Tagged: sweep

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:

buildRows(standings_rs_nlc);

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

6.0

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!

 

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