Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Brewers-Cubs game 2 open thread.

The Brewers are playing the same line-up as yesterday. Let's hope the result is different.

CF Mike Cameron
2B Ray Durham
LF Ryan Braun
1B Prince Fielder
SS JJ Hardy
RF Corey Hart
3B Craig Counsell
C Jason Kendall
P Ben Sheets

The pitching match up is Ben Sheets (13-8, 2.97 ERA, 45 BB/155 SO) against Jason Marquis (10-8, 4.36 ERA, 60 BB/84 SO). This is a big chance for us to end this losing streak. I'll be at my kickball game for the first hour or so, so I hope you guys will be on your best behavior until I get back.

Go Brewers!

Other important games tonight include Phillies (Happ 0-0, 5.71ERA) vs. Braves (Jurrjens 13-9, 3.62 ERA), Mets (Knights 0-0 6.43 ERA) vs. Nats (Martis (0-2 2.70 ERA), and Houston (Backe 9-12, 5.440 vs. Marlins (Nolasco 14-7, 3.56 ERA). Go Braves, Nats and Marlins!

131 comments:

tracker said...

I propose a lineup change. Flip Sheets (.333 career ba vs Marquis) with Cameron (.310 obp vs rhers). Everything else is awesome, Dale. U da man.

Demiurge said...

Hi, this is Dave, is this the new place?

steveegg said...

Dunno if I'd do that; the Sheets sample is small and an outlier.

PaulNoonan said...

Mets and Phils both up early. D'oh!

steveegg said...

Let's hope the road lead trend extends to the Crew.

steveegg said...

Wind's blowing in, so that'll keep the homers down.

PaulNoonan said...

That single sure sounded like a HR from Bob's call. I wonder how much of the Cameron leading off thing is an attempt to emulate the Cubs and Soriano, another high slugging low-OBP leadoff man.

steveegg said...

It's Sveum-see, Sveum-do; the FSN crew said that the sluggers are all concentrated up top at the express order of Sveum.

PaulNoonan said...

There is actually some logic to that move. Since we're a low OBP club anyway, you may as well generate more opportunities for HRs. If you're going to go that route, however, you may as well go with:

Prince
Braun
Cameron
Hardy
Hart
Durham
Hall or whoever
Kendall or Whoever.

PaulNoonan said...

Woohoo!

steveegg said...

Nice clearing by Fielder.

PaulNoonan said...

Hello bats, welcome back.

steveegg said...

Solo shots don't quite get the job done. I'd probably put it Hart, Braun, Fielder if bashing is the primary goal.

PaulNoonan said...

I had Fielder at the top for that very reason. He's the best at getting on on the team (for regulars anyway).

steveegg said...

I'm a bit of a hybrid; I still need a bit of speed.

PaulNoonan said...

Just alcohol for me.

PaulNoonan said...

D'oh. Stupid Armram. At least it was a solo shot.

E.S.K. said...

what time zone is this place set on?

edgrimly said...

TV folks say there is movement in the pen.

E.S.K. said...

DiFelice.


fuck

E.S.K. said...

Sheets head to the club house

PaulNoonan said...

Did he just say "Mark Difelice heads to the mound"? Fuck the heck?

PaulNoonan said...

I don't know why, but we appear to be in the Pacific time zone. Huh.

PaulNoonan said...

Fuck. Fuck fuck fuck.

steveegg said...

It appears to be an elbow.

FUCK!

edgrimly said...

fuck the heck is right. Rock "DeFelice had a pretty good year in AAA."

E.S.K. said...

oh man, Chris is laughing his ass off right now

PaulNoonan said...

"Right Forearm Tightness"? Too much wanking.

Eric said...

uh oh

Eric said...

Stranded! nice

next frame

PaulNoonan said...

Can't expect much more from DiFelice.

steveegg said...

Very nice.

If only the wind weren't blowing in,....

Eric said...

can we take a few pitches please?

steveegg said...

This is the Brewers; they hack on 0-0.

Eric said...

word verification sucks

Eric said...

JJ hit it too hard!? Shut up Rock

DannyNoonan said...

Hey, where did Ben Sheets go?

PaulNoonan said...

He did hit it too hard. I'll take off WV for the open thread.

Eric said...

what's the over under on brewer pitchers tonight?

steveegg said...

Right forearm tightness after 2, Danny.

If we could be reasonably-certain we would make the post-season without Sheets, I'd say shut him down so he's fresh for the playoffs.

steveegg said...

Graci, Paul.

Eric said...

i don't know how that's possible or how you even control for that

PaulNoonan said...

Should be off.

DannyNoonan said...

Fix the time zone while you're at it Paul.

Eric said...

Yes, thank Paul

PaulNoonan said...

On it...

Eric said...

anybody know how to make the comment window bigger?

tough DP attempt. at least we got the lead guy.

steveegg said...

Don't think that's possible, at least with IE. It may be possible with Firefox; let me check.

DannyNoonan said...

And at least we didn't throw it in a dugout. It looked good, just a tough play.

DannyNoonan said...

We can add that haloscan if everybody wants. Lets have a vote.

Danny: present.

steveegg said...

Yep; possible with Firefox.

Coffey made it through, and both the Mets and the Phillies are up late.

Eric said...

Packers Lions replay is on NFL network

PaulNoonan said...

I'm not a haloscan fan either, so I'll vote blogger, but it's not a strong vote. I can be swayed.

steveegg said...

Doesn't matter whether you switch to HaloScan to me.

Personally, if any of you are familiar with Cover It Live, that's probably the way to go. Absolutely no refreshing required for fresh comments, and a few neat tricks (including multicasting the liveblog across multiple blogs).

Eric said...

Ah. Chrome is much better.

2000 quatloos on six Brewer pitchers tonight

steveegg said...

I'll go with 7. Have to get the situational lefty.

DannyNoonan said...

Kendall grabs 2 bases. Nice!

steveegg said...

Nice way for Marquis to not pay attention.

Eric said...

I'm glad marquis is out. I strongly feared a DP pitch.

Eric said...

can we take a damn pitch please?

steveegg said...

Nelson was running, but Cameron yanked it foul.

DannyNoonan said...

Can Nelson's fat ass run? I'm surprised they aren't pinch running for him. Are they leaving him in?

steveegg said...

No, we cannot take pitches.

Eric said...

thank you Ray

steveegg said...

They're leaving him in. He had 13 stolen bases at Nashville this year (career high), but 8 caught-stealings.

steveegg said...

Another heap of stranded runners.

DAMMIT!

PaulNoonan said...

D'oh.

edgrimly said...

That stolen base % equals not effective.

Eric said...

oh well. good effort i thought

DannyNoonan said...

aw crap. You'd think with as many power hitters as we have, we'd occasionally execute a sac fly. Unintentionally of course.

steveegg said...

There's another SportsCenter highlight after a late break.

DannyNoonan said...

Nice catch Cameron. Don't ever fuckin do it again.

Eric said...

Kapler could have got that

Eric said...

Love that line in major league

DannyNoonan said...

McClung? Hmmmm.

steveegg said...

And here comes the situational lefty.

Phillies won, Mets up 9-5 going into the bottom of the 9th.

steveegg said...

Situation neutralized.

DannyNoonan said...

Damn mets. Washington has 13 hits and only 5 runs. Mets have 9 runs on 10 hits.

steveegg said...

Beanball time.

DannyNoonan said...

Charge the mound Brauny!

DannyNoonan said...

PRINCE!

steveegg said...

Corners, nobody out.

steveegg said...

Once again, the lack of a send-them-all 3B coach saves the Crew an out.

PaulNoonan said...

Woohoo!

Eric said...

How far down the batting order should Hart be?

steveegg said...

Cheap burgers at Webb's!

DannyNoonan said...

HARDY!


HART!


BREWERS!!!!

DannyNoonan said...

WEBBS!!!!

Eric said...

apparently no farther

steveegg said...

2 in, 2 gone for the Nats against the Mets. Unfortunately, they need 2 more to tie.

Benjamin said...

So is this where everyone ended up?

steveegg said...

We've sort of split between here and a place Peter set up called The Cheesehead Corner Pub.

Eric said...

i hate bunting. that was damn near caught and then a DP catching the runner off base.

Eric said...

i'm dual blogging

steveegg said...

Good man, Eric. There are only 2 acceptable times to bunt:

- A pitcher trying to move a runner over.
- A very-fast batter catching (not trying to catch) the infield playing way back.

Benjamin said...

I show up expecting a ton of posts and comments following the firing and all I got was an out of business sign.

DannyNoonan said...

damnit Corey. Oh well, it was a good throw.


And still a good innning for us.

steveegg said...

Chris blew up the place a half-hour early. He'll probably be back about next spring.

The ghost of 3B coach Sveum lives - shit!

DannyNoonan said...

Thanks for joining us Benjamin. We hope you'll find our Yost firing commentary and general jackassery satisfactory.

steveegg said...

It's a final from Washington; Mets 9, Nats 7.

steveegg said...

Gagne in. At least he has a few runs to play with.

DannyNoonan said...

Oooohhhhhh shiiiiitttt. Gagne? Really?

E.S.K. said...

well, this is as appropriate a time as ever for Gagne

steveegg said...

And he was coming regardless.

DannyNoonan said...

I have to say that the bullpen has looked good tonight. The guys we rarely see came through.

steveegg said...

The September call-up definitely helped.

DannyNoonan said...

Sheets didn't really do his contract value any favors tonight, did he?

DannyNoonan said...

At least the Astros got destroyed by the Marlins.

steveegg said...

He's definitely missing his usual DL rest.

Eric said...

Love that Ray Durham. Or the scorekeeper

Eric said...

i really hate these 64 commercials

steveegg said...

Have fun; I'm calling it a night.

Eric said...

damn fine pitcch

Eric said...

i really miss the cub announcers. i enjoyed listening to them last night.

Eric said...

Nice job Ryan. Just one more...

DannyNoonan said...

Are these announcers serious? Of course we want the Cubs to beat the Mets.

Eric said...

kapler would have got that

Eric said...

swinging away again...

Eric said...

that was fast

DannyNoonan said...

C'mon guys, finish it out.

DannyNoonan said...

Aw crap

Michael said...

Do you guys think that it's not just coincidence Chris closed WSB the same day yost was fired?

maybe Chris was Ned...

Thanks for having me here Noonan's by the way.

Michael said...

come on prince use your glove

DannyNoonan said...

Aw shit Fielder....

Eric said...

you are kidding me

do we have a defensive replacement for Fielder?

DannyNoonan said...

Thanks for joining us Mike. We hope we can fill the void Chris/Ned left in your life.

DannyNoonan said...

Rivera can play first.

DannyNoonan said...

Wooo hoooooooo! Go Brewers! Nice job bullpen! Nice job bats!

Michael said...

Finally, a win!

You know, I don't think I fully appreciated Chris until he was gone.

I hope I don't feel the same way with Ned.

edgrimly said...

For the love of the sweet zombie Jesus a W. That error was a nail biter though.

Demiurge said...

Great game tonight! :)