Game 160 Thread / Cubs @ Brewers (2 of 3)
|SP||*Ted Lilly||SP||Ben Sheets|
|16-9, 4.17, 180 K, 63 BB, 198.2 IP||13-8, 2.98, 157 K, 45 BB, 196 IP|
|RF||*Kosuke Fukudome||CF||Mike Cameron|
|SS||Ronny Cedeno||3B||Bill Hall|
|1B||*Micah Hoffpauir||LF||Ryan Braun|
|LF||*Daryle Ward||1B||*Prince Fielder|
|CF||Reed Johnson||SS||J.J. Hardy|
|2B||*Mike Fontenot||RF||Corey Hart|
|3B||Casey McGehee||3B||Rickie Weeks|
|C||Henry Blanco||C||Jason Kendall|
|P||*Ted Lilly||P||Ben Sheets|
A Brewers win and a Mets loss (Mets currently up 1-0 in the 3rd) and the Brewers would clinch and the Cubs would know their opponent for the NLDS. To honor the occasion, Lou has trotted out the "B" squad. The game should be on Fox for most of the country I believe.
video of Maddon.
I'm sure some luck is involved too, but the Cubs and Maddon knew what they were doing.
If all the starters have FIP > ERA, is that luck or good defense?
#Cubs plummet to 19-5 in August.
Fun with FIP
- J. Hammel 3.07 ERA/4.27 FIP (3.68 FIP last year)
- J. Arrieta 2.62 ERA/3.05 FIP (2.35 FIP last year)
- J. Lester 2.81 ERA/3.67 FIP (2.92 FIP last year)
- K. Hendricks 2.19 ERA/3.37 FIP (3.36 FIP last year)
- J. Lackey 3.41 ERA/3.72 FIP (3.57 FIP last year with Cards)
zastyryzryzryzny put in 3.2ip 1h 0bb 3k
JD's take was just trying to get in a lefty to better deal with mostly lefty Dodgers lineup.
Maybe he was trying to spare him another brutal road start? NY, Colorado...
joe got a pitcher up for hammel at nearly the 1st sign of trouble in the 3rd...pulled after 2.1
not injured and though it wasn't his day so far he wasn't looking like a pure disaster.
really short leash on him. zastryznzryzryny in.
Classic Scully - great stuff.
Thank God we'll still have Hawk next season. (cricket cricket cricket)
Here's Scully's call on Bryant's 10th-inning homer:
"And it's a long fly ball, a mean fly ball, and a gone fly ball."
When the Cubs were the old, hundred-year Cubs, one bad hop did not undo their opponents.
If only he was clutcher. More clutcher.