Game 67 Thread/Padres @ Cubs (#2 of 3)

Game chat Carlos Zambrano v. Chris Young Ten days ago, Z (7-5, 4.89) declared he was starting the season anew. In the two starts since, against Milwaukee and Houston, he has allowed just eight hits and two earned runs over 14 2/3 innings (1.23 ERA) and earned two victories. Also, after clubbing a home run against the Astros Monday night, his second of the year, Carlos is just one short of Fergie Jenkins’ all-time Cub record for career HRs by a pitcher (13). Chris Young (6-3, 2.34) is very good. When he pitched against the Cubs on May 24th in San Diego, he looked very, very good, striking out a season-high 10 batters and allowing just three hits. Young wound up with a no-decision, however, and the Cubs wound up winning the game after scoring twice in the ninth inning against the Padre bullpen.

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Guest conductor for the 7th inning stretch...

3 N side Cicada's

I have to put on the radio for the interview, i am sure Ron will have some real probitive questions..

The Orioles reportedly have Ramon Hernandez on the trading block. I have not seen him catch enough to comment on his defensive skills but he had pretty good offensive numbers last year in Baltimore, He hit .275 with 23 home runs. Reportedly the Orioles are looking to dump payroll and are looking for young players with an eye toward rebuilding for the future.

At the game, someone with TV give me some details.

I'm a big DLEE fan, but unless Young used the n-word or said something about his mom, that was boneheaded. Lee will definitely need to sit out some games -- exactly what we don't need now that we're playing well.

I did notice one thing. After the initial flurry of punches, Lee was about to charge again. But then he took a strange pause and step sideways in order to get right behind Lou P. Looks like he realized he'd done enough damage.

Props to Marcus Giles and Barrett (who looked to absolutely smother Lee to prevent him from doing more). Zambrano looked like he was ready to eat a Padre.

Unless you mean suspended and thus sitting the games out, otherwise there is no way if i were Lou that id bench him

Carlos is a freakishly good athlete. I don't know many people that can make the play he made on Bocachica in the 7th.

Where's Rob G? His ground ball Z is back today.

What was Z doing with his belt off?

Fucking Marcus Giles....

I think Z was belting Padre players.

It looked like a Cubs player fell on the ground in the middle of the fray and was just getting cleeted by a slew of Padres did anyone else see that?

You gotta love that Gerald Perry was kicked out as well.

Soriano shouldn't have show boated, there were some "rumblings" from the Dads at the end of yesterday's game about this. Once again, you can bet the Cubs will get screwed on the outcome of this from the FO of MLB. Damn, why can't these guys stay on track?

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  • Those were more entertaining times.

    Charlie 2 min 32 sec ago view
  • I wonder if there's an actual cause to this because they were going up hacking at everything. Wonder if scoring a bunch of runs makes you feel like you.can swing at anything and hit it.

    johann 9 min 18 sec ago view
  • That second walk he gave Up was awful though with no pitches even close to being a strike. He was trying to pitch around bunt and that almost never works. That said Rondon should have been brought in after the first walk and should have been left in to finish the inning because he was looking like he had good stuff.

    johann 23 min 28 sec ago view
  • Remember when Bryant used to be able to run the bases with impunity?

    CTSteve 25 min 59 sec ago view
  • And Miggy costs them another run

    Eric S 32 min 35 sec ago view
  • torres would easily be the system's #1 prospect. he's a middle IF'r that's showing he can stick there even as he's gaining bulk/muscle so far. that said, it's not like the distance between torres and jimenez is huge...it's torres's position value that would vault him in prospect status.

    jimenez has the higher ceiling just isolating the bat aspect of his game.

    it would suck to lose either, but torres is a very popular/valuable piece.

    crunch 32 min 50 sec ago view
  • Arrieta in line to lose the game too

    Cruel game

    Eric S 33 min 48 sec ago view
  • ...and chapman fails us. gives up the lead. boo.

    crunch 35 min 11 sec ago view
  • bringing in rondon to try to put out this fire is a nice luxury.

    crunch 42 min 37 sec ago view
  • Complete craziness bottom seven. Bottom line Cubs were fortunate to score a run

    And of course Arrieta walks the first two batters in the eighth (to be fair he was totally squeezed on Zunino's walk to start the inning)

    Eric S 46 min 7 sec ago view
  • ...and the no hitter is over in the 7th...2 on, 0 out.

    crunch 1 hour 8 min ago view
  • Miley thru six: no hits, no walks, 8 K's - one batter (Bryant) reached on a error by Seager (hard hit but clearly an error). At 71 pitches

    Eric S 1 hour 15 min ago view
  • It's the law of baseball -- if you score 10+ runs in a game, you must struggle to score in the next game. Particulalry against an inferior pitcher.

    billybucks 1 hour 21 min ago view
  • Looking for Bryant to break up another no-no with a long fly ball in the sixth.

    But any hit will do.

    Eric S 1 hour 24 min ago view
  • this game is f'n flying by.

    also, "Hernandez (5-4, 3.45) versus Hendricks (9-7, 2.39), ruined by ESPN tomorrow at 7:08pmCST." gets 1000 upvotes and a gold star.

    crunch 1 hour 36 min ago view
  • His control is still off with a lot of overthrowing of his fastball. Mariners haven't been able to take advantage of it so far but it still doesn't seen like he's had a start this year where his mechanics have been great start to finish.

    johann 1 hour 42 min ago view