Game 129: Diamondbacks 5 – Cubs 4
Cubs 66-63, +1.5/-4
Diamondbacks 74-57, +3/+3
POTG: RP Carlos Marmol (1.2 IP, BB, 2 K, 0 R, 1 marooned)
Runner Up: LF Cliff Floyd (2 H, HR), SS Ryan Theriot (2 BB, 2B, R)
It’s hard to say it’s a letdown game by Marquis when it’s only one guy who owns him. But, regardless of how the runs came, he gave a lead almost the instant he got it. This sucked, was a poor end to the road trip.
Craig Monroe can only hit lefties. Why is he starting versus righties? Is this one of those things that should be completely obvious from the word go that’s going to take four weeks to correct itself? We don’t quite have that time now.
You don’t often see double switches which involve catchers – not before September, not with only two on the staff. That’s all going to be irrelevant in a few days when Soto comes up as the third catcher (and I’m sure he’ll actually get called up this time), but Lou’s really been unafraid to use all his options whatever the consequences.
It’s weird – this Brewers series has looked very big for a few months, but it’s something much less now. It’s still first vs second, but neither of these teams feel good, and the Cardinals series looms as more important.
I wish I had something interesting to say (ever), but I think I’m just too much on tilt – I’d gotten bleacher tickets for this game way back at the beginning, and the people I planned on going with all canceled today in like a 3 hour span. It sucks that they’re not going and it sucks that they didn’t tell me a few hours earlier, so I wouldn’t have bothered to take the day off specifically so I could bebop from house to house to get them all to the game in time to get a decent time. Now that I’m stuck by myself, I’m not really sure I care when I arrive. If I can just find a random seat to keep score, that’s good enough.
(whine whine whine)