Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 05/11/12

Game Thirty-Two: Cubs (13-18) vs. Brewers (13-18)
Game Time – 7:10pm CDT
Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185/914
Location – Miller Park, Milwaukee

Matt Garza (2-1, 2.67/0.89) vs. Randy Wolf (2-3, 6.68/1.82)

The Cubs begin a five-game road trip tonight in Milwaukee with the first of three against the Brewers. The quick trip ends Tuesday afternoon in St. Louis. Dale Sveum’s Cubs lost three of four to Milwaukee during the first homestand of the year and will face a much different Brewers’ team this weekend.

Mat Gamel is out for the season with a torn ACL and rumors have suggested that the Brewers are interested in signing Derrek Lee to replace Gamel. Carlos Gomez (left hamstring strain) and Alex Gonzalez (right knee injury) are on the DL and Cesar Izturis is filling in at short. Chris Narveson will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery to repair a torn left rotator cuff.

Dale Sveum will make his return to Milwaukee and for the first time he will call the shots from the visitor’s dugout. After tonight, Sveum will send Chris Volstad to the hill Saturday against Shaun Marcum and Jeff Samardzija will face Marco Estrada in Sunday’s finale.

What will the Cubs’ lineup look like for tonight’s game? Bryan LaHair has a double in three at bats against Randy Wolf while Jeff Baker has raked against Wolf in his career (10-for-24 with two doubles, a home run and a walk). Ian Stewart (2-for-5 with a double, a home run and a walk) also has good numbers against Wolf while three of Alfonso Soriano’s nine career hits against Wolf have gone for extra bases (9-for-35 with a double, two home runs and four walks).

The two rivals will battle for fifth place in the central over the weekend with the much-improved Astros just a game ahead of both the Cubs and Brewers.

Tonight all starts with Matt Garza

The Cubs tried not to skip Matt Garza the last time through the rotation but he could not go due to the flu bug that made its way around the Cubs’ clubhouse. Garza pushed back to tonight’s opener against the Brewers.

Matt Garza was just about as good as it gets in his last start back on April 29. Garza allowed just one hit in seven shutout innings to the Phillies. Garza walked one and struck out 10. One of the best road starts of his Cubs career.

For as good as Matt Garza has been this season, he had struggled in his only road start prior to his outing in Philadelphia. Garza is 1-1 in two starts outside of Wrigley with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP … compared to a 1-0 record in three home starts with a 1.66 ERA and a 0.83 WHIP.

Garza will make his second start of the year against the Brewers. Garza came within his own throwing error of a complete game gem when he faced Milwaukee at Wrigley on April 12. Garza tossed 8 2/3 innings of shutout ball, allowed three hits, struck out nine and walked two.

Matt Garza is 3-1 in four career starts against the Brewers with a 3.07 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP … at Miller Park, 0-1 in one start with a 7.94 ERA and a 1.94 WHIP (five runs on eight hits with three walks and eight strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings).

Brewers Career Numbers against Matt Garza

  • Norichika Aoki – 0-for-1
  • Ryan Braun – 3-for-12 with a double, a home run and two walks
  • Corey Hart – 1-for-7 with three walks
  • Travis Ishikawa – 0-for-1
  • Cesar Izturis – 3-for-13 with a double and two walks
  • George Kottaras – 2-for-8 with a home run
  • Jonathan Lucroy – 1-for-2
  • Nyjer Morgan – 6-for-13 with a triple
  • Rickie Weeks – 2-for-13 with a walk
  • Randy Wolf – 0-for-1

The usually steady and reliable Randy Wolf has had a rough start to the season. Wolf has given up less than three runs in only one of his six starts and is coming off a bad outing in San Francisco in which he allowed four runs on nine hits without a walk and three strikeouts in six innings. Wolf has allowed seven runs on 18 hits in his last 11 innings … but he has yet to face the Cubs this season.

For as much as Randy Wolf has struggled, he has still been decent at home (1-2 in three starts with a 4.76 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP) and he has given the Cubs his best effort throughout his career.

Randy Wolf is 6-11 in 23 career starts against the Cubs with a 4.22 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP … last season, 1-2 in four starts with a 3.16 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP.

Cubs Career Numbers against Randy Wolf

  • Jeff Baker – 10-for-24 with two doubles, a home run and a walk
  • Darwin Barney – 0-for-6
  • Tony Campana – 0-for-3
  • Starlin Castro – 7-for-18 with two doubles, a home run and a walk
  • Matt Garza – 0-for-2
  • Reed Johnson – 2-for-15
  • Bryan LaHair – 1-for-3 with a double
  • Joe Mather – 0-for-4 with a walk
  • Alfonso Soriano – 9-for-35 with a double, two home runs and four walks
  • Geovany Soto – 10-for-30 with a double, three home runs and two walks
  • Ian Stewart – 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and a walk

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  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Tonight’s lineup:

    Johnson – CF
    Baker – RF
    Castro – SS
    LaHair – 1B
    Soriano – LF
    Mather – 3B
    Castillo – C
    Barney – 2B
    Garza – P

  • GaryLeeT

    Johnson in center? That’s disappointing. I know Reed needs the ABs, but he’s had some really ugly swings lately. If he needs the playing time, he can take Soriano’s.

    • CubsTalk

       maybe Theo/Jed is show casing Johnson for a trade!

    • paulcatanese

      Agree there, this is a boring lineup at best. I know Sveum is going by the numbers, but does he take into account that the odds could switch the other way, only so many hits can fall until it turns. See no reason to play Johnson or Baker.

      • Ripsnorter1

        Here’s a reason:

        DeJesus hit .174 vs LHP in 2011 in 133 PA. That’s a large sample size, and it affirms that he’s the new Carlos Pena for the Cubs. He slugged a Koyie Hill-like .231 vs LHP in 2011. (Actually, Koyie slugged a .286 last year). 
        That’s a good reason to keep him on the bench tonight. 

        Campana: well, he’s a young guy, and we don’t want to “expose” him to LHP. LOL Actually, Campana is a lifetime .250 hitter vs LHP (.280 vs RHP). So why not give him a chance in CF again?

  • Tom U

    Tonight’s minor league starters:

    Daytona – Austin Kirk (1-0, 1.83)
    Tennessee – Brooks Raley (1-1, 3.68)
    Iowa – Travis Wood (1-3, 5.08)

    Peoria won 6-2 this afternoon over Beloit. Michael Jensen 5.2 IP, 1 ER, 2 K. Marco Hernandez and Yaniel Cabezas each 3-for-4, Cabezas with 2 RBI. Paul Hoilman extends his hitting streak to 24 games.

    Tonight’s spotlight game: Iowa v.Fresno
    Travis Wood is coming off a good performance with the parent club, and needs to be consistent to earn a trip back. Iowa lit up the Grizzlies for 10 runs and 10 hits last night.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Anthony Giansanti has been promoted to Peoria, reporting tomorrow.
     

    • CubsTalk

      …….we are all happy for Anthony.

  • CubsTalk

    Bears out….Hawks out…..Bulls out……

    Lets hope the Cubs can give Chicago fans something else in a positive way to think about for the next several months.

  • CubsTalk

    Tonight’s Poll

    Which player will be the star in tonight’s game?

    A – Garza
    B – Baker
    C – Castro
    D – Mather
    E – Someone else

    • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

      Garza does not look like Garza tonight.

  • Chipguy2030

    Neil I don’t know if I missed something but has Blake DeWitt been released by the Cubs or just sent to the Minors?  I did not see him on the I-Cubs roster.

    • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

      You have not missed anything. Nothing official on DeWitt, he is expected to accept his assignment to Triple-A. He has not reported yet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trevor-Petersma/565104388 Trevor Petersma

    Man, Garza is struggling with his command so far tonight.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Garza did a good job limiting the damage … Aramis helped him out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trevor-Petersma/565104388 Trevor Petersma

    Well that was a shaky start but good to escape the damage.  Hopefully Matt calms down and settles in.

    • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

      He still looks weak. Lost a lot of weight with the flu.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trevor-Petersma/565104388 Trevor Petersma

        Good thing the bullpen is rested.  Anyone know how many pitches he threw that inning?

        • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

          Garza threw 23 in the first, 11 for strikes. 21 more in the second, 14 for strikes.

      • cubtex

        Wow! I just tuned in a little and you are right! Garza looks like he lost 15 pounds :)

        • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

          According to multiple reports, around 12 pounds. He put some back on. Sveum said he looked really bad in first bullpen after he felt he could pitch. Sveum said the last one was a lot better.

          • cubtex

            Yea. You got to think he won’t go much more than 5 innings tonight.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Good at bat by Mather and Castillo with his first hit of the season

  • RynoTiger

    LaHair gets too excited when runners on base and doesn’t give himself a chance to do anything.  such a shame.

  • cubtex

    I think the Cubs need a new bunt sign for the pitchers :)

    • Tony_Hall

      Or pitchers who can lay down a bunt :)

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Very bad at bat from Baker

  • Tony_Hall

    If Jeff Baker isn’t going to hit lefties, he will be the next to go.

    • cubtex

      He barely plays now……so I am sure he is next to go as well.

  • cubtex

    missed bunt sign by Garza on the first pitch and then failing to get the bunt down after that cost them a run. Baker and Castro swinging at 1st pitch(which were both balls) No patience.

  • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

    Garza’s not good at this “pitch-to-first” thing.

  • cubtex

    Garza with another NOT TOP 10 play on ESPN for tonight

  • John_CC

    Tell me I am over reacting to that crap stranding to end the Cubs half of the 5th — but does Starlin’s approach seem different with a man on third?  I haven’t watched every game but a handful now, and I always think that he isn’t yet suited for hitting in the 3 hole. But I don’t know if it’s only because those are the ABs that stand out to me.

  • John_CC

    Garza’s off tonight.  Too bad, I was hoping for good one tonight.

    Brenly is not fond of Castillo, is he?

    • Tony_Hall

      Garza is battling.  To have given up only one run is pretty amazing.

      Brenly doesn’t like any player that struggles with fundamentals…and why would he.

    • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

      I find that Bob is the most critical of players that have the most potential.

      That’s why I found it so absurd that players took offense to it. He’s critical because he believes in them.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trevor-Petersma/565104388 Trevor Petersma

        That’s actually a pretty good point Matt.  I don’ think he ripping them just to rip, I think he is frustrated with good players screwing the basics up.

  • cubtex

    Brenly is right about Wellington Castillo. He is boxing back there instead of framing pitches.

    • cubtex

      Castillo is really struggling back there!

      • John_CC

         Really bad since Brenly pointed it out for me.

  • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

    Brewers leave ‘em loaded.

    Make it hurt.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Garza dodged another bullet. At 93 pitches, I would imagine he’s done for the night.

  • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

    I’d like a second look at that double play.

  • cubtex

    It would be interesting to count how many first swing at bats the Cubs have had tonight. Unbelievable!

  • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

    Can we replace the bunting tournament with a throw-to-first competition in the spring?

    • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

      Maybe, they should have both.

      • cubtex

        might as well add pick off throws to 2nd too :)

        • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

           Situational hitting…

          Knock on wood.

          • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

             Check.

  • Ripsnorter1

    Pirates lost to Astros tonight. Pirates had the bases loaded, zero outs, and their 1, 2 and 3 hitters up. K, pop out, K. 

    What a pathetic offense! 
    Speaking of junk offenses, last in MLB in team BA belongs to the Oakland A’s, who, with a DH, have managed a .216 BA. Nevertheless the A’s have scored more runs than the Cubs….Milwaukee is 27th in MLB in BA, but 18th in runs.

  • cubtex

    Let’s get this run in now!

  • cubtex

    why not pinch run Campana for Stewart here? Steal him and get 2 runners in scoring position and stay out of double play.

    • Tony_Hall

      why not pinch hit Campana for Reed?  not likely to double up Campana, and he could bunt the run in

      • cubtex

        Too risky to bunt in runner in my opinion. If he was going to pinch hit…I would have had DeJesus bat for Reed and Campana run for Stewart….But it worked out because Reed walked :)

        • cubtex

          Never mind :) Way to make that 1st home run of the year count!

        • Tony_Hall

          DeJesus was the right call…against Loe.

          • cubtex

            Yes….You are right about that :)

  • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

    Veteran at-bat by the beard.

    That was fun to watch – in hindsight.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    A SLAM for DeJesus!

    • brent carmona

      BOOM BABY!!!!!!!!

      Pat was real pumped up on that call, so was Keith.

      Two enthusiastic thumbs way up

  • Tony_Hall

    Look at the power!  Dejesus GS!

    • cubtex

      Another first pitch swinging…..But this one worked out Big Time!

      • Tony_Hall

        Nothing wrong with swinging at the first pitch, IF, it is in your zone you can drive it.  The problem with swinging at the first pitch, is when guys swing at pitchers pitches on the 1st pitch.

        • cubtex

          With the bases loaded I definately agree.  

  • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

    Sweet DeJesus.

  • Texcubnut

    Yeeeeeeeehawwwww!!!!!!!

  • Baron_S

    DEJESUS!!!

  • CubsTalk

    A Grand Slam….When did the Cubs start hitting those?

  • Tony_Hall

    OK, whoever had DeJesus over Soriano in the “who will hit a HR first this season”  take a bow.

  • CubsTalk

    Oh please Lord, don’t let Marmol or Kerry Wood pitch tonight.

    • cubsron10

      I was thinking the exact same thing.

  • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

    This is the right spot for Marmol.

    Three run lead. Lets see if we can get Nasty fixed.

  • Tony_Hall

    One walk is all Marmol gets.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    DeJesus with an excellent catch … Have a 7th inning David DeJesus

  • Tony_Hall

    Marmol actually has command of his fastball and has good movement on his slider…

  • cubtex

    I think Marmol has put on the weight that Garza has lost. He needs to get in shape and work on his mechanics. He is all over the place.

    • Tony_Hall

      He struggles repeating good deliveries.  He was looking good for the first few batters, but it’s like one out of whack pitch, throws him off.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Being reported as an arm injury for Marmol

  • Tony_Hall

    Can’t say I understand why a pitcher barely lifts his front leg…makes no sense to me.

  • cubtex

    Alright. Get Bowden out of there

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trevor-Petersma/565104388 Trevor Petersma

    Mylanta please.

  • cubtex

    what a shame!

  • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

    There are times I wish I were a drinker.

    • CubsTalk

       I picked a bad day myself of stop sniffing glue.

      • GaryLeeT

        Airplane and Caddyshack references never get old.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trevor-Petersma/565104388 Trevor Petersma

    Ugh.  Talk about a momentum shift.

  • GaryLeeT

       They need to change the Brewer and Cub’s pens name from bull to pig.

  • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

    0-1, 4-5.

    What’s the difference.

    Let’s do it again.

    • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

       We did it again. =)

  • John_CC

    WTF happened? After DeJesus’ slam I went and read my girl a couple books and put her to bed, come out and it’s 5-4!

    • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

       Check the fan.

  • Baron_S

    Why is a DFA’d Red Sox scrub being pitched in this situation??
    What is Russell doing?

    • cubtex

      Bowden is not good.

  • cubtex

    Can anyone disagree that Scott Maine would not be a better option than some of the junk the Cubs have for the 7th and 8th innings?

    • CubsTalk

      anyone…anyone at all besides the clowns we have now in the bullpen.

    • John_CC

       Right hammy sprain for Marmot, perfect time to send him to the DL, tomorrow, and get Maine back up here.

      • Tony_Hall

        Great minds, think alike.

      • cubtex

        I just checked on Maine and wouldn’t you know it. He had a terrible outing 2 days ago. 1.1 IP and 3 Runs. This team needs to find someone to get an out

        • Tony_Hall

          It’s not always about their last outing.  

          By the end of the year, we need to know if Maine is a bullpen arm for the next couple of years or not.  And whether or not he is a set-up guy/closer option or just another bullpen arm.

          • cubtex

            I know. Maine has great stuff and he should be here now. Bowden is brutal.

  • CubsTalk

    There are some pitchers who do not need to be in the Majors.

    I believe the Cubs have five on their staff.

  • Tony_Hall

    When you are a little guy, that bunts often, there is no excuse for popping it up.

    • John_CC

      B
      A
      D

  • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

    You’re right Neil.

    Both.

    Bunting and Pitching to first.

    Let’s hop on that.

  • CubsTalk

    White Sox won tonight.

    • Tony_Hall

      No one cares on here.

  • Zonk

    There is one solution to this problem

    Carlos Marmol must die

    And we must do it

    Who is with me?

    • cubtex

      Marmol has been good in the past. Bowden has not. I can’t believe Sveum kept him in. He is terrible.

    • CubsTalk

      I think with a name like “Zonk”…..someone should be beside you so you don’t have dangerous sharp objects in your hand.

  • Tony_Hall

    It’s amazing, Jed Hoyer already had the DL paperwork for Marmol ready to go…

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Right hamstring strain for Marmol

  • cubtex

    Maybe we can trade for Chris Davis from the Orioles and use him in the bullpen :)

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    DeJesus with a game tying triple …

    • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

       Again — with feeling!

  • Tony_Hall

    So much for their streak of saves…

    Dejesus is having some night, for not starting.

  • cubtex

    Have DeJesus come off the bench every game!

    • Tony_Hall

      You would like that (especially with these results) :)

  • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

    This team has real heart.

    That’s more than I can say from 2009-2011.

    I actually like watching this bunch.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trevor-Petersma/565104388 Trevor Petersma

      The team has heart, but my heart can’t take much more!!  :)

      • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

        Ain’t that the ever-loving truth.

        This is when baseball becomes fun. =)

  • Baron_S

    SWEET DEJESUS!!

  • RynoTiger

    so is there anything that the coaches can do to help Castro improve his approach at the plate in those game changing at-bats or game on the line at-bats?  cuz he just sucks in those at-bats

    • cubtex

      pitchers don’t have to throw him a strike. he swings at anything.

    • Tony_Hall

      He’s 22.  Give him a few years.  Just imagine what a 27 year old Castro will be like with 5 more years of experience….think about that, many major league players don’t make it to the majors until 26, 27 and he will be a free agent at 27 (baring a contract).

      • John_CC

         You’re right Tony, but waiting till he’s 27?  What about when he’s 24 or 25, that sounds a lot better.  He is hitting in the 3 hole. I know it’s all circumstantial. 

        • Tony_Hall

          Not saying it will take that long, but he is 22.  Most kids are just getting out of college, and are in A Ball at best.  

          He will always be advanced for his age, but there will be growing pains that we will be watching.  

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    In other news … Rizzo and Vitters have both homered tonight

    • cubtex

      Vitters is starting to hit with more power lately

  • GaryLeeT

    If the Cubs win, heck, if the Brewers win, I am going to use this game as the Wikipedia definition of winning ugly.

    • cubtex

      Battle of the Bad Bullpens.

      • Tony_Hall

        Or the battle of clutch hits…their is always a positive side, you don’t always have to view everything from the negative.

        • cubtex

          look at the ERA’s for both bullpens :) Can’t make lemonade out of those numbers.

      • Tony_Hall

        Plus, Axford had 49 straight saves…you of extremely high standards, if that isn’t good enough for you :)

        • cubtex

          Veras 5.27 ERA
          KRod 5.65 ERA
          Axford 5.59 ERA

          Facts is Facts.

          • Tony_Hall

            49 straight saves…I believe they said 54 straight for the team…those results are facts, that have lead to 54 straight wins in save situations.

          • cubtex

            Look at the ERA’s dude. All 3 have struggled this year. What is so hard to see?

          • Tony_Hall

            I see them.  But if the Cubs had saved 54s straight games, we wouldn’t care so much about an ERA stat, as much as the W stat.

            For all the stats we have now a days, W’s are still the one that beats all the others.

  • cubtex

    way to go Soriano!

    • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

      Definitely have to give kudos for Soriano here.

      We’re always so quick to jump all over him but we should be there when he’s clutch too.

  • John_CC

    wow. WOW.

    Sweet DeJesus again! Thanks, Matt, that is going to stick all year.

    And Soriano with another RBI. Really glad to have that extra run for Dolis vs. Braun, Aramis, Hart in the bottom half.

    How much fun are these damn sCrUBS!?

    • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

       Let’s raise the flag and then we’ll talk about royalties. =)

      Kidding.

      I’m still biting my nails though. It’s been that kind of game.

  • GaryLeeT

    A runner at first, 2 outs, and the lead is gone. Why take Axford out now? Did his manager just want to publicly spank him?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trevor-Petersma/565104388 Trevor Petersma

    Time to see if Dolis truly has the grit.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Dolis appeared to hurt himself …

  • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

    A two-run lead has never felt so frail.

    • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

      See.

      • brent carmona

        Man oh man….just…..ugh…

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Just too many walks by Cubs’ pitchers tonight.

  • cubtex

    Like I said before Tony! Battle of the Bad Bullpens!

  • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

    These two teams are playing like their season depends on it.

    This game…this series…is just so important.

    The Cubs are trying to unbelievably become contenders. The Brewers are trying to right the ship.

    Momentum – everything hangs in the balance.

  • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

    How many Word pages is your game recap thus far, Neil?

    • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

      Right now, five.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trevor-Petersma/565104388 Trevor Petersma

        The recap might very well read “Walking away from victory”  

        Walk after walk after walk

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    That’s nine straight balls from Wood … there’s a strike.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Wood got out of it … going to the 12th.

  • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

    This game…

  • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

    Cranky Len and Bob is cranky.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trevor-Petersma/565104388 Trevor Petersma

      You can add me to the cranky list.  

  • John_CC

    I’m still here!  Having a good time this Friday night guys! hope you all are too.  Though I do wish we’d got a run there. Woody for his second inning? eeehh

    • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

      A good time?

      Here?

      Now?

      Haha.

      • John_CC

         I just get to a point (in the beer count) where I don’t care what the final outcome is anymore…just love the game on a Friday night.

        • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

           Agreed. It has been a lot of fun.

  • John_CC

    WAY  too many walks by the Cubs. They are going to lose this…

  • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

    Keep walking the first man.

    You don’t mess with success.

    Or something like that.

    • John_CC

       Bob is way cranky.  He’s old and tired…hates the music! I find it all pretty funny…

      come on Woody – throw some STRIKES

  • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

    Kerry’s working on that ERA.

  • John_CC

    Alrighty Reed…one of these innings a lead runner WILL score.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trevor-Petersma/565104388 Trevor Petersma

    Wouldn’t be a bad time for your first tater Sori.

  • John_CC

    Soriano…no HR in 105 ABs? 

  • Jay from sandwich

    Is it just me or is it true that this crouching staff is clueless when it comes to pulling and replacing the pitchers? When will they learn that Kerry wood needs more time to warm up then most other pitches in the pen? How many times can a crouching staff bad desitions can loose a game in one game? The cubs staff is it at least three times tonight in one game? I wish sanberg or someone elese was the manager of this time because they are so clueless on when to pull a pitcher and wjhen to warm up the next one!

  • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

    This strike zone is getting sleepy.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    LaHair is in left, Castillo at first. Soto is catching.

  • John_CC

    Braun is such a complete DB.

    Did Brenly go to sleep?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trevor-Petersma/565104388 Trevor Petersma

    Man I hate the Brewers.  No one to blame but ourselves this game.

  • John_CC

    Ugg.

    Goodnight Cubs fans.

    Manana.

  • http://twitter.com/MattWeaverSBN Matt Weaver

    The worst kind of loss.

    I don’t want to see Lendy ever again.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Cubs lost 8-7 to Brewers in 13 innings

    Matt Garza: 1R, 3H, 5BB, 3K, HBP, 5IP; David DeJesus: 2-for-3, HR, 3B, 5RBI, 2R; Darwin Barney: 2-for-5, 3B, R, BB;
    Starlin Castro: 1-for-6, R, BB

    Cubs pitching walked 14 and hit three batters