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Monthly Archive: April 2006

Saturday

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April 2006

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Game 16: Stay the Course

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BOX SCORE – The choice is up to you right now. You can either jump ship in April or stay the course and understand that this team is not that bad. If you decide to jump ship, good riddance. We don’t need you. If you’re staying the course, let me give you the top 5 reasons why this team is good enough to overcome this injury to Derrek Lee. We have 3 pitchers coming back – Now before you rant and rave about the fact that we can’t put all of our eggs in the Mark Prior and Kerry Wood […]

Saturday

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April 2006

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Game 16 Preview

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Starting Pitchers     Record ERA WHIP Last Start Compare Rusch 1-2 6.60 1.33 W Splits Ponson 1-0 3.97 1.15 W Splits Game Information Game Time Television 2006 Cubs 2006 Cardinals Series 2:15 EDT Comcast 9-6 10-6 Cubs 3-1 Scouting Report on Sidney Ponson So far, so good for Ponson as he attempts to rejuvenate his career with the Cardinals. Ponson wasn’t pleased with his mechanics, but delivered 6 1/3 innings and limited Cincinnati to two runs in his last start. Ponson’s big goal in his next start is to consistently get ahead in the count. That was something he […]

Friday

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April 2006

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Nothing to see here…Cards 9, Cubs 3

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BOX SCORE – This is supposed to be the wrapup for tonight’s game. But instead of depressing you with the gory details, we’re going to ignore this one. There was no game tonight. The Cubs didn’t get beat 9-3. Jerome Williams wasn’t lifted in the 2nd inning after giving up 7 runs. None of it happened. Instead, we’re going to start the post-Derrek Lee Wrist Injury Era tomorrow, with Greg Maddux on the mound, and see how it goes from there. Who’s with me? In all seriousness, it’s hard to take anything from tonight’s game, other than Jerome Williams may […]

Friday

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April 2006

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Game 15: Cubs @ Cardinals

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Starting Pitchers     Record ERA WHIP Last Start Compare Williams 0-1 2.45 1.64 L Splits Mulder 1-0 4.05 1.25 ND Splits Game Information Game Time Television 2006 Cubs 2006 Cardinals Series 8:10 EDT WGN 9-5 9-6 Cubs 3-0 Scouting Report on Mark Mulder Mulder needed 99 pitches to get through five innings in his last start against Cincinnati. He was touched for 10 hits and four runs, including back-to-back homers by Adam Dunn and Austin Kearns. Mulder will be looking to get more decisions early in the count as he looks for a longer and more productive outing against […]

Thursday

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April 2006

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So what do we do now?

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According to the Chicago Tribune, Derrek Lee will be out 2-3 months. He suffered two fractures, one each of the distal radial and ulnar bones and will be put in a cast. The Cubs are expected to announce a minor league callup on Friday. So what do you do? Do you bring up Sing or Restovich? Do you go to Boston and acquire Hee-seop Choi or get another guy of that calibre? Do you try to make do with Walker and Mabry at first? How about moving Murton to first and bringing Pie up to play left? IMO “making do” […]