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  • chitownkid21
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    I personally am not a big Daryle Ward fan, if we were to have a backup outfielder I really would have preferred Eric Patterson. Given we don't have Patterson anymore and he was actually a 2B by trade but Ward never seems to be very good in the clutch which would seem to be something quite necessary for a player who's typically a pinch hitter.

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  • nathanKent
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    Originally posted by wrigleybum View Post
    First off, Harden was coming out regardless, they are keeping a close eye on how much he pitches. They want to handle him very carefully. And secondly, I'm a little taken a back by all the abuse towards Ward (nice to see him hit a homer yesterday). He has had some big hits for us in his short Cubs career, he is a veteran, and he has an amazing pinch hitting career. Sure, he is past his prime, but I'm glad we have him.
    My opinion on Ward has shifted a tad. I was very glad we had him last year. This year I feel a little more confident in the rest of our bench (and the team in general). I'm not unhappy we have him by any means, but I don't think we need him as badly.

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  • chitownkid21
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    Alright, my bad you've got a point, I was a little harsh and I'm sure he hits Major League pitching better than I do, it's just pissing me off that we're fixing to get swept by Arizona. Well, Lilly's pitching tonight I've got confidence in Ted and Soriano's coming back tonight so we'll see how things play out.

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  • rockin500
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    a little offense would be nice. especially from Derrek Lee. He is a buzzkill right now. Probably the biggest rally killer on the offense right now. The DP's have GOTTA stop.

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  • wrigleybum
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    Originally posted by chitownkid21 View Post
    You know, I've been a Cubs fan since I was 3 years old but and I love them but I've gotta say they've been pissing me off lately. Just two weeks ago I'm sitting here planning on buying world series tickets and now i'm not so convinced we're going to the playoffs with a freaking 21-29 road record, i mean come on Harden goes 7 IP gives up 1 hit and looses. Not only that but he was pulled for Daryle Ward who's only in the majors by the grace of God and he grounds into a double play. If we want to even start worrying about how we'll do in the playoffs we've got to start winning on the road because we've got a lot more road games in the second half.

    Oh, and Derrek, freaking aim up there's no outs and 2 on if you hit a flyout to centerfield you would get a good result, you could see on the replay he slashed at it like the bat was a sword he went straight down. We need to use this Cards-Brewers series to gain ground not lose it. Alright, I'm done ranting for now.
    First off, Harden was coming out regardless, they are keeping a close eye on how much he pitches. They want to handle him very carefully. And secondly, I'm a little taken a back by all the abuse towards Ward (nice to see him hit a homer yesterday). He has had some big hits for us in his short Cubs career, he is a veteran, and he has an amazing pinch hitting career. Sure, he is past his prime, but I'm glad we have him.

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  • chitownkid21
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    You know, I've been a Cubs fan since I was 3 years old but and I love them but I've gotta say they've been pissing me off lately. Just two weeks ago I'm sitting here planning on buying world series tickets and now i'm not so convinced we're going to the playoffs with a freaking 21-29 road record, i mean come on Harden goes 7 IP gives up 1 hit and looses. Not only that but he was pulled for Daryle Ward who's only in the majors by the grace of God and he grounds into a double play. If we want to even start worrying about how we'll do in the playoffs we've got to start winning on the road because we've got a lot more road games in the second half.

    Oh, and Derrek, freaking aim up there's no outs and 2 on if you hit a flyout to centerfield you would get a good result, you could see on the replay he slashed at it like the bat was a sword he went straight down. We need to use this Cards-Brewers series to gain ground not lose it. Alright, I'm done ranting for now.

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  • The Splendid Splinter
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    Originally posted by Mild Sauce View Post
    Why can't they give Harden some run support? I know they're going against Randy Johnson, but seriously, this is Randy Johnson well into his 40's, not the same Randy Johnson who could mow guys down at will. Cubs should have at least 1 run by this point.
    Randy Johnson ALWAYS pitch great against the Cubs... It's one of those things where the pitcher has that team's numbers and seems to lock in every single time... also Chris Young been covering A LOT of ground tonight, some of those fly balls aren't dropping...

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  • Mild Sauce
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    Why can't they give Harden some run support? I know they're going against Randy Johnson, but seriously, this is Randy Johnson well into his 40's, not the same Randy Johnson who could mow guys down at will. Cubs should have at least 1 run by this point.

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  • Ubiquitous
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    Well, thankfully the Cards and Brewers are playing each other this series. Hopefully we will put some distance on at least one of them.

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  • Bob Sacamento
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    Originally posted by rockin500 View Post
    marmol is going to be used even more it looks like in the next week or so, as it appears Woody is heading to the DL with a blister. granted, he could come off the DL, if put on, by early next week.
    Marmol and Howry need to be rested for the run not blowout ballgames especially if Kerry hits the DL with his blister (which could be a cover to rest his arm). The cubs needs other arms in the pen to step up like Gaudin, Hart and Wuertz.

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  • Mild Sauce
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    Great job by Dempster today. I'm not too much against that strike call on Backe since he should've struck out on the pitch before (I've seen guys get called out on check swings that were much less than that before).

    Either way, it was a huge win, glad to see them going strong throughout the game too, not just one or two innings.

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  • rockin500
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    Originally posted by wrigleybum View Post
    But as I was going to say, good win today, it was nice to see Demp win one on the road, especially in that fashion (though the strike three to Backe was ).

    Still don't understand why we brought Marmol in for the ninth. It's a nine run game! Isn't Marmol's problem his overuse?? Whatever, looking forward to Harden take 2.
    marmol is going to be used even more it looks like in the next week or so, as it appears Woody is heading to the DL with a blister. granted, he could come off the DL, if put on, by early next week.

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  • wrigleybum
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    But as I was going to say, good win today, it was nice to see Demp win one on the road, especially in that fashion (though the strike three to Backe was ).

    Still don't understand why we brought Marmol in for the ninth. It's a nine run game! Isn't Marmol's problem his overuse?? Whatever, looking forward to Harden take 2.

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  • wrigleybum
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    Good win today...ARG and as I type this Glaus hits a homer and the Cards are winning. **** the cardinals. **** them **** them.

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  • Cajun Cubbie
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    That's now the 11th loss out of the last 15 road games...

    P.S. Don't get swept today.

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