Game 2 Thread - Garza vs. Gio
Word is that the wind is blowing out briskly to left, so Sveum has loaded up on the righties to battle southpaw Gio Gonzalez in his NL debut.
|Desmond, SS||Johnson, RF|
|#Espinosa, 2B||Mather, 3B|
|Zimmerman, 3B||Castro, SS|
|*LaRoche, 1B||Soriano, LF|
|Werth, RF||Baker, 1B
|DeRosa, LF||Soto, C
|*Bernadina, CF||Byrd, CF|
|Ramos, C||Barney, 2B
|Gonzalez, P||Garza, P|
Rodgrigo Lopez is the first call-up from the minors, so congrats to those that picked it in our prediction contest. It appears Luis Valbuena is going back through waivers in an attempt to option him to Iowa to make room for Lopez.
Sure is fun to watch them score finally. To think they were no-hit until the 7th...
GRAND SLAM RUSSELL
blown the hell open...7 run lead
Javy! Javy! Javy!
How sweet was that - Cranked it!
393 happy feet
cubs take a 2 run lead in the 7th. sweet.
...and the Cards tie and take the lead in the 9th. off Familia.
Familia blows his first save of the season -- gives up 2 in 9th to the Cards.
Not much going our way these days.
no-doubt HR towering to CF...tie game.
This site is as dead as the team.
AL pitcher hits a home run for a 1-0 lead. There goes perspective
Here are the ERAs for the last five starting pitchers:
At what point does the manager note it's not the "other pitcher"?
And why does he start Montero in the middle of a downturn?
Some perspective (mostly for my own benefit): Dan Straily beat MadBum 2-1 today as the Reds took 2 of 3 in SF. Giants are 2-9 since the break and their lead over LA is down to 2.5 games. So, yeah...baseball. It'll drive ya nuts.
McNutt / Archer didn't work out well for us.
The floor is more valuable than the ceiling. It's the same reason we drafted Kris Bryant instead of Jon Gray.