I am so cold right now. It is freezing in my house… it is cold outside. It’s going to be even colder in Wisconsin when I go to school.. so I have to deal with the super cold and Brewers fans… ugh.
Can someone help me? Every time I go to comment on someone’s blog it says I don’t have permission but after I sign out and sign back in, I can comment. What the heck?
Soooooo the Cubs huh? Oh yeah (say it like the Kool aid man).
Cubs get to go back to Wrigley with a winning record from this road trip. That’s exciting seeing as that puts the Cubs at 11 – 3 against the West and leaves us on a good note when we welcome the Braves to the friendly confines.
Speaking about the Braves… I am relieved to hear that we won’t be facing Chipper, or at least for the first game. He scares the crap out of me. Best hitter in baseball… yeah, scary when your team is facing him. But then again it would be nice to take care of business with him and maybe prove we can sit him down. But why take the chance? Even though Jones has gotten me 6 hits in my current streak in MLB’s beat the streak.
And my star of the game this evening is most def Marquis. I mean, whoa. He worked about 6 1/2 innings and managed to keep the Dodgers to 3 hits, yes count them.. 3. He lifted his record to over .500, he is now 4-3.
Honorable mention of course goes to Mark DeRosa. I am a happy camper tonight that he is on my fantasy team. I never had him start until I realized my other second baseman blew… big time. But DeRo had a wonderful three hits, including a home run in the first and an RBI hit in fifth. Woo hoo!
And DeRo batting second caught me off guard at first. I thought maybe Ronny would just slip into Riot’s place at second in the line up but Lou moved it around a bit, and I’m not complaining.
And of course Marmol came in to get 2 awesome outs. But my satellite cut out because of a storm so I didn’t get to see them.
Hopefully, when we’re back in Chicago, Soto can get back on the horse and start hitting again. He went 0 for 4 tonight and hasn’t been too hot this road trip.
Monday we have an off day (what is a baseball addict to do?) and Tuesday it’s our lefty Lilly (5-5) against the ever aging Glavine (2-2). Game time is 7:05 CT. Think we can take them? Oh yes we can, esp since it’s at home… and we are a fantastic 26 -8 at home. Must be the Wrigley field magic.
I think my posts would be a little longer if I didn’t have such a short memory. Maybe I should start writing things down as I’m watching the game.
Ew, it’s raining again. I hate storms.. and I really hate tornadoes. We are under a tornado watch until 1:00 am.
Ooo, and on other sports notes, Celtics take game two!! I have a friend who is in love with Kobe and says he is way better than Jordan. You can’t be better than Jordan. I don’t even like basketball but I will be very happy if the Celtics could hold off the Lakers and win it all.
And make sure to stop by here:
http://braverays.mlblogs.com/ : Rising from the Ashes – A Rays fan who blogs for the love of his team. It’s a great read even if you aren’t a Rays fan.
I can’t remember if there was anything else I wanted to add. Thank you short term memory for crapping out on me.
Oh yeah, I told my friend Jamaal I would blog about a comment he said to me on Friday. He just really wanted to get into a post. So here it is:
Jamaal: Staples center… blah blah blah blah blah…
(Me sitting thinking to myself, what time was the game on again?)
Jamaal: What am I saying? If the Cubs don’t play there than Stephanie doesn’t care.
Here’s to you Jamaal.
And hopefully the rain will stop so I can catch some sleep. I am off to watch Fear Itself and Swingtown.
Goodnight and GO CUBS!
Let’s start off on a good note.
I saw Kung Fu Panda last night. It is probably the best animated children’s movie ever. It was purely amazing.
Now to the Cubs.
I am not going to sit here and criticize everything they did today (even though that was a pretty bad 7th inning). I have realized that you can’t do that. These guys have played incredible baseball the first couple months of the season and they had a bad couple of games after winning 9 straight, so what?
Buuuuut I am going to nit pick a little at that seventh inning. First off, I think Aramis could’ve handled that ball to Derrek better. That could’ve saved us. Also, I thought Riot had the ball in his mit the entire time during that stolen base attempt. Was the ump saying he didn’t have control or he bobbled it? He def didn’t bobble it, it stayed in his glove the whole time. And I thought there was control seeing as it didn’t come out. And then on to Fukudome and the hit to right field. He def should have caught that first one but by diving as he did combined with the way he was holding the glove, he couldn’t. He should have gotten under it.
And WOW to Z’s fit in the dugout. I know I would have reacted very similarly but holy crap. I feel bad for the coolers =[ haha.
Disclaimer: I am not a Major League Baseball player. I do not know exactly what is running through their minds or the minds of some of the umps.
Now I figured I would get a little Joe Mauer action seeing as he is a total babe (oh yes =]) and playing the Sox currently. But the one night I actually get to sit down and watch a Twins game, he isn’t even in the starting line up. Yay for rain delays, I guess.
Tomorrow is the finale against the Dodgers for the wonderful Cubbies. It is Marquis (3-3, gag) vs Brad Penny (5-7, not much better than our guy huh). Let’s step it up and put another one in the win column.
Oh, and the Cards are killing the Astros in the top of the 2nd at this very moment, 7 – 0. So we’ll lose a game in the standings. But it’s still early, so smile =]
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.