 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.

    VirginiaPhil 9 hours 53 min ago view
  • jacos 10 hours 12 min ago view
  • Co-sign

    Ryno 10 hours 13 min ago view
  • Transmission 10 hours 22 min ago view
  • 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. 

    Arizona Phil 10 hours 34 min ago view
  • 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.

    Ryno 12 hours 41 min ago view
  • Hey, AZ, are you as high on DJ Wilson as your pal John Arguello is?

    Old and Blue 12 hours 58 min ago view