Fighting Words

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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  • Twitter tells me more boo's than cheers for LaStella.

    Sigh.

    What was the reaction in Chapman's first game? I was there about a week later and it was all cheers.

    Not that the situations are a one-to-one, but...damn, priorities 'Murica.

    Rob G. 1 min 16 sec ago view
  • bryant is good at doing home rons.

    crunch 30 min 28 sec ago view
  • Word is Patton is refusing to report to Des Moines.

    Charlie 36 min 2 sec ago view
  • lastella's not lost the ability to play 2nd...that's for sure.

    crunch 36 min 5 sec ago view
  • I'd wait til after our last election if I was you.

    Old and Blue 38 min 58 sec ago view
  • i tried...all i got back was comments about beyonce and the walking dead. maybe this should be done in the off-season.

    crunch 41 min 42 sec ago view
  • I'm not making fun of anyone else's losing records until we're in about year 10 of the dynasty and/or Bryant hits his 700th home run.

    Old and Blue 45 min 16 sec ago view
  • The Twins lost their 47th game on June 17. That's all I got tonight. Go Cubs.

    John Beasley 47 min 1 sec ago view
  • Tweet our proposal and see what happens.

    Old and Blue 47 min 26 sec ago view
  • this makes the most sense. the team could use a replacement in the pen when chapman leaves and bryant could fetch a nice pen arm...maybe...there's a bit of concern about bryant's poor hitting in clutch situations.

    bryant has served his purpose...time to move on and let the kids play. you're next russell.

    crunch 51 min 49 sec ago view
  • I think it will be damn funny if they send Stella down after Coghlan gets back.

    Old and Blue 54 min ago view
  • STELLA!!!!!!!

    Old and Blue 54 min 57 sec ago view
  • Trade Bryant?

    Old and Blue 55 min 38 sec ago view
  • I think Jones held up part of your sentence at third while the rest ran through the sign.

    Jackstraw 1 hour 30 min ago view
  • has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?”

    crunch 2 hours 31 min ago view
  • I agree -- I think if you are a soft-tosser, you need a track record before you are taken seriously. If Kyle posts sub-3.00 ERA consistently and wins 15+ games a few times (and pitches more innings), he may have a shot at the award in a few years. Hopefully, he gets in the top 5 this year -- would be deserved and a nice boost for his confidence.

    billybucks 2 hours 56 min ago view