Game 70 Thread / Cubs @ Blue Jays (3 of 3)
|SP||*Ted Lilly||SP||Jessie Litsch|
|6-5, 5.13, 77 K, 26 BB, 79 IP||7-2, 3.42, 42 K, 12 BB, 76.1 IP|
|LF||Reed Johnson||RF||Alex Rios|
|RF||*Kosuke Fukudome||2B||Marco Scutaro|
|DH||Derrek Lee||3B||Scott Rolen|
|3B||Aramis Ramirez||CF||Vernon Wells|
|CF||*Jim Edmonds||LF||Kevin Mench|
|C||Geovany Soto||C||Rod Barajas|
|2B||Mark DeRosa||1B||*Brad Wilkerson|
|1B||*Micah Hoffpauir||DH||#Greg Zaun|
|SS||Ryan Theriot||SS||John McDonald|
Happy Father's Day!
AL pitcher hits a home run for a 1-0 lead. There goes perspective
Here are the ERAs for the last five starting pitchers:
At what point does the manager note it's not the "other pitcher"?
And why does he start Montero in the middle of a downturn?
McNutt / Archer didn't work out well for us.
Chapman shouldn't be reserved anymore on 40 man.
If Travis' back-to-back-to-back walks cost Hendricks the ERA title, that would really suck.
Edit: "A lifeless loss to a lousy Sox team."
This place is a real downer after a loss to the Sox.
I expect they will go 5-9 games above .500 the rest of the year. 96-98 wins will win the Division.
They should have one more 2-3 week hot streak in them.
However, several players are just "average" for the last month: Zobrist, Ross, Russell, Ceasar. Montero is terrible, plus he cannot throw anyone out. -WAR. Heyward is abysmal at the plate, but a plus in the OF. Still with RISP he has been terrible. KB has not been driving in runs as of late. But Apparently the team is still above average with RISP according to S Sahadev.
I came to that realization tonight. I kept expecting them to play better, but now I realize they aren't going to. They are a .500 team now.
- They have one reliable starting pitcher. Jake's magic is gone, and it doesn't look like it's coming back. Lester has been lousy recently. Lackey's ERA goes up every time he pitches.
- Heyward has been dead weight all year. I can't remember a single series where he was a significant offensive contributor. Not one. Great defense, but but if he were hitting .270 with 10 HR and played average defense, the Cubs would be better off.
new rule...no one's allowed to throw k.bryant a changeup