Game 101 Thread / Cubs @ Diamondbacks (3 of 3)
|SP||*Ted Lilly||SP||*Doug Davis|
|9-6, 4.49 ERA, 114 K, 43 BB, 122.1 IP||3-4, 4.14 ERA, 61 K, 38 BB, 74 IP|
|LF||Alfonso Soriano||SS||*Stephen Drew|
|SS||Ryan Theriot||2B||#Augie Ojeda|
|1B||Derrek Lee||LF||Conor Jackson|
|3B||Aramis Ramirez||3B||Mark Reynolds|
|C||Geovany Soto||CF||Chris Young|
|RF||*Kosuke Fukudome||1B||*Tony Clark|
|2B||Mark DeRosa||C||Chris Snyder|
|CF||Reed Johnson||RF||Chris Burke|
|P||*Ted Lilly||P||*Doug Davis|
Before the game, the Cubs activated Alfonso Soriano and Scott Eyre and demoted Kevin Hart and Micah Hoffpauir. May your bat be blessed with many a run-scoring hit, Mr. Soriano.
During the game, Lilly and Davis will face-off again after their epic Game 2 duel from last October. May you not throw down your glove in anger this time around, Mr. Lilly.
soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*
Not an inspired outing by Rondon. Seemingly got ahead of every hitter but had no swing and miss pitch today, slider had no bite.
Somebody give Soler some smelling salts - yeesh
And...now that runner scores on a single...
So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?
And right on cue he throws to third with no chance to get runner on 2nd so the batter takes 2nd easily. How long has he been playing baseball??
Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...
Such is the life of a fatted calf...
fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle
...and contreras takes one off the hand and he's in obvious pain. sigh.
he's staying in the game, though he's wringing his hand out during breaks in the action. aside from that he seems to have no issue giving signs or tossing back to the pitcher.
...and he's batting in the cubs half of the following inning. sweet.
his collapse started on august 21st this season...so it's a slight improvement.
but wow, what a collapse since then...only 2 out of 7 can be considered good/decent.
I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.
The always combustible Jason Hammel
That was fun.
"home field advantage through the playoffs?"
Except for the away games.
Eh, I read it as tongue-planted-firmly-in-cheek. VEB seems to have good heads on their shoulders.