Let the Kids Play
GAME 131 IN-GAME DISCUSSION THREAD [PARACHAT] LOS ANGELES DODGERS (59-71) @ CHICAGO CUBS (62-68) WRIGLEY FIELD, 7:05 pm CDT, TV: ESPN, CSN, Fox Sports West 2
You think we have problems, the Dodgers have Ricky Ledee batting cleanup and Jason Phillips starting at first base over Hee-Seop Choi even though a righty is on the mound. And every time I point out the deficiencies of another team's lineup, they pound us. Not to mention they have a relatively bad pitcher on the mound, who's certain to throw a gem tonight.
You know when you look at Jerome Williams' numbers, he's not that good. Doesn't strike out a lot of guys, way too many walks for a guy who doesn't strike out all that many hitters and for a guy who's suppose to keep the ball on the ground, he's given up way too many dingers. He does have youth and "upside" going for him though.
Why is Todd Hollandsworth in the lineup?
That is really going to be the worst part of the rest of the season. Cause everyone including the Cubs brass has declared the season over, but Dusty just can't live with being below .500. So he's going to trot out marginal vets (Perez, Holly, etc) in an attempt to say he's a winning manager, thus not only is this season ruined, he's going to screw us up for next year too. Awesome!!!
And how the hell is this game on ESPN by the way? Go Cubs!!
|Jerome Williams, RHP
4-6, 4.74 ERA
51/31 K/BB, 12 HR in 79.2 IP
|D.J. Houlton, RHP|
4-7, 4.83 ERA
72/33 K/BB, 11 HR in 96.1 IP
|3B Antonio Perez||CF Jerry Hairston Jr.|
|SS *Oscar Robles||2B *Todd Walker|
|2B Jeff Kent||1B Derrek Lee|
|LF *Ricky Ledee||RF *Jeromy Burnitz|
|1B Jason Phillips||3B Nomar Garciaparra|
|CF Jayson Werth||LF *Todd Hollandsworth|
|C #Dionar Navarro||SS #Neifi Perez|
|RF #Jose Cruz Jr.||C Michael Barrett|
|P D.J. Houlton||P Jerome Williams|