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Game 152 Thread / Cardinals @ Cubs

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SP Adam Wainwright SP Carlos Zambrano
9-3, 3.20, 84 K, 26 BB, 121 IP
14-5, 3.41, 127 K, 65 BB, 182.1 IP
       
CF *Skip Schumaker LF Alfonso Soriano
LF Ryan Ludwick SS Ryan Theriot
1B Albert Pujols 1B Derrek Lee
2B Felipe Lopez 3B Aramis Ramirez
3B Troy Glaus CF *Jim Edmonds
RF *Adam Kennedy RF Mark DeRosa
SS *Aaron Miles 2B *Mike Fontenot
P Adam Wainwright C Henry Blanco
C Jason Larue P #Carlos Zambrano

 

In his post-game press conference Thursday, a giggly Lou Piniella implied he was planning to go out last night to tie one on in celebration of the spectacular comeback victory. (I believe the exact quote was, "This is going to be a bad night for me.") It's a relief then, looking at today's lineup, to see Lou didn't stumble into the lockerroom still drunk and blindly pencil Koyie Hill into the leadoff spot as his second baseman or give a spot start to Michael Wuertz.

Geovany Soto gets the day off owing to irritation of a joint in his left hand. He is listed as day-to-day.

Our man Zambrano makes his first start since last Sunday's no-no at Milwaukee. I took a look at the last ten National Leaguers to throw complete game no-hitters before Zambrano to see how they fared in their very next outing.

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    Arizona Phil 7 hours 23 min ago view
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 12 hours 41 min ago view
  • Not an inspired outing by Rondon. Seemingly got ahead of every hitter but had no swing and miss pitch today, slider had no bite.

    Somebody give Soler some smelling salts - yeesh

    Eric S 12 hours 42 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 12 hours 53 min ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 12 hours 55 min ago view
  • And right on cue he throws to third with no chance to get runner on 2nd so the batter takes 2nd easily. How long has he been playing baseball??

    The E-Man 12 hours 55 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 13 hours 2 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 13 hours 16 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 13 hours 49 min ago view
  • ...and contreras takes one off the hand and he's in obvious pain. sigh.

    he's staying in the game, though he's wringing his hand out during breaks in the action. aside from that he seems to have no issue giving signs or tossing back to the pitcher.

    ...and he's batting in the cubs half of the following inning. sweet.

    crunch 13 hours 53 min ago view
  • his collapse started on august 21st this season...so it's a slight improvement.

    but wow, what a collapse since then...only 2 out of 7 can be considered good/decent.

    crunch 14 hours 5 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 14 hours 23 min ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 14 hours 43 min ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 14 hours 45 min ago view
  • That was fun.

    Charlie 17 hours 45 min ago view
  • "home field advantage through the playoffs?"

    Except for the away games.

    VirginiaPhil 17 hours 57 min ago view