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Cubs Calendar - 2/20/13 - Comeback Mountain


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#16 hansman1982

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:03 AM




Was it really 89? I remember that game, too. Wasn't it 9-1 at one point before they pulled out a 10-9 victory?


10-9 is correct. The calendar states the deficit was 9 runs on August 29, 1989.

Here is the box score: http://www.baseball-...198908290.shtml

After 5 it was 9-0, then the Cubs scored 2 in the 6th, 3 in the 7th and 4 in the 8th to tie it. In the 10th Dave Smith singled in Jerome Walton on a bases loaded hit to RF.

Walton and Smith had nice rookie seasons that year. I was sky high on those two guys.

Joe would only have to do it for another 2,129 more days.


Would it be awkward if I posted it regardless of what Phil does?

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

There was another game that I remember... similar time frame, maybe a year or two earlier... Cubs came back from another big defect, but ended up losing 14-13 or something. Guess I'll troll through B-R.com for a while at work....


Probably not what you're thinking but, there were a couple wild Phillies - Cubs games in the late 70's. Phillies came back from 12-1 deficit to beat the Cubs (don't remmeber the score of year -- maybe 14-13 around 77?). Then the famous 1979 game the Cubs came back from being down like 17-6.. only to lose 23-22.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:09 AM


There was another game that I remember... similar time frame, maybe a year or two earlier... Cubs came back from another big defect, but ended up losing 14-13 or something. Guess I'll troll through B-R.com for a while at work....

Then the famous 1979 game the Cubs came back from being down like 17-6.. only to lose 23-22.


Yeah, that's not the one I'm thinking of though -- too early for me -- unless I was watching WGN replay that one during a rain delay...

But no. I'll find it eventually. Or I'll forget about it entirely.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:10 AM

What was the deficit a couple years ago in May when the Cubs beat the Rockies? I wanna say it was May 30 or 31 but I can't remember the year. Like 7 or 8?


I remember the game, but not the score. Was that during one of their playoff teams - maybe 08 -- or are you thinking it was after that?

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:10 AM

During the '89 season, it always seemed that they were down early in a lot of games and came back late. That may just be my 13 year old brain misremembering though.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:15 AM

This is the one I was thinking of 9/24/85: http://www.baseball-...198509240.shtml

Look at these pitching lines:

Expos
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bryn Smith W (17-5) 6 5 3 1 3 3 1 2.97 26 54 -0.003 0.59 -0.0
John Dopson 1.1 8 7 7 0 0 2 11.08 12 0 0 -0.003 0.01 -6.3
Randy St. Claire 1.1 6 5 5 1 1 0 3.88 11 0 0 -0.012 0.09 -2.7
Jack OConnor 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.12 1 2 2 -0.033 0.54 -1.9
Jeff Reardon S (36) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.10 1 1 0 0.047 1.65 0.3
Team Totals 9 20 15 13 4 4 3 13.00 51 54 3 2 -0.004 0.38 -10.5

Cubs
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ray Fontenot L (6-10) 4.1 8 7 6 1 2 2 4.23 23 22 -0.406 0.76 -4.0
Jon Perlman 0.1 6 8 8 2 0 2 12.91 9 1 1 -0.097 0.26 -8.6
Dave Beard 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.23 1 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.1
Derek Botelho 2 1 0 0 2 3 0 5.32 9 0 0 0.000 0.00 1.0
Steve Engel 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 6.04 6 0 0 -0.001 0.00 -1.5
Ron Meridith 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.32 4 0 0 0.000 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 9 17 17 16 7 7 5 16.00 52 22 1 1 -0.504 0.36 -12.5

Uuuuuuuuugly game.

But to be down so far, and to come back thisclose in the bottom of the 9th?!?!

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:18 AM

Oh, yeah, and Andre Dawson's day?


Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Andre Dawson RF 6 3 4 8 0 0 .254 .732 0.267 0.53 0.280 -0.013 5.9 0 0 3HR


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:19 AM


What was the deficit a couple years ago in May when the Cubs beat the Rockies? I wanna say it was May 30 or 31 but I can't remember the year. Like 7 or 8?


I remember the game, but not the score. Was that during one of their playoff teams - maybe 08 -- or are you thinking it was after that?


Here's the one I was thinking of, it was indeed 2008. It was 8-0 Rockies after 4.

http://www.baseball-...200805300.shtml

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:19 AM

Well, the formatting on all those blows... sorry.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:20 AM



What was the deficit a couple years ago in May when the Cubs beat the Rockies? I wanna say it was May 30 or 31 but I can't remember the year. Like 7 or 8?


I remember the game, but not the score. Was that during one of their playoff teams - maybe 08 -- or are you thinking it was after that?


Here's the one I was thinking of, it was indeed 2008. It was 8-0 Rockies after 4.

http://www.baseball-...200805300.shtml


That was one of the more memorable games from recent memory. Very exciting.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:28 AM




What was the deficit a couple years ago in May when the Cubs beat the Rockies? I wanna say it was May 30 or 31 but I can't remember the year. Like 7 or 8?


I remember the game, but not the score. Was that during one of their playoff teams - maybe 08 -- or are you thinking it was after that?


Here's the one I was thinking of, it was indeed 2008. It was 8-0 Rockies after 4.

http://www.baseball-...200805300.shtml


That was one of the more memorable games from recent memory. Very exciting.

DeRosa hit the go ahead 2 run HR. Yeah scrappiness!!!

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:36 AM

DeRosa hit the go ahead 2 run HR. Yeah scrappiness!!!


Mark DeRosa was 100% awesome in 2008 (and not bad at all in 2007).

I don't go much for hero worship, but he killed it that year. Since then... meh.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:47 PM


DeRosa hit the go ahead 2 run HR. Yeah scrappiness!!!


Mark DeRosa was 100% awesome in 2008 (and not bad at all in 2007).

I don't go much for hero worship, but he killed it that year. Since then... meh.

Yea, think about all the Cubs that had career years that year. Derosa, Theriot, Soto, Aramis had probably his best year (with the Cubs), Fontenot killed it, Edmonds hit a crap-ton of home runs in like a month, Reed Johnson had a great year, Micah Hoffpauir was a demi-god, and the best hitter on the team was big Z!

That lineup was stacked, I don't know how they found playing time for all those guys.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:50 PM



DeRosa hit the go ahead 2 run HR. Yeah scrappiness!!!


Mark DeRosa was 100% awesome in 2008 (and not bad at all in 2007).

I don't go much for hero worship, but he killed it that year. Since then... meh.

Yea, think about all the Cubs that had career years that year. Derosa, Theriot, Soto, Aramis had probably his best year (with the Cubs), Fontenot killed it, Edmonds hit a crap-ton of home runs in like a month, Reed Johnson had a great year, Micah Hoffpauir was a demi-god, and the best hitter on the team was big Z!

That lineup was stacked, I don't know how they found playing time for all those guys.


That was the best Cubs team I -- or, likely, any of us -- have ever seen. They were mashers.

But that fall fade...

*sigh*

50+ day games in mid-summer Chicago ... smh.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

This is the one I was thinking of 9/24/85: http://www.baseball-...198509240.shtml

Look at these pitching lines:

Expos
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bryn Smith W (17-5) 6 5 3 1 3 3 1 2.97 26 54 -0.003 0.59 -0.0
John Dopson 1.1 8 7 7 0 0 2 11.08 12 0 0 -0.003 0.01 -6.3
Randy St. Claire 1.1 6 5 5 1 1 0 3.88 11 0 0 -0.012 0.09 -2.7
Jack OConnor 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.12 1 2 2 -0.033 0.54 -1.9
Jeff Reardon S (36) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.10 1 1 0 0.047 1.65 0.3
Team Totals 9 20 15 13 4 4 3 13.00 51 54 3 2 -0.004 0.38 -10.5

Cubs
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ray Fontenot L (6-10) 4.1 8 7 6 1 2 2 4.23 23 22 -0.406 0.76 -4.0
Jon Perlman 0.1 6 8 8 2 0 2 12.91 9 1 1 -0.097 0.26 -8.6
Dave Beard 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.23 1 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.1
Derek Botelho 2 1 0 0 2 3 0 5.32 9 0 0 0.000 0.00 1.0
Steve Engel 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 6.04 6 0 0 -0.001 0.00 -1.5
Ron Meridith 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.32 4 0 0 0.000 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 9 17 17 16 7 7 5 16.00 52 22 1 1 -0.504 0.36 -12.5

Uuuuuuuuugly game.

But to be down so far, and to come back thisclose in the bottom of the 9th?!?!

Lots of forgettable Cubs pitchers in that game!!




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