50 Games of Misery Left
Submitted by Rob G. on Tue, 08/09/2005 - 9:20am
GAME 113 IN-GAME DISCUSSION THREAD [PARACHAT] CINCINNATI REDS (50-62) @ CHICAGO CUBS (54-58) WRIGLEY FIELD, 1:20 pm CDT, TV: WGN
Looks like they're still playing games at Wrigley, I mean the Cubs stopped playing baseball about a week and a half ago, but they still dutifully put on the uniform and sleepwalk through 9 innings so as to pretend to make an effort.
Well at least seeing Corey back up gives us something to watch for the remainder of the season. It would bring me great joy if he would return to being a useful part of this team. If we could only ship off Matt Lawton or Jeromy Burnitz and get Matt Murton some regular playing time and then find a way to get Sergio Mitre back in the rotation (I'm looking at you Maddux), we can start working on next year. In due time I suppose. And can we give Derrek Lee a day off? Is Dusty just waiting for him to actually collapse on the ballfield before he realizes he could use a day of rest? Because I would very much like for him to muster up one more hot streak and make a run at the Triple Crown.
Harang made us look silly last time and a look at his peripherals say that he's a MUCH better pitcher then the ERA and win/loss record show. For you folks who play fantasy baseball, keep an eye out for him next year. Chances are that ERA is a result of a whole lot of bad luck and bad defense which tends to equal itself out in ensuing seasons. Prior tries not to suck as much as he did in Philly and maybe he's got another 16 K game in him like last Septemeber versus the Reds. Amusingly enough the opposing starter that day was Aaron Harang.
|Mark Prior, RHP
7-4, 3.64 ERA
112/35 K/BB, 17 HR in 106.1 IP
|Aaron Harang, RHP|
7-10, 3.90 ERA
118/41 K/BB, 12 HR in 145.1 IP
|SS #Felipe Lopez||LF *Matt Lawton|
|C Jason LaRue||2B *Todd Walker|
|CF *Ken Griffey Jr.||1B Derrek Lee|
|LF *Adam Dunn||3B Aramis Ramirez|
|1B *Sean Casey||RF *Jeromy Burnitz|
|RF Austin Kearns||SS Nomar Garciaparra|
|3B Edwin Encarnacion||CF *Corey Patterson|
|2B #Ray Olmedo||C Henry Blanco|
|P Aaron Harang||P Mark Prior|