The Cubs just blew it with Fukudome up and the bases loaded. Yeah, I could blame Fukudome for bouncing into a double play but I’d rather blame Soriano who maybe needs a reminder that second base IS SCORING POSITION. Ramirez singles to RIGHT and Soriano doesn’t even attempt to get home. Whatever. Get rid of him.
May 26, 2008
I hope Bob Brenly doesn’t get fired because he bashed Alfonso Soriano last night. If I were the Cubs, I’d give him a gold star for saying exactly what we the fans are thinking. I know the Cubs canned Steve Stone after he correctly slammed the worth ethic and attitude of the Cubs and during last night’s game I was reminded of that after Alfonso Soriano cost the Cubs another game.
The Cubs need to get stop playing Soriano. Period. Yeah, he hits some homeruns and he makes some fantastic outfield assists but HE CAN’T RUN. Because he can’t run, it hurts him (and the Cubs) everywhere. He can’t turn singles into doubles, doubles into triples, make even average catches in the outfield, or steal bases. In essence, he’s Adam Dunn. I have no problem with Adam Dunn–but he’s not a lead-off hitter and everyone knows what to expect from him: a homerun or a strikeout. There are no delusions with him.
Get him the hell out of there and put him on the 60-day DL. Don’t even think about bringing him back until he’s 100%. Unlike Mark Prior (I hate to even say the name), Alfonsio Soriano has no problem saying that he’s at 80% and at least not a liar who is desperate to get back into the line-up. So DL him until he says “100%” then put him back in. He is absolutely useless right now; about as useless as the Pirates scorer who gave that play RBI double instead of an error. That cost MARMOL the save AND brought his ERA dangerously close to the 2.00 mark.
May 21, 2008
This isn’t really Cubs news, let along Marmol news, but I just read that Albert Pujols broke Chris Young’s nose with a line drive. Take that Chris Young! That’s the bad karma left over from trying to knock Derek Lee’s head off. It’s hard for me say anything nice about the Cardinals but I like Albert Pujols and now I like him even more.
May 20, 2008
Well, that was a hat-tipper. Nothing you can do with a game like that except tip your hat to the Astros and say “Good game”. Two swings accounted for all the scoring from both sides and the Astros simply didn’t walk enough Cubs. Good game; we’ll get you tomorrow.
Dempster just gave up a grand slam. He gave a couple of walks and then paid the price. I guess since Marmol took a loss a few days ago anything is possible. But that’s why you don’t walk people. I’m just glad Miguel Tejada didn’t hit it; I hate that steroid user.
May 19, 2008
The Cubs are up 5-2 and it’s now the 8th inning. Lieber pitched in “Howry’s spot” and now Wuertz is in “Marmol’s spot”. This is just stupid.
Surprise, surprise. A lead-off hit. Marmol wouldn’t give that up. I know he’s been in the past two consecutive games but he’s what, 24? I think he can handle three days in a row. Ooooh yeah.
MARMOL is up now. You don’t want to mess with Marmol. A botched hit and run works out for the Astros–Bourne just flat out stole it. I don’t know if he’d been out on a good throw; he is really, really fast. Ugh, another hit and now runners on the corners with no outs. Why didn’t you put in MARMOL!!!
Ok, here comes Marmol. Why didn’t you bring him in two batters ago? Another stolen base…and here comes Lou to argue. That man has a gut. He should mandate as part of his next contract that there will be no profile shots of him. The replay shows Matsui was out but whatever. Two pitches; one out for MARMOL. Fear MARMOL. Berman vs. Marmol. This should be good. Damn, Marmol has gotten him to 1-2 and Berkman has been WAAAAY late on his swings. 2-2. Exciting. Now it’s 3-2. K’D!!! TAKE THAT BERKMAN. Oh Marmol, you are just stupid–CRAZY AWESOME STUPID. Did anyone NOT see that slider coming? Except Berkman? Hah!
Whoa, Marmol almost just took off Carlos Lee’s head. Oh man, it’s 3-0 now; it should be 2-1. Terrible call. Wow, now it’s 3-1 and while it should be that last pitch was too low. And a weak groundout to third. FEAR MARMOL!
Wow. Jim Edmonds just made a catch that made me hate him .0000001% less. Nice catch old man on the Houston Hump.
Geovany Soto just hit an inside-the-park homerun. Wow! A catcher! Way to go Soto! Cubs leading 3-0!
May 18, 2008
Ok, thankfully Marmol is back. He pitched a brilliant 8th inning, striking out the side. Yeah, he walked a batter but big deal. At least he calmed down quickly which is way more than you can say for Bob Howry. Good Lord, Howry needs to be traded. I don’t know why the Cubs keep him around–each outing is a stroke-in-waiting watching him. Scott Eyre doesn’t look to suck as badly as he did last year though so between him and Marmol, is there really any reason to keep Howry around anyway?
May 17, 2008
I can’t believe Marmol took the loss. His strikeouts looked so awesome that when he gave up that run to McLouth I just wanted to cry. Sometimes you have to tip your cap though and the fact McLouth was able to slam one of Marmol…well, you tip your cap. It was a great hit off the best pitcher the Cubs have.