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Spring Training Game 4: Cubbies at Royals


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#1 Cubbie Blues

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:06 PM

Cubbies on the air now.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:19 PM

For a team that looks to be offensively challenged during the regular season, the Cubs sure are hitting.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:42 PM

Yeah they are hitting very well thus far. Moreland said we have the most hits in all of baseball. I know it doesn't mean all that much, but it has to make you a little excited since the kids have had a big part in that.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:46 PM

It beats the heck out of having the least hits.
Please don't feed the psychos.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:49 PM

Sounds like Samardzija's two innings were pretty successful.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:53 PM

He's gonna pitch the third inning, too. Most starters get just two innings at this point in ST, but his pitch count must be sufficiently low.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:53 PM

Can't say as much for the Royals starter.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:57 PM

Three very good innings for Samardzija. I think he has to be the front runner for the fifth starter slot at this point. It is early yet, but that was an impressive performance against a pretty good lineup.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:59 PM

Can't say as much for the Royals starter.


Hosmer's 3 errors in the first didn't really help him out though.

Sorry it was Moustakas not Hosmer.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:16 PM

I'm thrilled by Samardzija's performance, and intrigued as far as the rotation goes.

But it's so, so very early, and he had so many guys to pass.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:29 PM

It beats the heck out of having the least hits.


Couldn't agree more. Lots of people say, "It's just spring training, it doesn't matter." But it really does. If everyone sucked people would freak out, but when they do well people are just like meh whatever.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:55 PM

Moreland loves Dolis's stuff.

And Vitters on first is interesting. Probably just trying to get him at bats, but still interesting.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:05 PM


It beats the heck out of having the least hits.


Couldn't agree more. Lots of people say, "It's just spring training, it doesn't matter." But it really does. If everyone sucked people would freak out, but when they do well people are just like meh whatever.

In my experience, Cubs fans have tended to do the exact opposite of that. It's only in the last two years or so that we're a bit more fatalistic about positive Spring performances.

Your take on Spring stats is right by me: they aren't meaningless, but they aren't necessarily predictive of breakout (or down) seasons.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:40 PM

Seriously these game day threads are severely lacking in the profanity department - FUCK YEAH the Cubs can hit and Spellcheck will force my iPad to learn how to spell his name ... FUCKING AWESOME Samardzija Samardzija Samardzija ... Hey my iPad has now learned his name FUCK YEAH time to drink a beer

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 07:32 PM

Seriously these game day threads are severely lacking in the profanity department - FUCK YEAH the Cubs can hit and Spellcheck will force my iPad to learn how to spell his name ... FUCKING AWESOME Samardzija Samardzija Samardzija ... Hey my iPad has now learned his name FUCK YEAH time to drink a beer

Game Threads will remain subdued until (a) the games are on TV for most people to see, and (b ) the games matter.

Then the freak flags will fly.




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