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It’s a series win, but the Cubs didn’t have much of anything today against Madison Bumgarner. The lefty gave up just two hits and two walks over eight innings, while striking out 11. And that was against an all right-handed lineup.

And now, may I present: Pitching, by Rodrigo Lopez…

  • Dick

    Gee, Brett, do you think a competent manager would realize that the league is hitting over 0.400 off Lopez after his first 60 pitches, and, perhaps take him out of the game before he gets to that point?

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Dare I use the new image-adding feature to respond?

  • Toosh

    The Cubs would need a competent manager first.

  • coal

    Remember, it was a day game, which messes up *everything* for the Cubs.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Of course it was West Coast, so, that’s like a double mess-up. For other teams, that would be, like, a canceling-out situation. For the Cubs, it just means they’re doubly bad.

  • Toosh

    Plus, it was probably cool too.

  • TWC

    I was positively apoplectic when Rodrigo Lopez’s name was called to lead off the top of the 6th inning.  It was just absolutely incomprehensible.  Oh well.

    Fun time at the game today with my boy and wife.  Weather was beautiful – sunny with a nice breeze off the bay.  I must have spent $100 on Snow Cones, lemonades, and hot dogs though.  The $9.75 beers are a not-insignificant factor, too.

    • http://www.michigangoat.blogspot.com MichiganGoat

      apopletic – Overcome with anger; extremely indignant. Nice vocab TWC, it really sums up this entire season!

      • TWC

        I’m an English teacher in my spare time.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      I’m sure it was a good time.

  • Cheryl

    It’s almost like you expect it from Quade

  • TheMagicMan

    Castro has been striking out alot lately it seems. anybody else think so

    • hardtop

      yeah its bothersome.  kinda looks like he’s falling apart.  at this point in the season especially, and this being he first full year, he should be sitting way more often.  how can quade not see this shit?

      • http://www.michigangoat.blogspot.com MichiganGoat

        He absolutely should be resting befor or after off days and get those rest days, if he plays Friday Quade is… Well doing exactly what he has always done.

  • John Durbin

    Like i said yesterday if Lopez only had to face a lineup one time through to win a game he would win the CY Young award … However that is not the case and he gets ROCKED everytime the second time around… After Striking out Torres in the 3rd or 4th ( i cant remember) he just couldnt get people to swing and miss any more… and its like that every start… BUT i have the solution MOVE HIM TO THE PEN!!!!!

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