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Updates on Beatings, Byrd and Berg

Update:

Lineups for Cubs @ Diamondbacks...

Cubs vs. Ian Kennedy
Fukudome 9, Theriot 4, Byrd 8, Colvin 7, Nady 3, Ramirez 5, Castro 6, Soto 2, Gorzelanny 1

D-backs vs. Tom Gorzelanny
Young 8, Johnson 4, Upton 9, Montero 2, Reynolds 5, LaRoche 3, Drew 6, Gillespie 7, Kennedy 1


The dramatic high point of my Independence Day was seeing a little kid take a dump in our community pool.

Speaking of the Cubs...

Sunday's 14-3 loss marked not just the Cubs' second defeat to the Reds by 11 or more runs in the course of their four-game series, it was the Cubs' third such shellacking in their past nine home games. (You may have forgotten this doozy from a couple weeks back.)

Not sure what other point to make about this except personally, I'm pretty numb to the whole business. The 14-3's no longer bother me any more than the 3-1's or 2-0's.

Acceptance is the last of the Seven Stages of Grief, right?

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  • Dodgers with 3 in the 8th, 5 in the 9th, and they win that game.

    Mornington Crescent 1 min 14 sec ago view
  • Yeah... that was some very athletic stuff from Willson in the 9th. Impressive.

    I think Chapman and Wood both need 2 days off -- rosters expand, bring 'em up!

    Cubs now 41-15 in August in the Maddon era. That'll do. That will effing do.

    billybucks 1 hour 6 min ago view
  • 31 pitches, 2 hits, 1 walk, and 3 wild pitches later...the cubs win by 1.

    contreras snagged some other potential wild pitches in this chapman appearance.

    22 wins in august. woo.

    crunch 1 hour 34 min ago view
  • ...too...much...drama...

    c'mon chapman.

    crunch 1 hour 39 min ago view
  • Down on the farm:

    "Dealin'" Cease with another good outing for Eugene. Last 4 outings: 16IP, 1ER 29K. But, 10BB. Throw strikes, kid.

    Candelario is killing it at Iowa after struggling at AA: .320/.406/.941 in 241AB. At age 22. Where the heck to put him next year?

    UPDATE: Candy goes 3-5 tonight. Now hitting .325. Also, Almora 4-5, which is nice to see.

    billybucks 2 hours 18 min ago view
  • jacos 2 hours 40 min ago view
  • Happ and Jiminez to play in the AFL. Baseball is the best.

    billybucks 2 hours 49 min ago view
  • You magnificent Bastardo!

    jacos 3 hours 12 min ago view
  • Difference is LaStella sucks, and Chapman doesn't

    /,I need

    jacos 4 hours 6 min ago view
  • My guy Addy

    jacos 4 hours 11 min ago view
  • \m/

    jacos 4 hours 19 min ago view
  • he's attempting a comeback (or he's just very bored) and playing indie ball in the atlantic league...short-lived-cub brad snyder is also on his team.

    very boring numbers for a guy with his experience in indie ball, though not bad numbers...probably not enough to get him a minor league deal at his age (33)

    crunch 4 hours 20 min ago view
  • there goes heyward's gold glove win. bench him and bring up matt murton.

    crunch 4 hours 24 min ago view
  • felt like 36 for sure....

    Rob G. 4 hours 27 min ago view
  • Didn't LaHair hit 36 before the All Star Break? Then none after.

    John Beasley 4 hours 29 min ago view
  • @CarrieMuskat 41s41 seconds ago Bryant is 1st #Cubs player to top 35 HRs since Aramis Ramirez hit 38 in 2006

    surprised me, thought Soriano may have or Rizzo...maybe LaHair or Schierholtz too :)

    Rob G. 4 hours 37 min ago view