Archive for April, 2004

Pick to Click – 4/21/04

Wednesday, April 21st, 2004

Joe – Corey Patterson

Dave – Moises Alou

D-Trick – Sammy Sosa

Shaun – Sammy Sosa

Gauncous – Aramis Ramirez

James – Derrek Lee

This is the only way it should be.

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What does it feel like to get destroyed?

Tuesday, April 20th, 2004

Cubs – 9 vs. Pirates – 1

If you wanna know the answer to that question, just ask the members of the Pirate ballclub. You have the choice of asking them tonight after a 9-1 Cub win or you can ask them on Thursday night after they get swept at home by the Cubbies. You take your choice. I predicted yesterday that the Cubs would sweep the Pirates and the Mets. So far I am still good on that. 5 games to go.

The Cubs had this game from the very beginning, putting up 4 runs in the first inning and never looking back. It’s hard not to be optimistic when you have Big Z on the mound and a 4 run lead. Zambrano went 8 strong innings and lowered his season ERA to 1.29. That’s pretty sweet considering we are without Prior and the Maddux we have doesn’t seem to be what we paid for. Part of me wonders if the Braves may have kept Greg and gave us an imposter.

All in all, I am starting to get excited about this team. Granted we are beating some easy teams, but I think we’re pulling it together and will be ready when we face St. Louis. I was excited to see Dusty pull Zambrano after the 8th inning. There is no need to trot him out there for the ninth when he has already thrown 110 pitches. Hopefully no one will complain about that amount. If they do, they’re idiots.

Player of the Game

I have to say that when I saw someone actually picked Alex Gonzalez today for the contest, I almost thought it was a joke. Now, I wish I would have had the guts to pick ole Alex. He made us proud today and earned some of that money we’re paying him. Not only did he hit a HR, which he has been known to do from time to time, but he also added a double and 4 RBI’s. Way to go kid!!!

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Cubs like this song

Tuesday, April 20th, 2004

It’s the top of the 5th inning and the Cubs have scored 8 runs off of Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong. They’ve now beaten this poor guy up for 15 runs in 8 innings over a two game span.

Captain Lloyd should think about makin’ that scurvy dog walk the plank.

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Picks to Click

Tuesday, April 20th, 2004

Joe – Carlos Zambrano

James – Sammy Sosa

D-Trick – Alex Gonzalez

Shaun – Todd Walker

Dave – Carlos Zambrano

Wanna get in on the game? Just leave your pick to click each day before gametime in the comment section of the pick to click post.

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Cubs bust out the whoopin sticks

Monday, April 19th, 2004

This is the Cubs I want to see. They have their starting pitcher come out and get a quality start. Then the offense gets the job done to support them. This team is starting to come together. I think we are just going to come out and pound the Pirates. I am going to predict that we get a 3 game sweep of the Pirates and the Mets. You heard it here first. Mark it down and take it to Vegas.

I was able to see the whole game today after I got home from work. I was a little nervous when Clement started out so shaky. We can’t afford for him to be shaky. He needs to be solid for us while we are having some pitching difficulties. Clement did what he needed to do though and proceeded to get ground ball after ground ball out. He held his own against the powerful left-handed bats in the lineup, something he normally has trouble doing, and even added a hit of his own into the mix. Good job Matt!!!

Player of the Game

Ramirez is who impressed me the most today though. He played a great thirdbase today. I was particularly pleased with the great stab he made to save a base hit while ranging to his left. Not only did he field the ball, but he made a perfect throw to retire the hitter. He also did his job with the bat, hitting a towering Homerun that gave the Cubs some breathing room, and then later adding a triple and a walk. Not a bad day at the plate either.

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