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Monday, May 07, 2012

Braves (18-11) @ Cubs (11-17), Monday, May 7, 2012, 8:05pm

ATL:Tommy Hanson (25, RHP, 3-2, 3.74)
CHC:Jeff Samardzija (27, RHP, 3-1, 3.41)

The Primer Chimp Posted: May 07, 2012 at 10:00 AM | 20 comment(s)
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   1. SouthSideRyan Posted: May 07, 2012 at 10:50 AM (#4125267)
Pace: 64-98
SRS: 10th in NL
Stewart LD%/BABIP: 22.9/.246
   2. Brian C Posted: May 07, 2012 at 10:56 AM (#4125272)
Cubs season HR pace: 86
Bryan LaHair MLB OPS+ rank: 2
Starlin Castro NL dWAR rank: 2
Team high/low OPS+ (minimum 56 PA): LaHair 241/Soto 45
Team high/low ERA+ (minimum 8.2 IP): Russell 450/Volstad 58
Team defensive efficiency (NL rank): .719 (3)
   3. Cabbage Posted: May 07, 2012 at 11:56 AM (#4125338)
Let's see if Samardzija can follow up on yesterday's clutch HBP.

Yesterday was my first game of the year. Buddy had extra tickets, and we ran over once they announced a start time. There was a cold wind blowing in most of the game, but it was pretty entertaining baseball. Not sure who the blame falls on, but the first and third base coaches didn't seem to have very good days.
   4. Brian C Posted: May 07, 2012 at 12:12 PM (#4125354)
Let's see if Samardzija can follow up on yesterday's clutch HBP

Should we start calling him HBPJ?
   5. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 07, 2012 at 07:22 PM (#4125761)
Not the best timing for this one. The Braves scored about 450 runs last week.
   6. SouthSideRyan Posted: May 07, 2012 at 09:18 PM (#4125881)
That got out in a hurry.
   7. Brian C Posted: May 07, 2012 at 09:27 PM (#4125893)
Love that LaHair-Stewart combo. Like Ruth and Gehrig out there!
   8. Brian C Posted: May 07, 2012 at 09:51 PM (#4125922)
So do we just have to accept that HBPJ is a good starting pitcher now? I mean, I definitely am OK with this, but at the same time, it doesn't make much sense to me and I feel I have to make some adjustments to my worldview.
   9. Brian C Posted: May 07, 2012 at 09:56 PM (#4125926)
Little known fact: Ian Stewart made his ML debut against the Cubs back in 2007, starting at 3B in Coors Field. Rich Hill pitched for the Cubs that day, and Stewart went 0-2 with a run scored before being double-switched out of the game. His first AB came in the 2nd, and he flied out to deep left.

Unfortunately, the Cubs lost 15-2.
   10. Brian C Posted: May 07, 2012 at 10:19 PM (#4125960)
Now I guess we get the Carlos Marmol experience.
   11. Brian C Posted: May 07, 2012 at 10:25 PM (#4125965)
Braves aren't even lifting the bats off their shoulders.

Marmol suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks.
   12. Brian White Posted: May 07, 2012 at 10:27 PM (#4125967)
Man, Freeman isn't even pretending he's going to swing at this point.
   13. Brian C Posted: May 07, 2012 at 10:31 PM (#4125974)
Credit to Marmol - he made things hard on himself, but he made some pitches there when he had to.
   14. Brian C Posted: May 07, 2012 at 10:39 PM (#4125988)
Soto!
   15. Brian C Posted: May 07, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4125991)
So Cardenas is pronounced CAR-den-as, not car-DAYN-as, as I assumed. Good to know.
   16. SouthSideRyan Posted: May 07, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4125993)
Marmol was getting squeezed since he wasn't anywhere close to the zone on the actual balls.

That inning really wasn't too far off from good, not great Marmol of years past.
   17. SouthSideRyan Posted: May 07, 2012 at 10:43 PM (#4125997)
Cardenas is also far whiter than I expected.
   18. Brian White Posted: May 07, 2012 at 10:43 PM (#4125998)
Allow me to look on the bright side - the Braves probably weren't winning this one anyway, and maybe this gets us that much closer to Chad Durbin being replaced by Yohan Flande, or someone else who can put up a sub-8 ERA.
   19. Brian C Posted: May 07, 2012 at 10:44 PM (#4126000)
I only noticed him getting squeezed on the one pitch, on a 2-0 count, which was followed up by a ball nowhere near the zone. And it's hardly unusual to see a pitch on the outside low corner of the zone get called a ball.

He looked awful until that lineout by Freeman. Then he looked pretty great. Uggla just had no chance.
   20. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 07, 2012 at 10:51 PM (#4126019)
It wasn't against a real ML team, but Carlos Zambrano threw a complete-game shutout tonight.

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