Game 159 Thread / Cubs @ Brewers (1 of 3)

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SP Ryan Dempster SP Jeff Suppan
17-6, 2.99, 183 K, 75 BB, 201.2 IP
10-10, 5.06, 85 K, 66 BB, 172.2 IP
       
LF Alfonso Soriano CF Mike Cameron
2B *Mike Fontenot 2B *Ray Durham
1B Derrek Lee LF Ryan Braun
3B Aramis Ramirez 1B *Prince Fielder
RF *Micah Hoffpauir SS J.J. Hardy
C Geovany Soto RF Corey Hart
CF *Jim Edmonds 3B *Craig Counsell
SS Ryan Theriot C Jason Kendall
P Ryan Dempster P Jeff Suppan

 

The Cubs continue their Spoiler Tour 2008 and will do their best to knock out their division rivals. The only thing that probably really matters for the Cubs is that the races are still undecided on Sunday as the Phils, Brewers and Mets have their aces scheduled. Meaning if they have to use them, they won't be able to go again until Game 2 at the earliest and possibly not until Game 3 of the NLDS. Of course if the Brewers end up winning the wild card, none of that will matter to the Cubs either as they'll see the Dodgers and Derek Lowe in Game 1.

As for personal goals, Dempster goes for win number 18 and will try to keep his ERA under three for the season and Geovany Soto is looking to match or pass up Billy Williams Cubs rookie record of 25 home runs - Soto is at 23.

Comments

http://blogs.suntimes.com/cubs/2008/09/steve_stone...

Looks like ESPN analyst and former Mets GM Steve Phillips wasn't the only one who didn't think Lou Piniella should have let Carlos Zambrano finish that no-hitter on Sept. 14.

As Elliott Harris pointed out in today's Quick Hits, Sox analyst Steve Stone was on Mike North's Web show and echoed Phillips' sentiments.

Steve Stone is a great analyst, but an ego maniac at the same time.
Phils up 7-1, Mets down 2-0...Phils clinch tie for East if those scores hold.

there should be no way philies
lose any games this weekend.

i think the mets can win 2of 3

the cubs can also crush brewers hopes
with winning 2of3

if there was a halfway good defensive left
fielder in there would be no way brewers score in 6th
durhams ball should HAVE BEEN CAUGHT.

they are being instructed to not take any risks.
fonzie clearly was not diving for anything, not sliding, not running too hard, etc.

he sure did a good job at swinging and missing

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  • First team to 60 wins! Onward to 70, 80, 90 and 100!

    billybucks 8 hours 6 min ago view
  • I. Hate. The. Mets.

    billybucks 8 hours 34 min ago view
  • OK Marlins -- take 'em down. Fernandez, at home, tomorrow for the Fish.

    Gotta say, though -- as much as I can't stand them, the Cardinals have had some very impressive late-inning wins against premier closers.

    billybucks 8 hours 34 min ago view
  • Very impressive that he hit a 3-2 curve ball. Such a dynamic ballplayer. If he ever learns the strike zone....

    billybucks 8 hours 41 min ago view
  • If Jason Hammel doesn't get a potato chip sponsorship deal, somebody messed up. Attaboy, Jason!

    billybucks 8 hours 43 min ago view
  • I am looking forward to AChap facing the Cardinals.

    The E-Man 8 hours 52 min ago view
  • Sure is fun to watch them score finally. To think they were no-hit until the 7th...

    The E-Man 9 hours 3 min ago view
  • Got to admit it - it was comforting seeing Rondon come out for the eighth after just taking a two run lead ... And put the hammer down with a 7 pitch inning. Good stuff

    Eric S 9 hours 8 min ago view
  • GRAND SLAM RUSSELL

    blown the hell open...7 run lead

    crunch 9 hours 10 min ago view
  • 11 hits off Wainwright tonight. Everything going right for the Cards right now. Motherfucking motherfuckers.

    The E-Man 9 hours 19 min ago view
  • it was more no-doubt than bryant's HR. it wont make any end-of-season highlight reels, but that one was booked to leave on contact.

    crunch 9 hours 28 min ago view
  • Javy! Javy! Javy!

    How sweet was that - Cranked it!

    393 happy feet

    Eric S 9 hours 36 min ago view
  • baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaez!

    cubs take a 2 run lead in the 7th. sweet.

    crunch 9 hours 39 min ago view
  • ...and the Cards tie and take the lead in the 9th. off Familia.

    blockhead25 9 hours 43 min ago view
  • Familia blows his first save of the season -- gives up 2 in 9th to the Cards.

    Not much going our way these days.

    billybucks 9 hours 43 min ago view
  • bryant's back!

    no-doubt HR towering to CF...tie game.

    crunch 10 hours 1 min ago view