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.
ESPN game tonight, btw.
Cardinal way #48
"negligent transmission of STDs"
Heyward getting the night off.
Grand Slammin' Sczcur in RF - La Stella batting 2nd
Twitterverse reporting that Heyward is dealing with a sore right wrist
Cardinal way #47
See ya on parrot chat
Intrasquad game this morning on Field #5 at Riverview Baseball Complex:
4.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 2 WP, 1 GIDP, 5/4 GO/AO, 75 pitches (50 strikes)
Next stop is likely either South Bend or Myrtle Beach (TBD)
Your thought: don't pitch Rondon at all, since a save can't happen in extra innings at home.
Maddon's thought: might as well pitch him now, because there's no later.
This article from spring training said he was trying to pull the ball a lot more:
Oh, thanks. I guess I should actually look at the schedule. Yay, 3-game road trip!
Good call, indeed. This ought to be a good series.
Sorry to nit-pick -- but the games against the Nats this week are at home.
Can't remember a worse weather-start to a season. Yuck.
Didn't see the game, but it sounded like the Cubs gave away 2 runs with poor fielding. Bummer.