Game 127 Thread / Reds @ Cubs (3 of 3)
|SP||Josh Fogg||SP||Carlos Zambrano|
|2-5, 7.71, 38 K, 24 BB, 65.1 IP||12-5, 3.38, 107 K, 53 BB, 157 IP|
|LF||*Chris Dickerson||LF||Alfonso Soriano|
|SS||Jeff Keppinger||SS||Ryan Theriot|
|RF||*Jay Bruce||1B||Derrek Lee|
|2B||Brandon Phillips||3B||Aramis Ramirez|
|1B||*Joey Votto||CF||*Jim Edmonds|
|3B||Edwin Encarnacion||2B||Mark DeRosa|
|CF||*Corey Patterson||RF||*Kosuke Fukudome|
|C||*Paul Bako||C||Henry Blanco|
|P||Josh Fogg||P||#Carlos Zambrano|
The Cubs try to take two of three from a team so bad, they have given more than 250 at-bats to a player hitting less than .200, are granting a 12th start to a pitcher with a 7.71 ERA (ERA+ of 58), and sent an apology letter to their fans...with 35 games still left in the campaign.
Carlos Zambrano goes for his fifth consecutive win against the Reds, hoping to bounce back to #1 form after three unimpressive outings.
So where does Warren G rank in the list of terrible "Take me out to the ballgame" renditions? It's gotta be near the top.
They only need to win 18 more in a row to match the 1984 start of the Detroit Tigers.
I agree that it is frustrating and baffling and I am surprised more teams don't try and take advantage of it. However, in the end, I would rather have a pitcher that has 4-5 outs innings versus 4-5 runs innings.
.464 obp play him over Mr june-august
And he can play the field
I don't have any problem being "reminded" of it -- but anything more than a short sentence about it makes my eyes glaze over and skip to the bottom.
per Len: Not Wrigley Field Friendly confines today, it's Szczur's Palace
It's kinda neat seeing guys with such little experience doing so well off the bench. Usually it's guys with a bit more time. How many major league at bats do those two have between them?
It's really not any more newsworthy than a pitcher who runs up and misses it with his glove, walks the batter instead, or throws it into right field where some runs score. Holding the ball was brilliant. He knew he didn't have the throw eyed. And then he follows up with a gutsy performance. The guy rocks.
Of course it's noteworthy. I was going to make a post about it if you hadn't. But per Robs point the headline should be "Lester pitches 7 innings with only 1 ER and and 10ks" with "he got himself into a jam by not throwing on a fielded bunt which he was able to pitch out of." As a paragraph in the article and not the headline.
Or as I write this the headline should be Szczur hits a grand slam but Lester kept them in it the whole game which can be a sub headline.
between him and lastella there's a R/L combo that seems to be comfortable + productive off the bench.
handy stuff for a playoff contending team.
Well, he's consistent at that then.
The kid is looking like a ballplayer.