Archive - Jul 4, 2008

Does That Hill Turn a Corner?

The AZL Cubs defeated the AZL A's 3-2 at Fitch Park Field #3 this morning.

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The game featured another fine outing by RHP Julio Pena, and the victory was probably saved by a nifty 6-4-3 DP to end the top of the 8th inning, started with a super stop by SS Junior Lake, then a quick flip with a fast turn by 2B George Matheus, and completed with a nice stretch by 1B Sean Hoorelbeke. Too bad AZL games aren't televised, because that one would have made the highlight reel!

Today's AZL Cubs offensive heroes were RF Nelson Perez (a double and an RBI single) and catcher Jose Guevara (a double and RBI single through a drawn-in infield).  

Prior to the game, Rich Hill threw a simulated game that featured his new delivery, and it looks like he may actually have found the cure for his version of Steve Blass Disease. 

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  • Hopefully Pirates don't call up A. Lincoln.

    jacos 3 hours 54 min ago view
  • j.buchanan going friday...should be...baseball...or something like it.

    crunch 4 hours 2 min ago view
  • Wow. I didn't know they could do that.

    Nice for Willson, not so much for Addy.

    billybucks 4 hours 18 min ago view
  • Game is officially called...also officially a tie.

    Stats count, no make-up date of course.

     

    Rob G. 4 hours 20 min ago view
  • Yeah -- seeing the weather -- I hope KB and Rizz are inside, wrapped in blankets and drinking hot chocolate.

    billybucks 5 hours 6 min ago view
  • rain delay...thanks obama.

    crunch 5 hours 45 min ago view
  • Thanks again Phil. We actually were in Mesa and drove around. Hopefully, I am back for some Fall League. If not I have all of spring training (like the smart people who move here!)

    rvimpeny 6 hours 48 min ago view
  • What Rob G said.  I can't speak for Piittsburgh, but the other end of the state has had absolute crap weather for two days. Perfect day to take it easy.

    Transmission 6 hours 52 min ago view
  • tarp came off 10 minutes ago...let's do this.

    crunch 7 hours 6 min ago view
  • He will not pitch another game for Cubs

    /Unless injury in playoffs

    jacos 7 hours 23 min ago view
  • ~fart~

    jacos 7 hours 24 min ago view
  • Today is bullpen day

    jacos 7 hours 24 min ago view
  • 10/450 if they win WS

    jacos 7 hours 25 min ago view
  • Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Even though Hammel is missing start, don't assume he'll not be on #Cubs postseason roster. Maddon says elbow problem isn't that bad

    Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Maddon on #Cubs postseason rotation: "I don't want to announce anything. We haven't talked to anybody yet"

    Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Maddon hopes Soler can take BP in Cincy, play in sim game Tue. "All of that should give us some kind of indication of where he's at"

    crunch 7 hours 42 min ago view
  • tarp on the field 40 minutes before gametime...meh.

    crunch 7 hours 45 min ago view
  • travel day + rain in Pittsburgh. Why risk injury?

    Rob G. 7 hours 48 min ago view