Buy That Kid a Drink
Submitted by Rob G. on Sat, 09/10/2005 - 11:43am
GAME 142 IN-GAME DISCUSSION THREAD [PARACHAT] CHICAGO CUBS (69-72) @ SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (64-76) SBC PARK, 9:15 pm CDT, TV: CSN, KTVU
How about that Matt Cain last night? I fell asleep right after Derrek Lee's home run (I'm old), and apparently I didn't miss much else besides a sterling pitching performance from the 20-year-old Cain.
The Giants still apparently think they're in the NL West race. They're seven games behind the Padres (the Cubs are closer than that to the wildcard lead), but the Giants announcers, the excellent Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow, kept talking about what the Giants needed to do to catch San Diego. Why is it that I didn't think that was crazy, the way I would if Bob & Len were saying it?
The Cubs are going to miss the reactivation of Barry Bonds -- it looks like he'll come back tomorrow, once the Cubs re on their way back home.
What, exactly, did Corey Patterson do to deserve the leadoff spot? Was it getting picked off on Thurday? Is it the 2-for-15 he's currently on? Maybe it's the fact that he's hitting 177/217/291 since his recall, or 153/196/260 since June 21st. It must be something...
|Brad Hennessey, RHP
4-6, 4.96 ERA
51/42 K/BB, 13 HR in 89.0 IP
|Mark Prior, RHP|
10-5, 3.69 ERA
160/47 K/BB, 23 HR in 144.0 IP
|CF *Corey Patterson||CF #Randy Winn|
|LF Jerry Hairston||SS #Omar Vizquel|
|1B Derrek Lee||1B *J.T. Snow|
|RF *Jeromy Burnitz||LF Moises Alou|
|3B Scott McClain||2B #Ray Durham|
|2B #Todd Walker||3B Pedro Feliz|
|SS Ronny Cedeno||RF #Dave Ortmeier|
|C Henry Blanco||C Yamid Haad|
|P Mark Prior||P Brad Hennessey|