August 9, 2007 § Leave a comment
The Cubs continue their road trip tonight with a stop in Colorado for a 4 game series with the Rockies. The Cubs who were on a very hot streak and fought their way to first place in the NL Central have no lost 4 in a row. The Cubs were swept in their 3 game series in Houston and now they will have a 4 game series against the Rockies. As I said before the only good thing right now for the Cubs is that the Brewers have been losing as well but the same Rockies that the Cubs will face tonight destroyed the Brewers 19-4 yesterday afternoon. The Cubs will send Ted Lilly to the mound tonight. Lilly is 12-5 with a 3.53 era so far this season. Lilly will have to put together a quality start tonight against the Rockies. The Rockies are sending Ubaldo Jimenez to the hill tonight. Jimenez is 1-1 with a 5.16 era. Tonights game may not be the best game to watch today but it is a game to see if the Cubs can show that they can get back on the winning track.
August 8, 2007 § Leave a comment
The Chicago Cubs who are having a great season and are right in the hunt are now on a 3 game losing streak. The good news for the Cubs is that the Brewers are also on a 3 game losing streak. Tonight the Cubs send their ace Carlos Zambrano to the mound to face the Astros. Zamrano who has turned around an early season slump is now 14-7 with a 3.42 era. Zambrano has been very dominant for most of the season but his last outing was shortend a bit due to cramps. The Astros will be sending Roy Oswalt to the hill. Oswalt is 11-6 with a 3.55 era. Tonights pitching match up is a good one and I beleive that this will be a good game. I am a bit surprised to see the Astros winning the first 2 games so far in this 3 game series. The Cubs are also missing a big key to their team and that is Alfonso Soriano who is now on the 15 day disabled list with the quad strain. The Cubs hope for him to return soon. The Astros are also missing their sensational rookie center fielder Hunter Pence who is also on the disabled list with the wrist injury. The pitching match up in tonights game will really set the tone for what should be a great game.
August 5, 2007 § Leave a comment
So I missed writting a match up of the day yesterday and im late on it today but ive been pretty busy with playing baseball on my own team. But now with the weekend games over its time to relax and watch some baseball. The Mets and Cubs have been slugging it out the past 2 days and tonight they will play game 3 of the weekend series. Tom Glavine gets the start tonight for the Mets and he is going for a big mile stone tonight. Glavine is 1 win shy of his 300th win. Baseball fans should watch this game because it is another great opertunity to watch and witness a potential great achievement. Glavine is 9-6 this season and he would have had his 300th career win in his last outing but the Mets bullpen blew the lead. The Cubs will be sending Jason Marquis to the mound to face the Mets. Marquis is 8-6 with a 4.22 era this season. Tonights game should be very exciting, yesterdays game and Fridays game were the same score but with each team getting a win. The Cubs lost 6-2 on Friday and the Mets won yesterday 6-2. Tonight will be a good game and as I said before a great chance to see Glavine get a chance to get career win 300.
August 2, 2007 § Leave a comment
The Phillies have been hanging tough with the Cubs so far this series. The Phillies do need a win today to split the series with the Cubs at 2 games a peice. Lastnights walk off walk for the Cubs in the bottom of the night was a tough way to lose for the Phillies and you can bet they are gonna come out with everything they can in todays afternoon game. On the mound for the Phillies today is right hander Kyle Lohse. Lohse is 6-12 with a 4.58 era this season. Lohse has given up a lot of hits compared to his innings pitched and that is one of the main reasons why his era is not so great. As for the Cubbies they are now tied for first place with the Brewers after their win lastnight and a Brewers loss. You know the Cubs have been playing some very good baseball ever since the dug out brawl and the Piniella explostion at the umpire. On the mound today for the Cubs is lefty Sean Marshall. Marshall is 5-4 with a 3.10 era this season. This afternoons game should be an exciting game and a good end of the series as both of these teams will slug it out in Chicago.
July 25, 2007 § Leave a comment
I have become a pretty big Tim Lincecum fan since his Major League Baseball debut on May 6th this season. Lincecum throws very hard and has been very effective and has especially thrown very well in his last 2 starts. Lincecum has recently developed a very good change up to go along with his fastball and curveball. In Lincecum’s last 2 starts which were against the Cubs and the Brewers (both teams are playing and hitting well this season) Lincecum has given up just 1 earned run and struck out 8 in each of those starts. Lincecum is 5-2 with a 3.96 era with 95 strike outs in just 86.1 innings pitched so far this season since his May debut. I enjoy watching Lincecum pitch which for me is one of the benefits for having MLB TV, otherwise I would rarely get to see him pitch cause they dont show Giants cames here in Austin Texas. Just the fact that he is being this effective at the age of 23 makes me believe that he will continue to improve and be even more effective each season as long as he stays healthy. Staying healthy is always the most important thing to think about when talking about pitchers and and athletes in general. Im even willing to compare Lincecum to Verlander of the Detroit Tigers. Verlander is a hard thrower and obviously very productive as a rookie last year which earned him the rookie of the year award last year. I know Lincecum has a ways to go but he has been very impressive this season and he has deffinently won me over as a big fan. I look forward to tuning in to all his starts speaking of which he will be starting tomorrow night against the Braves. So for those out their who may not want to watch a Giants game or be a Giants fan because of Barry Bonds remeber that thier is a very impressive fire ball throwing right hander by the name of Tim Lincecum who pitches for the Giants and is for sure worth watching. I wouldnt be surprised to see him throw a no hitter in his promising career.
July 24, 2007 § Leave a comment
Tonight the Chicago Cubs will be in St. Louis to take on the Cardinals. The Chicago Cubs who have been playing great baseball lately have dropped their last 2 games and are going to be looking to rebound tonight against the Cardinals. As for St. Louis they split thier series with the Braves and are coming into this game on a 1 game winning streak. With The Cardinals losing Chris Carpenter for the season they will look to the rest of their rotation to step up and help give the team the best chance to win. Starting on the hill tonight for the Cardinals is Kip Wells. Wells a former player at Baylor University is 4-12 this season with a 5.75 era. The Houston native will have a lot to handle with the hot Cubs coming to town looking to get back on the winning edge. Taking the hill for the Cubs tonight is Carlos Zambrano. Zambrano has really turned his season around and is 12-7 with a 3.69 era. Tonight should be a very exiting game and I beleive this 3 game series will produce some good ball games between these 2 teams.
July 20, 2007 § Leave a comment
I found todays game between the Diamondbacks and the Cubs to be an intresting match up. Brandon Webb will get the start for the Diamondbacks today. Webb has a 8-7 record with a 3.42 era with a 122 strike outs in 136.2 innings pitched. The Cubs are sending Jason Marquis to the hill. Marquis has a 6-5 record with a 4.03 era with 64 strike outs in 109.1 innings pitched. The Cubs are really coming on this year and playing very good baseball. Perhaps the dug out fighting and the dirt kicking ejection of manager Lou Piniella has fired up this team. The Cubs are trully on a roll and they look to continue against the Diamdbacks. But you cant count out the Diamondbacks in this one. They are playing pretty good baseball as well. The Cubs and Diamondbacks have a very similar record. The Cubs are 50-44 and in second place in the NL Central, and the Diamondbacks are 50-47 and third in the NL West.