August 2010 Archives for Agony & Ivy
Joe Girardi, I assume, is in complete agreement with Deadspin's David Matthews that much of the talk so far regarding who the next Cubs manager is going to be has been wild speculation.
Hero: Rookie reliever Marcos Mateo had his best of his eight major league outings, striking out all three hitters he faced, in the bottom of the eighth.
He may not be the best rookie on his team, but Tyler Colvin has a great shot at breaking Billy Williams' 49-year-old Cubs rookie home run record. If Colvin avoids injury, plays regularly, and continues to hit home runs at his current frequency, the mark will belong to him.
"C'mon Chris, give it up!" has been the constant refrain of family members and friends in recent weeks.
Starlin Castro, whose eighth inning RBI double snapped a scoreless tie in the Cubs' 4-0 victory at Washington on Wednesday, is now hitting .315 and is five plate appearances shy of qualifying for the National League batting championship.
The Cubs have designated the batter's eye skybox at Wrigley Field as a peanut-free zone and have reserved the area for fans with allergies.
WGN Sports executive producer Bob Vorwald shared these photos of Cubs artifacts that are displayed at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., on his Chicago Baseball Stories chicagonow.com blog.
Hero: Ryan Dempster (12-8), now 4-0 with a 1.57 ERA in his five August starts, allowed just two hits, walked one, and struck out eight over seven shutout innings.
Joe Girardi and his first-place New York Yankees will be in town to play the White Sox and the Cubs will be visiting the first-place Cincinnati Reds on Friday. But, if you'd prefer to make a short road trip, the Class A Peoria Chiefs will be hosting the Cedar Rapids Kernels. And Carlos Silva will be their starting pitcher.
Daily Herald sports columnist Barry Rozner wrote another recent gem, regarding Aramis Ramirez and his recent comments regarding his player option worth nearly $18 million (when you include his 2012 buyout).