Game 109 Thread / Cubs @ Brewers (4 of 4)

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SP Rich Harden SP Dave Bush
(NL) 0-1, 1.04, 30 K, 8 BB, 17.1 IP
5-8, 4.51, 71 K, 26 BB, 111.2 IP
       
LF Alfonso Soriano 2B Rickie Weeks
SS Ryan Theriot 3B *Craig Counsell
1B Derrek Lee LF J.J. Hardy
3B Aramis Ramirez 1B *Prince Fielder
RF *Kosuke Fukudome LF Ryan Braun
RF Mark DeRosa RF Gabe Kapler
CF *Jim Edmonds CF Mike Cameron
C Geovany Soto C Jason Kendall
P Rich Harden P Dave Bush

Two Cubs trade rumors from this morning - the first comes from

  The Chicago Cubs, who already made a big splash with pitcher Rich Harden, are exploring deals to add a lefty-hitting right fielder. The Cubs have inquired about Seattle's Raul Ibanez, San Diego's Brian Giles and Kansas City's David DeJesus, according to sources.

 

I think pretty much any left-handed hitting outfielder is going to be associated with the Cubs over the next few hours. Lo and behold, we have some rumblings from the  

As Robert Ripley would say - Believe it or Not! 

 The Cubs go for blood today with Rich Harden taking the mound. After a 112-pitch duel with Randy Johnson, he was lifted after 87 pitches against the Marlins and  We'll see if he can keep up his remarkable 15.58 K/9 rate as a Cub.  We'll see if he can pick up his first win as a Cub as well.

For the Brewers, it's Dave Bush on the mound. Always a pre-season sleeper pick for fantasy teams because of glossy walk to strikeout ratio, he seems to be unable to put together any success over the course of a season. He is sporting a 2.85 home ERA though and Ned Yost is going to platoon him and Seth McClung as the Brewers fifth starters (3.32 road ERA) depending on the venue. 

Sweep! Sweep! Sweep! 

Comments

Iowa Cub note: Michael Wuertz fanned 7 of the 9 hitters he faced last night in a rare 3 inning stint, FWIW...

Rich Hill last night in Daytona: 3 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 K.... meh I'm starting to wonder if we are EVER going to see him back with the Cubs...

Iowa Cubs?

Daytona Cubs....

Rich Harden being his usual awesome self. Hopefully he can complete at least 7 innings and get a win as he is finally getting run support from our one-man wrecking crew called Jimmie Hotdog.

Wow, the Brewers are bush league. Not Ready for Prime Time.

Gagne and Fielder both tossed in the 9th. Sorry I missed that. :-)

I think Eyre and Marshall just got in the game cos Lou needed his weekly exercise walking back and forth to the mound.

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  • crunch 2 hours 29 min ago (view)

    Chicago Cubs Thumbs Up GIF by NBC Sports Chicago

     

  • Alexander Dimm 2 hours 55 min ago (view)

    I'm in.  What more do we need, really.  A beer.  A game or two.  The 162 game season can wait until next year (I hope).  Have fun with a micro-mini season.  Let the powers fight over the labor agreements.  They can finish by next spring, right?

     

  • crunch 3 hours 6 min ago (view)

    2020 quickly shaping up to be the best season ever.

     

  • Cubster 4 hours 27 min ago (view)

    And a few kegs of beer. Hamberders too.

     

  • crunch 6 hours 39 min ago (view)

    they should just play a quick weekend tourney where no one actually wins and everyone gets a small participation trophy.

    declare the fans the MVPs and dedicate the series to everyone who has died in the history of humanity.

    ...then a free live-streamed Nickleback concert hosted by 2Pac's hologram

     

  • Charlie 1 day 12 hours ago (view)

    Lol at worrying about a second wave disrupting revenue.

     

  • Cubster 1 day 14 hours ago (view)

    IN BRIEF (Tribune, from their mini-sports section):    In a letter, MLB rejects players’ plan for 114 gamesNews services Major League Baseball rejected the players’ proposal for a 114-game schedule in the pandemic-delayed season with no additional salary cuts, telling the union that teams have no reason to think 82 games is possible and now will discuss even fewer.Players made their proposal Sunday, five days after management’s initial economic plan.

     

  • Cubster 1 day 14 hours ago (view)

    Pete Ricketts causing some backspin on their serve...Chi Tribune, Thursday AM:

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 23 hours ago (view)

    Here are the last two Cubs minor league releases from this week (for a final total of 30): 

    Conor Lillis-White, LHP (acquired frrom LAA for Tommy LaStella post-2018 - missed 2019 season with hip flexor injury)

    Alberto Mineo, C-1B (has been quarantined in Italy since he re-signed with Cubs in February) 

    Lillis-White was eligible for selection in the 2020 Rule 5 Draft, and Mineo was eligible to be a minor league 6YFA post-2020 

     

  • Charlie 2 days 1 hour ago (view)

    Great read from players I came of age watching. Really shows how badly MLB needs to empower their players to speak in real time and not just after retiring.

     

  • crunch 2 days 2 hours ago (view)

    "A conversation: Retired African American MLB players on race, baseball, America"

    https://theathletic.com/1849574/2020/06/02/a-conve...

    d.glanville, j.rollins, r.howard, d.willis, t.hunter, l.hawkins

    unlocked/free article.

     

  • Jackstraw 2 days 4 hours ago (view)

    I'm trying to come up with scenarios where saying "The problem I have with you people....." really helps the conversation move forward constructively.  None really jump to mind.

     

  • crunch 2 days 4 hours ago (view)

    i still want proof that tom ricketts and ted cruz aren't the same person

     

  • Cubster 2 days 6 hours ago (view)

    Tom's older brother is an ass, even with an embarrassing apology.

    Here is the twitter video from Pastor Jarrod Parker: 

    https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/12678894685...

     

  • Cubster 2 days 14 hours ago (view)

    I agree.  Laura is the real deal. I think she was the major influence that showed Tom R. and Crane Kenney how to show a "human side" and deal realistically and in a non-threatening way, with the local Chicago politicians. Kenney was clearly clueless in his initial attempts regarding the neighborhood, the Rooftop owners, and the Wrigley Field rebuild. 

     

  • Hagsag 2 days 15 hours ago (view)

    I am a Laura Ricketts fan. To hell with the rest of them.