he wouldn’t try to become a pitcher who relies on guile after surgery robbed him of the power he used to have. Peavy lied, and good for him. He has become as smart as he is good. When he lost the plate in the fourth inning, Peavy managed a bases-loaded situation instead of trying to overpower it.
Sox starters asphyxiated the Cubs
this weekend. Peavy,
combined for 19 innings, 2 earned runs, 11 hits, 14 strikeouts and 5 walks.
meanwhile, combined for 19 1/3 innings, 12 earned runs, 23 hits, 16 strikeouts, 5 walks and 7 homers.
The Cubs might want to expand
their spray charts to include Waveland and Sheffield.
The Cubs retired
The headline said the Cubs
would discuss calling up slugging phenom
, and I’m thinking, just as soon as someone calls about
Actually, Rizzo could serve as the designated hitter
during a couple interleague series. If only he could pitch relief. But the good news is, no matter who the Cubs call up, they need help in that spot.
Sunday was the six-year anniversary
after a collision at the plate. After rerunning the video -- you never miss a chance to rerun the video -- Cubs analyst Bob Brenly noted that the biggest reason Pierzynski (ticks) off opponents is that he’s usually right.
Brenly also suggested
that the next time he tries to stretch a single into a double when
should get a lead blocker.
And when Brenly and Len Kasper discussed
the viscosity of spit vs. saliva, you know they’re deep into Ph.D dissertation on broadcasting a bad season.
in the majors.
doesn’t hit in the majors. Yeah, third base is an issue.
and then hearing he plans to return on Tuesday, well, you just know he was a hockey player at one point.
The Sox lost their cleanup hitter
and still put up 16 runs this weekend. The Cubs had their cleanup hitter and scored six. Coming off the bench,
went 4-for-11 with a homer and three RBIs.
went 1-for-9 without driving in a run.
It's not Maholm's day
when Peavy is allowed to swing away in a bunt situation.
I guess the schedule is the schedule,
but I’d have bet the Cubs were going to have
conduct the seventh-inning stretch Sunday.
The Sox swept the Cubs,
and I’m wondering, do Sox fans taunt their Cubs friends or pity them?
The sweep marked the Sox's first series win in a month.