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  • Originally posted by MIKELIMA View Post
    Looks like the Cards lost too, so that's good.
    Not that it means much this early in the year but if things stay as they are it will be nice to be atop our division.

    EDIT: final 13 - 6. The offense hides the fact that our pitching was shaky across the board.
    Last edited by nightotter; 04-20-2008, 04:01 PM.

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    • Is it just me or is everyone seeing this? I've noticed that the Cubs are being a lot more patience at the plate these past few games or even this year so far compared to like last year or the year before...

      I mean 3 guys with 10+ BBs already and 3 more with either 8 or 9 BBs... in 18 games this season. As a result, we're scoring more runs and getting those Ws. I also know they are hitting better as well compare to last year first month. It's still early in the season, but I just wondering if anybody else was noticing that? I wonder how much Fukudome is influencing the others in being patience at the plate.

      I went to Wrigley yesterday and see that game. That was great seeing like 10 walks in that game and made the starting pitcher leave in the 3rd inning.
      "Back before I injured my hip, I thought going to the gym was for wimps."
      Bo Jackson

      Actually, I think they were about the same because I lettered in all sports, and I was a two-time state decathlon champion.
      Bo Jackson

      My sophomore year I placed 2nd, and my junior and senior year - I got smart and piled up enough points between myself and second place where I didn't have to run the mile.
      Bo Jackson

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      • The Cubs have played some pretty craptacular teams so far and they have beaten them up. Playing 6 games against the Pirates will make any team look good in an 18 game stretch.

        They managed to lose both series against real teams.

        The Cubs are winning the games they should but the jury is still out on the harder teams and what this team will be like when the injuries and slumps set in.

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        • Originally posted by Ubiquitous View Post
          The Cubs have played some pretty craptacular teams so far and they have beaten them up. Playing 6 games against the Pirates will make any team look good in an 18 game stretch.

          They managed to lose both series against real teams.

          The Cubs are winning the games they should but the jury is still out on the harder teams and what this team will be like when the injuries and slumps set in.
          i'd agree with that which is helping skew the numbers in the cubs favor right now. But the thing is, its absolutely vital for them to beat up on the teams they are supposed to beat.

          Still, it is good to see them be patient against most of the pitchers so far. the previous few years it didnt matter WHO they were facing, they couldnt work a count to save their lives for the most part.

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          • We see the Mets for a 2 game set. Not facing Santana on this trip. I think we'll see Maine, a solid but unspectacular pitcher, and Figueroa, one of this year's feel good story. This is definitely one of the better teams in the NL.
            To offset some of the pain of being a diehard Cubs fan, I've learned to also be a moderate Yankees fan.

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            • Originally posted by The Splendid Splinter View Post
              Is it just me or is everyone seeing this? I've noticed that the Cubs are being a lot more patience at the plate these past few games or even this year so far compared to like last year or the year before...

              I mean 3 guys with 10+ BBs already and 3 more with either 8 or 9 BBs... in 18 games this season. As a result, we're scoring more runs and getting those Ws. I also know they are hitting better as well compare to last year first month. It's still early in the season, but I just wondering if anybody else was noticing that? I wonder how much Fukudome is influencing the others in being patience at the plate.

              I went to Wrigley yesterday and see that game. That was great seeing like 10 walks in that game and made the starting pitcher leave in the 3rd inning.
              Yeah, I've noticed that too. More patient at the plate, more aggressive running bases. I like it.
              Senior Editor/Featured Writer for Home Of The Chiefs

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              • Originally posted by nathanKent View Post
                Yeah, I've noticed that too. More patient at the plate, more aggressive running bases. I like it.
                Yeah, i don't care who we've been playing, we look really good right now.

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                • Angel Hernandez, calling another gem of a game. I wish I can be this bad at my job and not get fired.
                  To offset some of the pain of being a diehard Cubs fan, I've learned to also be a moderate Yankees fan.

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                  • Cedeno's ABs aren't as painful for me to watch as they used to be.
                    Senior Editor/Featured Writer for Home Of The Chiefs

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                    • Originally posted by nathanKent View Post
                      Cedeno's ABs aren't as painful for me to watch as they used to be.
                      I was thinking the same thing. Nail biter at the ball park. 2-1 Cubs, bottom 8th.

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                      • Lo-and-behold, Cedeno knocks in two...!

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                        • Originally posted by nathanKent View Post
                          Cedeno's ABs aren't as painful for me to watch as they used to be.
                          Well he's making good contact and working counts, it was only a matter of time. He's always shown the ability, it was just putting it together.

                          edit: As I wrote this, Ronny had a 7 pitch at bat and knocked in 2 with an rbi single! Cedeno has also been apart of three double plays today.
                          Last edited by Bob Sacamento; 04-21-2008, 06:35 PM. Reason: Updated
                          What a Batted Ball is Worth (in terms of a run):
                          Line Drive: .356
                          HBP: .342
                          Non-Intentional Walk: .315
                          Intentional Walk: .176
                          Outfield Fly: .035
                          Groundball: -.101
                          Bunts: -.103
                          Infield Fly: -.243
                          Strikeout: -.287
                          It's now officially Doctor Bob Sacamento, D.C., C.S.C.S., and working on my D.A.B.C.O. (Diplomate American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics)

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                          • Cedeno with a great at bat! Pie with a great at bat, hitting a jack!! Keep this up and we won't be stopped.

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                            • Originally posted by wrigleybum View Post
                              Cedeno with a great at bat! Pie with a great at bat, hitting a jack!! Keep this up and we won't be stopped.
                              cedeno really picked up those two jokers derosa and soto. guy has trouble with the zone and those two guys are swinging out of their shoes. bah!

                              glad to see cedeno coming around this year with the bat.

                              and nice to see 1-2-3 with wood with the big lead (you know closers and big leads. can be bad!)

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                              • Nice win today! This team seems special.

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