After the first two games of the Cubs and Twins series I couldn’t even look at my Joe Mauer tshirt hanging in my closet.
Today I got to watch the game.. all 14 innings.
I woke up from my wonderful hour and a half nap after a grueling 2 hours at graduation. And lunch with the family.
That’s right folks! I’m finally done, good riddance.
But back to the game, I have a few things I would like to bring up.
This would’ve have been the cubs 30th win this season. Guess we’ll have to try again tomorrow. And we were the only team in baseball to stay out of the twenty or more loss column, until tonight.
But congrats to DLee. His run in the fourth inning was his 800th career run. Can you say, “milestone”? Congrats again Derrek.
I was happy to see Kosuke back in the lineup. He went 2 for 4 with a walk and an RBI. I like that guy. Can’t wait to go to the game and get his bobble head.
I wish Soriano would be 100% again. He says he feels good physically but his right calf is a confidence thing. I guess running drills are good for him and he looked better tonight but a player is obviously never at his best when his confidence is down because of an injury.
Let’s make this clear: I love watching our infielders turn double plays. We have some pretty awesome ones sometimes. They had a fantastic 4-6-3 dp in the bottom of the first and another great 5-6-3 dp to escape the 6th. I love our infielders and their double plays.
Speaking of infielders, I would like to compliment Riot on his wonderful stop in the bottom of the 12th to keep the ball from going into the outfield and saving some extra bases. Also, Fontenot replaced DeRo in the bottom of the 6th. Why? Lou ended up batting Ronny so why put Fontenot in for only 1/2 an inning? I like Fontenot but I like Ronny more. I think Ronny’s better in the box and Fontenot is better in the field… well, I just answered my own question. Great.
And let’s get this out right now: I HATE JASON BAY. Bay went 4 for 6 tonight with 3 RBIs, 2 runs, and a walk. Not to mention his homer in the fourth to give the bucs their first lead of the game.
So let’s flow to Marquis. A very… what word should I use?… unpredictable pitcher. You don’t really know how he is going to do in the game,. Well, I sort of take that back. You know he is going to have one bad inning. Except for today. His bad luck (or bad pitching.. which ever you prefer) seemed to spread over a couple innings. At first I thought that inning was going to be the bottom of the second but he got out of that. But then the bottom of the 4th seemed like the bad inning with Jason giving up the 2-run homer to Jason (Bay). Oh wait! The bottom of the sixth was another bad inning for him. He gave up a run to give the bucs an even larger lead of two runs (Damn Michaels). So in the end, if Marquis would’ve gotten more support than he might just have more than two wins under his belt.
When Marmol-ade came in I was like WTF is going on when he was facing the first batter… but then he shaped up and struck out the next two and my WTF changed to a “That’s my boy”. Go Marmol.
Ya know, it’s really disappointing to see Fonsy‘s hot streak gone. 10 home runs in 11 games and then 0 for 4, 1 for 7, etc. I can’t wait for him to get back into the groove. Same with Edmonds. I love the guy. He was the only Cardinal I was ever fond of. When he gets his bat going, it’s ganna get good.
Now let’s look at a play in the top of the 9th, Soriano caught at second. Was he really out? I believe he was by inches. It was very close but this brings in a hot topic in baseball… instant replay. I am all for it. It would be great for the umps to make the right calls sometimes. Esp when those calls pretty much determine the game. Who’s with me?
Fukudome and Aramis get buku bonus points today. Aramis for tying it up in the 8th and Fu for getting the lead in the same inning.
Kerry Wood. I don’t know what to say. I love the guy and was ecstatic to learn he was going to be our closer a while back. But every time he blows a save it gets harder for me to defend him to other doubting cubs fans.
Hahaha here’s something I have never seen before: Henry Blanco playing first. It was great. I mean if you’re out of guys then you gatta get someone. I love Henry.
Major props to Jon Lieber tonight for pitching fantastically.
And can someone please tell me why we had so many guys on and could do nothing with it? We had some pretty awesome chances to score but didn’t.
And can someone else please tell me why not try using Woody as the set up guy and Marmol-ade as the closer? Let’s just try it. I love Woody but maybe he is more fitting to pitch in the 8th and then bring in the heat in the 9th. Maybe I’m missing something.
I HATE THAT STUPID PARROT. Who ever is in that stupid mascot suit is an inconsiderate jerk. Remember the last series we played in Pittsburgh? The bird sat right behind the catcher shaking his big green *** at our pitcher. I am not using this as an excuse for anything but don’t you think that would be annoying?
In the month of June we don’t face anyone from the NL Central. We are 18 – 13 against them. Could this be good or bad?
I am sure there was something else I had to say but I am so tired that I just want to go to bed.