Tagged: ryan dempster

Does A Swiffer Count As A Broom?

Get out the brooms cause it’s a SWEEP baby! This is the Cubs second sweep this year (unless you don’t count the  two game series against Houston) but it’s their first three game sweep.

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May 14, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Diego
0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0   3 4 1
Chi Cubs
0 0 1 0 6 4 0 0 X   11 11 0

 

I am extremely happy with the way the team has been playing these past three games. It’s like last year where everyone is stepping up to the plate to take care of business. With some key guys out the others have stepped up their game.

 

The starting pitching has been awesome. Today Dempy went 7 innings, struck out 5, and gave up 3 hits and 2 earned runs and walked only two. One of those runs/hits was a homerun by Adrian Gonzalez and he’s been one of the hottest hitters in baseball so I’m not too worried about that one.

 

Talk about Adrian Gonzalez. That guy hit a total of 4 homers off of the Cubs pitching staff. This guy is ridiculous. I def wouldnt pitch to him. Most of the time the Cubs had a big enough lead where his homerun didn’t matter but still… if you have a base open for him, I would put him there and face the next guy.

 

The Cubs offense also stepped up their game. Esp the end of the lineup. The guys in front were getting on base so they could be scored (Theriot-2, Fukudome-1, Hoff-2, Soto-1). They may not have driven many runs in (Soto was the only guy through the first 5 in the lineup to have any RBIs, he had two). The last 4 guys (from Johnson to Dempster)  had a combined total of 9 RBIs. Crazy stuff man.

 

Ryan Theriot Note:

I saw on the tv that he has hit a total of 12 homers over his career and all of them have  been at Wrigley. But 6 have come in night games and 6 have come in day games. Also, 4 have come against the NL West, 4 against the NL East, and 4 against the central. 😉

 

Now we need face the Astros at Wrigley and I’m pretty confident we can pull some W’s out against them. I’m also exctied to see Wells go at it again. He looked promising last time so it will be interesting to see how he does at Wrigley. 🙂

 

And now the NL Central looks like this:

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TEAM W L % GB
 Milwaukee 21 14 .600
 Chicago 20 14 .588 0.5
 Cincinnati 20 14 .588 0.5
 St. Louis 20 14 .588 0.5
 Houston 15 18 .455 5.0
 Pittsburgh 14 19 .424

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I really wanna see the Brewers start to lose along with the Reds. I’m not too concerned about St. Louis at the moment but the others are still red hott.

 

And I still wanna hear about other people’s NL Allstar lineups. Now that one of my guys is out I ‘m all messed up.

 

Man, I had a hard time getting up today! Last night I was up really late waiting for the game to start back up again and watching the Dog the Bounty Hunter reruns. I that show.

 

 

until tommorrow,

GO CUBS!

 

Throwing a Fit Like Tejada

Ugh. One of those days, ya know? Well, I’m not actually throwing a fit but I loved it when Miguel Tejada freaked out.

tejada fit

 

So I was browsing Cubs.com and found some pretty awesome pictures from last nights win.

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milton

ryan theriot tagging out tejada

Those three were my fav. 🙂

 

So tonight Dempy takes on Wandy Rodriguez. Those of you who don’t
know Wandy Rodriguez, he went 9 – 7 with a 3.54 ERA. It seems kinda
scary because as I was reading the little info paragraph about him it
said that he ranks 6th in wins in all major league lefties and seventh
in opponents batting average.

Bring it on.

I also love to hear that Fons wants to play in 155 games. Let’s do
the math. 162 – 155 = 7 games. He wants to only miss 7 games. It’s a
little ambitious because as we all know, injuries happen. And whether
its the flu or a torn muscle.. things happen. I hope he gets his 155
games, I really do.

 

It seems like since the dawn of time, or my time at least, and I
have been let down by these Cubbies. Every year I get more and more
nervous. I’m only 19! 70 to 80 more years of this? Can my heart handle
it? I go into every game extremely nervous. Hoping that we don’t get a
loss and that loss doesn’t lead to another loss. I can only imagine
what fans who have been around longer have gone through! And ya know
what is ever better, I love the thought of Cubs baseball season for my
new 80 to100 or whatever years of, what I hope, isn’t agony but
excitement and success.

 

Hears to tonight and hopefully another one in the W column!

Our hero’s wear pinstripes; hero’s in blue.
They give us the chance to feel like hero’s too.
Whether we’ll win, and if we should lose,

We know someday we’ll go all the way.
Yeah! Someday we’ll go all the way.

Let’s go Cubbies!!

Game Recap:

April 7, 2009

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Chi Cubs
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   2 6 1
Houston
0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1   3 10 1

So we didn’t win but it’s only 2 of 162. I like Aaron Miles but I think that, and I am totally biased, Ryan Theriot would have had that ball up the middle in the 10th. 🙂

Fons has hit 2 homers in 2 nights. What more is there to say on that matter? Amazing, that’s what.

And Reed was safe. In the top of the 9th… he was safe at first and we know that because of replay.

DLee drove Riot in for a run. I am pretty sure the girls next door heard me on that one. But other than that it really wasn’t Riot’s night. He had an error (first on the season) and was caught stealing. Even though him and Hill did connect to throw out Matsui the second time.

I just hit my elbow… OW.

And it’s late. Time for quality girl time with the roomies. Night.

GO CUBS!

Nooooooo, no es bueno Alfonso!

Okay, I was going to wait until tomorrow to blog buuuuut I’m just so excited!

RYAN DEMPSTER WITH THE COMPLETE GAME WIN! WHAT A WIN!

Except with the loss of Alfonso Soriano =[  Losing him wasn’t good. He was just heating up and just feeling great with his legs and BAM he’s out 6 weeks. Being an athletic trainer for my school, as soon as I heard what they found in the x-ray I was like, “NOOOOOOOOO! FONS!”

But all hope is not lost because the Cubs are not a one-man team anymore. We have people who can fill his spot. I would love to see either Reed Johnson or Micah Hoffpauir in left and Riot in the lead off spot, unless Reed is in the game then have him lead off. I love Reed Johnson.. absolutely love him.

The guys played great tonight. Riot with 2 RBIs and Fu with a 3-R HR. Jimmy with 2 RBIs… I mean this is great baseball. Great stuff coming from the best team in baseball.

Must I even say who the player of the game is? RYAN DEMPSTER, hands down. He had a complete game win with 11 strikeouts… what else can you ask of your starting pitcher? He improves to 8-0 at home and 8-2 on the season (the same record as our ace, Z).

Tomorrow’s match up is a great one. Probably one of the best you’ll see in any game tomorrow. The Baby Bull (8-2) against Tim Hudson (7-4). Should be a great game. Let’s keep the bats hot.

I have a headache so I’m off.

Goodnight and GO CUBS!