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Cubs v. Diamondbacks - July 23, 2013 (TV: WGN)


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#16 cubmig

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:28 PM

What I've noticed about opposing pitchers is that they don't necessarily commit to throwing a strike to Cub hitters (even in 3-2 counts).  It's as though they believe Cub batters will swing at anything and so they just put it low, high, inside...wherever.  I know I'm over-reacting when I say this, but it's as though they just disrespect our batters..........just a passing thought prompted by observations.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:37 PM

What I've noticed about opposing pitchers is that they don't necessarily commit to throwing a strike to Cub hitters (even in 3-2 counts).  It's as though they believe Cub batters will swing at anything and so they just put it low, high, inside...wherever.  I know I'm over-reacting when I say this, but it's as though they just disrespect our batters..........just a passing thought prompted by observations.

Your hypothesis sure held true for that inning.  They sure weren't swinging at the strikes.  Especially on strike three! 



#18 cubmig

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:38 PM

Will one run do it for our guys?  ...........or better said: for Wood?



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:39 PM

What I've noticed about opposing pitchers is that they don't necessarily commit to throwing a strike to Cub hitters (even in 3-2 counts).  It's as though they believe Cub batters will swing at anything and so they just put it low, high, inside...wherever.  I know I'm over-reacting when I say this, but it's as though they just disrespect our batters..........just a passing thought prompted by observations.

You are not over reacting. Cub hitters don't like to look at pitches especially deep in counts. Valubuana is the only Cub hitter that will take a pitcher deep and make a pitcher work.



#20 cubmig

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:55 PM

Barney makes the tag, but gets a helmet in the nuts.....ouch!



#21 cubmig

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:16 PM

....well..at least Corbin worked up a sweat in that adventure....



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:22 PM

That sucks that Baker has been hammered.  Can't be inspiring a ton of confidence.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:23 PM

After Sori is traded I think Gregg, Navvaro, and Ransom are next.

I agree, just curious if there is even a market for Navarro or Ransom.  As in one that can benefit us by trading them,



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:24 PM

shit.   Well at least tying the game with a home run like that is surgical.  It's quick, sharp and done.  I'm over it without the pain of the slow building of hits, etc. for manufacturing a run.  In short, it's less painful.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:25 PM

What I've noticed about opposing pitchers is that they don't necessarily commit to throwing a strike to Cub hitters (even in 3-2 counts).  It's as though they believe Cub batters will swing at anything and so they just put it low, high, inside...wherever.  I know I'm over-reacting when I say this, but it's as though they just disrespect our batters..........just a passing thought prompted by observations.

You are definitely right.  We need to make the pitchers work more.  We are making it too easy for them.  Really aggravating. 



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:43 PM

....now that go-ahead run was hard to watch...and it was VERY painful.



#27 CubChymyst

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:48 PM

That jump by lake looked bad

 

by jump I mean the attempt to catch



#28 rcleven

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:49 PM

Jr. having trouble in center. Man is a corner fielder at best.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:51 PM

Jr. having trouble in center. Man is a corner fielder at best.

He has the speed for Center, right now it still likely lack of experience



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:54 PM

Crap, was hoping Wood would get another quality start.






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