Trade candidates Scott Feldman and Yovani Gallardo squared off, with Feldman getting the better end of the deal. Although Feldman gave up three earned over six innings of work, I thought he looked pretty good. Hopefully the man, many scouts in attendance agreed.

Kevin Gregg remained perfect in save opportunities this year, although he did a little bit of the high-wire thing on the way there tonight (including a fly out up against the wall to end the game with the tying run on first).

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  • TonyP


  • Spencer

    Feldman’s pitch count was pretty low tonight. I wonder if the front office is telling Dale to keep a short leash on him and get him out of games early if he has a respectable line through six or so innings.

    • JulioZuleta

      He just didn’t have very much tonight. I think they might have gotten him out just in time.

  • Oswego chris

    Gallardo…from 94-95 to 90-91….

  • CeeDeeVee

    Whoah that was close….Trade Gregg NOW!!

  • Required

    Valbuena flashing the leather! On base three times tonight! I’m a fan now. Gold Glove?

    • cub4life

      still not a fan but I will give it to him….o and he got on a 4th time, by an error.

  • CT12

    Nice play at 3rd Louie Louie

  • Oswego chris

    Maybe the scouts there to watch Gregg pitch left early….

  • Oswego chris

    Wow…Castillo 7 LOBs! Too bad that’s not a fantasy category…

  • Required

    I also like the look of this team without Soriano. I think most times he’s just an automatic out and a liability on defense. No disrespect to him he’s been a great player in the past but, it’s time to let him go.

  • willis

    That was a little too close. Gregg looking a tad hittable lately. Best to unload him as soon as possible if there are takers.

    Great to see another good game from Valbuena, a couple knocks for Castro and Rizzo come through with a big hit. All around an enjoyable game to watch. Let’s put them down again tomorrow.

  • North Side Irish

    Ben Badler (@BenBadler) tweeted at 10:50 PM on Wed, Jun 26, 2013:
    Watch Tim Lincecum’s entire body buckle at this Clayton Kershaw curveball (via @ChadMoriyama)

    This is just mean…

    • Austin

      The curve was good but the batter being Lincecum and not really “buckeling” (is that a word) makes the Gif a disappointment and not very cool.

      • Cyranojoe

        Agreed. Weak sauce, barely any buckling at all. (And yes, it’s a word — like when your bumper buckles from being struck by a Mack truck.)

    • Rcleven

      Another reason for the DH in the National League.

      • ChicagoMike702

        There’s zero good reasons.

        • cub4life

          agreed… good reasons.

  • fromthemitten

    Well no matter how badly Sveum screws up I don’t think he’ll ever do something as stupid as bunting before Yuniesky Betancourt with the game on the line. Fantastic play by Valbuena to get Weeks out though

    • hansman1982

      Wow, and to PH with Yuniesky…

      Actually, sounds extremely Dalesque

      • fromthemitten

        Actually, it was even dumber than a pinch hit appearance. Dumb ass manager sent him in on a double switch to play LEFT FIELD. He had 2 INNINGS of prior outfield experience.

  • fromthemitten

    are you laughing at Gallardo’s “high” ERA?

  • 5412


    Game should not have been close. 11 hits, 5 walks and 2 errors, and we get 5 runs?? 2-13 RISP is not going to win a lot of games.


  • Patrick G

    Cant remember the last game Rizzo and Castro both had multi-hit games

  • Blake

    Good to see Castro getting two hits.

    • Blake

      It’s a shame you can’t edit your own comments.

  • mudge

    No walks by the Cubs’ staff tonight. Feldman’s all right.

  • Alex S.

    The Cubs totaled five walks and the opposing team drew zero…when was the last time the Cubs outwalked their opponent by such a margin?

    • Beardface

      What is Never, Alex?

    • CubFan Paul

      I took five shots.

  • Beardface

    Bogusevic 2-4 and a walk. Nice.

  • KidCubbie

    Not only can Sweeney hit but the man has some beautiful hair. I even heard Len and Jim marveling at the fact that he never gets hat hair.

    • Hookers or Cake

      Anyone remember Brian Sipe? Old Cleveland QB? He had great hair too. Straight outta the helmet, just marvelous!

      • Brian

        Cardiac Kids!

  • TonyE

    Hey Brett,

    I heard the Braves picked up Marmol? Any truth to that?

  • Devin C

    From what I saw, Castro had very good approaches at the plate last night; laying off balls out of the zone, swinging at ones he could do something with, working good counts and then being patient. Hopefully that’s a good sign of things to come.

    • Diggs

      Good approach by the team as a whole, too. Made Gallardo throw a lot of pitches early.

  • TonyE

    Thanks Goat. Heard it last night on MLB network but was half asleep.

    • MichiganGoat

      No worries

  • CubsFanSaxMan

    The lights were just “dimmed” tonight, but “Lights Out” Gregg is still the man.