Cubs drop to 18-30. They were 13-8 on April 28, and are 5-22 since. The Royals are 6-21 in their last 27.
Braves move up to 26-23
POTG: SP Sean Marshall (6 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 2 BB, 2 K, QS – good enough to get the win)
Runner Up: 1B Todd Walker (2 H, RBI), LF Matt Murton (2B, 3 H) – that’d be nuts if they were actually close to each other in the lineup, but gotta get that 0-3 in the 2 slot – RP Bob Howry (2 IP, 1 K, 0 H+BB)
I couldn’t even get in to the game in the bottom of the 9th. I didn’t believe in Cedeno – I KNEW. And I was right. And of course it’s an recent ex-Cub to put the knife in. Though, if you want to pick the best way to rub in in, “pitcher hsutles over to cover 1st base repeatedly, thus winning the game for his team” is pretty on the button.
Thinking weirdly positively: you could take Jim Hendry’s comments today as saying “the Cubs could lose every game possible while guys are injuried (and they are) and I wouldn’t make a change”, but I look for the silver lining. If they lose every game possible when Derek and Prior and Wood (well, in theory) are healthy, they’ll then consider firing Dusty. I think we can make this happen.
The real message is “thank GOD I got that extension before D Lee got hurt”, but you know that.
Whenever an announcer says “they’re doing bad, but look at the xx,xxx fans who turned out today!”, do be smarter than the announcer and recall that 90% of these tickets were bought in Feburary, when the weather was worse and the Cubs future was better.
say it with me…JAE KUK RYU! JAE KUK RYU! Koreans have such easy to chant names. What’s Dusty deep knowledge about a pitcher that’s supposed to be contributing to this team for years to come?
“Reports are that he knows how to pitch,” Cubs manager Dusty Baker said.
See, that’s why he only got in the one game last time – Dusty didn’t know he was a pitcher! Thank god those reports came in. Perhaps there was no report on Theroit, and Dusty was afraid he’d break if he got more than one at bat a game?
Speaking of pitchers buried in the bullpen, I completely forget they brought Wuertz back up, but I guess I won’t forget him when he’s gone again.