Tagged: ryan theriot

Riding A High… Then CRASHING AND BURNING

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“WTF CUBBIES!?”
So we go in and sweep the Nationals. No surprise there. We look like a really good team. And then we fly in to face the world series defending champs the Phillies. 
Damn… I def went in feeling a little bit better than I should have. I wasn’t think straight. Why did I think the Cubs could win the series against the Phils? Was it cause Ted Lilly was on the mound for our first game? Was it because we scored 11 runs the night before? Maybe. But I was forgetting that 1. Ted Lilly has a bum knee now and 2. WE WERE PLAYING THE NATIONALS. They dont have 88 errors for nothing… 
So the first game of the Cubs/Phillie series was terrible. To sum it up we lost 10-1 after Teddy gave up a 3 run homer and a 2 run homer. He gave up 9 runs in four innings. Our lonely run came from a Ryan Theriot ❤ RBI in the 5th. 
Sad day. 
And tomorrow we have Rich Harden on the mound and I have no confidence in him what-so-freaking-ever (even though he was great against the Nationals). Maybe Carlos can pull out a win on Wednesday (he kinda struggled against the Nats). Sigh. 
Even if we lose 2 out of 3 to the Phillies we will still have gone 5-2 on this road trip and that is a great way to start off the second half. 
Until tomorrow… or whenever I get time to log back on,
GO CUBS!! 
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Liquid Precipitation Strikes Again

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. 

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And while we were waiting to hear what the call was going to be about the game, we got to listen to Ozzie rant about Wrigley… again. I’m so tired of hearing about it. All right Ozzie, we get it. You don’t like our stadium. You have made your message clear. The media hawks should just stop asking about it. 
They also talked to Ryan Theriot before the game 🙂 (Just thought I’d mention it)

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. 

One of the best quotes of the night:
“What do I need to show fire for?” Piniella said. “I’m not a dragon.”

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The Cubs and Sox are tied at 33 games apiece when it comes to playing each other. The next game will give one team the advantage of the other. And in all of the games they’ve played against each other, the Cubs scored 322 runs and the Sox have scored 323. Crazy stuff how close they are. 
Other little notes: 
  • 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. 
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So tomorrow we will begin the Crosstown Classic. 

College World Series:
Anyone else keeping tabs? 
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I am rooting for LSU, of course. They beat both Arkansas and Virginia so they will play friday against the winner of the Virginia/Arkansas game on Wednesday. 
And CS Fullerton and SO. Miss. have been eliminated form the CWS. 
Jared Mitchell: “What did the red fish say to the navy one? You’re blue.” 🙂 
Yesterday I got to meet Mike Fontenot.
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He was super nice. And he def cleans up well 🙂 
Anyone see him and Micah Hoffpauir on My Boys? They were actually pretty good, haha.
Until tomorrow, 
GO CUBS!

Oh boy Twinkies… Crosstown Classic Up Next

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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. 

Twins took the first two games of the series 4-7 and 0-2 respectively. But the third game was ours… sort of. 
It was totally a pitchers duel and the wind was blowing straight in. The wind was terrible annoying cause there were at least 3 cubs hits that would have went out of the park…  UGH to the Windy City.
Ted Lilly had another All-star outing, going 7 2/3 innings and even though he gave up 9 hits, he only gave up 2 ERs and struck out 6. PS – he walked 0.

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(don’t know where this came from but it’s awesome)
And so the Twins only scored on a Carlos Gomez home run and a Punto RBI. 
Now to our bats… They have been silent. The Cubs were going through another frustrating slump. However maybe today’s game will be the end of that. 
The Cubs got two runs off of a Theriot sac fly and a Geovany Soto RBI. The game winner came in the bottom of the 9th with bases loaded. That was hit by none other than my boy, Ryan Theriot. 
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(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Not to mention the Cubs fired Gerald Perry. You knew something was going to happen. I feel indifferent to it. I didn’t know the guy and the problem was with our hitting. Of course someone is going to take the blame and here (right or not) it was Gerald Perry. Von Joshua will take his place. This looks promising. He’s worked with a lot of the guys before in Triple A. Earlier in the year Theriot credited him with the home runs that were going on. Let’s see how this goes. 
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So on to the next series – the Crosstown Classic. 
I have grown to dislike this series. Last year we swept the Sox the first series and then they returned the favor. And I have come to realize that the fans make this a much bigger deal than it really is. We face each other six games out of the season (we aren’t counting if there was to be a sox/cubs world series), SIX games out of 162. Why is it such a big deal who beats who? Bragging rights? Come on people. Like Ozzie mentioned, let’s be more worried about our team winning the WORLD series rather than the cubs/sox series. 
It did anger me with the Sox players comments about Wrigley last year but it seems they have moved on. Saying only that they wish we had better facilities. It’s an old park, what do you expect? Again, you’re only here 3 games out of the year… deal with it.
I respect the other Chicago team. This year they are facing our much more important rivals like the Brewers, Reds, and I wouldn’t mind seeing beat the Dodgers. So for about 9 games this season I am not only a Cubs fan but I’m a White Sox fan. 
One day I wish that Cubs and Sox fans could live in harmony. I hate being typed as an *** because some Cubs fans are and I’m sure the respectable Sox fans are tired of it too. Let’s concern our selves with our team and winning a pennant rather than bragging rights. Peace brah. 
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So to look back a bit, I went to the Sox and Indians game on June 5th. I only went to see DeRosa and Woody. My best friend happens to be a Sox fan so we decided to go. 
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I couldn’t find a DeRosa Indians shirt in time so I had to make one 🙂 It’s my DeRo Cubbies shirt. 
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Before the game (we got there EXTREMELY early), my goal was to get autographs from my favorite ex-cubs. 
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

They came over and talked with us hand full of Cubs fans that were there. They were the nicest guys! We made sure they knew just how much we miss them on the North side and just how stupid we thought their trades were. 
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It was a fun game. 
I am going to see Mike Fontenot tomorrow. He’s coming to a shop in the mall where I live. 
Until tomorrow (actually probably Tuesday or Wednesday), 
GO CUBS!

“That’s not Andres Blanco… That’s BOBBY SCALES!”

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?

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the last one is my fav. ❤

Back later with more.

GO CUBBIES!

Rain, Rain, Go Away! The Chicago Cubs Won Today!

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!

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Ryan Theriot! I have to plug him in whenever I can 🙂 He went 1 for 3, with a RBI & crossing the plate once!

Hoff!

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No, not that one.

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He went 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs tonight!

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And Fukudome hit a solo shot tonight!

Most of everyone had a great night at the plate. I ❤ it when we hit the ball 🙂

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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!!

GO CUBS!

 

Finally… Oh Wait, We Lost… Again

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.

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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.

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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.

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Get well soon DLee & Bobby Scales!
Both have the flu. 😦
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And Carlos Marmol is in New York
awaiting the birth of the newest
edition to the Marmol family!

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Happy Memorial Day.
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.

Let’s hope, pray, for a win tomorrow!
GO CUBS!

Aren’t Walkoffs the Greatest?!

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.

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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.

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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.



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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.

until tomorrow,
GO CUBS!!

And PS – my buddy Brenton looked up the article about Ryan Theriot in the Sun. The guy is very sarcastic about associating Riot with roids but really? Must we connect the two? That’s spoiling Ryan Theriot’s good name. Shame on you journalist. I’m sure your feeling the heat for it.

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