GAME 159 IN-GAME DISCUSSION THREAD [PARACHAT] CHICAGO CUBS (77-81) @ HOUSTON ASTROS (87-71) @ THE JUICE BOX 7:05 pm CDT, TV: CSN, Fox Sports Southwest
4 straight wins for the Cubs and they finish at .500. 4 straight wins and 3 wins by the Phils this weekend and the Astros are sent home for the winter. 3 out of 4 for the Cubs and a Phils sweep over the Nationals and we have ourselves a one game death match for the Wild Card.
The Cubs who may be the poster child for playing down or up to their competition (depending on your viewpoint, which matters a lot, just ask Obi-Wan Kenobi); Try and assume the role of arch-nemesis to this merry band of space travelers. At least I suppose that's what Astros are, maybe they're just big Jetsons fans down there in Houston.
As you can tell, they're isn't much to say about this game or the rest of the season. Not only was it over a long time ago, but we're subjected to a lineup half-full of guys I hope never wear a Cub uniform again. Wow, has it not been fun to be a Cub fan the last month or so. And no, I'm not blaming Baker for these lineups, there's no one left on the roster who's capable to play right now worth watching (assuming Theriot still has his head buried in a toilet somewhere).
For the rest of the week, I'll try and keep the other playoff race summaries up-to-date after the jump.
|Wandy Rodriguez, LHP
10-9 5.62 ERA
77/52 K/BB, 17 HR in 121.2 IP
|Glendon Rusch, LHP|
8-8 4.62 ERA
106/52 K/BB, 13 HR in 138.1 IP
|2B #Jose Macias||2B Craig Biggio|
|SS #Neifi Perez||CF Wily Taveras|
|1B Derrek Lee||3B Morgan Ensberg|
|3B Nomar Garciaparra||1B #Lance Berkman|
|LF Matt Murton||LF Jason Lane|
|RF *Jeromy Burnitz||RF Chris Burke|
|C Michael Barrett||SS Adam Everett|
|CF *Corey Patterson||C Raul Chavez|
|P *Glendon Rusch||P *Wandy Rodriguez|