C.C. Sabathia

Pins and Needles

UPDATE (5:23 PM CST): Zambrano did see Dr. Gryzlo and was suppose to have an MRI today, but missed his appointment. Odd behavior. The MRI has been rescheduled for tomorrow. Sean Marshall will take his next start on Sunday versus the Reds.


Four game losing streak...unfortunate.

Offense struggling a bit...it happens to the best of them.

Carlos Zambrano going to see an orthopedic specialist...holy shit!!

And now Cub fans breathlessly await the results. The season may not hang in the balance but the difference between a dominating playoff rotation versus hopes and prayers does.

If Zambrano has to miss some starts or hit the disabled list for a few weeks, it means Sean Marshall to the rotation. In the short term, that's probably not much of a difference, especially with the way Z has pitched lately. After his last DL trip, Z returned with five starts and a 1.78 ERA before August hit, so maybe a little more rest will do him good. If it ends up being a more serious injury that puts the playoffs in jeopardy, then the Cubs will have to consider starting Jason Marquis in a playoff game and I'll have to consider slitting my wrists.

Bulletin board fodder from Carsten Charles after the jump...

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  • Hopefully Pirates don't call up A. Lincoln.

    jacos 23 min 27 sec ago view
  • j.buchanan going friday...should be...baseball...or something like it.

    crunch 30 min 54 sec ago view
  • Wow. I didn't know they could do that.

    Nice for Willson, not so much for Addy.

    billybucks 47 min 17 sec ago view
  • Game is officially called...also officially a tie.

    Stats count, no make-up date of course.

     

    Rob G. 49 min 4 sec ago view
  • Yeah -- seeing the weather -- I hope KB and Rizz are inside, wrapped in blankets and drinking hot chocolate.

    billybucks 1 hour 35 min ago view
  • rain delay...thanks obama.

    crunch 2 hours 13 min ago view
  • Thanks again Phil. We actually were in Mesa and drove around. Hopefully, I am back for some Fall League. If not I have all of spring training (like the smart people who move here!)

    rvimpeny 3 hours 17 min ago view
  • What Rob G said.  I can't speak for Piittsburgh, but the other end of the state has had absolute crap weather for two days. Perfect day to take it easy.

    Transmission 3 hours 21 min ago view
  • tarp came off 10 minutes ago...let's do this.

    crunch 3 hours 35 min ago view
  • He will not pitch another game for Cubs

    /Unless injury in playoffs

    jacos 3 hours 52 min ago view
  • ~fart~

    jacos 3 hours 52 min ago view
  • Today is bullpen day

    jacos 3 hours 53 min ago view
  • 10/450 if they win WS

    jacos 3 hours 53 min ago view
  • Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Even though Hammel is missing start, don't assume he'll not be on #Cubs postseason roster. Maddon says elbow problem isn't that bad

    Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Maddon on #Cubs postseason rotation: "I don't want to announce anything. We haven't talked to anybody yet"

    Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Maddon hopes Soler can take BP in Cincy, play in sim game Tue. "All of that should give us some kind of indication of where he's at"

    crunch 4 hours 10 min ago view
  • tarp on the field 40 minutes before gametime...meh.

    crunch 4 hours 13 min ago view
  • travel day + rain in Pittsburgh. Why risk injury?

    Rob G. 4 hours 17 min ago view