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Sean Marshall Embarrassed In HD

By bullpenbrian - June 1, 2009 - 12:31 am Leave a comment.

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Embarrassing start for Sean Marshall.

The lefty lays a rotten egg on national television–and in HD, nonetheless.

It seems the lefty never has a working ‘out-pitch’ in the first inning, which typically puts the Cubs in an early hole, this time 5-0.

I’ll say it again, Marshall is best suited out of the bullpen!!!

Not to mention, before Marshall even recorded his second out the Cubs’ streak of four-straight quality starts was over, and soon to follow the two-game winning streak.

What’s more is watching this awful game follow the best win of the season on Saturday.

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Cubs’ Best Win In 2009

By bullpenbrian - May 31, 2009 - 12:16 am Leave a comment.

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Best all around win for the Cubs this season.

Dempster was simply outstanding. His best start of the year.

It’s a nice rebound game following his worst start of the season–six runs, seven hits in four innings against Pittsburgh. And, Saturday’s performance looked a lot like the Dempster from a year ago.

Reed Johnson is 6-15 on the home stand, has 12 RBI in his last 13 games, and has also improved the batting average from .239 to .270.

What’s more, I love watching the Chin Beard go RBI bunt single and deep in the same game!

If Soriano’s knee his ailing, why not play Reed full time in left field?

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Cubs Are Lost Without Lilly

By bullpenbrian - May 30, 2009 - 1:25 am 2 comments.

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Ted Lilly continues to be the Cubs’ best stopper. And once again, he was big-time Friday afternoon!

Not to mention, if the Cubs’ season ever hinges on winning one game I’d take Lilly over anyone else in Chicago’s rotation.

Let’s not call Lilly’s outing a season saver, but it’s pretty close. Had the Cubs lost, chances are they’re entering June no better than .500 and five games back in the Central. That’s not playoff baseball.

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