Found April 29, 2012 on
Oh Randy Wells.You can't do this any more, brother...
Gordon Whittenmyer tweeted, "Wells takes a no-hitter into fourth inning of what could be his last start. Dempster (quad) back Thurs."And then the next tweet says, "...Never mind."What happened?Wells was sailing along, and then suddenly in the 4th he gave up a double to Hunter Pence, a walk to Thome, a groundout, a stolen base, a walk to Nix, a single to Ruiz, a pop out, a walk to pitcher Joe Blanton, and then a double to Jimmy Rollins.Two doubles, a single, and 4 runs - all in one inning.Oh, and 3 walks.Silly. Made me think of the Ministry of Silly Walks by Monty Python. I am unclear on how to post a video here, but if you're too young to remember just google it.
Anyway, Cubs lose 2-5 to the Philadelphia Phillies.If Wells does indeed go back to Iowa, hopefully he can work on those silly walks.Get that fixed, it'll be good for the Cubs whether he remains one or not.
BEST OF MAXIM
1/3 of the way through Extended Spring Training, here are the Cubs Cactus League game statistics.
There is no official scorer at the games, so the stats are unofficial.
* bats or throws left # bats both
NOTE: POSITION PLAYERS ARE SORTED BY PLATE APPEARANCES (PA)
JAVIER BAEZ (SS):295/295/705 (12 GAMES - 44 PA) – 3 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 9 R, 0/13 BB/K...
What a dominant performance by Matt Garza.The Philadelphia Phillies get one eensy weensy perfectly placed bloop single from Jimmy Rollins to lead off the game.Then it's just Garza magic for 7 innings - one walk, no runs, Cubs 3 Phils zeeero.Rafael Dolis gets 3 straight in the 8th.And then it's Carlos Marmol.
If an outfielder can record an assist, Marmol records inconsists...
On a rehab assignment from AA Tennessee, Junior Lake (back strain) doubled, walked, stole a base, and scored a run, Pierre LePage (also on a rehab assignment after suffering a hamstring injury in Spring Training) laced an RBI triple, an RBI single, and walked, and Kevin Encarnacion ripped a two-run triple, but the Angels scored three in the 5th and two more in the 8th to edge the...
The Cubs have won 5 of 8 and are now proudly just the 5th worst team in baseball. A win today and the Cubs win their second straight series.
The Phillies couldn't figure out Matt Garza today.When a pitcher is hot, he is hot. We have seen time and time again Roy Halladay go lights out on opponents. The same thing happened today against the Phillies in the form of Matt Garza.Garza pitched seven innings of one hit ball against a struggling Phillies offense looking to finish April above .500. With this 5-1 loss...
The Phils (10-12, 4th East) will conclude their four-game series with the Cubs (8-14, 6th Central), as they try to recover from being owned by Cubs’ starter Matt Garza (2-1, 2.67) yesterday for seven innings, being able to get only one hit and a walk against him in the ballgame, while the Cubs would be able to score single runs in the second, third and fourth innings off of Phils’...
Per Paul Sullivan and Enrique Rojas of ESPN Desportes, who tipped it late last night on Twitter, the Cubs are expected to disable Steve Clevenger--yes, 11-for-22 and 1249 OPS-hitting Steve Clevenger--because of "tightness in his side." Sullivan says Clevenger felt the discomfort during batting practice before Friday night's unmerciful thrashing of Roy Halladay.
For most Chicago Cubs fan, the signature moment of their existence would be to see and hear the Cubs winning the World Series.
Well thanks to Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck at a Red Cross fundraiser in Illinois, we finally know what it would sound like:
(Courtesy of Guyism)
Listed below is the Phillies lineup for Saturday's 7:05pm start against the Chicago Cubs. Joe Blanton will be on the mound looking to improve upon his 1-3 record and 4.34 ERA:
1. Jimmy Rollins
2. Placido Polanco
3. Hunter Pence
4. Jim Thome
5. Shane Victorino
6. Laynce Nix
7. Carlos Ruiz
8. Pete Orr
9. Joe Blanton