View From The Bleachers

September 18, 2012

Game 147: Waterlogged Cubs Dry Up

Filed under: Featured,General — Jeremiah Johnson @ 3:55 am

Pirates 3 @ Cubs 0

Box Score / Highlights / Condensed Game

My goal is to write this recap with the same general disinterest and lackadaisical effort the Cubs’ hitters brought to Monday night’s game. The fourth tilt of their series against the Pirates was preceded by a rain delay of more than three and a half hours, and it showed. By the time the rain stopped and the field dried off, there were only a couple thousand fans in the stands–including less than ten in the upper deck. When it was all over, I’m sure most of them regretted hanging around until almost 2am. Or at least they will regret it once they’ve sobered up.

The Cubs pitchers actually threw a pretty nice game, collectively striking out fifteen Pirates on the evening, while surrendering only five hits–including yet another triple to Starling Marte. However, that was enough for Pittsburgh, as Kevin Correia and their other pitchers held Cubs batters to only two hits on the evening. All the pitchers in the game owe at least some of their success to home plate umpire Laz Diaz, who showed early on that he had a wide, workable strike zone, and that he was eager to get the game in quickly.

I’d say more, but I am literally falling asleep as I write this. If there is something I overlooked, feel free to add it in the comments section.

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  • BLPCTB

    Soriano is still a wild, undisciplined swinger. I watched an at-bat, I think it was teh 4th inning, he got ahead 2-0, then he swung at a pitch in on the hands, swung at one 2 feet outside, and then swung at a 40-foot curveball

  • Eddie Von White

    One time I fell asleep at the keyboard and when I woke up I had 3 pages of the letter “k”

  • Markdwalton

    One time I fell asleep on the keyboard and when I woke I found that I had written twilight.

  • Doug S.

    One time I fell asleep on the keyboard and when I woke up I still didn’t submit a Lizzie.

  • BLPCTB

    If you lived 1 million hours, you would have to live 114 years, 28 days, and 4 hours

  • BLPCTB

    Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo is a grammatically correct sentence.

  • BLPCTB

    If you add up all the numbers from 1 to 100, the answer is 5050

  • BLPCTB

    I.P. Freely out of Mike Rotch because Ivana
    Tinkle from my Drew P. Wiener into the Yuri Nater to find the treasure
    of Ima Wiener in Maya Normusbutt.

  • Verncrowe5

    “The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side.”  – Scarecrow

  • BLPCTB

    That’s a right triangle, you idiot!

  • Doc Raker

    Scarecrow was a great album by John Cougar Mellencamp or John Cougar or John Mellencamp or whoever he thinks he is. 

  • Jedi

    Making a strong push for the Lizard, CAPS?  Not sure this’ll get you the desired result.

  • BLPCTB

    Not really. I was bored and decided to see how many of Bart’s crank calls I could combine.

  • Jedi

    And you left out Seymour Butts?  Is such an oversight even possible?

  • BLPCTB

    Working on another one right now. I found Amanda Hugginkiss, but he had a Bea O’Problem coming from his Jacques Strap. Seymour Butts threatened to shove a sausage down my throat and stick starving dogs up my ass if I made any jokes with that gag

  • BLPCTB

    When I first joined this site, I legit thought Seymour was a Simpsons nut and that that was his favorite of Bart’s crank calls. It wasn’t until Lizzie gave us a recipe that sounded like a dream of Homer Simpson that I learned he wanted to see more butts because he’s a cardiologist.

  • BLPCTB

    Anita Bath because Maya Buttreeks from my encounter with an Al Coholic who had Oliver Klozoff

  • Jeremiah Johnson

    I always thought “great” and “John Cougar Mellencamp” were mutually exclusive.

  • Jerry in Wisconsin

    I hope all of the Cubs thanked Barney for his hit in the second inning, which then allowed the rest of them to get some rest.

  • Seymour Butts

    It actually comes from the children’s joke about book titles and authors. “Under the Bleachers” by Seymour Butts. I thought it made sense with View from the Bleachers.

  • Seymour Butts

    Before Jswan and Lizzie blow a gasket, the sum of the SQUAERS of the adjacent sides of a right triangle is equal to the SQUARE of the hypotenuse.
    Nice to see a night game at night for once (pacific time).

  • BLPCTB

    Lousy Ass Theorm.

  • BLPCTB

    Who in their right mind would name their kid with the last name Butts Seymour?

  • http://swantron.com/ jswanson

    Wizard of Oz reference…he was still dumb after getting the brain

  • Jedi

    And here I just thought you were some kind of sick pervert…not a connoisseur of children’s literature.

  • Seymour Butts

    Can’t one be both?

  • Jeremiah Johnson

    He got a diploma, not a brain. WHO’S THE DUMMY NOW? (drops mic, walks away)

    #meaninglessvictories

  • Jedi

    Are you a former defensive coordinator too?

  • Doc Raker

    Take Scarecrow for a spin, pretty darn good, Uh Huh!

  • Buddy

     Also a decent Batman villain.

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