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Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

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Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby David » Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:55 pm

Too late for today's game, but whatever.
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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:16 pm

As I mentioned in the other thread, the TV gun had Garza working 85-89. I hope it was a slow gun. I don't recall where it had Lilly.

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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby David » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:26 pm

KyleJRM wrote:As I mentioned in the other thread, the TV gun had Garza working 85-89. I hope it was a slow gun. I don't recall where it had Lilly.


I'm (wishfully) guessing it was screwed up since they stopped showing speeds.
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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby CUBZ99 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:40 pm

Yeah I didn't see any pitcher hit higher than 89 today. I was surprised to see McKirahan get an inning of work today. The gun for him was similar to Garza and he seemed to have a real solid breaking ball, but I hadn't heard much about him. Saw that he was a 21st round pick out of Texas that was expected to be a loogy. His limited numbers last year during were pretty impressive. Anyone have some more info on the guy?

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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby BCVM22 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:29 am

Cubs radio today is Len and Keith. That should be an interesting listen.

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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby woodchip2153 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:13 pm

Jackson
Byrd
Stewart
Soriano
LaHair
Soto
Barney
Clevenger DH
Lake

Maholm pitching

about as interesting (fun) lineup we can get.

Edit: just realized Castro isn't playing, thought we were only missing Rizzo.

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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby woodchip2153 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:18 pm

Soriano better save some of these for the season.

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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby MWV » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:19 pm

Jesus Christ, Soriano.
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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby otis89 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:19 pm

*yawn*

Another ball absolutely crushed by Soriano. What else is new? :D
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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby Smack » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:19 pm

Soriano crushed one.
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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby JockJones » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:03 pm

Marmol has been rather uninspiring so far this spring.
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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby ctcf » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:33 pm

I wonder if Joe Mather can actually win himself a spot on the bench.

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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby Rondon Fan » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:52 pm

Marmol rocked again... I'd rather not start the season with him as closer.
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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby MWV » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:06 pm

Aramis Fan wrote:Marmol rocked again... I'd rather not start the season with him as closer.


On top of the usual "It's ST" caveat, Marmol is predominantly a breaking ball pitcher re-tooling his mechanics in the dry Arizona air. There are bound to be rough innings.

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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby TruffleShuffle » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:17 pm

ctcf wrote:I wonder if Joe Mather can actually win himself a spot on the bench.


we're about 2 strong games from WSR touting him as the next bryan lahair.

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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby KingCubsFan » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:38 am

TruffleShuffle wrote:
ctcf wrote:I wonder if Joe Mather can actually win himself a spot on the bench.


we're about 2 strong games from WSR touting him as the next bryan lahair.

http://www.northsidebaseball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=60617&p=2765769&hilit=mather#p2765769

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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:03 am

MWV wrote:
Aramis Fan wrote:Marmol rocked again... I'd rather not start the season with him as closer.


On top of the usual "It's ST" caveat, Marmol is predominantly a breaking ball pitcher re-tooling his mechanics in the dry Arizona air. There are bound to be rough innings.


Aramis Fan will not hear such things; Marmol in Arizona is not a new occurrence, it's been pointed out to AF before how being there can effect Marmol's pitching.
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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby Rondon Fan » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:12 pm

Good outing from Volstad so far. Mather staying hot. LaHair continuing to struggle.
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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby BeerHere » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:19 pm

3AB's for LaHair today
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He's seen 10 pitches and swung at 9 of them. Not even a foul tip to his credit.

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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:48 pm

Rizzobomb just caused a Lengasm.

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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby Smack » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:50 pm

KyleJRM wrote:Rizzobomb just caused a Lengasm.


Yeah, he really got excited on that call.
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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:55 pm

Apparently, Sveum doesn't like to pinch the middle infield in DP situations, preferring the optimal alignment to minimize giving up a hit.

I have no idea if that's better or not than the conventional wisdom, but I like that he thinks about stuff like that.

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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby JockJones » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:49 pm

Does Rizzo have a chance to be the opening day starter at 1B, if LaHair continues to be awful at playing baseball?
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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby MWV » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:03 pm

No.

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Re: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:13 pm

JockJones wrote:Does Rizzo have a chance to be the opening day starter at 1B, if LaHair continues to be awful at playing baseball?


Not even a little. They are bent on getting him some more AAA time. If nothing else, to save a year of service time.


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