Submitted by Rob G. on Fri, 08/12/2005 - 9:32am
GAME 116 IN-GAME DISCUSSION THREAD [PARACHAT] ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (73-42) @ CHICAGO CUBS (55-60) WRIGLEY FIELD, 1:20 pm CDT, TV: WGN
I hope the Cubs don't face too many more lefties. I can't handle Jose Macias at the top of the order like he was yesterday, and I don't care that got two hits yesterday or that he's hitting nearly .300.
MLB.com resident Pollyanna, Carrie Muskat, writes of how the Cubs are now "unburdened," like the fact that the Cubs managed to string hits together a few times will suddenly turn the season around and put them on the road to a stirring last-minute grab of the wildcard prize. It must be tough to be continually upbeat about your team like that, and never question them.
At least the Cubs managed to end the losing streak before the double shot of national TV this weekend, so we'll be spared Tim McCarver and Joe Morgan droning on about the problems of the team, like they have any freaking clue what's wrong with them. I'm sure Morgan will have lots to say (or, more precisely, he'll have one thing to say and he'll say it over and over again) about Corey Patterson coming back; Patterson strikes me as just the type of player that a guy like Morgan, forgetting everything about what got him into the Hall of Fame, loves.
On another note, keep a good thought for Mike Cameron; he's in the hospital after the most horrific collision I've seen in a game and even though he's a Met I wish him a speedy recovery.
|Carlos Zambrano, RHP
8-5, 3.30 ERA
134/65 K/BB, 12 HR in 150 IP
|Jason Marquis, RHP|
9-10, 4.24 ERA
68/55 K/BB, 19 HR in 142.1 IP
|SS Little Davey Eckstein||LF *Matt Lawton|
|3b #Abraham Nunez||2B *Todd Walker|
|1B Albert Pujols||1B Derrek Lee|
|CF *Jim Edmonds||3B Aramis Ramirez|
|LF *John Rodriguez||RF *Jeromy Burnitz|
|2B Mark Grudzielanek||C Michael Barrett|
|RF So Taguchi||SS #Neifi Perez|
|C Mike Mahoney||CF *Corey Patterson|
|P *Jason Marquis||P #Carlos Zambrano|