Archive for July, 2007

Game 102 – Open Thread

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

Scouting Report on todays starters from MLB.com
Sean Marshall – Marshall could use a few runs. In his four losses this year, the Cubs have combined to score three runs while he was in the game. The lefty lost his last outing on July 22 to the Diamondbacks, giving up one run on five hits over six innings. The Cubs were blanked, 3-0. It was his eighth quality start in 11 starts this season.

Aaron Harang – Harang continued to quietly add to his outstanding season on Monday against the Brewers. Harang pitched 10 innings against Milwaukee, giving up only one earned run on seven hits with 10 strikeouts to take a no-decision in the 2-1 Reds win. Harang was the first National League pitcher since Mark Mulder, in April of 2005, to throw 10 complete innings in one game.

View the Cubs career numbers vs. Aaron Harang – ESPN Splits

View the game preview from Baseball Reference

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Lunch On The Farm

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

Tracked Players Results

Team Results

  • AAA – Iowa 6, Colorado Springs 7
  • AA – Tennessee 14, Carolina 1
  • High-A – Daytona 2, Juniper 6
  • A – Peoria 2, Dayton 6
  • Short Season – Boise 6, Vancouver 3
  • Arizona Rookie – Cubs 4, Giants 0View the full organizational report from First Inning

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    Game 101 – Stupid Rain Delays

    Saturday, July 28th, 2007


    July 27th, 2007

    Teams

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
    Chicago 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2   4 9 1
    Cincinnati 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1   5 11 2
    W – D. Weathers (2-3)  L  – B. Howry (5-6) S – None
    Homeruns: E. Encarnacion (7)

    Box Score

    I wasn’t feeling well last night and couldn’t make it through the whole game because of the rain delay. I went to be early and I’m glad I did. It was a tough bottom of the 9th, after we came back and tied the game. I was amused, after watching the bottom of the 9th this morning, by Thom Brenneman’s sheer elation over the win, despite the fact that they’re so far out of the race. Let them have their fun. We’ll still be playing in October.

    There was a trade last night that was made by the Brewers and was sort of quiet. After DFA’ing Grant Balfour, they promptly dealt him to Tampa Bay for control plagued Seth McClung. It seems like a basic swap of struggling pitchers in an attempt to get them on track. If the Brewers bring up McClung to the big club, they’ve got some problems. We’ll have to wait and see.


    STARS OF THE GAME – All based on WPA

  • First Star – Edwin Encarnacion (30.4%)
  • Second Star – Bronson Arroyo (27.7%)
  • Third Star – Mark DeRosa (17.6%)
  • Turd of the Game – Bobby Howry (35.7%)

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  • Game 101 – Open Thread

    Friday, July 27th, 2007

    Scouting Report on todays starters from MLB.com
    Rich Hill – Hill did not get a decision in the Cubs’ 3-2 loss to the D-backs on Saturday. He gave up one earned run and struck out six while throwing a season-high 116 pitches in six innings of work. He saw his pitch count go up, though, after walking four and having Arizona batters foul off a number of his pitches. “It is frustrating,” Hill said of the foul balls, “but you’ve got to be able to make an adjustment and see what they’re doing, read the hitter and make an adjustment as a pitcher.”

    Bronson Arroyo – In six-plus innings, Arroyo allowed four earned runs and eight hits with four walks and six strikeouts in Cincinnati’s 9-3 loss to the Marlins on Sunday, ending his streak of five-straight quality starts. Two home runs proved to be the right-hander’s undoing. Arroyo had a 2-0 lead when Mike Jacobs hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning, and Dan Uggla’s two-run homer in the seventh put him down for good.

    View the Cubs career numbers vs. Bronson Arroyo – ESPN Splits

    View the game preview from Baseball Reference

    News & Notes

  • The Cubs have have been rumored to have recalled Matt Murton & Rocky Cherry from Iowa. Billy Petrick and Jake Fox were optioned to make room.
  • Wade Miller got hit hard yesterday in his rehab outing with the Smokies. That doesn’t bode well for his comeback, especially seeing that the velocity was down around 84 MPH.
  • Kerry Wood pitched well yesterday and is scheduled to throw again today with Peoria. It’s getting close!!!
  • Cleveland acquired OF Kenny Lofton from the Rangers for nonroster Max Ramirez (C). So much for that idea.
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  • Breakfast on the Farm

    Friday, July 27th, 2007

    Tracked Players Results

    Team Results

  • AAA – Iowa 8, Colorado Springs 12
  • AA – Tennessee 3, Carolina 2
  • AA – Tennessee 3, Carolina 0
  • High-A – Daytona – Off Day
  • A – Peoria 4, Dayton 1
  • Short Season – Boise 7, Vancouver 4
  • Arizona Rookie – Cubs 4, Brewers 3View the full organizational report from First Inning

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