|Glendon Rusch, LHP 1-3, 6.41 ERA, 19 2/3 IP 14 K, 8 BB, 7 HR||Doug Davis, LHP 0-2, 7.66 ERA, 24 2/3 IP|
|CUBS 6 BREWERS 2 W: Greg Maddux (5-0) L: Dave Bush (2-2)|
|Greg Maddux, RHP 4-0, 0.99 ERA, 27.1 IP     18 K, 5 BB, 1 HR||Dave Bush 2-1, 3.54 ERA, 28 IP 23 K, 6 BB, 2 HR|
|Rickie Weeks, 2B JJ Hardy, SS|
|MARLINS 7 CUBS 5 W: Ricky Nolasco (1-0) L: Scott Williamson (2-1) SV: Joe Borowski (3)|
|Angel Guzman, RHP (2006 AAA)1-2, 6.61 ERA, 16.1 IP     23 K, 3 BB, 4 HR||Scott Olsen, LHP 1-1, 1.50 ERA, 12 IP|
|CUBS 3 MARLINS 1 W: Sean Marshall (2-0) L: Dontrelle Willis (1-1) SV: Ryan Dempster (6)|
|Sean Marshall, LHP 1-0, 6.28 ERA, 14.1 IP 8 K, 5 BB, 3 HR||Dontrelle Willis, LHP 1-0, 2.92 ERA, 24.2 IP|
|Carlos Zambrano, RHP 0-1, 3.97 ERA, 22.2 IP 21 K, 17 BB, 4 HR||Jason Vargas, LHP 1-1, 7.20 ERA, 15.0 IP 9 K, 13 BB, 4 HR|
|Hanley Ramirez, SS Dan Uggla, 2B|
|Jason Marquis, RHP 3-0, 2.79 ERA, 19.1 IP 12 K, 4 BB, 1 HR||Greg Maddux, RHP 3-0. 1.33 ERA, 20.1 IP|
|Sydney Ponson, RHP 1-0, 3.97 ERA, 11.1 IP 5 K, 1 BB, 2 HR||Glendon Rusch, LHP 1-2. 6.60 ERA, 15 IP|
|Mark Mulder, LHP 1-0, 4.05 ERA, 20 IP|
He suffered a fracture of the distal radial bone and the distal ulna bones while trying to brace himself from Furcal, who was charging towards the bag while beating out a bunt.
|Brad Penny, RHP 2-0, 1.50 ERA, 18 IP 18 K, 1 BB, 2 HR||Sean Marhall, LHP 1-0, 7.71 ERA, 9 1/3 IP|
|CUBS 7 PIRATES 3 W: Glendon Rusch (1-2) L: Ian Snell (0-1)|
|Ian Snell, RHP 0-0, 9.00 ERA, 10 IP 7 K, 5 BB, 3 HR||Glendon Rusch, LHP 0-2, 8.00, 9 IP|
|CUBS 1 PIRATES 2 W: Zach Duke (1-1) L: Jerome Williams (0-1) S: Mike Gonzalez (2)|
|Zach Duke, LHP 0-1, 6.55, 11 IP 6 K, 5 BB, 3 HR||Jerome Williams, RHP 0-0, 3.60, 5 IP 2 K, 5 BB, 1 HR|
|*Juan Pierre, CF|
|Victor Santos, RHP 1-1, 4.66 ERA, 9 2/3 IP 9 K, 4 BB, 0 HR||Sean Marshall, LHP 0-0, 8.31 ERA, 4 1/3 IP 2 K, 1 BB, 1 HR|
|*Juan Pierre, CF|
One more time....
|Carlos Zambrano, RHP 0-0, 4.42 ERA, 10 2/3 IP 10 K, 9 BB, 2 HR||Eric Milton, LHP 1-0, 2.57 ERA, 7 IP 3 K, 0 BB, 1 HR|
|Ryan Freel, CF|
|CUBS 4 REDS 1|
Thanks, Phil. Albertos at 17, and having gotten a good signing bonus ($1.5, even though as Mexican prospect I think his team gets half of that?), throwing in the 90's and showing some command of a curveball sounds pretty interesting, even if that control is only for a dozen-pitch sample.
What kind of a frame does he have? Is he on the stocky and short-ish side (I'm recalling Fernando Valenzuela!), or somewhat taller? A lot of 17-year olds have projection, "when he fills out" projection. Would that apply at all for Albertos?
I definitely hang around here looking to reply to your comments as noticed by my nearly year long absence.
there's a fine line between posting something relevant, useful or at least humorous versus posting something irrelevant, useless or unfunny...actually it's rather quite a thick line and easy to see for most people not named crunch.
I certainly am digging the RISP machine Zobrist version.
Cubs are taking advantage of bad D by their opponents -- did it a few times in PIT and the Nats botched 2-out rundown leads to 3 Cub runs in the 8th. Which were nice to have.
I hope Kyle had fun at the dance party -- he was terrific.
i hope he's getting more consideration for the 2-slot vs lefties, too.
I hope we can dispense with the Zobrist RISP concerns.
Is this heaven?
They call me Schwarberino because I'm basically Ruth,
and as long as we're rapping I'm gonna tell you the truth:
This team would be even better if I wasn't laid up;
we'd win the World Series, the Superbowl, and the Stanley Cup.
As long as we're at it, I'm putting the Premier League on notice.
Hell, if I were healthy, Epstein could run for POTUS.
My busted knee's even sadder than this presidential kerfuffle,
but my first rehab assignment will be the World Series Shuffle.
I am avoiding grading papers.
With Mutton on the DL now, does Victorino finally get to Iowa?
Chat ... is happening.
I agree completely with Dusty. I appreciate him much more as the Nats skipper than as the Cubs.
so, what you're saying is you keep bringing up something over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over like you did with this issue for years back in the day...and obviously still into today...
...but that's fine if you do it.
brb, forming my next dozen replies for why you should shut up and never say anything about it again...oh wait, no i'm not because i'm not hanging around looking to tell you to shut up about repeating the same thing over and over and over and over...
Heyward looked fine shagging flies in BP. Wouldn't surprise me to see him in the line up tomorrow.
this seems like it could be an interesting series...parachat worthy.