Found May 27, 2013 on
Grab Some Bench:
Alejandro De Aza
Chicago White Sox
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Getting wiped the floor with stinks. Getting wiped the floor with by your crosstown rival that is ten games below .500 stinks even more.
It was a rough game for the Sox tonight, and quite honestly, one of the most pathetic performances of the year. The offense was horrific, the defense was very shaky other than Dayan Viciedo gunning down Ryan Sweeney at home plate in the seventh (what in the world is Cubs third base coach David Bell thinking there by the way?), Jose Quintana wasn’t very good, and the bullpen was even worse.
If you have a strong enough stomach to read even further, here’s what we can take away from this one ...
SAMARDZIJA SHUTS US DOWN
I’ll preface this by saying that as a White Sox fan and also a die-hard Michigan football fan who absolutely despises Notre Dame, Jeff Samardzija has got to be one of my least favorite athletes. However, you have to give a man his credit when it is due, and Jeff Samardzija was flat-out dominant tonight.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Edwin Jackson had a good/crappy night
For the first time, Jackson looked like the pitcher the Cubs were expecting when they signed him to a four year deal. He hit 97 on the Sox gun (which Len and JD suggested may have been a little hot) with his fastball. Though the game ended up getting rained out, his pfx numbers are still in the brooks database (at least for now). Jackson came...
Shawon Dunston Jr and Brad Zapenas collected three hits a piece, Francisco Sanchez stroked a two-run single and a double, and Loiger Padron tossed three innings of one-hit shutout ball, as the Cubs edged the Athletics 4-3 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Fitch Park Field #4 in Mesa, AZThe game was pre-planned as a ten-inning contest so that all of...
Cranes fill the streets around the Wrigley Field Bleachers this morning as the Cubs mock-up their proposed advertisements. They started in right field with an ad for "FFFFFFFFFFFF" (surely Budweiser in the future) and boy, it is large. The purpose of the mock-up is to show the City and the rooftop owners how these signs will impact the views in and plenty of folks are...
Hector Santiago has been somewhat of a chameleon throughout his White Sox tenure. In just 56 big league appearances over three seasons, he’s filled literally every role a pitcher can have on a major league roster.
One might think that with all the adjusting needed, it would be hard for a guy like Santiago to find the time or energy to devote himself to anything other than pitching...
Chicago Cubs’ reliever Kyuji Fujikawa left his team’s May 26 game
against the Cincinnati Reds in the ninth inning after a visit from the team trainer. While the reason is uncertain
at this time, MLB.com’s Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat tweeted that Fujikawa
believes that the problem is similar to the strained right forearm that put him
on the disabled list on April 13...
This isn’t the most exciting news…unless you’re Kevin Gregg. In that case, prepare to have some statistics to back up your quest to receive a new contract next year because Kyuji Fujikawa is now out for the season. Kevin Gregg, you may now scream “Huzzah!” Brought in by Boy Genius Jed Hoyer to be a cheap and effective replacement for the carnival show that is Carlos...
Javier Baez hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 11th to give Daytona a 7-5 win over the Tampa Yankees. LHP Chris Rusin (Iowa) and RHP Kyle Hendricks (Tennessee) both made quality starts to help their teams to victories. Kane County fell to the Quad Cities in a rain shorted game. Plenty of roster activity.
Let’s get it out of the way. Kyuji Fujikawa is broken and needs to be fixed:
Cubs announce Fujikawa will need Tommy John surgery.
— Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) May 29, 2013
Hoyer on Fujikawa: “It is unfortunate but it is the nature of pitching. We’re hopeful he’ll come back.”
— Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) May 29, 2013
We’ll build him bigger, better, stronger…maybe...
With all the bigwigs looking down from the rooftops (Owner - Tom Ricketts, President of Business Operation - Crane Kenny and (strangely) former head of marketing - Wally Hayward), the Cubs mocked up the proposed Jumbotron at Wrigley Field. It's difficult to get a true handle on exactly how big this thing will be (they only had tarps hanging on opposite ends of a pole) but...
The Cubs happened to win today’s game, despite a short outing by Matt Garza, and snap a long losing skid. There was a small incident within the game that should’ve remained insignificant but didn’t for whatever reason. In the sixth inning, Johnny Cueto, who was cruising along to that point, threw a pitch over David DeJesus‘ head. Cueto had been agitated since the beginning...
The Chicago Cubs hope a rainy night didn't dampen their momentum.
The Cubs, who have long struggled against the Chicago White Sox, will go for their second straight win over their crosstown rivals and third consecutive victory overall on Wednesday afternoon.
The Cubs (20-30), leading 2-0 in the third inning of Tuesday's contest, appeared poised to secure at least a tie...
Ivy is out and about, so I’m going to help out with this series recap. Hopefully this won’t suck. The Reds, as of today, are 7th in the majors in scoring at 4.82 runs per game and 4th in the majors at preventing runs, limiting their opponents to 3.58 runs per game. It’s not surprising that they are once again challenging the Cardinals for the National League Central lead...
The Reds held a comfortable 4-0 lead over the Cubs on Sunday when Cincinnati starter Johnny Cueto threw a pitch over David DeJesus’ head. Since Matt Garza had hit Todd Frazier with a pitch two innings earlier, both benches were warned by the home plate umpire. The Cubs eventually won the game in extra innings. [...]