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May 2006




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Man I love watching those plays! About the only play that’s more exciting is a straight steal of home. The Cubs looked great again tonight in another convincing victory over the Nats, and Woody takes the hill tomorrow. Jacque Jones is flirting with an .800 OPS now and there was even a sign in right field that said “no more boos!” The Cubs pitchers have only given up five hits in the last two games as Sean Marshall et al combined for a one-hitter.

No roster move was announced but Freddie Bynum hit a homer and Theriot pinch-hit so I assume Jae-kuk Ryu was sent down. Theriot will go down tomorrow unless Ramirez is headed to the DL, which I don’t suspect to be the case. When will Ramirez and Prior get personal trainers and begin to condition themselves like athletes?

In the minors, Adam Greenberg and Brandon Sing were sent down from Iowa to West Tenn and Micah Hoffpaiur and former Cubs #3 overall pick Luis Montanez were promoted to Iowa. Montanez hit .369 for the Diamond Jaxx and also had 25 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. Third baseman Scott Moore is hitting .298 7 HR 27 RBI for West Tenn and Eric Patterson has compiled a .303 4 HR 17 RBI record thusfar with 14 stolen bases. Bobby Brownlie appears to be in his final throes as a Cub prospect; his ERA is 11.05 after getting hammered at Iowa. West Tenn’s bullpen features three pitchers with ERAs under 2.00, including closer Clay Rapada who has 11 saves.