Thursday, April 23, 2009

Baseball happened

Ted Lilly doesn't suck, but his teammates sure do...

Cubs got blanked 3-0 by the Reds last night, despite a solid game from Ted Lilly and good hitting from the top of their lineup. Tough loss for the Cubs all around and ending a 3 game win streak. Milton Bradley is now batting a solid .043, which according to Moody's and the S&P, completely justifies his $30M contract. Too bad they don't give bailout cash for bad assets in baseball...

Jimmy T crushing number 545

The south siders beat up on the Orioles 8-2 behind an awesome game from Danks and some solid offense. Bubble starters Chris Getz and Brian Anderson went a combined 5/8 on the night, Josh fields had 3 hits and our defense was outstanding (as it has been with Anderson in center). Jermaine Dye had a nice catch to save a HR and it continues to amaze me that he can get to the outfield wall at all... Is it just me or does it look like he's playing RF underwater?

In other news, the Cubs called up Jeff Smardjaidizziananaifiiahdlma who is better known for his WR days with the Fightin Irish where he made Brady Quinn look like a legitimate QB (something Braylon Edwards hasn't seemed to grasp) and the ChiSox are already fielding rumors about demoting Jose Contreras. Paul Konerko is sneaky batting over .300 and Chris Getz is looking like a good fantasy option at 2B (very thin pickings out there) batting in front of a nasty 3-4-5-6 (Quentin, Thome, Dye, Konerko). Thank me later.


1 comment:

Gepetto said...

Have I mentioned that I have a sick obsession with Brian Anderson? It's like how Cubs fans always say "this is going to be the year," except betting on Anderson is (sadly) much more likely.