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Monthly Archive: July 2009

Wednesday

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July 2009

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BJ Ryan maks an appearance

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Well, you gotta lose sometime, but what a weird game last night. Oswalt leaves early due to injury. A ball gets lost in the pitchers baseball jersey. Very very strange stuff. We’re out of 1st again, so let’s put the pressure on St. Louis again with a win today. Tough outing for Dempster. Do you think it’s related to rust, the toe still bothering him, or just a bad outing? Bullpen Monday = outstanding…..Bullpen Tuesday = not so much. Justin Berg was sent down to make room for Dempster, and I’m not sure I would have went that route. I […]

Tuesday

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July 2009

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Jeremy Papelbon sticks one to me

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Just when I start dissing on Jeremy Papelbon, he drops a great outing on us. Jeremy Papelbon pitched 4.1 scoreless innings Rafael Dolis pitched 5.0 scoreless innings Austin Bibens-Dirkx only allowed one run in 9.0 innings pitched Melvin Camarena was 4-for-6 with 6 RBI Rebel Ridling went 4-for-4 with a HR Top Prospect Tracker

Tuesday

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July 2009

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I Know We're Winning…But

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Big ups to Sori for the walk off grand slam after another moron moment in the 11th where he didn’t even run on a ground out to third. It feels good to see this team hitting a hot streak at just the right time, but I came away from the game with a few questions / thoughts. Lineup Shuffling – Kosuke got the night off tonight against the lefty, with ReJo in there to spell him. The offense suffered as a result. 0-for -12 combined. Johnson and Theriot simply couldn’t do anything at the top to set the table for […]

Monday

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July 2009

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What the Cubs need most (now)

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There is a lot of speculation as to what the Cubs need to add to make this another playoff season – some suggest a right fielder, others a second baseman, still others want another quality lefty out of the pen.   My suggestion is much cheaper and easy to purchase – duct tape.  For Milton Bradley’s mouth.  I have a suggestion for Mr. Bradley too and it’s even cheaper – Google the words “Todd AND Hundley AND finger.”  Learn about what happened when Hundley came to bat Milton – make a decision as to whether or not you want to listen […]

Monday

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July 2009

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Scouting The Starters – Houston Series

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Here is the breakdown on the starting pitching matchups for the series against the Houston Astros. Monday – Wandy Rodriguez (10-6, 2.72) vs. Carlos Zambrano (7-4, 3.48) Rodriguez became Houston’s first 10-game winner this season by winning his fifth consecutive decision last time out against St. Louis. He had his scoreless innings snapped against the Cardinals in the second inning but didn’t waste any time in starting a new one. He had not allowed a run in 18 1/3 innings until Mark DeRosa hit a solo home run with one out in the second frame. After that, he did not […]