Dusty’s Random Lineup Generating Machine…
...today spat out, well, this... GAME 112 IN-GAME DISCUSSION THREAD [PARACHAT] CINCINNATI REDS (49-62) @ CHICAGO CUBS (54-57) WRIGLEY FIELD, 7:05 pm CDT, TV: WGN, Fox Sports Ohio, ESPN
A quite serious malfunction has occured. Technicians will be working through the night to try to rectify the problem such that normal service can be resumed tomorrow. Apologies for the obvious inconvenience.
Rob G: I suppose we all know the season is over by this point. Sure, we'll all be keeping an eye on the games, looking for just the slightest sign of hope. If the team manages to string a few victories together, we'll once again glance at the standings, then start figuring out what-if scenarios in our head. But the reality is that the ship is dead in the water and I just hope that Hendry isn't passing on any waiver wire deals that may make the team better for next year.
We rocked Claussen something silly last time out in Cincy and maybe he's the cure for what ails this offense. All I want for the rest of this season is some FREAKIN effort, cause those games in New York were some of the most pathetic baseball I've ever seen. And I wouldn't mind Derrek catching fire one last time and making a run at the triple crown.
Trans: The season is over. "Spat out" is a good way to describe how this lineup was concocted. I was thinking it came out from a different direction, however...
Ruz: Over? Did somebody day over? Nothing is over until we decide it is!
Oh, wait, I guess we just did decide. Yeah, I think it's time to shut Kerry down and figure out what the team needs to figure out for next year. Like: is Murton an everyday player? Who's going to play centerfield next year (yes, I think that means recal Corey)? Does Sergio deserve a spot in the rotation?
Wait 'til next year, take 97...
|Jerome Williams, RHP
3-4, 4.60 ERA
37/21 K/BB, 8 HR in 44.0 IP
|Brandon Claussen, RHP|
6-8, 4.85 ERA
70/29 K/BB, 20 HR in 98.1 IP
|SS #Felipe Lopez||RF *Matt Lawton|
|2B Ryan Freel||2B *Todd Walker|
|CF *Ken Griffey Jr.||1B Derrek Lee|
|LF *Adam Dunn||3B Aramis Ramirez|
|1B *Sean Casey||SS Nomar Garciaparra|
|3B Rich Aurilia||C Michael Barrett|
|RF Austin Kearns||CF *Jeromy Burnitz|
|C #Javier Valentin||LF Matt Murton|
|P Brandon Claussen||P Jerome Williams|