Edwin Jackson rumor interruption.
Just a little Edwin Jackson interruption here.
This sketchbook watercolor is from 2003.
From the day the Cubs lost to the Sox 6-7 at Wrigley.
Matt Clement was on the mound for 3.1 innings and gave up 11 hits and 7 freaking runs.
The other guy was 24 year old Mark Buerhle who would go 6.1 innings and continue tossing 230.1 innings that year.
Did you know he's never not thrown for less than 200 innings for 12 years straight?
He won that day and ruined mine.
I listened to it on the radio, doing stuff in the back yard, when my daughter came out with a poem.
That part really happened.
Of course I didn't really say, "So what."
I just think that way for laughs.
In a couple weeks it'll be the 10th year I've been doing these drawings.
But I'm still all in on The Plan there, Theo.
You grow these kids and I'll get more paper.
Okay, back to Edwin Jackson...
I think it's probably hard to adjust to an ump's zone mid-game, as least for hitters. Pitchers can locate to an ump's zone, but hitters have minimal time to react.
But, whatever. Umps are going to miss calls. Let's beat up on the non-Lackey starters.
Watched a little of Mets-Dodgers.
Jason deGrom -- oh, my.
Cubs 3-4-5 hitters are 0-21 so far in the post-season.
Let's change that in a big effin' way tomorrow, boys.
Considering how players reacted it seemed pretty accurate high and wide (to righties), but not so accurate low and in. I thought the strike zone by the ump was awful, but it was consistent and the Cubs never adjusted.
Rizzo and Bryant need to have good at bats. They are really looking outclassed in these two games.
that game sounds fun as hell.
I was just wondering the same thing. I'd rather not see it at all. If it's inaccurate, it's a bad viewer experience. If it's accurate, it shows some shitty calling by the umpire.
TBS' K Zone seems to be more harsh than the others.
I wonder if MLB will ask the networks to stop using them. They just make the umps, and the game, look bad, and it only pisses off the fans.
"Strop vs. Cardinals." Seen the movie. Hated it.
Not all that disappointed -- I didn't think they would beat Lackey in Game 1. Need to get the bats going against the guys with less experience -- and they hit Wacha pretty good.
Rizzo has been slumping the last couple weeks of the season. Very disappointed it has continued during his penultimate moment of his career to date.
Really doesn't matter, but I was surprised to see Lester pulled and Strop pulled in. Should of left Lester in. oy.
Sweet merciful fuck, I hate the Cardinals.
Really doesn't matter, but I was surprised to see Lester out for the 8th. Down 1-0, at 100 pitches, seemed better to give a very fresh bullpen a little work.
Oh well...Throw away game, although in a 5 game series there is no luxury afforded to do that.
This game is not on Lester - he did his job
Had a lot of hope hanging on that deep Fowler fly in the sixth.
Really despise the Cards