Game 117 Thread / Cardinals @ Cubs (2 of 3)
|SP||Todd Wellemeyer||SP||Carlos Zambrano|
8-4, 4.01, 87 K, 41 BB, 128 IP
|12-4. 2.76, 98 K, 47 BB, 146.2 IP|
|CF||*Skip Shumaker||LF||Alfonso Soriano|
|2B||*Adam Kennedy||SS||Ryan Theriot|
|1B||Albert Pujols||1B||Derrek Lee|
|RF||Ryan Ludwick||3B||Aramis Ramirez|
|LF||#Felipe Lopez||CF||*Jim Edmonds|
|3B||Troy Glaus||2B||Mark DeRosa|
||Yadier Molina||RF||*Kosuke Fukudome|
|P||Todd Wellemeyer||C||Geovany Soto|
|SS||#Aaron Miles||P||#Carlos Zambrano|
he just got a gift on that 2nd K...sides have shifted in a patented lester 4-5 out inning.
...and holy crap, that 2nd strike call on markasis. wow. that was gift wrapped.
Whew. Lester v Braves + Umpires. Umpires are threatening this inning...
ruh roh, 24-hour Lester YIPS narratives coming at you after that failed attempt to field a bunt. Time to log off.
holy shit lester...just that. wow.
double play ball turns into a single out play which turns into 0 outs...and lester is left holding the ball while the bases go loaded with 0 outs.
plenty of time to get back, didn't pick up the ball or maybe he thought it might drop, but it was a pretty lazy pop fly.
Sounded like a failed hit-and-run, though?
Fowler's TOOTBLAN does not go unnoticed. That was some boneheaded base running.
The "I got on base" celebration is getting dangerously close to what was jokingly described in parachat a couple weeks ago.
When parachat becomes reality, we all lose.
Ross for ALL STAR GAME!!!
#3, #3, #3!!!
good thing no one will have to worry about it next year after Cubs win the World Series and the Earth swallows Chicago.
Ross just threw another runner out today and with his ability to control the opponents running game it got me thinking what the catcher plan is for Lester after this season. Montero is not good at throwing out runners and I'm not sure would be a great long term match if they decide to keep him. Schwarber if he catches definitely wouldn't be a good fit. Contreras has decent throwing #s and seems like someone who when he comes up could make a good primary catcher but do they maybe have him be that, release Montero and sign a primary defensive catcher to catch Lester?
Is this an old story? Regardless, it's awesome.
He's gonna turn 23 in a week.
Average age in A-ball is 21.2.
I'm sure he'll get a promotion soon though.
Yeah we're playing the Braves. No need for him to play this weekend though it sounds like he's available to pinch hit.
An all-round brutal article. He's not wrong, though.
Whew. Take no chances with him, please!