Ho hum...another game where the starter fails to make it thru 7 innings, another game in the Win column. Not seeing what all the fuss is about in re having a starter go 7. Seems to be working just fine as is!
For the 2nd series in a row, the Birds have taken the first two games of the series. They will look for the Sweep that eluded them vs. those dastardly Dodgers (Thanks, -Obama- Jake!). Gametime is 12:35. Woooo, Businessman's Special Get Away Games! Wish I could partake on what looks to be a glorious day, upper 70's and sunshiny.
Kevin Gregg earned a Save last night for the Cubbies. Further proof that the Save stat is stupid.
Gameday notes du jour.
Go ahead and freak out if you must. I'll just shrug my shoulders. I ain't worried.
Wada notes. Stinson notes. Oakland series matchup notes.
I think he just needs to tilt his hat a few more degrees.
Jake Arrieta should be great, but instead he's back in Triple-A - CBSSports.com
He'll be back. My belief in his talent and potential is unwavering.
It's a valid question to ask: Are the O's too aggressive with promoting pitching prospects? Should they seek to emulate the 'Slow and Low' model of Tampa Bay where a pitcher spends a full year, regardless of results, at each level of the minors? Maybe Kevin Gausman shouldn't pitch in the bigs this season?
Per the Elias Sports Bureau: Manny Machado is now 7 for 12 with 10 RBI with two outs and runners on base this season. Last season Machado was only 8 for 34 with four RBI with two out and men on base.