Absolutely nothing of interest is happening in this game tonight.
Month: June 2012
Anthony Rizzo Cannot Fly, Does Not Shoot Lasers Out of His Eyes, Will Not Retroactively Save the Titanic
It’s OK to be excited about finally getting to see the Cubs’ top prospect, but for his good – and your own – keep those expectations in check.
Paul Sullivan says Sveum “needs to be a little more forthcoming with the media when it comes to dispensing information.”
McNeil’s bonus is expected to be right around slot.
Anthony Rizzo offers his first awesome quote. Alfonso Soriano talks batting order, Ryan Dempster will miss another start, and Dale Sveum has noticed Brett Jackson’s strikeouts.
Baez made a barehanded play yesterday, and was promptly removed from his game.
The utility player will return to AAA where he’ll probably draw quite a few more starts.
The Mets kicked the ball around enough for the Cubs to win even if Travis Wood hadn’t been great. But he was.
The Cubs face yet another lefty tonight, Johan Santana.
Byrd was recently released by the Red Sox.
By all accounts, he’s on his way to Chicago.
Dempster is recovering well, and could be ready to go when his DL stint is up this weekend.
Lukewarm Stove: At Least Six Teams Hot for Matt Garza, Including the Braves, Tigers, Cardinals, Red Sox, Blue Jays, and Royals
The list is probably considerably longer than that, in overall interest. Garza’s actually been pretty darn good this year.
After a couple revenue-generating concerts destroyed the grass at Wrigley, some wonder if the Cubs have their priorities straight. Also, more smoke on a Tuesday debut for Anthony Rizzo.
If you ignore Brett Jackson’s frightening strikeout pace, he’s absolutely on fire.
That’s a sweep, folks. The wrong kind.
The Cubs will try to avoid the sweep.
Rizzo could be called up halfway through the Met series to avoid Johan Santana. Dale Sveum he’s never been around a player receiving as much hype as Rizzo. Great.
Pitcher Rafael Diplan is starting inch closer to our prospect radar.
Paul Maholm’s offense didn’t make up for his pitching.
Get a pot of coffee going.
You’re probably wondering why Dale didn’t change the lineup last night when the pitcher changed. More on Jeff Samardzija’s struggles, and RizzOMG.
Frank Del Valle had an absolutely dominant game yesterday.
Bright sides in the morning…
We’ll all try to focus on something other than Anthony Rizzo (RizzOMG!).
The picture! The picture!