Game 105 Thread / Phillies @ Cubs (2 of 4)


This lineup makes me sick.

This lineup makes me sick. Dissing the lineup stopped working last week.

This lineup is awesome, then.

Soriano Theriot Lee Ramirez Floyd DeRosa Jones Kendall Marquis

Dobbs Iguchi Rollins Howard Rowand Burrell Coste Roberson Eaton

our pitcher sucks.

This is going to be one of 22-17 Cubs/Phillies games, both pitchers suck and i imagine given the hudmity the winds is blowing out. Odd lineup for Philly having Dobbs lead off. Id would have gone Rowand and put Burrell 5th and Dobbs 6th.

victorino and bourn to the DL

Someone point JJ at the ball, please.

Someone point JJ at the ball, please. He lost the ball in the sky/lights... it happens to the best of them.

So much for Burrell nothing for power... :(

nothing = not hitting. its been one of those nights.

What was the injury delay in the bottom of the 7th? Gameday didn't provide any details.

and Jones strikes out on three pitches with the bags loaded and one out. must have lost the ball in the lights happens to the best of them

Phillies pitcher was hit in the leg by a Ramirez hit that went to the first baseman who made the out.

Thanks MC. Glad to hear it wasn't Aramis who was involved.

and Jones strikes out on three pitches with the bags loaded and one out. Funny... didn't hear you say anything about JJ's 2-run double...

Well, technically it was a 1-run double and the second run scored on a error. Maybe it was only a single too, not sure.

Yea... it was a double with one RBI and the second run scored on the error. But still - it is ridiculous that people on here will attack JJ for a strikeout and completely ignore his double. Or attack him for losing a ball in the lights/sky and completely ignore several other good defensive skills.

Ah, at least JJ seems to be getting some confidence back. I don't groan when I see him in the lineup anymore. What's really ridiculous is this Mets-Brewers game. Going into the 12th now tied at 2-2. I know I won't be able to go to bed until it's over, one way or the other.

and it's over Jeff Geokins with a 2 run blast to keep the Brewers in first. When do we play them again? Cubs need to TCB themselves, it seems.

Can we give it up for Jason Marquis. He got the job done and probably would have only given up 2 runs if not for Jock's understandable? forgivable? misplay. And great work Will Ohman, Carlos Marmol and Bobby Howry.

I'll give it up for Marquis.....nice job, he's been more than we could have hoped for this year.

I don't have to give it up for Marquis, since I defended him after his last, horrible, start. If he can keep the groundballs flowing, he will be fine. And if he's fine, it's hard to believe the Cubs won't take the division, and may even chase down the Mets for HF advantage in the NL playoffs. That is if no one gets hurt. Of course there was some Dustyism going on as Murton sat on the bench last night. I could have done without that. It makes Piniella look stupid, there's no other word for it. Remember when everyone thought that Murton would platoon with Floyd - but get starts against right handers? Pinheadiella cannot even get Murton back to back starts against left handers.

Of course there was some Dustyism going on as Murton sat on the bench last night. They were facing a rhp, so it would make sense to have Floyd in there. Do you expect Murton to play every day?

whoops, thought that was Moyer last night. I will hold off on the official Dusty comparison until tonights (why?) lineup is announced.

whoops, thought that was Moyer last night. Yea... I made the same mistake yesterday. I would expect Murton to start tonight with Pagan on center.

#22 chadster- my reverse curse in number 6 apparently worked. hooray marquis! am now trying to prepare a similar incantation for the s&p 500. * * * * * * * 1 run vs hamels monday. 7 runs vs a variety tuesday. will the real cubs please stand up? * * * * * * * jones is neither the problem nor the solution. i'd rather see pie; it just aint gonna happen.

1 run vs hamels monday. 7 runs vs a variety tuesday. will the real cubs please stand up? I don't think it has much to do with the "real cubs." It has to do with the fact that Hamels is one of the best left handed pitchers in the game.

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  • crunch 5 hours 24 min ago (view)

    corey seager signed a deal for 32.5m a year and that means carlos correa is having a really great day.


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 5 hours 59 min ago (view)

    Texas has a wildly expensive middle infield. They've also set the market really high for the remaining SS. And they did it single handedly.


  • crunch 7 hours 26 min ago (view)

    c.seager goes to TEX for 10/325.

    they've committed to spend 1/2 billion this week (marcus semien added, too).

    meanwhile, the cubs complained to the local paper about how their new multi-million dollar sports betting lounge isn't a casino and they sent out a "cyber monday" ad to offer the great deal of it costing nothing to get on the season tickets waiting list.

    it already is and will continue to be a hell of a 24 hours.  maybe the cubs will *shrug* i something worth talking about.


  • crunch 11 hours 33 min ago (view)

    BA released their top-10 cubs prospects list...

    1. Brennen Davis

    2. Cristian Hernandez

    3. Brailyn Marquez

    4. Pete Crow-Armstrong

    5. Jordan Wicks

    6. Kevin Alcantara

    7. Caleb Kilian

    8. Owen Caissie

    9. DJ Herz

    10. Yohendrick Pinango

    reggie preciado got robbed.


  • crunch 12 hours 44 sec ago (view)

    m.scherzer mets 3/130m (wow)

    that's more than the entire payroll for PIT last season per year and only a bit less than what BAL, CLE, and MIA paid out.


  • crunch 12 hours 6 min ago (view)

    both are equally useful to a baseball team.


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 13 hours 16 min ago (view)

    The violinist or the camera staring afficionado?


  • Hagsag 13 hours 17 min ago (view)

    Taylor Davis might be next.


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 13 hours 36 min ago (view)

    STOP THE PRESSES! They signed someone. Some random lefty RP named Locke St.John.

    Sounds like a Bond villain.


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 13 hours 37 min ago (view)

    That's a good way of looking at it. The race for the top draft pick is a pretty hardcore competition, too.


  • crunch 14 hours 16 min ago (view)

    hey, they're working hard as hell.

    just last week tom ricketts and other chicago sports team owners went out of their way to respond to a Tribune article calling sports betting lounges "casinos" by co-authoring a letter to the paper.

    DraftKings being happy seems to be the cubs #1 offseason priority.


  • Sonicwind75 15 hours 10 min ago (view)

    Just depends on what your definition of "being competitive" means.  Technically the Cubs (barring a strike) will be "competing" against other baseball teams and therefore will "be competitive".  


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 15 hours 31 min ago (view)

    Flurries of activity and Cubs crickets.

    BuT wE'rE tRyInG tO cOmPeTe!


  • Hagsag 18 hours 51 min ago (view)

    Hey, Jed didn't lie. He said this wasn't a rebuild.


  • crunch 1 day 6 hours ago (view)

    ...and that was fake.

    you can't even rely on a blue checkmark account anymore on twitter.  thanks world.

    okay, that was a real account (blue check) who retweeted someone they thought was real.  this is inception-level internet stupidity and the account he re-tweeted is now disabled.


  • crunch 1 day 6 hours ago (view)

    cubs weren't linked heavily, but m.semien is off the board to the rangers...7/175m

    trevor story seems to be the most cubs-linked middle IF'r, but i havent heard anything about story/cubs in weeks.