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.
He does seem out of synch. His body seems to start forward, then his arms sort of try to catch up -- if that's his normal swing, he will never hit for power. It's an all-arms slasher swing, but the timing seems off.
He is currently slugging .256 -- I realize the weather has been bad, but that's epically bad. Currently 92nd out of 94 qualified NL batters. Yikes.
Weird home stand -- 3-1, with 2 rainouts, vs. two teams that will lose 100 games. Feels oddly disappointing.
Miserable baseball weather all week -- hopefully better weather will get the bats going. Not just walking, but actually hitting.
That strike call on LaSterlla was terrible
I was hearing some talk that John Mallee is trying to change Heyward's swing. Wonder if that is lending itself to the slow start.
at least it wasn't a "nobody showed up" stomping.
anytime you wanna jumpstart your season would be nice, heyward.
Now looming VERY large. Game tied.
That Braves TOOTBLAN trying to stretch a double into a triple is looming very large.
Phil, do you know if Victorino has an opt out date approaching? Thanks.
Maybe he can even fall asleep/passout at a red light. #cardinalway
hopefully he has enough time to pound 6-10 beers before the drive back home.
: / )
Yeah, there's that....
CTSteve -- have they decided to skip tomorrow's game...? (I keed)
Not a bad thing -- Bryant and Miggy are hurt, and Ross could use a day off.