Game 110 Thread / Pirates @ Cubs (1 of 3)
|SP||Jason Marquis||SP||Jeff Karstens|
|6-6, 4.69, 62 K, 44 BB, 111.1 IP||(AAA)||6-4, 3.80, 55 K, 15 BB, 68.2 IP|
|LF||Alfonso Soriano||2B||Luis Rivas|
|RF||*Kosuke Fukudome||1B||*Doug Mientkiewicz|
|1B||Derrek Lee||CF||*Nate McLouth|
|3B||Aramis Ramirez||C||#Ryan Doumit|
|CF||*Jim Edmonds||3B||Andy LaRoche|
|C||Geovany Soto||RF||*Brandon Moss|
|2B||*Mike Fontenot||LF||Jason Michaels|
|SS||Ronny Cedeno||SS||Jack Wilson|
|P||*Jason Marquis||P||Jeff Karstens|
The Cubs take a five game winning streak back to the Friendly Confines and a chance to extend their five game lead in the Central with 19 of 28 games at home through the month of August. Marquis goes against the third best offense in the NL, but that was before the trades of Jason Bay and Xavier Nady.
boston pitching snags a couple of mlb team records...
"Over nine innings of play, Boston's staff struck out 11 straight Tampa Bay Rays hitters Sunday, breaking the major-league record for most consecutive strikeouts in a game.
The previous record was held by former New York Mets right-hander Tom Seaver, who struck out 10 straight hitters in 1970.
Not only that, but with a strikeout to end the ninth, sending the game into extras, Boston's staff also struck out an MLB-record 21 batters over nine innings."
What a loss to baseball, which I'm sure pales in comparison to the personal loss to his loved ones.
Somehow I am sensing alcohol was involved. The highest number of boating accidents by a wide margin...
Reports this morning that Marlins' pitching ace Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident - just horrible news.
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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.