Friday Fish Fry
Submitted by Rob G. on Fri, 08/26/2005 - 9:36am
GAME 128 IN-GAME DISCUSSION THREAD [PARACHAT] FLORIDA MARLINS (66-59) @ CHICAGO CUBS (61-66) WRIGLEY FIELD, 1:20 pm CDT, TV: WGN, ESPN
Sorry about the title....
Well at least Ronny will get to play, what an interesting lineup. Nomar at third is interesting as well and I have no doubt that he could thrive there. He's got the arm and won't have to worry about covering all that ground that he can't really cover anymore at short. Of course he has absolutely no use there as a Cub in the foreseeable future.
As for the game itself, Jason Vargas and his wild locks look to shutdown the Cubs as well as auditioning for my fantasty team. (See I could use one more pitcher for the stretch run). The Marlins are my pick to take the Wild Card, I love their rotation (Beckett, Burnett, Willis, Vargas, whoever) and the lineup isn't too shabby. Although their missing a few guys today that makes it not look so hot (Castillo, Lowell). Plus the high comedy of more press conferences with Jack McKeon possibly mispronouncing his own players names should be played out for a nationwide audience.
The good teams seem to bring out the best in the Cubs, sure we lost to the Braves, but the losses were close games. Let's hope for more of the same this weekend. (The close games and generally well-played basesball, not the losing)
|Glendon Rusch, LHP
5-6, 4.21 ERA
87/43 K/BB, 10 HR in 107.0 IP
|Jason Vargas, LHP|
4-1, 2.43 ERA
33/16 K/BB, 0 HR in 37.0 IP
|CF *Juan Pierre||CF Jerry Hairston Jr.|
|LF Jeff Conine||LF *Matt Lawton|
|3B Miguel Cabrera||1B Derrek Lee|
|1B *Carlos Delgado||C Michael Barrett|
|RF Juan Encarnaciony||3B Nomar Garciaparra|
|2B Damon Easley||RF *Jeromy Burnitz|
|SS Alex Gonzalez||2B #Neifi Perez|
|C Matt Treanor||SS Ronny Cedeno|
|P *Jason Vargas||P *Glendon Rusch|