How Lowe Can We Go?
|Glendon Rusch, LHP
5-7, 4.35 ERA
89/45 K/BB, 10 HR in 111.2 IP
|Derek Lowe, RHP|
8-13, 4.11 ERA
115/41 K/BB, 26 HR in 175.0 IP
|LF Jayson Werth||LF Jerry Hairston Jr|
|SS *Oscar Robles||SS #Neifi Perez|
|2B Jeff Kent||1B Derrek Lee|
|1B Olmedo Saenz||RF *Jeromy Burnitz|
|C Jason Phillips||3B Nomar Garciaparra|
|3B Mike Edwards||2B *Todd Walker|
|RF #Jose Cruz Jr.||C Michael Barrett|
|Jason Repko||CF *Corey Patterson|
|P Derek Lowe||P *Glendon Rusch|
If the best walk-off hit possible is a solo home run in a zero-zero game--Eloy did it tonight!
(But maybe it's a grand slam when your team is down three? He didn't do that.)
Tonight the pitchers were Sands, Brooks and Effross.
He'll be fine. He's not some wimpy young pup.
Meh. He only got one hit today. Maybe give him a rest?
ben zobrist gets to ride up front tonight cause he's a good guy at sports.
cubs with a 5 run lead and a lackey shutout through 3ip \m/
HAGSAG: I have not seen Joe Nathan out on the field, but he is supposedly at the UAPC.
ERIC S: Best outing I've ever seen from Manny Rondon, and I've seen most of his outings since the Cubs got him from the Angels.
M. Rondon is competing with six others (Dylan Cease, Bryan Hudson, Jose Paulino, Pedro Silverio, Jesus Castillo, and Erling Moreno) for a starting slot at Eugene, and (as you can probably tell from the EXST box scores) the competition has gotten fierce over the last couple of weeks, With the exception of Moreno, the Eugene SP candidates have upped their game lately, and M. Rondon's outing yesterday was especially impressive/dominating.
E-MAN: Pierce Johnsion was mixing a 92-94 MPH fastball with a plus-change-up AND curve, and he threw strike-after-strike-after-strike with all three of his pitches. I believe that was the best command and pitch-efficiency I've ever seen from Johnson, who often pitches from behind in the count and issues too many walks.
Of course now he has to avoid a recurrence of the lat strain (whch he has had previously in his career) as well as all of the other miscellaneous physical problems he's had over the last three years (hamstring, quad, back, etc).
PHIL: Any movement on P. Johnsons pitches? What was his "out" pitch? I know he was working on a 4th pitch, so wondering what he is looking like these days. Thanks.