Game 3 Thread: Cubs @ Braves

A battle of two of the better rookie pitchers from 2009 as the Cubs try to avoid the sweep.

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Cubs Braves
Theriot SS #Cabrera LF
*Fukudome RF Prado 2B
Lee 1b # C. Jones 3B
Ramirez 3B *McCann C
Byrd CF Glaus 3B
*Colvin LF Escobar SS
Baker 2B *Heyward RF
#Hill C *McLouth CF
Wells P Hanson P

Wells (2009):

12-10, 3.05 ERA, 165.1 IP, 46 BB, 104 K, 14 HR, 3.88 FIP, 6th in Rookie of the Year Voting

Hanson (2009):

11-4, 2.89 ERA, 127.2 IP, 116 K, 46 BB, 10 HR, 3.55 FIP, 3rd in Rookie of the Year Voting

No, game previews aren't back, at least not that I promise to always have them up. But they'll make appearances here and there. Lou changes up the lineup a bit tonight giving Colvin, Baker and Hill the starts and sitting Soriano, Fontenot and Soto. It looks like Xavier Nady will get a start in the outfield tomorrow as well against Homer Bailey. I assume Fukudome would sit, but Lou also said Nady will play left field at first, so I guess we'll find out tomorrow. Carlos Zambrano and Tom Gorzelanny have been flipped for the weekend series with Z going Saturday and Gorz being pushed to Sunday. Ted Lilly has also been pushed back in his rehab start in Iowa with a stiff back...he'll go on Sunday now.

A win sure would be nice tonight.


Somebody break out the ColvinMeter!

Not a single mention of tiger woods? Bunk.

afraid he's not getting enough press coverage?

will start in RF tomorrow, the throws are shorter at GAB according to Lou

So they were only worried about him making throws from the warning track? I don't understand.

Fucking umpire...


Colvin starts from now on~!

Oh, my goodness. The Tyler Colvin legend continues. Good luck on that playing time thingy, Alfonso.

Think we could get Carlos Silva for Fonzie, oh wait, never mind.

Marlon Byrd deposits a cement mixer slider into the bleachers and the Cubs have a 2-0 lead.

*gasp* Might they win this game?

I'm starting to like this Marlon Byrd character.

Why did you make me watch that?

Haha... sorry, here, try this, Tiger's new commercial ;)

Bets on how soon we see Cashner in the Majors?

Through 2 innings in tonight's AA game he has 6Ks and one 1 BB.

I know the Cubs are hell bent on making/keeping Cashner a starter, but I would have liked to have seen him as the set-up man this year. He could also be the closer-in-waiting.

Barring injury, he makes it to the majors as a reliever this year. I stake my sterling reputation on it.

He just got his first in play out. 2.2 ip, 7 Ks.


Oh shitty bullpen... Why are you so shitty?

Lou - why are you using a meatball pitcher to pitch to McCann?


Longest winning streak of the year!!! (Note: I tend to be a glass-is-half-full kind of guy)

Lou - why are you using a meatball pitcher to pitch to McCann?
Jeff Gray did pitch a scoreless 9th for Iowa in a 6-3 loss

Andy Cash had to be lifted in the 5th after walking two and giving up a 3-run homer, but through 4 he had K'd 10 and only given up one hit (AA).

TEAM RUDYMETRICS after the first 3 game set of the year.


BA 28
OBP 28
SLG 26

Isn't that the Bobby Scale(s)?

I heard that you can tell a lot from 3 games.

The Dodgers and Red Sox should be panicking too, since they're going to each be 54-108 this year.

I am pretty excited that Sean Marshall is going to pitch in 162 games this year.

I'm more excited that he's going to throw nearly 26 games worth of perfect baseball and strike out more than half the batters he faces.

I bet that's a record.

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  • Classic ending, about 12:11 AM, CST. 5 hours, 3 minutes. Both teams have bases loaded, no out situations in the last inning.

    Magic #19.

    Last man on the bench, Montero gets it done.

    Cubster 7 hours 53 min ago view
  • This fucking game

    Baez lucky to not have hurt his hand with headfirst slide on play at plate in 12th inning.

    Rob G. 8 hours 49 min ago view
  • #$@!$!@$!@$#@!$@!$!@#!@!


    crunch 9 hours 54 min ago view
  • Maddon's master plan to challenge his offense to improve on coming from behind late in games is working amazingly.

    Rob G. 10 hours 26 min ago view
  • Everyone remember Starlin Castro dropping or misplaying just about every ball near second base that involved a tag?

    Javier Baez is the opposite of that.

    Rob G. 10 hours 36 min ago view
  • on the wild pitch thing, did they really call that a wild pitch on Jansen that Heyward scored on Friday? If so, I don't know what a passed ball is anymore.

    Rob G. 10 hours 38 min ago view
  • Let's see -- up 3-0, at home, Jake on the mound and contrast 2015 to 2016. Bleh.

    Hopefully, the Pirates will uncork a series of 9th inning wild pitches.

    billybucks 10 hours 42 min ago view
  • modern media

    @BNightengale: Former #MLB pitcher Dan Haren will be throwing to Tim Tebow tomorrow during his tryout in LA, he announced.

     [email protected](dan haren): @BNightengale nope, I was offered the opportunity and declined.

     @ithrow88 Oh and memo to my agent, @bvanwagenen: Pitching to Tim Tebow tomorrow DOES NOT count as getting me a real job offer.

    Rob G. 11 hours 1 min ago view
  • I think the Cub Reporter should be politics free.
    Build Bridges. Don't anyone dare pull out a trump card.

    Cubster 11 hours 10 min ago view
  • The Cub offense is in on the con.

    1-for-10 so far w/RISP.

    billybucks 11 hours 14 min ago view
  • swing and a miss.

    i'm gonna like...go stand over there. *points*

    crunch 11 hours 15 min ago view
  • This is all a long con by Arrieta to lull playoff opponents.

    Rob G. 11 hours 19 min ago view
  • the factual correction on your mistakes on your post that I barely bothered to read the first time because it had nothing to do with anything I wanted to talk about is indeed a sign of my degenerative brain condition. I appreciate the safety tip and will be looking into with extreme urgency now.

    Rob G. 11 hours 41 min ago view
  • it took you 4 posts to get to this?

    have you checked the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector?

    #droppingknowledge #savinglives

    crunch 12 hours 6 min ago view
  • Fwiw, Billy Hamilton's actual WAR numbers that relate to the ones that I posted for Mike Trout are:

    • 2014: 2.5
    • 2015: 1.0
    • 2016: 2.6

    But by all means #crunchsplain on the stupidity of WAR while exaggerating your points. I can't wait to read more.

    Rob G. 12 hours 11 min ago view
  • jacos 12 hours 11 min ago view