Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 06/14/11

Game Sixty-Six: Cubs (26-39) vs. Brewers (38-29)
Game Time – 7:05pm CDT
Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187
Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago

Randy Wells (1-1, 6.50/1.50) vs. Yovani Gallardo (8-3, 3.96/1.40)

Updated 6:05pm CDTReed Johnson Activated from 15-day DLTyler Colvin Optioned to Triple-A Iowa

Updated 2:53pm CDTCubs Selected the contract of RHP Chris Carpenter from Double-A Tennessee – Cubs Optioned Casey Coleman to Triple-A Iowa

One of the many problems of the 2011 version of the Chicago Cubs has been consistency. One night they resemble a Major League team and the next game they look like a lower level minor league squad trying to learn how to play the game. As the cliche goes, momentum is only as good as the next day’s starting pitcher and Randy Wells gets the ball tonight.

The Cubs need for Randy Wells to put together a nice long outing and basically picking up where Ryan Dempster left off Monday night. The Brewers can score at will and if Wells struggles early it figures to be a long night for the Cubs at the old ballyard.

The Cubs’ rotation has struggled this season, especially in the backend. In games started by Doug Davis, James Russell, Rodrigo Lopez and Casey Coleman, the Cubs have two wins (2-19). It is past time for the starters to go deeper into games and give the bullpen a break.

Reed Johnson could be activated from the DL either today or prior to Wednesday’s game. Chris Narveson is scheduled to start Wednesday night..

In other newsAlfonso Soriano was 1-for-4 with a run scored Monday night in his second rehab game with the I-Cubs. Soriano is 1-for-7 in two games and is expected to suit up tonight for one final time before returning to the big league club on Wednesday.

Marlon Byrd took batting practice Monday for the first time. Byrd is hoping to go out on a rehab assignment in two weeks and return to the Cubs lineup in three weeks.

In order for the Cubs to post back-to-back wins at home for the first time since April (April 18 and April 20 against the Padres), the Cubs will have to put runs on the board against Yovani Gallardo … but tonight it all starts with Randy Wells.

Randy Wells started the opener in Philly and was facing Ryan Howard when the high winds forced the umps to delay the game. Wells did not return after the one hour and 17 minute delay, which ended up being somewhat of a positive for the Cubs. Wells was struggling with his command, ran up his pitch count and allowed three runs on three hits with two walks and two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings.

The Cubs need a long outing from Randy Wells tonight in his fourth start since returning from the DL.

Tonight will be Wells’ third start of the year at Wrigley. Wells is 1-1 in the first two with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.80 WHIP. Wells is looking for his first win since April 4.

Randy Wells has had moderate success against the Brewers in his short career. Wells is 2-2 in eight career games, six starts, with a 4.54 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP … last season, 1-1 in three starts with a 6.23 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP.

Brewers Career Numbers against Randy Wells

  • Ryan Braun – 6-for-17 with a double and a walk
  • Craig Counsell – 2-for-9 with 2 doubles
  • Prince Fielder – 6-for-15 with a double, a home run and a walk
  • Yovani Gallardo – 0-for-1
  • Carlos Gomez – 1-for-3
  • Corey Hart – 4-for-15 with 2 doubles
  • Jonathan Lucroy – 1-for-2
  • Casey McGehee – 3-for-6 with a home run
  • Nyjer Morgan – 2-for-3 with a double and a walk
  • Wil Nieves – 1-for-2
  • Rickie Weeks – 4-for-13 with 2 doubles

Yovani Gallardo is without a doubt one of the best young pitchers in the league … but he’s been extremely inconsistent this season.

Gallardo lost to the Mets in his last outing and gave up four runs on 10 hits with a walk and five strikeouts in four innings of work … it was his first loss since May 2. Gallardo put together a horrible April (2-1 in five starts with a 6.23 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP), an outstanding May (5-1 in six starts with a 2.25 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP) and is 1-1 in his last two outings with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.90 WHIP.

The overly aggressive Cubs offense must be patient tonight against Gallardo … like they were back on April 10 in Milwaukee. The Cubs had Gallardo on the ropes after scoring four runs on seven hits in five innings (four walks and two strikeouts) but Casey McGehee made his old team pay once again.

Yovani Gallardo is 3-1 in eight career starts versus the Cubs with a 3.61 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP … at Wrigley Field, 1-1 in four starts with a 5.01 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.

Cubs Career Numbers against Yovani Gallardo

  • Jeff Baker – 0-for-1
  • Darwin Barney – 1-for-4 with a walk
  • Starlin Castro – 5-for-12 with 3 doubles
  • Tyler Colvin – 2-for-12 with a double
  • Blake DeWitt – 0-for-6
  • Kosuke Fukudome – 5-for-15 with a double and 3 walks
  • Koyie Hill – 0-for-3
  • Reed Johnson – 0-for-2 with a walk
  • Carlos Pena – 0-for-2 with a walk
  • Aramis Ramirez – 6-for-13 with 4 doubles and a walk
  • Geovany Soto – 4-for-15 with a double, a home run and 2 walks
  • Randy Wells – 0-for-1

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  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Tonight’s lineup:

    Fukudome – RF
    Castro – SS
    Ramirez – 3B
    Pena – 1B
    DeWitt – LF
    Soto – C
    Baker – 2B
    TBD – CF
    Wells – P

    Cubs are waiting to see if MLB clears Reed Johnson to play, if so he will bat eighth and play center. The Cubs will announce the corresponding roster move at that time.

    Darwin Barney banged up his knee last night, just a little sore and received the night off

    • GrantJones7

      DeWitt in LF again…sigh…
      Will Q ever learn? Put Colvin there…

    • diehardcubfan

      I bet it will be Tony Campana or DJ optioned back given Soriano is only a day or so away. 

      Depending on who goes first the next one will follow.

      • diehardcubfan

        Colvin should go down to play everyday but I think he won’t at least until Byrd comes back.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    The Cubs wore their new t-shirts in warmups this afternoon

    – All the Cubs pitchers wearing “F**k the Goat” T-shirts today
    Click here for a photo http://twitpic.com/5blmiy

    • John_CC

      Classy. O and just hilarious, too. sigh.

      New t-shirts!! That’ll do it!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Hood/100000706523521 Richard Hood

        It was just the first step. Next we will get a new goat to parade out. Then we will get a priest to bless the field. Then Rickets will say hey maybe it isn’t luck and this team sucks.

        • paulcatanese

          Good idea Richard, but to take the curse off JH must milk the goat at home plate.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R65T7II7FYX7HGQW2XLHDDWJRQ Agustin

      Nice! But I say it should include a couple more of the management under the Goat….hehehe

      They have like a little Braveheart attitude today huh? ** They seem quite optimistic to me. Maybe they do want to
      fight.Cheltham: Confrontation might be a foregone conclusion, my lord. But nonethe less, I think we should deliver the king’s terms.Lord: The king’s terms will never live up to them.Cheltham: My lord, I think–.Lord: Alright, offer them the terms.

      • Aaron

        LOL….I didn’t even read your post before I wrote mine…well played…we think alike

    • Bryan

      I’m sorry…but the Cubs should stop resurrecting this goat stuff, year after year after year.  How about concentrating rather on some serious baseball, proper fundamentals, etc.  I just can’t imagine any other MLB management team accepting these T-shirts in good spirit.  Just childish stuff…from a bunch of bad news bears.  Sorry, but time to finally turn the page on this goat history already. 

    • Aaron

      I think it’d be really funny if fans started wearing t-shirts that said:

      “F**k Cubs management” 

      or 

      “F**k the Ricketts” 

      or

      “F**k Hendry”

  • Tom U

    Tonight’s minor league starters:

    Iowa – Alberto Cabrera (0-2, 11.37)
    Tennessee – Brooks Raley (3-5, 4.84)
    Daytona – Zach Rosscup (3-1, 2.81)
    Peoria – Graham Hicks (1-2, 3.09)

  • cubs1967

    the new t-shirts ROCK!

    time for Ricketts-McCaskey to tell the city of Chicago to go to hell!!

    great idea on the street fair geared to families…….

    typical BS from the city:

    go find some land in lake county and tell the city the cubs outdraw every other team in the city so let them figure out:

    the 12% entertainment tax on tickets
    the lost revenue from empty rooftops
    the 25% lost of bars and restaurants when there aren’t 3M plus people around for the games
    the lower rents when there are NO games
    the lower property taxes too

    its’ NOT wrigleyville w/o the cubs………its lakeview…nice area…NO team.

    come on Rahm…………grow some!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Hood/100000706523521 Richard Hood

      I actually agree with you on this one. Good call. Will never happen Chicago will flinch like STL did. But it is a good call.

  • Tom U

    The organization has announced the rosters for Boise and the rookie league

    http://www.thecubreporter.com/2011/06/14/your-2011-boise-hawks-and-your-2011-azl-cubs

    click here to learn more

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MBTQEWUE4ZR657K5AUFOREFBYE Devin

    Im happy that Castro is not in the 3-hole. just do not think he is a 3-hole hitter right now. maybe later but certainly not right now. i dont know if Ramirez is any better but man it be nice to get another win tonight

    • paulcatanese

      Devin,you must be estatic then,with Castro in the two hole, he did very well.

  • studio179

    Quade should throw someone who never played CF out there. Seems right.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    D-Cubs infielder Matt Cerda and catcher Mike Brenly have been added to the FSL North All-Star team

    • GrantJones7

      Atta boy Matt

    • Tom U

      Shortstop Elliot Soto was also added to the Midwest League All-Star team.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Reed Johnson activated from DL and starting tonight in center, batting eighth.

    Tyler Colvin optioned to Triple-A Iowa

    • diehardcubfan

      Glad Colvin is going back to Iowa. Hopefully he can get his swing straightened out.

      • studio179

        I hope so, too. I have a bad feeling he will not get it together and will flounder around in this organization. He needs a fresh start elsewhere.

  • diehardcubfan

    It is a miracle that this team can even win a game at all given we cannot even seem to get out of the first few innings without committing errors.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Another throwing error by a Cubs pitcher … #55

    • cubtex

      That’s what happens when you put a former catcher on the mound :) Ha! I couldn’t resist since you put that one on the tee for me!

      • diehardcubfan

        Cubtex, do you by chance live in Texas and a Rangers fan?

        • cubtex

          Yes and no. Once a Cubs fan always a Cubs fan.

          • diehardcubfan

            I know what you mean.  I follow the Rangers now after moving to the Central Texas area but my primary loyalty will always be with the Cubs.  I do like what Nolan Ryan has done with the Rangers club.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Hood/100000706523521 Richard Hood

            Fell in love with the way Ryan does things while living in Corpus Christi. That Whataburger Field was something to see now. The guy knows how to build a team that is for sure.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Everything is up for Wells this inning

  • diehardcubfan

    If we cannot catch and throw a baseball properly we will continue to implode.  So much for the optimism of yesterday.

    • Brp921

      Were you optimistic after last night?

      • diehardcubfan

        No not really.  I guess I just continue to have blind faith and hope.

        • Brp921

          I’ve been a Cub fan a long time, so I can relate.

  • diehardcubfan

    Neil, seems like we are alone this evening.  I guess I cannot be surprised.

  • RynoTiger

    So here are things to ponder for 2011-2012:

    1. Who is in the starting rotation for the Cubs?
    -Dempster?
    -Cashner
    -Zambrano?
    -Garza
    -Wells (let’s trade him)
    -Coleman (yikes..I dunno)
    -Others?

    2. Who is the Cubs 1B if Pujols remains with the Cards and Fielder remains with the Brewers?
    -Pena? (let’s just split up and say we’ll still be friends)
    -???????????????????????

    3. Who is the Cubs 3B?
    -Ramirez (let’s just split up and friendship isn’t that important with an ex)
    -???????????????????????

    Thoughts? 

    • diehardcubfan

      I think a lot depends on who is in charge after the end of the season. If this team continues its downward spiral I cannot see how the Ricketts cannot fire JH and Mr. Kenney. 

      I think decisions on the future of the Cubs leadership at the conclusion of the Cubs season will dictate what course of action the team adopts. 

      I think in another month or so will start to tell us what directions the Cubs will go if rumors start to swirl leading up the July 31 trade deadline.

    • cubtex

      I think that is a huge question that cannot be answered at this time. I think Garza is the only sure thing now. Cashner? Will he be a starter or reliever? Can they trade Z and Dempster? I mentioned that they should explore trades for Marmol and try and get back some starting pitching prospects who are just about mlb ready. I think they need to add 2 frontline starters through trade or free agency. They cannot move forward next year with their current staff being last in the league this year.

    • Anonymous47701

      Dempster-Might stick around for another year
      Cashner-Yes
      Zambrano-Must Trade Away
      Garza-No Question he’ll stay
      Wells-Relegate him to the bullpen
      Coleman-needs work in AAA
      Others-I would try Austin Kirk and Trey McNutt

      Give LaHair a chance for the 2012 season until Bour or Ridling are ready to start.

      They should have cut ties with Ramirez after the 2010 season. Time to go young and give Josh Vitters a chance.

      But then again, it is up to Hendry or whoever is the new GM of Chicago Cubs.

    • Ripsnorter1

      The Cubs have already said that Cashner will no longer be a starter. It’s over.

      • cubtex

        I believe that was meant for if he came back this year. Nothing has been determined yet for his future role.

      • paulcatanese

        Rip, I don’t know if it was just me or what, but I didn’t hear Brenly at all,except on the interview in the last of the seventh. But I did see him. Could it be that he was “warned”?

        • Ripsnorter1

          Probably. The Cubs always shoot the messengers.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Wells with his typical bad inning

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    It could have been worse … Wells is not sharp, that was a 21-pitch inning.

    • diehardcubfan

      I am wondering now if Wells will make it past 5 innings.

      • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

        Not with him walking Gallardo to start the fourth

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Can’t get the bunt down…

  • Anonymous47701

    2012 lineup idea

    B.Jackson-CF
    D.Barney-2B
    S.Castro-SS
    B.LaHair-1B
    J.Vitters-3B
    T.Colvin-RF
    A.Soriano-LF
    W.Castillo-C
    Pitcher

    bench
    R.Flaherty-Utility
    R.Ridling-1B,3B
    S.Clevenger-C
    T.Campana-CF,LF
    L.Montanez-RF

    • Agustinrexach

      We will lose 100 games with that line up too. 1,2,3 are Good, then What? We need to have power And that usually comes from the corners.

      • Anonymous47701

        And where are the Cubs going to find that kind of power? No way they should go after any big money free agents like Pujols or Fielder. I did consider Chris Davis at 1st Base long ago, but not many people agreed to that. Justin Bour will not be ready until probably after the 2012 season, Ridling could be ready by that time, but starting him with only Colvin and Brett Jackson as the only lefties doesn’t provide much balance in the lineup. I figured that the Cubs should not only use LaHair at 1st Base for only the 2012 season, but call up Rebel Ridling to come off the bench and platoon with LaHair.

        As to 3rd Base, I figured welcoming back Casey McGehee would be a great idea, but it doesn’t look like the Brewers are going part with him now that they are contending for the NL Central title. Big Mistake by Jim Hendry. Re-signing Aramis Ramirez is simply NOT an option. I even thought Ryan Flaherty would fit well at 3rd Base and help provide some balance with left-handed hitting, but I am not quite sure about his power right now. So I Figure that they should work Vitters out Dr. Rudy Jaramillo(not really a doctor) and see what he can do at Major League Level.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Hood/100000706523521 Richard Hood

          Actually there are some names on the Trade front that may make up for the power that we seem to lack. One would be the 1st for LAA Mike Trumbo. Rumors has that they are looking to upgrade and he is not what they are looking for at that position. His stat line in the majors has not been that hot yet but he has hit every where he has been so far.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Hood/100000706523521 Richard Hood

            His stat line so far in the majors is .248/.294/.454 with 11 homer runs and 12 doubles in 235 PA’s.
            His minors stat line from last year is .301/.377/.577 with 36 hr’s 5 trip’s and  29. He is only 25 years old. So we can keep him around for a couple years and give him a shot.

        • Agustinrexach

          I know one place you are not going to find power…and that is within this organization.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    The Cubs third error of the game …

    • paulcatanese

      Funny thing Neil, Castro again trying for the impossible play from left field, and the throw from Baker was right over the bag, Castro had made his pivot before the ball was thrown, he’s got to hang back a step for just that reason. Then
      Baker is new to him, and they may very well pulled it off with Barney there.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    I don’t know which is worse tonight … the Cubs defense or Randy Wells

    • Agustinrexach

      Tough to watch dear friend, very tough.

    • diehardcubfan

      I would just suggest flipping a coin because both seem to stink pretty equally.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MBTQEWUE4ZR657K5AUFOREFBYE Devin

    I know these are major league players and baseball is a difficult sport but at some point, there has to be some sort of accountability to this madness. its ridiculous that a team puts up 3 errors and people expects it. It should be a shock at least. Why cant management just have them just field, field, field, field, field for practice. take the bats out of their hands for a minute and just let them field.

  • Baron_S

    When the team needs it most, A-Ram is hitting .220 in June and is on pace for about 10HR on the season.. this guy is completely washed up

    • Ripsnorter1

      Yes, he’s washed up, and it was a $16 million dollar bath. 

    • studio179

      And he wants to remain a Cub…

  • Tedtop16

    Does anybody have any idea how many people are in attendance tonight? Can’t really tell what is the true number from the box score on MLB?

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    SOTO!

    Number 5 of the year

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Welcome to the Show …

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Very good bounce back for Carpenter, struck out Morgan … first big league K

    • paulcatanese

      From what I saw of Carpenter,there is definatly a future right here with the Cubs. If can get it over,he will be great. Nice to see guys not able to catch up with the fastball and his curve looks good too.

  • Baron_S

    wow… Carpenter brings it….
    a cub reliever at 97-98mph — ! I Like!!

  • Baron_S

    Crow please!! I like mine medium rare with some sauerkraut!

    • Brp921

      I was hoping, but not expecting!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Hood/100000706523521 Richard Hood

    Big Hit ARAM where has that been all year ?

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    ARAMIS circa 2008!

  • Aaron

    Again….Quade proving how worthless he really is as manager. With their lefty reliever holding lefty hitters to a .118 avg or whatever it was, and Barney, Montanez, AND LeMahieu on the bench…he allows both Pena and DeWitt to hit….LOL

    It’s almost like he doesn’t even manage to win the game, rather just keep it close is his mentality and play for extra innings

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Hood/100000706523521 Richard Hood

      I figured we were getting Montanez in DeWitt’s spot. I don’t even bother getting mad about quade anymore.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Hood/100000706523521 Richard Hood

        Well now we see why he did that I guess.

  • Aaron

    WOW….

    I was spot on and didn’t even know it at the time (actually I did).

    Double switch puts Montanez in for DeWitt, who just made the final out of the 8th, batting against a lefty that owns other lefty hitters……hmmmmmmmmmm

    playing to win? or playing for extras?

    That right there should tell Ricketts all he needs to know about Quade

    And then Quade gets himself ejected, probably embarrassed over his idiotic decision-making

    • paulcatanese

      No Aaron, I think he got ejected so that he would not have to face any more pressure for the night.

      • paulcatanese

        The other point. With Quade gone the Cubs won just how it’s supposed  to happen. Double,sacrifice and a hit and its over. Quade should just stay in the clubhouse.

  • Brp921

    I would have brought Carpenter back and saved Marmol for if or when we got the lead.

    • Brp921

      Whoops , it is the ninth inning.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Pena with an excellent dig …

  • Aaron

    I’m still all aboard the “trade Marmol” bandwagon.

    I didn’t want to trade him before the season started, citing the difficulty they’ve had in finding a legitimate closer in quite a long time. And even early on with his struggles I gave him the benefit of the doubt, thinking his velocity would return, even though in Spring Training I noticed a significant dip that was concerning.

    But now…we’re in June, and I have yet to see him throw a fastball higher than 94 mph. In fact, he’s sitting primarily in the 89-92 mph range with his fastball.

    The problem is magnified because Marmol’s slider has been flatter most of the season. He’ll occasionally get on top of it and throw it well, but it’ll usually be far out of the zone. 

    Mechanically, he’s been so bad, he’s been so good…at least up to this year, if that makes any sense….

    In other words, he was getting his fastball up to 95-97 mph routinely in the past, with a deadly slider that hitters couldn’t decipher, because it was thrown with good velocity around 88-91 mph. Now, his slider sits mostly in the low 80′s, making it easier to pick up, and hitters have laid off, rather than swung at it, thinking it was a fastball.

    Anyway, his mechanics were so bad, arms, legs, flailing about on his delivery, and a fastball/slider mix that had exceptional velocity (for both pitches), it made him damn near impossible to hit, and guys would bail left and right on him.

    You don’t see that anymore with Marmol, and thus, I am COMPLETELY on the bandwagon to trade the guy, and get as much for him as we can.

    • Cheryl

      Now if we could only trade Quade.

      • paulcatanese

        Or get him kicked out early in every game.

    • Ripsnorter1

      I know you are completely on the trade Marmol bandwagon. But his whole problem has been that he has not been on top of the slider.  I think he’ll be okay. Pitchers go thru slumps like hitters do. So I am not on the bandwagon.

      Hey, the Cubs have proved that they do not know how to trade closers anyway.

      Lee Smith for junkEckersley for less than junk (3 minors leaguers who never played even 1 inning for the Cubs)
      Sutter for junk

      And now we want to trade Marmol, and you watch, we”ll get only junk for him.

    • John_CC

      I’ve been on it for a while. Particularly if they decide to it’s best for Cashner’s future to not start. But either way, the biggest difference Marmol can give the Cubs is the return on his value in this year’s trade.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Alfonso Soriano 0-for-6 in third rehab game with Iowa. Soriano 1-for-13 in three
    rehab games with a run scored

    • Aaron

      LOL….sorry buddy….like Agustin earlier, didn’t see you posted same thing. I believe he’s got 2 runs scored with 1 tonight, but what a dreadful player he’s become…We’re talking AAA, where there is NO shortage of offense in the PCL whatsoever. WOW

      • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

        No worries …

  • Aaron

    Soriano was 0-for-6 tonight with 2 K’s. In 3 games, he’s 1-for-13 with 1 single, 2 runs, and 4 K’s, which means the Cubs will have him up tomorrow, just as they rushed Soto back from his rehab stint, which in turn means the anemic offense you see right now, will be getting even worse if you can imagine that

  • SteveGu

    Shark needs to throw strikes. Come on Jeff.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Campana with a good start

    • paulcatanese

      Think about Campana,Barney, and Castro in that order,wow.

      • paulcatanese

        That was great hustle by Barney to get two. Braun made a great,great play picking that ball off the pitching area down the line and made a good throw to second, just two feet on the wrong side of the bag gave Campana and his speed the double.

        Good bunt by Fuko but the Brewers never even looked at third, Campana would have beat it  and the Cubs would have two on with 0 outs. Brewers didnt even bother to load the bases there which I thought they would to create a force at home. that would have been the only chance they had.

        A tribute to Campana was when the Brewers pulle Braun in to the infield knowing full well Tony would score on anything at all hit to the outfield.

        • paulcatanese

          Shows how much I’m on the Barney bandwagon, I gave him the credit for the double when it was Campana, sorry Tony.

  • Aaron

    STARLIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Cubs beat Brewers 5-4 in 10. Starlin Castro: 3-for-5,2B,2 RBI,R, GW RBI;
    Ramirez:1-for-3,HR,2RBI; Soto: 1-for-4, HR; Wells: 3R, 2ER, 8H, 3BB, 2K, 6IP

  • paulcatanese

    Campana does what he does best              RUNS

    • Aaron

      Amazing what that speed would do at the top of the lineup, right?……errrrrrrrrrrrrrr……not

      • paulcatanese

        Well it would help, but he can’t steal first base. If he were to put everthing on the ground he would have a chance. I just like what he does to the defense when he does just that.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R65T7II7FYX7HGQW2XLHDDWJRQ Agustin

    wow, come from behind win! I might not be able to sleep, good night guys.

  • Baron_S

    Starlin Castro is such a fantastic pure hitter…he is one guy whose aggresive style we should not try to tame — cause he can hit just about any pitch…. unlike fools like Soriano!!

    • paulcatanese

      Yeah Baron. but Soriono will be back out there,I know why, but that dosent make it better, Quade and his veterans,and JH and the bucks that are owed.