Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Dodgers 7, August 5, 2012

The Cubs lost a back and forth battle, featuring crappy bullpens, exciting come backs, 9th inning homers, and Cubs youngsters being awesome. Brett Jackson’s debut was a success, with a walk, two singles, and a run scored (and, hey, only one K … ). It ended with a Hanley Ramirez walk-off single in the 9th, though. Grumble.

Justin Germano had another nice start – short, low-scoring, keeps the Cubs in the game. He’s never going to be more than a 5th starter type (in fact, that’s probably the best you could hope from from the soon-to-be 30-year-old), but it would be nice to have him in the mix next Spring coming off a quality two months here at the tail end of 2012.

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143 responses to “Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Dodgers 7, August 5, 2012”

  1. J R

    So Garza’s going to the DL… The whole forearm/tricep strain type things scare the hell out of me.

    1. calicubsfan007

      @J R: I really wonder though if this is the Cubs’ way of protecting Garza’s arm in order to make him tradable this offseason.

      1. Pat

        It’s much more likely that he’s actually injured.

        1. calicubsfan007

          @Pat: You are probably right, it really is more curiousity on my part.

          1. SplitFinger

            How you doing bro?

            1. calicubsfan007

              I am golden. Why do you keep changing your name?

              1. SplitFinger

                Well, GoldFinch didn’t sit well with some people. Bubby sounded too puppy like(Thats our dogs name) So I went with a truly baseball name.

                1. calicubsfan007

                  How was Myrtle?

                  1. SplitFinger

                    O.K.. Not what we expected. Good time nonetheless.

                2. MichiganGoat

                  Hurumph

                  1. Bric

                    I didn’t get a hurumph out that guy…

                  2. Drew7

                    +1

                  3. Steve

                    Hurumph ! hurumph!!

        2. SplitFinger

          I thought he was good for next start. Just got back from Myrtle, sorry.

  2. Drew7

    Duane Underwood now taking the mound in AZ for the 1st time!

  3. SplitFinger

    I am reverting to physics. The further the head of the bat is from the incoming pitch, the less speed the bat will hit the ball, ultimately the less force and a weaker hit.

  4. MoneyBoy

    Anyone have any clue why Germano was pulled after only 77 pitches? I thought he’d done very well .. 3 hits, no walks 3 strikeouts!!

    Garza? DL? OMG I never expected a “Cubbie Occurrence” to happen in the E/H&Co era!!

  5. BleedingCubbieBlue

    Can I ask why hasnt Soler been in the lineup?

    1. SplitFinger

      He’s not allowed.

    2. HackAttack

      Unknown illness (according to someone at nsbb).

    3. SplitFinger

      Hasn’t played American ball.

  6. Dwight Schrute

    Garza to DL is just for “paperwork”… something fishy going on.

  7. Mike S

    Not trying to worry, or panic but, WHY HASN’T SOLER PLAYED IN 3 DAYS!!!???

    1. Flashfire

      Probably Mono. His career’s over.

      While we’re panicking, let’s take a look at future ace Duane Underwood’s debut. He’ll make a good batting practice pitcher, anyway.

  8. Leroy K.

    what’s the record for blown saves in a game? Jeesh…

    1. calicubsfan007

      @Leroy: I only know the record for a season, owned by the 96 Colorado Rockies at 39 BS.

      1. Dan

        39 BS ?!

        Man, that’s a lot of heartache.

        1. calicubsfan007

          @Dan: And headaches.

          1. Leroy K.

            http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHN/CHN199509280.shtml

            This one had 4 by the Astros alone—take a look at the Cubs roster–that will bring back some memories….

  9. Master Dan

    Ugh, I go to great america on Sunday and I miss so much. I think I missed more this past Sunday then I missed on my entire week trip to Jamaica.