Tuesday, June 7

Cub of the Week -- Pitcher's edition

This week the choice for our "Cub of the Week" was very difficult since so many people performed well last week. It's also getting a little boring putting Derrek Lee's name over there and updating his previous week's stats. Jeez, Derrek, give someone else a chance to win. We were going to pick Jose Macias since he struck out in his only at-bat in the last game against the Padres, but decided to go with the whole Cubs team instead since they had such a great week.

The 6-1 road trip could not have been completed with such success if it weren't for the pitchers stepping it up last week, as well as the hefty doses of offense the Cubs had been prescribed. Everyone played as good as we could have expected, with the exception possibly being Sergio Mitre's start on Friday night, during which he gave up 5 runs in 4.2 innings. However, that being said, Maddux was maddening, Rusch was right-on, Koronka was killer, and Zambrano was... zippy? That's right, even the rookie John Koronka -- who was called up from the minors for his major league debut -- pitched so well against the dodgers that he is now worthy of alliteration. This week also saw Glendon Rusch pitch a complete game shutout against the NL-West leading Padres.

Our bullpen was frightening as well, only giving up runs in games where the Cubs had a big enough lead that it didn't matter, and holding the close leads for victories. I even thought I heard Dempster yell in a Stewie-esque voice "Victory is mine!" a few times after big outs. Oh, that silly Dempster and his diapers. Ok, so without any further insanity on my part, here are the pitching stats for the week, broken down between starters and the bullpen.

Starters - 45.2 IP, 12 runs total, ERA: 2.36
Bullpen - 17.1 IP, 6 runs total, ERA: 3.12

Now that is getting it done, boys. I hope we have to pick the whole team as the Cub of the Week every week! Now let's get them Blue Jays!

10 Comments:

At 3:43 PM, Anonymous Lazlo said...

As a true sports fan, I too enjoy alliteration. How's this? Cubs Crush West Coast Contenders in Consecutive Contests, even Koronka!

 
At 3:51 PM, Blogger Hyposquasher said...

haha, very very nice, young grasshopper!

 
At 4:10 PM, Blogger JT said...

Super in San Diego, Momentarily miserable on a midwest monday, tuesday is torrid trouble for toronto's towers as he grapples with go go gadget Glendon on the green grass of wonderful wrigley.

 
At 6:54 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Yeah, and a Tinkers to Evers to Chance to you guys too!

 
At 9:35 PM, Blogger DS said...

jim what the hell are you talking about?

 
At 11:49 PM, Blogger Jim said...

A double play combination that led to a World Series championship.

 
At 11:51 PM, Blogger Jim said...

I hate cats! *^%$*^*%*^$%^(*(*&*&&

 
At 8:19 AM, Blogger DS said...

oh...I had a feeling your response would make me feel kind of dumb...

 
At 12:16 PM, Blogger Jim said...

1969. Shea Stadium. The beginning of the end. The Cubs fielded the best team in baseball for six years but couldn't make the playoffs.

Some $^&%$*(^%#$ White Sox fan musta shown up with the one last night.

 
At 12:28 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Hey, Hawk, check out this Web site:

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/poetry/po_sad.shtml

 

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