Saturday funnies: Travis Wood fails to break Cubs' pitching record.
Travis Wood allowed a home run in each of the first 5 innings of yesterdays latest loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, this one 6 to 9.
That tied some kind of record with the 5 consecutive innings, but it also tied a more personal team record of 5 homers allowed in the same game by a single Cub pitcher.
The others were Carlos Zambrano, Ismael Valdez, Steve Stone and Warren Hacker (who pitched for the Cubs from 1948 - 1956).
But there were signs of life yesterday, and the Cubs did score more runs than in the entire last series so, you know, not that bad for this year.
Anthony Rizzo, he looks like he puts about as much effort into his swing as it takes me to hit this "X" key.
See how easy that was?
Only Rizzo's effort produces a number on the scoreboard at Wrigley and generates fabulous crowd excitement.
Mine's just a stupid X.
(I was searching for a subject for today's drawing, and found it here. Thanks Cubster!)
from the Sunday Trib...
Motte has been on the 15-day disabled list since Aug. 24 because of a right shoulder strain, but there’s a possibility he could rejoin the Cubs if they advance deep in the playoffs.
Motte is scheduled to pitch in simulated games and in Instructional League games in Arizona.
8 in a row to end the year...let's do this playoffs thing.
3.02 era, 1.25 whip, 205.1ip, 171K
By making the start (his 32nd start of the season) he picked up $500K, and he'll get the remaining $500K if he can throw at least 8.2 IP in the game (he was at 181.1 IP coming into the game, and he needs to reach 190 IP to get the remaining $500K),
It's a bit like the old "Bowling for Dollars" TV show, but of course Haren is actually "Pitching for Dollars."
holy crap, MIL is just...awful.
i think he's currently playing for the Santo Domingo Meths. he's an Adderall-Star player there.
I'm longing for a Neifi sighting.
TBS, TNT, ESPN 1+2, etc...100% legal.
68 pitches (50 strikes)
love seeing that...especially with the batters doing very little with it.
Yeah, keep him off the playoff roster.
Or, he's looked exactly like Ted Williams.
Lately he hasn't looked like Ted Williams...
Bryant leads NL rookies in HRs (26), RBIs (99), 2B (31) and runs (86). Last rookie to reach 26 HR, 99 RBI, 31 2bs, 86 runs and 74 BBs?
Mark Gonzales @MDGonzales 4m4 minutes ago
Boston’s Ted Williams in 1939