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
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 7, 2007 § Leave a comment
Tonight on August the 7th 2007 Barry Bonds has passed the great Hank Aaron as the all time homerun leader. As I watched this from my couch I had to stand up and applaud Bonds on something that has never been done before. Hitting the all time most homeruns in Major League history. Regardless of all the speculations of the things surrounding Bonds I beleive the right thing to do is applaud Bonds for the amazing acheivement he has achieved. They showed Hank Aaron on their scoreboard with a moving speech to Barry and it showed a lot of class. So like I said as fans of baseball the best thing to do is show the same class as Hank Aaron and be happy for Barry Bonds.
August 7, 2007 § Leave a comment
The Yankees are really on a roll as of late as they have done what most of us thought was out of the question for this season. The Yankees are right in the wildcard chase now and just a month or so ago no one thought they would be where they are now. With A-Rod getting his 500th career homerun out of the way the focus will be all about winning games and the distraction of the 500th homerun is now behind. Not to say the Yankees werent focusing on winning but anytime a player is close to a milestone like that their is going to be that extra something hanging over and 500 homeruns is a great milestone. The Yankees are sending the vetaran Roger Clemens to the mound tonight to face the Blue Jays. Clemens who has been rattled lately is 3-5 with a 4.23 era. Clemens will need to put together a solid performance tonight to help lead the Yankees over the Blue Jays in Toronto. The Blue Jays will be sending Josh Towers to the mound. Towers is 5-8 with a 5.17 era so far this season. Tonight should be a good game as lastnight was decided by just 1 run as the Yankees won 5-4. Look or excitement in this game tonight!
August 6, 2007 § Leave a comment
Its Monday and the Giants are back in San Francisco for another home stand and another chance for the home town Giants fans to witness history. If you are a regular reader of my blogs then you also know their is another reason I am excited about tonights game. Tim Lincecum will be starting tonight for the Giants and he looks to get the Giants a win. Lincecum has been outstanding this year since his Major League debut on May 6th this year. Lincecum throws very hard and he is exciting to watch. So far this year he is 6-2 with a 3.75 era and a very impressive 105 strike outs in 98.1 innings pitched. Lincecum should have a very good outing tonight and he will just have to keep the base on balls down but he should have a great perfomance tonight. The Nationals will be sending John Lannan to the mound tonight. Lannan is also a rookie who recently made his Major League debut. Lannan was ejected in his debut after hitting 2 batters in a row. Lannan is 1-0 with a 5.40 era. The Nationals are on a bit of a hot streak right now as the roll into San Francisco with a 6 game winning streak and a clean weekend sweep of the Cardinals. As for the Giants they lost all 3 of their weekend series games against the Padres. A good note for the Giants is they were in every one of the games as they only lost each game by 1 run. The bullpen is going to have to tighten up for the Giants so their starting pitchers can get their much deserved wins when they leave games with a decent lead. Oh and of course Bonds could possibly break the homerun record tonight so thats another reason to watch. Regardless of how you feel about the whole Bonds situation their are other reasons to watch the Giants. As I always say Tim Lincecum is a great pitcher to watch and I beleive he will deliver a powerful perfomance tonight for the Giants.
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.