1st game of the Crosstown Classic – Called due to RAIN. Not surprising seeing as it was monsooning there. There is no make up date scheduled yet.
Today’s match up was supposed to be John Danks (4-5) vs Zambrano (4-2). But instead, tomorrow we’ll see Danks (4-5) against Dempster (4-3). Zambrano has been pushed back to Thursday against the Sox.
- Von Joshua will make his Cubs debut Wednesday instead of Tuesday now.
- The Cubs brought Jake Fox back up because Waddell went on the 15-day DL. He is on the disabled list to be evaluated and treated for a non baseball related issue.
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.
I went to the Cubs vs. Dodgers game at Wrigley today. And even though we lost, I love my Cubbies. It was my first trip out to Wrigley this season and every time gets better and better. Of course you have those idiot baseball (or unbaseball fans) around you sometimes but they’re at every ballpark. The experience for a Cubs fan (and even for those others that will allow themselves to experience it) is incredible. I feel complete after attending a game. I love this team and this sport with everything. This is what I live for.
Here are a few pictures. We were in the CF bleachers about two rows up. I am in that circle… can you see me? I’m jumping up and down. The pictures aren’t the greatest quality but ya gatta work with what ya got, right?
Back later with more.
Thank goodness. The bats were ALIVE! Marshall was fantastic!
The offense lit it up in the short 5 1/2 inning game tonight! 5 different Cubs had RBIs!
Ryan Theriot! I have to plug him in whenever I can 🙂 He went 1 for 3, with a RBI & crossing the plate once!
No, not that one.
He went 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs tonight!
And Fukudome hit a solo shot tonight!
Most of everyone had a great night at the plate. I ❤ it when we hit the ball 🙂
And our pitching. Maybe it’s only good news because we didn’t have to dip into the bullpen. Sean Marshall went 5 innings only giving up one earned run and four hits while striking out six. FABULOUS! Love it. Poor kid was disappointed when the rain came. I would be too pitching as awesome as he was.
And ya know, someone told me that I was a Theriot bandwagon fan. He said I only liked Ryan Theriot because he was cute. I got really upset at that. I have been watching him play since he was a freshman at LSU. I was 9. I don’t watch baseball for the hot guys. I watch it because I love the sport. When I became a Theriot fan I wasn’t like, “Oh, he’s cute.” Shortstop was always my position and when I got to watch LSU play, I became a Theriot fan. Not every female watches baseball because some of the guys are good looking. Well, that was my little rant. True Theriot fan since age 9 🙂
I hope we go out there and get another win tomorrow!!
But the bats did finally come alive. It only took them 7 games.
We lost yet again. And I should be upset but I’m not. I have been a terrible person to everyone the past few days and it is def because the Cubs have not been playing well. But tonight they scored 8 runs!! And we probably would have won if Ryan Dempster had been pitching like he normally does, ya know, 6 innings with only a couple earned runs. But unfortunately for us (& the gatorade machine) Dempster didn’t have his good stuff and he didn’t pitch well. He gave up 6 earned runs tonight.
To continue on the pitching note, let me state: I hate out bullpen. I may have said it before but I would like to say it again. Something needs to be done. I hope Jim is out there looking for trades. I think it should be our #1 priority before the trade deadline. Cotts blows, that hasn’t changed. Heilman is still terrible, again, nothings changed there. Thankfully Patton came out and pitched well for not having pitched in a game in 2 weeks. Oh, and Ascanio did well too.
Our bats are back! Let’s hope they are here to stay.
Ryan Theriot! Oh how I do love Ryan Theriot. ❤ He may have went 2 for 24 on the road trip but he will always be my guy. He went 3 for 5 tonight with 3 doubles and 2 RBIs!
Bradley went 2 for 5 with 4 RBIs! Soto and Freel both had RBIs. It was a good night for Cubs offense. First in a long while.
Hahaha, and Ted Lilly! Got ejected from a game he wasn’t even playing in! Let’s face it, that ump was sooooo inconsistent. He was terrible (for the record, I hate MOST if not ALL umpires). And when Ted Lilly said something from the dugout he was ejected! I ❤ Ted Lilly.
I think umps should have to take a test or something (maybe they do, I don’t know). Where a committee has to watch them call balls and strike in a simulated game and then their fate should be decided that way. Because some of these umpires are just terrible.
Mr. T is my hero. He sang the 7th
inning stretch today. It was hysterical. He more of shouted it to
everyone rather than singing it. When there’s a good video of it, I’ll get it up.
Both have the flu. 😦
awaiting the birth of the newest
edition to the Marmol family!
Thank you to every man and woman who has served or is serving in every branch of our armed forces.
Thank you. We are so proud.
Unfortunatly I didn’t get to watch the game today. It was my little sister’s birthday so we went to chuck e cheese. But believe me, I had the phone on gameday.
That’s my sister! ❤
So Wells pitched great! Second outing and the guys just can’t get him a W. He went 6 innings with 4 hits and 4 strikeouts. What’s a guy gatta do?! I think we should keep him in the rotation when Z gets back. Marshall will be nice in the bullpen.
Kevin Gregg.. PSH. I can’t stand this guy. I really can’t. I don’t know if other Cubs fans feel the same but blow a four run lead in the ninth? No, that’s not what a closer is supposed to do. Then they put in Heilman who is not perfect and has no room for error inheriting bases loaded with no outs. I almost questioned my faith… almost.
And just after I commenting on Jane’s blog about the beauty of a walkoff.. we have one. Our offense didn’t cross the plate until the sixth but Fons got the job done with Scales on and a single to right field.
CSN’s poll question today was “Who do you want to be the Cubs everyday third baseman with Aramis out?” And my answer is Bobby Scales. I like this guy. I think he’s good offensivly and he gets the job done. Thumbs up to Bobby Scales.
That was a quickie 😉 but I have to go sing ‘Happy Birthday’ and get my ankle checked out. There is some suspicious brusing and swelling that I def didn’t notice until last night when my ankle was screaming in pain.