Game 65 Thread / Braves @ Cubs (1 of 3)
|SP||*Tom Glavine||SP||*Ted Lilly|
|2-2, 4.47, 34 K, 29 BB, 56.1 IP||5-5, 5.23, 69 K, 23 BB, 72.1 IP|
|SS||Yunel Escobar||LF||Alfonso Soriano|
|2B||*Kelly Johnson||SS||Ryan Theriot|
|RF||Jeff Francoeur||1B||Derrek Lee|
|1B||#Mark Teixeira||3B||Aramis Ramirez|
|LF||#Greg Norton||C||Geovany Soto|
|C||*Brian McCann||RF||*Kosuke Fukudome|
|3B||*Omar Infante||2B||Mark DeRosa|
|CF||*Gregor Blanco||CF||Reed Johnson|
|P||*Tom Glavine||P||*Ted Lilly|
When home/road splits collide!!!!
The Cubs are best in the senior circuit with a 26-8 mark and the Braves are the worst at 7-21, and will also be without the services of Chipper Jones and his .400-plus hitting for at least today's game, if not more. The Cubs will also look to extend their 8-game home winning streak.
A quick 3-game home jaunt before the Cubs head right back on the road to start inter-league play.
we also gotta keep a long-distance eye on guys like jose paulino (ss-A) and preston morrison (A).
I'd love to add Carl Jr. to that group - he's got the stuff.
Wow - Pierce Johnson with an ERA of 8.01 in 42IP!
What a stud prospect! Must be pitching with a pierced johnson.
Looks like Ryan Williams is the only legit prospect there. That is sad...
Take THAT, Cardinals -- you beat Fernandez, we beat Sale.
I really like Lackey as a 6-inning pitcher.
Three amigos? Because the Dominican, the Venezuelan, and the Cuban?
Maybe the three-headed dragon?
Three amigos time?
he should hit more of those. that would be an ideal outcome. /moneyballs
Russell with 19 RBI in July so far. Grand Slams help.
He played with fire twice agains the Cubs -- unfortunately, the Cubs couldn't stop swinging.
How about Kyle Farnsworth? I know he was consistently upper 90s.
If he puts up Soriano numbers I will be ecstatic
I think Javy is learning--but he's learning to make contact, not learning to lay off pitches out of the zone. A quick glance at his plate discipline numbers on Fangraphs shows that his contact rate is up, especially his contact rate out of the zone, but his swing rate is up too, especially his swing rate out of the zone.
I definitely saw ballpark radar guns go up to 102 on Kerry Wood back when he was still a starter, but who knows how accurate they were.