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.
BILLY BUCKS: As things stand right now, Dylan Cease will be in the Eugene starting rotation when the NWL season begins play in June, and if he peforms well there he could perhaps move up to South Bend toward the end of the minor league season or for the MWL playoffs (if South Bend qualifies).
i'm more "wtf?" about him hitting 2nd than playing LF...especially since zobrist exists.
Soler's primary position is suppose to be in left for this season so technically he is not out of position. Although I agree, it does seem weird given their histories.
Any idea of where/when Cease will head for the season?
Over/under on HBP tonight?
Yes, I know KB played LF and Szczur played RF last night, but there's a legit case that RF is the easier draw at PNC.
Seems an odd lineup -- Soler in LF and Bryant in RF? Two guys out of position? I guess Fed has to catch tonight so All Star Gramps can catch Lester tomorrow. Or maybe Joe just wants somebody else to catch a no-hitter. Would love to see KB get the power turned on. C'mon Jorge -- channel your playoff self!
All it took was Schwarber, Heyward, and Szczur getting hurt for him to get to play again. Let's go ahead and call this little stretch your last real chance to prove you belong on this team, Jorge.
soler hitting 2nd...didn't expect that one.
tonight: Fowler, Soler, Bryant, Rizzo, Zobrisjt, Baez, Russell, Federowicz, Arrieta
roster shuffle official per Sun Times, Gordon Wittenmeyer on twitter...Szczur to DL with minor hamstring strain, Chris Villanueva to 60 day DL, Ryan Kalish to 40 man roster and gets the call-up.
There's an interview with Heyward up on ESPN where he says the wrist thing has been lingering and he just brought it up with the team as it didn't go away. So that could very well explain why he hasn't had the same hard contact recently.
Ryan Kalish writeup (by Peter Gammons last November):
Villanueva goes to the 60 day DL.
Peter Gammons just tweeted that teammates are tweeting Kalish is getting recalled. Not sure which ones and what they'll do with the 40 man but there we go.
Jesee Rogers just said he thought Ryan Kalish would be the call up.