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Cubs Lazy Against Lehr

By bullpenbrian - August 6, 2009 - 12:25 am 3 comments.

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Wow, talk a about a sorry effort.

Cards lose in New York long before the first pitch in Cincy leaving the door wide open for the NL Central lead.

Chicago, surprisingly, gives us one of its worse efforts of the season:  shutout by a kid making his second career start.

It’s not like Justin Lehr is unhittable, either. The guy never topped 87 mph on the gun all night, but the free swinging Cubs didn’t have the patience to create any offense.

That’s pitiful given the Reds are a god-awful (-94) in run differential entering the game.

Furthermore, by the numbers Harden was primed for his third win since the break. He entered the game 4-1 on the road, 5-1 in night games and 4-0 all time against Cincinnati.

None of that matters, however, when you don’t score runs!

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Zero Confidence In Marmol

By bullpenbrian - August 4, 2009 - 1:34 am Leave a comment.

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It’s hard to find confidence in Carlos Marmol.

I can’t ever remember saying that before this season, but it’s been the same old story with Carlos all year.

It seems the guy is a sure bet to walk the first batter he faces, as he did again Monday night.

It’s like Marmol is afraid to throw strikes. And if it’s not a fear of being hit, then what’s the problem?

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