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Official Omnipotent Cubs/Mets Game 1 Blog

Posted on: April 21, 2008 7:30 pm
 

Cubs vs. Mets

Carlos Zambrano vs John Maine

From BCB...

The best thing about Z's line so far this year is -- three walks in 26.2 IP. He's got much better control and command this year; he seems a man on a mission. That's exactly what we need him to be. The three best Mets hitters -- Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran and David Wright -- are a combined 5-for-34 against Z with one HR (by Beltran).

The Cubs beat John Maine twice last year and in those games, scored nine runs off Maine in 7.2 IP. He has never beaten the Cubs in four career appearances (three starts). And those 12 walks in 16.2 IP this season is encouraging, because the newly-patient Cubs have drawn a ton of walks in the last week. The only Cub Maine has had a lot of success against is Alfonso Soriano -- good thing he won't face Maine tonight.

Here's the deal for TV tonight, as I understand it. The game is on WCIU in Chicago, a station you can see if you have signed up for the secret decoder ring. It's also on ESPN. According to a promo they ran on ESPN a couple of days ago, this game will not be blacked out anywhere, including in the Chicago and New York markets. Now, if this doesn't go down this way -- don't blame me, blame Bud Selig or ESPN or someone else. It should be available at the MLB.com Mediacenter.

Lineups:

Cubs

johnson cf
theriot ss
lee 1b
ramirez 3b
fukudome rf
derosa lf
soto c
fontenot 2b
zambrano p

Mets

Reyes ss
Castiilo 2b
Wright 3b
Beltran cf
Delgado 1b
Church rf
Casanova c
Chavez lf
Maine p

Category: MLB
Tags: Cubs, Mets
 
Comments

Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: April 22, 2008 10:44 am
 

Official Omnipotent Cubs/Mets Game 1 Blog

once again, the mets look good on paper. they have no real shot of going anywhere unless pedro gets healthy and santana stays hot!!  sorry mets fans, no pennant once again!!



Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2008 11:39 pm
 

Official Omnipotent Cubs/Mets Game 1 Blog

They are still not going to the World Series in 2008.



Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2008 11:31 pm
 

Official Omnipotent Cubs/Mets Game 1 Blog

night bigred

one thing before you go...Cubs Win!




Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2008 11:30 pm
 

Official Omnipotent Cubs/Mets Game 1 Blog

Yeah..exactly..

..I think I'm gonna head out for tonight..

..Good night..



Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2008 11:28 pm
 

Official Omnipotent Cubs/Mets Game 1 Blog

lol..I have to say..some Red Sox fans are hilarious..in a good way..

that they drop baseballs and throw pizza at each other...




Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2008 11:21 pm
 

Official Omnipotent Cubs/Mets Game 1 Blog

lol..I have to say..some Red Sox fans are hilarious..in a good way..



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2008 11:19 pm
 

Official Omnipotent Cubs/Mets Game 1 Blog

Ah yeah...we did suck that year (after all Derrek Lee was gone for the majority of the year).  I actually went to one of the rare games Lee played in that year..Cubs won that game..



Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: April 21, 2008 11:16 pm
 

Official Omnipotent Cubs/Mets Game 1 Blog

Don, you're crazy. No straight woman would call J.J. Hardy ugly.



Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: April 21, 2008 11:15 pm
 

Official Omnipotent Cubs/Mets Game 1 Blog

Nah... it was after the game (Doug Davis got crushed) and she looks at me and my now sister-in-law (obviously wearing Brewers gear) and says "Cubs win." And I was tempted to say "Really? Like we weren't at the same f---ing game as you?!" but instead I turned to my sister-in-law and loudly made a comment about how terrible the Cubs record still was (this was 2006, after all), and left it at that.



Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2008 11:10 pm
 

Official Omnipotent Cubs/Mets Game 1 Blog

Oh, for me that's already happened. I almost got in a fight with a Cubs fan in the bathroom after a game in 2006.

What did she call JJ Hardy ugly?



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