Sunday Funnies: Samardzija can't buy a win

 

 

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Awesome. Love looking at Alec Bald's pitching arm. Shaped similar to Marmol yesterday.

Thanks Cubster. Marmol wears me out. 

Great work CB. As the kids say, so much win. As Smarj says, so much.

4 straight hits (and a wild pitch) to start the 4th for e.jackson...3 runs in...at least he's better than halladay...which isn't saying much this season.

cubs with 19 WP this season and 4 PB.

4 straight 2-out hits for the cubs...4-3 cin/chc in the bottom 5th.

marmol in to pitch the 6th...earliest appearance in a game since 08.

...and s.camp comes into the 7th to throw his 87mph heat and screw up the close game.

6-3 cin/chc.

That's exactly as fast as my friend threw when he went undrafted. #dfa

...and the cubs lose...7-4

11-20 on the season.

fuji goes 1ip 0h 1bb 2k for iowa

verlander no-hitter through 6...98 pitches, though.

...and it's over in the 7th after 1 out.

baseball is better...when the Cubs play against the bad teams.

Cubs move to 4th in the 2014 draft...

Too soon?

when the "hell yeah" cry of cubs fans this offseason signing class was "wait until we see what we can get for these guys in june" i think everyone gave up before the race started.

i'm waiting for the low-point where fans on message boards are cheering losses for a better draft slot. i imagine that should heat up around august.

why wait? A loss in May is as valuable as one during the dog days.

the cubs have a better record than TOR and the same record as LAA. applying pre-season logic, the cubs are doing extraordinary.

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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 1 min 11 sec ago view
  • Yes then they moved him two spot then not so much, back batting 7th

    jacos 1 min 28 sec ago view
  • This is the exact game that the Cubs would have lost in years past to the Cardinals.

    The E-Man 1 min 55 sec 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 2 min 39 sec ago view
  • phew

    Rob G. 2 min 53 sec ago view
  • At least the end result was worth the wait.

    Rob Richardson 3 min 9 sec ago view
  • I guess he's better than what they've had. He started out like the Babe there.

    The E-Man 11 min 57 sec ago view
  • Fair enough, but Castro isn't really very good.

    Rob Richardson 32 min 23 sec ago view
  • I can just hear Pat Hughes chortling "typical Cubs-Cards game..."

    JoePepitone 34 min 42 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 38 min 17 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. 40 min 22 sec ago view
  • Eventually, the Maddon "play everyone everywhere" thing was going to create a problem.

    billybucks 47 min 16 sec ago view
  • This ump blows.

    Ryno 57 min 49 sec ago view
  • So much for pace-of-game.

    Ryno 58 min 1 sec 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 25 sec ago view
  • That Molina with the arm out thing was ridiculous and blatant. Wonder if he can get fined for that

    johann 1 hour 4 min ago view