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Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Cubs vs. White Sox Notes

5

Exciting Cubs/Sox game today. Home Runs by DLee and Soto–and their overall performance lately–should give Cubs fans a boost.

But the way it ended was just plain odd. Matt Thornton got to 1-2 on Soriano by throwing nothing but fastballs. Then he threw another for ball 2. And then pitch 5? Another fastball, right down the middle. Soriano crushed it to win the game.

My question: why is Matt Thornton — one of the best LHR in the game — throwing Soriano all fastballs? And at 2-2 why is he throwing one right down the middle? Maybe he just missed on the pitch. But 5 fastballs?

A few other thoughts:

  • Marmol not only looks wild now his delivery looks funky. He does not look comfortable out there and had a brutal outing.
  • Brian Anderson should no longer try to steal bases.
  • Gavin Floyd has looked like the 2008 version for a while now. They blew an excellent outing by him.
  • Alexei Ramirez is getting HOT. Watch out.
  • Whenever the Cubs want to waive or trade Aaron Miles that’s fine by me. I’d rather have Bobby Scales by a country mile.
  • Lots of people are excited about Jake Fox. I am not among them.
  • Chris Getz was charged with 2 errors today, but one should have been on Ramirez. Garbage call.
  • dhaab

    Crushed it? You need to re-watch that play, Zoner. Soriano hit the game winning single off the handle and blooped it into the outfield for the hit. And you do realize that Thornton throws 98mph, right?

    Gavin Floyd didn’t have very good stuff yesterday. Steve Stone said he was battling all day long with below average stuff when he left the game.

    Great point about the Getz error on the double play ball. Ramirez (who shouldn’t be playing shortstop in the majors) should have caught that flip.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    98 isn’t anything if it’s down the middle and against one of the best fastball hitters in the game.

  • dhaab

    It’s all about the location of the pitch.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    And…wait for it…that’s what I wrote in the post

  • dhaab

    (sighs) …………

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