Cubs vs Astros 5/15-5/17

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The Cubs have kicked Houston around pretty well in two early series at Minute Maid Park, winning 4 of 5. The opener pits Randy Wells against Brian Moehler. Wells pitched well enough to keep his team in the game in Milwaukee, and Moehler is still looking for his first win.

The 31 year old rookie Scales is quickly getting alot of attention with his hot start. I saw the MLB Network interview with Harold Reynolds after his first ML home run, and this guy is enjoying the moment. It seems like the whole country is getting on this guys back and going for the ride. What a great story. With Ramirez out until around the All-Star break, Scales should see alot of playing time. I would put Fonty at 2b, and Scales at 3rd until Rammy gets back. Miles could bring a LOOGY in a trade.

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30 Responses to “Cubs vs Astros 5/15-5/17”

  1. Dave Says:

    What do you mean by LOOGY, I’m confused, is it a bad thing? Loogy sounds like something you hack up when you have a cold. Miles has gotten a few clutch hits as of late; surely he’s no Bobby Scales. Speaking of Scales, Lou needs to find a way to get him in there EVERYDAY, even when Aramis comes back. He does not belong in the minors anymore.

  2. chucky Says:

    FUCK YOU KEVIN GREGG!!!!!!!!!!!

    And someone needs to hit Jim Hendry in the goddamn head with a hammer.

  3. erniesarmy Says:

    I was watching the typical Cubs meltdown on MLB tv this morning; Cubs vs. Pittsburgy 1991. Cubs had a 7-2 lead in the ninth, then blew it sending the game into overtime. They had a 12-7 lead on an Andre Dawson grand slam in the 11th, and Heathcliffe Sloclum (remember him?) and Mike Bilecki gave up six runs in the bottom of the 11th – 13-12 Pirates win.

    Today, Cubs have a 4-2 lead in the top of the ninth, and Kevin Gregg implodes, you know, the more things change, the more they stay the same!!!!!!!!!!

    BUNCH OF CLOWNS!

  4. chucky Says:

    Hell, it was 4-0 to start the 9th. Kevin Gregg sucks major man-shaft, plain and simple. They are real lucky to win this one. It’s a shame that Sean Marshall gets the win and not the guy who really deserves it, Randy Wells. But at least he did his job. If I were managing this team, Gregg would be out of a job.

    And what the fuck is Lou thinking leaving that moron out there to continue pitching after getting hit on his pitching hand? Hey dipshit, that was your chance (not that you actually needed one) to get that useless sack of shit off the mound! Lou, are you trying to be like Dusty Baker? The name of this site may change real quick: Fire Lou Piniella is starting to sound good.

  5. erniesarmy Says:

    “Lou, are you trying to be like Dusty Baker? The name of this site may change real quick: Fire Lou Piniella is starting to sound good.”
    ………………………………….
    Couldn’t agree with you more, Chucky. Lou has been a huge disappoint for me as well. Turns out he’s just a different version of Dusty Baker, he sticks with something (Marmol in the 8th and Gregg the 9th) regardless if it makes any sense. It’s really lazy managing.

    Oh, for a Tony LaRussa type to manage the Cubs. How good would that be???

  6. robert Says:

    Hendryetta hippo needs to go….more proof of his stupidity turning into dumb luck last year he exposed randy wells to the rule 5 draft and the blue jays took him gave him back to the cubs…lets see so far this year he has gone 12 innings given up no runs and yet he has nothing to show for it…if i was him I would lock kevin gag me and aaron home run heilman in a room and take a ball bat to them

  7. chucky Says:

    Not a bad idea there Robert.

  8. Dave Says:

    Speaking of firing Jim Hendry, Jason Isringhausen was available, and Hendry missed the ball. I have nothing against Heilman, hes performed decently most of the time. Today was Kevin Greggs first bad game in the month of May, so I’ll go easy on him too. I know I predicted no div title for them, but they have improved so far this month. So I’m gonna hold off for a bit.

  9. ksmc2000 Says:

    Dave,

    Sorry, I didn’t mean to gross you out with my opening thread. A LOOGY is a situational lefthanded one out guy in the bullpen. Something that Cotts knows nothing about. Say for instance, when Zambrano comes back and the Cubs decide to keep Wells as the 5th starter. That would move Marshall back to the pen, but he is better as a 1-2 inning pitcher. They need that lefty that can come in and get that tough lefthanded hitter out late in the game.

  10. Dave Says:

    Wow, thanks. I should have googled it. It does actually mean left-hand specialist, which is what Neal “can’t throw strikes” Cotts is supposed to be.

  11. DLee Says:

    Somebody go tell that useless piece of garbage Geo Soto to go on a fracken diet. You’d think that a professional athlete would take better care of his body. His bat has been worthless this season.

  12. genrebuster Says:

    Derek Lee is now officially a lovable loser:

    “It was a great homestand. I think we were getting a little greedy when we wanted the one today,” Lee said.

    That bullshit makes me sick. Maybe a little greed is in order to end the “101 year drought”.

    baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  13. genrebuster Says:

    Apparently some athletes aren’t paid enough to take care of themselves and stay in shape….go figure!

  14. erniesarmy Says:

    “It was a great homestand. I think we were getting a little greedy when we wanted the one today,” Lee said.

    Genre, I’m speechless! “we were getting a little greedy”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! “we were getting a little greeeeeeeddddddyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!! He is insane!!!!!!!!!

    Maybe this is a nightmare and I will wake up soon.

    If this were a well run organization that actually knew what it was doing, this moron (and I mean that with all due respect) would be traded or DFA’d tomorrow morning.

  15. erniesarmy Says:

    D. Lee – Somebody go tell that useless piece of garbage Geo Soto to go on a fracken diet. You’d think that a professional athlete would take better care of his body. His bat has been worthless this season.
    ——————-

    This is the Cubs, D. Lee, no one has been held accountable in this organization since 1908.

  16. erniesarmy Says:

    One more thing, I have coached myself, and have played sports for many years, and I know that no coach, or manager, worth his salt would put up with this.

    If he were on my team, he would be in my office first thing in the morning for a little “pep talk” if you know what I mean.

    No one…..NO ONE is greedy when it comes to winning, unless they are a LOSER!!

  17. genrebuster Says:

    ernie, that’s why I believe the Cubs are doomed to fail until there is a change of ownership and front office management…at the very least.

    The mindset of this organization is completely fucked! They have been losers for so long…I think that they EXPECT to lose.

    It is truly PATHETIC.

  18. Ron Santo's Legs Says:

    does anybody else believe this?

    http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports_hardball/2009/05/tom-ricketts-lines-up-banks-to-close-cubs-sale.html

    i dont. neither should anyone else.

  19. chucky Says:

    Ron

    I’ll believe it the day after it happens. Maybe. Until then, no way.

  20. genrebuster Says:

    yeah…right…sure.

    Let us know when that works out!

  21. erniesarmy Says:

    Well, if it does happen, who is Tom Ricketts?

    Should I be pleased if he buys the Cubs?

  22. erniesarmy Says:

    In other news, Cubs comfortably behind the Cardinals 3-0.

    All is right in the world again.

  23. ksmc2000 Says:

    I’ve been on vacation since last Friday which runs through Memorial Day. I watched the Hawks on TV and listened in on the Cubs on the radio. It’s too hard to get a feel for the hockey game on the radio unless you have no other options. The Hawks put up a good fight on Tuesday, but Detroit is just too damn good. About the only advantage the Hawks have in this series is power play goals vs Detroit’s power play defense. Let’s hope for a couple of wins in Chicago.

  24. robert Says:

    ernie tom ricketts is a fan of the cubs…a chicago native who cares about the cubs…will it be a good thing who knows this is the franchise that can screw up a wet dream

  25. erniesarmy Says:

    Here’s a little snippet from a commenter over at Cubs Online:

    “I know I sound like a broken record, but when your 4-8 guys in a normal lineup (Lee, Bradley, Soto, Fontenot, and Miles) are all hitting at or below the Mendoza line (.200), then you won’t even come close to finishing about .500, barring some obscene amount of luck.”

    Like I said, Cubs will finish 82 – 79 this year, in fourth place.

    I gotta agree with him about the Bradley signing. Milton Bradely is a hot-headed punk who had a rare good year last year, but is injury prone and a headache in the clubhouse. Even the Dodgers, who were able to tolerate Manny’s nonsense, had enough of Bradley’s act, and Hendry signs him over Adam Dunn (40 hr and 100 rbi guy who can stay injury free).

    The new owner, if he is a good owner, will fire Hendry the first day he takes over. While he’s at it, go ahead and fire Piniella, Perry, and Rothschild too. Then trade Soriano, Bradley, and Gregg for whatever you can get.

  26. robert Says:

    if booby cox was the cubs manager milton bradley would have been pulled after that shit he pulled on the base paths the play is in front of you you stupid fucking moron

  27. morpheus Says:

    “I know I sound like a broken record, but when your 4-8 guys in a normal lineup (Lee, Bradley, Soto, Fontenot, and Miles) are all hitting at or below the Mendoza line (.200), then you won’t even come close to finishing about .500, barring some obscene amount of luck.”

    Like I said, Cubs will finish 82 – 79 this year, in fourth place.

    When analyzing performance, extrapolation of short-term trends is fraught with peril. I stand by my prediction that the Cubs will win the division. They are what, 3 games back? And that is with Aramis and Zambrano on the DL and well-below-average contributions from Lee, Bradley, and Soto.

  28. genrebuster Says:

    Morpheus, where do you purchase your kool-aid? 😉

    That said, I’ll be happy if your prediction comes true.

  29. morpheus Says:

    Let’s just say I buy it in bulk…

  30. ksmc2000 Says:

    What the fuck happened to all the paitence at the plate that they were showing last season and earlier this year. They made Pineiro look like Cy fucking Young the other night swinging at the first pitch constantly. Is Dusty sitting in the dugout? The Fontenot experiment should be over. He’s not an everyday player and it’s showing miserably. I say put Freel at 3rd for a while to see if they can get anything going.

SHOW DA FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT!

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