Game 90 Thread / Reds @ Cubs (1 of 3)
|SP||Aaron Harang||SP||Ryan Dempster|
|3-10, 4.47, 102 K, 27BB, 118.2 IP||9-3, 3.24 ERA, 93 K, 43 BB, 111 IP|
|SS||Jerry Hairston, Jr.||SS||Ryan Theriot|
|CF||*Jay Bruce||RF||*Kosuke Fukudome|
|RF||*Ken Griffey Jr.||1B||Derrek Lee|
|2B||Brandon Phillips||3B||Aramis Ramirez|
|LF||*Adam Dunn||C||Geovany Soto|
|3B||Jeff Keppinger||CF||*Jim Edmonds|
|1B||*Joey Votto||LF||Mark DeRosa|
|C||*Paul Bako||2B||*Mike Fontenot|
|P||Aaron Harang||P||Ryan Dempster|
With just one nightmarish half-inning having prevented them from a
sweep of the Cardinals this past weekend, the Cubs return to the 33-10
Confines for three games against the Reds, who just completed a
four-game sweep of the Nationals, which is very similar to winning four
games from an actual Major League Baseball team.
Ryan Dempster puts his perfect record at Wrigley this season (9-0)
up against Aaron Harang, who the Cubs have already thumped twice this
year. (For that matter, Dempster had one of his lesser home starts of
the season against the Reds back on April 15th, allowing five walks,
five hits and four runs in a game the Cubs won anyhow, 9-5.)
In all, the Cubs and Reds have split six games this game, with each club taking two of three on its home field.
Dusty Baker Quote of the Day:
of journeyman and former Cub Jerry Hairston, Jr., who has hit in the
leadoff spot for 10 of the past 11 Reds games while alternately playing
shortstop and centerfield, Baker said:
"We wouldn't be where we are (without him)."
To be clear,
the 43-47 Reds are in fourth place, 10 1/2 games behind the first-place
Cubs and just two games ahead of the last-place Astros, and the team
has been higher than fourth place for only seven days this entire
Go get 'em, Jerry.
Eric S 54 sec ago (view)
Brewers Game 2: Happ, Rizzo, Javy, Schwarber, Willson, JHey, Bote, Kipnis (DH), Nico, Chatwood
Eric S 17 min 34 sec ago (view)
The MLB team Player Pools may soon be bumped up to 75 players from the current 60 player limit - which would make a lot of sense.
crunch 2 hours 14 min ago (view)
"Chicago Cubs @Cubs
Our Aug. 7-9 series at St. Louis has been rescheduled as three 7-inning doubleheaders at Wrigley Field.
#Cubs will be home team for Game 1. Cardinals home team for Game 2."
Eric S 2 hours 24 min ago (view)
It's been fantastic how little use the pen has had (relatively) thanks to the starters going for six-seven innings. Hopefully Chatwood keeps the line moving tonight.
Dolorous Jon Lester 5 hours 8 min ago (view)
I agree with all of this except maybe Tepera. I'd put him firmly in ??? territory. I feel like he's looked better than his results but it's hard to say given small sample size.
Dolorous Jon Lester 16 hours 5 min ago (view)
Managerial change making a difference I think. Hopefully the changes to the amateur scouting department also bears fruit
Cubster 17 hours 53 min ago (view)
David Ross might be worthy of a little credit, especially sorting out the bullpen issues.
crunch 17 hours 58 min ago (view)
this team is amazing. i want more than 60 games of this. darvish since mid-season last year has been great stuff.
also, wick got to close. kimbrel hasn't worked in quite a while.
Eric S 18 hours 39 min ago (view)
39 pitch inning by Burnes.
crunch 19 hours 14 min ago (view)
...well, it is true that's the plan...but...umm..."allegedly"
QuietMan 19 hours 25 min ago (view)
Cubs to play double headers Monday and Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Eric S 20 hours 16 min ago (view)
Ha! Hope Nico goes on a heater!
Cubster 20 hours 22 min ago (view)
"Not thrilled"...as if on cue, Nico leads off with a double and a later Schwarbsbomb.
Eric S 22 hours 15 min ago (view)
Updated Bullpen tiers:
Tier 1 (Closer/Firemen)
Wick and Jeffress (interchangeable)
Tier 2 (Preferred Setup roles)
Tepera, Sadler, Rea (!)
Tier 3 (Face lefties exclusively if possible)
Ryan (has to get that fastball out of mid-80s or head to South Bend)
Tier 4 (Long man innings eater)
Tier 10 (reserved for use when either up or down by 10+ runs)
I think that covers it?
Jackstraw 23 hours 44 min ago (view)
Wait. The bullpen can get worse? That's unpossible.
Eric S 1 day 3 min ago (view)
Here we go again: Nico, Rizzo, Javy, Willson, Schwarber (LF), Happ, Bote, Souza, Caratini
Not thrilled with Nico leading off when the greatest leadoff hitter in baseball history was available but whatever