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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  • On the other hand, Pries won his first start for Iowa, only giving up two HRs in the process. This trade has got some legs yet!

    Eric S 4 hours 3 min ago view
  • KB now with 0 RBI in his last 10 games and 1 in his last 15, despite having 19 hits in his last 15 games and raising his batting average from .278 to .286 over that span.

    Maybe have Zobrist hit 2 and KB hit 4?

    Also -- no HR in the last 15 games -- time for a bunch. Starting tomorrow.

    billybucks 4 hours 19 min ago view
  • Down a run. Fowler on first. Nobody out. KB singles to left, Fowler makes it to third, perfect throw from Cabrera nails KB trying to stretch for 2nd.

    So, instead of 1st & 3rd and no out, you have 3rd with one out. It was a perfect throw, but why take the chance with 3-4-5 hitters coming up?

    billybucks 4 hours 33 min ago view
  • Must be a Cub thing - our lefties can;t get lefties out.

    billybucks 4 hours 34 min ago view
  • Splitting hairs, but Jake's pitch was poor execution, while KB's play was a poor decision (and the 2nd time he got thrown out trying to stretch in the game). Poor execution happens. Poor decisions are preventable. Speaking of poor decisions -- Baez's steal of 3rd made absolutely no sense.

    billybucks 4 hours 34 min ago view
  • Didn't Jake cost them the game with a pitch to Frazier?

    The E-Man 4 hours 48 min ago view
  • Missed the play w/Bryant. What happened?

    The E-Man 4 hours 49 min ago view
  • Not a good decision by Bryant in the 9th. That may have cost them the game.

    billybucks 4 hours 53 min ago view
  • Can we un-do the Montgomery deal? Please?

    billybucks 4 hours 54 min ago view
  • THAT WAS TURRIBLE.

    crunch 4 hours 56 min ago view
  • Who is this Arrieta guy? Can I get the old one back please?

    The E-Man 6 hours 5 min ago view
  • Well, this is, once again, the whole season for the Sox.

    billybucks 6 hours 9 min ago view
  • ...and the Bryant RBI jinx continues in the 3rd....crap.

    billybucks 7 hours 41 min ago view
  • bryant's in the dugout filling a police report BECAUSE HE JUST GOT ROBBED.

    f'n cabrerra...

    crunch 8 hours 19 min ago view
  • chapman showing up and available tomorrow night.

    i'm sure he'll be a bit hit. hope he doesn't choke. dude has a rifle for an arm. he'll add a bit of punch to the bullpen.

    crunch 8 hours 20 min ago view
  • the 'crosstown classic' sure has lost it's magic with interleague. the excitement level is barely noticable...maybe it's a bit more hype in the city, itself.

    crunch 8 hours 24 min ago view