Chicago Cubs @ Colorado Rockies, 2:10 pm

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Cubs wOBA wRC RS Rockies wOBA wRC RS
Starlin Castro .332 .52 -.03 Dexter Fowler .347 .58 -.03
Darwin Barney .293 .36 .03 Jonathan Herrera .298 .38 .02
Marlon Byrd .338 .52 -.01 Carlos Gonzalez .381 .67 .00
Aramis Ramirez .350 .54 -.03 Troy Tulowitzki .382 .66 .04
Carlos Pena .378 .62 -.01 Todd Helton .345 .51 -.01
Alfonso Soriano .339 .48 -.10 Seth Smith .361 .55 .03
Kosuke Fukudome .343 .48 -.06 Jose Lopez .335 .45 .06
Geovany Soto .362 .52 .03 Jose Morales .311 .37 .00
Ryan Dempster .175 .00 .00 Alan Johnson .175 .00 .00
4.05 -.17 4.17 .09

 

Starting Pitcher IP/GS FIP
Ryan Dempster 6.23 3.95
Alan Johnson 5.74 5.48
Bullpens xFIP
Cubs 3.56
Rockies 3.47

Score: Cubs 4.6, Rockies 4.3
Win Probability: 49.4%


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177 thoughts on “Chicago Cubs @ Colorado Rockies, 2:10 pm

  1. 5

    Is anyone else as confused by the Cubs decision to punt another game and have Russell start as i am. I jsut dont get it

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    [quote name=bubblesdachimp]Is anyone else as confused by the Cubs decision to punt another game and have Russell start as i am. I jsut dont get it[/quote]
    I don’t think they have much of a choice, bubs

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  3. 8

    Brett Jackson just extended his hitting streak.

    Anyone with any opinions on Trevor Bauer one way or the other?

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  4. 9

    [quote name=Berselius]I don’t think they have much of a choice, bubs[/quote]
    Isnt diamond a better option? Or Alberto Cabrera? I mean russells pitch count is so dumb. Having bullpen games is absurd.

    Or what about Dolis. he is on the 40 man?

    Why not jsut let Diamond dfo it and say “listen fucker you are throwing 110 pitches today” make the most of it

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  5. Mercurial Outfielder · Edit
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    [quote name=Suburban Kid]Quade has announced the starter for Tuesday’s game against San Diego:

    [/quote](dying laughing)

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  6. 20

    [quote name=Suburban Kid]I kind of get the feeling bubbles likes Jackson.[/quote]

    Bubbles loves BJAX

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  7. 26

    This is the right-handed James Russell pitching for the Rockies today, so get ready for 7 innings of one run ball.

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  8. 27

    [quote name=Berselius]This is the right-handed James Russell pitching for the Rockies today, so get ready for 7 innings of one run ball.[/quote]Correct.

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  9. Mercurial Outfielder · Edit
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    [quote name=bubblesdachimp]Stealing third there.

    Probably not a good idea[/quote]Let’s See What Happens.

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  10. 36

    [quote name=Mercurial Outfielder]Let’s See What Happens.[/quote]
    (dying laughing)
    (dying laughing)

    Knew that was coming.

    Castro is such an animal.. A beast i swear

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  11. 45

    [quote name=Rice Cube]What’s wrong with Ryan Dempster?[/quote]
    Maybe he’s had too much on his mind lately, like trying to figure out who owns the Cubs.

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  12. 47

    Does Gonzalez have a shitty arm or something? It looked like he would have had Castro out by a mile if he threw it.

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  13. 48

    [quote name=Berselius]Does Gonzalez have a shitty arm or something? It looked like he would have had Castro out by a mile if he threw it.[/quote]
    I wonder if he had trouble getting it out of the glove, he seemed to double clutch.

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  14. Mercurial Outfielder · Edit
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    [quote name=Berselius]Maybe he’s had too much on his mind lately, like trying to figure out who owns the Cubs.[/quote]Is that like a person who owns the team?

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  15. 53

    Bubbles just wants to add that he never understood why a foul tip with less than 2 strikes isnt an out

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  16. 61

    [quote name=bubblesdachimp]What happened?[/quote]
    Pena grounded to short, Barney avoided the tag on his way to 3B, the 2B airmailed the throw to 1st and Barney scored on a close play at home

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  17. 63

    I like Barney. Sure he probably shouldnt be hitting second when soto is in the lineup. But as long as he has a hot bat ride that motherfuckeer

    and of course

    lets see what happens

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  18. 64

    [quote name=ZappBrannigan]
    You can’t teach instincts.
    [/quote]
    Hey Bob, what is conditioning if not an instinct?

    Bob: You can’t teach learning associations. Those are grindy.

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  19. 68

    [quote name=Suburban Kid]Quade has announced the starter for Tuesday’s game against San Diego:

    [/quote](dying laughing) I don’t even need to know who it is to know that’s probably a better option.

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  20. 69

    [quote name=bubblesdachimp]Brett Jackson just extended his hitting streak.

    Anyone with any opinions on Trevor Bauer one way or the other?[/quote]Is he related to Jack?

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  21. 70

    [quote name=Mercurial Outfielder]Brenly just ruined an pair of slacks.[/quote]
    (dying laughing)
    (dying laughing)

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  22. 71

    [quote name=mb21]Is he related to Jack?[/quote]
    If he was there is 0% chance that the cubs would have a chance to draft him since he would go #1 overall..

    You like 24?

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  23. 75

    [quote name=Rice Cube]Don’t bunt! Swing away![/quote]

    Actually with Castro behind Demp, I probably would bunt. Just not a fan of auto-bunt.

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  24. 76

    [quote name=bubblesdachimp]If he was there is 0% chance that the cubs would have a chance to draft him since he would go #1 overall..

    You like 24?[/quote]The last few seasons were even more absurd than the first few, but yeah, I liked it.

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  25. 86

    3-0 pitch to Starlin

    Lets see what happen!

    (dying laughing)
    (dying laughing)

    Hes a fucking animal. My man crush on him is getting a little too intense

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  26. Recalcitrant Blogger Nate · Edit
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    [quote name=Rice Cube]Nate ruined his slacks too.[/quote]

    except that I have the standard sunday afternoon buzz, so it can be harder to get it up with the alcohol

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  27. 93

    [quote name=Pumpido]Oh when the disappointment comes it’s really gonna hurt because Castro is so so good. Wow.[/quote]
    What are you talking about?

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  28. 94

    [quote name=bubblesdachimp]What are you talking about?[/quote]
    When Castro inevitably shatters his leg in three places while jumping over a black cat later this year.

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  29. 98

    The only plus for Dempster so far is that he appears to have found his velocity for the first time this year. He’s hitting 92-94 consistently on the FB since the 2nd inning.

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  30. 99

    [quote name=mb21]Castro has replaced the W flag atop the page.[/quote]Instead of a W flag, why not just a picture of Castro smiling when we win?

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  31. 100

    [quote name=Doogolas]Instead of a W flag, why not just a picture of Castro smiling when we win?[/quote]

    I am in favor of this idea.

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  32. 101

    Byrd is like the inverse of patience. I’ve never seen someone go up and immediately find himself in an 0-2 count.

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  33. 102

    [quote name=Doogolas]Byrd is like the inverse of patience. I’ve never seen someone go up and immediately find himself in an 0-2 count.[/quote]
    Surprisingly good AB, possibly because he didn’t strike out on some of those offspeed pitches as I expected him to.

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  34. 106

    [quote name=ZappBrannigan]CiCi’s Pizza commercials… gross[/quote]
    Best 5 bucks you can spend in the world

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  35. 107

    What don’t you get? The guy hits for a very low average, gets on base and has some power. If batting average is your thing, you’ll hate Pena. I’ll worry more about whether or not he’s finished in a few weeks.

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  36. 113

    Maybe now[quote name=Rice Cube]Was that like the third full count on Soriano today last inning? He’s taken a lot of pitches.[/quote]And fouled off a lot of pitches. Still chasing some bad ones, but not nearly as many.

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  37. 119

    [quote name=Rice Cube]Best 7-8 combo in baseball.[/quote]Almost 100% guaranteed. (dying laughing) (dying laughing) (dying laughing)

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  38. 120

    [quote name=Doogolas]Almost 100% guaranteed. (dying laughing) (dying laughing) (dying laughing)[/quote]
    Mike Quade is a fucking genius.

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  39. 124

    Castro must be coachable. Ever since Rudy said they were gonna work at taking the pitcher’s pitches he hasn’t been nearly as impatient.

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  40. 129

    Based on the observed improvement from Samardzija I wonder if he shouldn’t start on Tuesday instead. Small sample size blah blah…

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  41. 130

    [quote name=Rice Cube]Based on the observed improvement from Samardzija I wonder if he shouldn’t start on Tuesday instead. Small sample size blah blah…[/quote]Make him pitch 120 pitches; maybe the Cubs will luck out and his arm will fall off.

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  42. 132

    [quote name=Suburban Kid]Make him pitch 120 pitches; maybe the Cubs will luck out and his arm will fall off.[/quote]This. Although shark has been trying his best to con me into liking him these last few outings

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  43. 136

    I’m going to look specifically at this IBB later on, RC. It doesn’t make sense to me either, but I think it’s fairly close too.

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  44. 137

    [quote name=mb21]I’m going to look specifically at this IBB later on, RC. It doesn’t make sense to me either, but I think it’s fairly close too.[/quote]
    The platoon thing may be minor, and Tulo may be more dangerous than Helton, but still…

    Thank goodness for Soriano.

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  45. 140

    The thing about the IBB in that situation is that one run is so important at this point. It’s not 9th inning important, but it’s pretty close.

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  46. 141

    [quote name=Suburban Kid]Marshall would have been nice here.[/quote]Yeah, that would have made walking Tulo make a lot more sense.

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  47. 142

    [quote name=bubblesdachimp]Why doesnt it make sense? Wouldnt you rather face Helton than Tulo?[/quote]

    I think so Bubbles, but there was no LOOGY in the pen. I don’t know Helton’s platoon split so I don’t know if that would’ve mattered, and I might have overreacted, but it just seemed like a bad idea.

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    [quote name=Suburban Kid]Marshall would have been nice here.[/quote]
    [quote name=Rice Cube]

    Thank goodness for Soriano.[/quote]I shouldn’t comment in-AB. I’m several pitches delayed.

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  49. 145

    Helton was the only one who hit the ball hard in that inning, but he made the final out. Funny how baseball works.

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    [quote name=Rice Cube]I think so Bubbles, but there was no LOOGY in the pen. I don’t know Helton’s platoon split so I don’t know if that would’ve mattered, and I might have overreacted, but it just seemed like a bad idea.[/quote]
    I understand the initial reactuion. I would just rather not face their best hitter with a base open

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  51. 148

    I’m estimating right now, but Tulo’s projected wOBA vs a righty is probably about .360 while Todd Helton vs a righty is probably also .360. Helton vs a lefty is probably close to .320 so going to Marshall is obviously the right decision there, but in a tie game I can understand not wanting to burn bullpen arms for one batter. Plus, the bottom of the order was coming up so you’d have pinch hit. Marshall comes in and faces one batter more than likely.

    So I guess I’d walk Tulo as well. Tulo is hotter than hell right now and the overall projected wOBA for each batter was about the same. I’d take my chances and pitch the one who isn’t as hot.

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  52. 149

    I defer to your better judgment MB. That’s probably more reasonable than whatever Mike Quade will say post-game.

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  53. 150

    I also think it speaks more about how little Quade trusts Grabow because he’s the other lefty that could have been brought in to face Helton. The fact he didn’t means that Quade is going to try and limit the important innings Grabow pitches as best as possible, which is a good thing.

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  54. Mercurial Outfielder · Edit
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    [quote name=mb21]We need a new message after posting comments because Starlin Castro isn’t just good at sports anymore.[/quote]Onward, Patient Motherfuckers

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