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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Reds (6-9) @ Cubs (4-11), Sunday, April 22, 2012, 2:20pm

CIN:Johnny Cueto (26, RHP, 1-0, 1.89)
CHC:Randy Wells (29, RHP, 0-0, undef)

The Primer Chimp Posted: April 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM | 51 comment(s)
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   1. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 11:59 AM (#4112954)
Cubs season HR pace: 54
Soriano XBH/GIDP: 0/3
Bryan LaHair PA/game: 2.7
Opening Day players still in organization: 24/25 (Goodbye, Marlon Byrd)
   2. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 02:40 PM (#4113064)
Campana's fun to watch - he just slapped one down the line to Scott Rolen, who visibly panicked at the thought of having to throw Campana out. He knocked the ball down and threw wildly to first, and was lucky that Votto was able to keep it from getting away.

And now as I type this Campana got Cueto to balk him over to second.
   3. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 02:57 PM (#4113077)
Soto keeps on sucking.
   4. SteveM. Posted: April 22, 2012 at 03:07 PM (#4113086)
Wells does not look like an upgrade from the rotation's other options. And I suspect he is the best pitcher Iowa has to offer.
   5. Recalcitrant Nate Posted: April 22, 2012 at 03:09 PM (#4113088)
Does Wells have anything left? The new FO doesn't seem that keen on him.
   6. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 03:10 PM (#4113089)
And I suspect he is the best pitcher Iowa has to offer.

I'd have gone with Travis Wood myself.
   7. SteveM. Posted: April 22, 2012 at 03:13 PM (#4113092)
I'd have gone with Travis Wood myself.


Every time I saw him pitch in the spring, he was beyond horrible. I thought he was scuffling in AAA.
   8. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 03:14 PM (#4113094)
I thought he was scuffling in AAA.

He's done better than Wells by a good margin.
   9. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 03:17 PM (#4113100)
Campana strikes again!
   10. Recalcitrant Nate Posted: April 22, 2012 at 03:20 PM (#4113105)
I like Cueto's wind-up
   11. SteveM. Posted: April 22, 2012 at 03:24 PM (#4113109)
Soriano just plain sucks. There is no way I can tolerate seeing for two more years after this one.
   12. Recalcitrant Nate Posted: April 22, 2012 at 03:25 PM (#4113113)
Soriano just plain sucks. There is no way I can tolerate seeing for two more years after this one.


I'm not sure he's hit a ball solidly since the season began
   13. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 03:28 PM (#4113115)
I also agree that his .000 isolated slugging is an accurate representation of the number of balls he's hit hard.
   14. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 03:29 PM (#4113117)
Although he's managed to kick this team in the balls pretty hard on a near-daily basis.
   15. SteveM. Posted: April 22, 2012 at 03:31 PM (#4113119)
When Jackson comes up later this summer, it will be interesting to see if the Cubs have enough balls to bench Soriano.
   16. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 03:34 PM (#4113124)
Randy Wells sucks.
   17. SteveM. Posted: April 22, 2012 at 03:46 PM (#4113136)
I bet Soriano would have broken his ankle trying to catch a ball like the one DeJesus just caught.
   18. SouthSideRyan Posted: April 22, 2012 at 03:47 PM (#4113140)
I imagine Wells getting the call over Wood had more to do with their respective schedules than anything else.
   19. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 03:48 PM (#4113141)
I like DeJesus. He's been good in the field, and even though he's barely hit worth a darn he still has a .404 OBP.
   20. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 03:55 PM (#4113144)
First base umps almost never miss that call, because unlike most other plays, they can hear it.

Replays too close to call, so I'm inclined to give the ump the benefit of the doubt. Too bad.
   21. SteveM. Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:00 PM (#4113148)
Soriano and rallies go together like VD and a orgy.
   22. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:05 PM (#4113153)
So Sveum double-switched LaHair out of the game in the 6th inning? Madness.
   23. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:06 PM (#4113154)
I mean, seriously, he couldn't put Mather out in left and get Soriano's pitiful ass out of there?

That's just ... wtf?
   24. SouthSideRyan Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:06 PM (#4113155)
Any particular reason Lopez isn't even trying to field his position?
   25. SouthSideRyan Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:08 PM (#4113156)
You guys really hate Soriano.
   26. SteveM. Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:11 PM (#4113164)
You guys really hate Soriano


No more then I do my ex-wife.
   27. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:12 PM (#4113166)
This slider of Maine's floats up there like a frisbee, but it's obvious that Votto can't see it coming. I wonder if he can get that pitch by righthanded hitters.
   28. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:17 PM (#4113168)
Sheesh. How do you make Votto look silly and then lose the next two guys?
   29. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:35 PM (#4113181)
Earl Bennett ... yikes.
   30. SteveM. Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:35 PM (#4113182)
When you are bringing in the Bears 3rd WR, you know the Cubs are scrapping the bottom of the barrel for singers. Maybe next week, the Bears long snapper.
   31. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:39 PM (#4113186)
Hey, Patrick Mannelly has played more games for the Bears than anyone else in history. Keep your long snapper biases to yourself!
   32. SteveM. Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:41 PM (#4113188)
Oh ####. There goes the one player that makes the Cubs worth watching. Crap.
   33. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:43 PM (#4113189)
Yeah that's no good. Maybe just funny bone, though.
   34. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:45 PM (#4113192)
Times like these - using your backup catcher in the 7th inning - always make me wonder who the emergency catcher is. I think it used to be Blake DeWitt, but I might be wrong about that.
   35. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:47 PM (#4113197)
Bob: "This would be a good time for Soriano's first extra-base hit of the season, right now."

I think he's mocking us.
   36. SteveM. Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:47 PM (#4113198)
Seeing Clevinger pinch-hitting (how far we are from last year when the backup C is a hitting asset), makes me wonder how long it will be until he is starting.
   37. SteveM. Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:48 PM (#4113200)
Of course Soriano waved at a ball in the dirt.
   38. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:49 PM (#4113201)
Good thing Sveum decided to leave Soriano in the game over LaHair.
   39. SteveM. Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:53 PM (#4113206)
So we didn't have a right pinch hitter?
   40. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:53 PM (#4113207)
Why wouldn't you put Baker in there against Chapman? Stewart has no chance in that situation, and even if there are two outs already, they're not likely to get another shot in this game with the bases loaded.

And there it is, Stewart predictably strikes out.
   41. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:55 PM (#4113210)
Sveum is really making a hash of this game.
   42. SteveM. Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:56 PM (#4113211)
And only now is Soriano out of the game. I know this is a rebuilding year and wins and losses mean little in the grand scheme of things, but Sveum is not impressing as a game day manager.
   43. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 04:58 PM (#4113213)
Well, at least keeping Clevenger in the game makes sense.
   44. Dan The Mediocre Posted: April 22, 2012 at 05:01 PM (#4113216)
Is it bad that it's the 16th game of the season and it already feels like we've bottomed out?
   45. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 05:02 PM (#4113218)
Wouldn't that be a good thing? That would mean there's no way to go but up, wouldn't it?
   46. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 05:03 PM (#4113221)
I'm looking forward to Mr. Batspeed's AB against Chapman here.
   47. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 05:04 PM (#4113222)
Huh, he actually made contact. Maybe he's on his way back up.
   48. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 05:06 PM (#4113223)
And here's where I point out again that Blake DeWitt has a reverse platoon split and is better against lefties.
   49. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 05:28 PM (#4113236)
Nice. Triples are as close as we get to homers these days.

Actually, with that triple, the Cubs have more triples than homers this season.
   50. SteveM. Posted: April 22, 2012 at 05:28 PM (#4113237)
I love Marshall, but given how nasty Chapman is, I don't know why the Reds don't flip flop them.
   51. Brian C Posted: April 22, 2012 at 05:33 PM (#4113239)
So for all of Sveum's lineup shuffling and matchup tweaking, he still ended up with two lefties in the 9th against Marshall and a key AB against Chapman by Stewart. That's just not very impressive.

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