Cubs Opening Day 2013

The Internet ate my homework...let's try that again.

Game 1: Cubs @ Pirates 12:35 PM CST

vs. AJ Burnett

2012: 3.51 ERA/3.52 FIP

vs. Jeff Samardzija

2012: 3.81 ERA/3.55 FIP

*D. DeJesus, CF S. Marte, LF
S. Castro, SS * G. Jones, RF
*A. Rizzo, 1B A. McCutchen, CF
A. Soriano, LF *P. Alvarez, 3B
*N. Schierholtz, RF G. Sanchez, 1B
W. Castillo, C #N. Walker, 2B
*L. Valbuena, 3B R. Martin, C
B. Lillibridge, 2B C. Barmes, SS
J. Samardzija, P A.J. Burnett, SP

The weather is around 40 degrees in Pittsburgh and all the MLB Network cutaways to the park show it snowing. Yet, the weather forecast says it should pass by game time, although I imagine a delay is possibility. If the game does get in, join me(and hopefully others)in Parachat to pass the time.

Before the game, Darwin Barney was indeed placed on the disabled list and he'll join Matt Garza, Ian Stewart, Scott Baker and Arodys Vizcaino to start the season. Alberto Gonzalez will get the active roster spot and pitcher Robert Whitenack was the 40-man casualty as he was DFA'd. Doubtful in my opinion that he'll get claimed by anyone unless the Astros are feeling frisky.

Comments

This line up sucks.

yay!

BASEBALL!!!!

 

 

Wow, only took Harper until the second pitch to crush one. 1-0 Nats.

He hit that one out while standing on one foot.

http://www.thecubreporter.com/chat

Jackie Bradley Jr. works an 0-2 count into a walk from Sabathia...impressive, most impressive.

Marlon Byrd batting 5th...heh.

~THUNDER~

Glad to see Brett Lillibridge continues his production of suck on the North Side.

It has to be pathetic that there is no one better in the minors than this shit.

Not looking forward to Marmol pitching the 9th.

I'll give you $2 to kneecap him.

Done.

Good day for the players that matter.

Did they DFA Marmol yet?

Tony Four Sacks-1

3 pitcher 9th's. Hmmm. Better bullpen result than last years start with Wood/Marmol burning down the house.

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RT @GDubCub Sveum says Marmol still closer,but if Marm doesn't have it, he's not going to be patient. You'll see more 9th innings like today

He's not cut out for it.

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  • It's still very early but this game felt very important to me and probably knocked 2 years off my life. Seemed like every inning was big.

    johann 23 min 16 sec ago view
  • Yes then they moved him two spot then not so much, back batting 7th

    jacos 23 min 33 sec ago view
  • This is the exact game that the Cubs would have lost in years past to the Cardinals.

    The E-Man 24 min ago view
  • Arrieta starting. Leads of 6-1 and 9-4. You don't expect to have such a sense of relief when they win.

    Brick 24 min 44 sec ago view
  • phew

    Rob G. 24 min 58 sec ago view
  • At least the end result was worth the wait.

    Rob Richardson 25 min 14 sec ago view
  • I guess he's better than what they've had. He started out like the Babe there.

    The E-Man 34 min 2 sec ago view
  • Fair enough, but Castro isn't really very good.

    Rob Richardson 54 min 28 sec ago view
  • I can just hear Pat Hughes chortling "typical Cubs-Cards game..."

    JoePepitone 56 min 47 sec ago view
  • As long as Maddon uses him against RH he is good. Against LH - not so much.

    His recent HR's obviously have not been great pitches.

    So, let's just say my personal confidence in the guy is not there yet.

    The E-Man 1 hour 22 sec ago view
  • not that I'm agreeing with E-Man in anyway here, but Warren's FIP and peripherals are not really good (5.20 FIP/5.19 BB/9/.128 BABIP), although his actual results are a lot better. Well until today...

    Trade was also to make room for Zobrist and it'll be a few years before we can really judge it.

    Rob G. 1 hour 2 min ago view
  • Eventually, the Maddon "play everyone everywhere" thing was going to create a problem.

    billybucks 1 hour 9 min ago view
  • This ump blows.

    Ryno 1 hour 19 min ago view
  • So much for pace-of-game.

    Ryno 1 hour 20 min ago view
  • Adam Warren who is 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP, and Castro who is hitting 269/303/415?

    Rob Richardson 1 hour 22 min ago view
  • That Molina with the arm out thing was ridiculous and blatant. Wonder if he can get fined for that

    johann 1 hour 26 min ago view