Tuesday, April 25

This Week in Dusty : 4/19 to 4/25

Remember dudes, always hunt with a white dude. That way, the cops won't give you sass. Love, Dusty.

"He'll get it; he'll learn. But I'd rather have that fire than I would a guy that you have to light his pilot light to get fire. You don't want to put that fire out. But instead of a raging fire, you want him to channel it like a torch."
- I have no idea what he's talking about. Dusty on Zambrano, 4/19

"You never see anyone lose two guys on one play. But nobody cares if Lee's hurt or not, except us and the people in Chicago and the people who know him. We'll just have to adjust and just keep on adjusting."
- Dusty on the Lee/Eyre two-for-one injury, 4/20

"He pitched so well the last time out. This time out, he's a different pitcher. Sometimes you have to figure it out yourself. He has the stuff. You could see from the last time out. It was just a bad day."
- Dusty on RHP Jerome Williams, right before they sent him to AAA, 4/22

"He's kind of in no-man's land a little bit. He's early on breaking stuff and late on fastballs. Jim Edmonds is probably in the same zone. You've got to swing your way and fight your way out of it. You can't try to press, but it's easier said than done."
- Huh? Jim Edmonds? Dusty explains [but doesn't explain] Jacque Jones' problems, 4/22

"[Williams] was real good one time, then the next time equally as bad. You just want to get some consistency."
- The delicious smell of being obvious, 4/23

"I have to see the big picture, not just today. I have to see [Sunday] and Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday before we have another off-day. I know a lot of people just see today, but I've got today and tomorrow and the next day."
- Being a manager is hard work, 4/23

"Aramis has been flirting with that fence for awhile."
- Dusty on Aramis' home run on Sunday. Note to fans: don't touch the fence, 4/23

"He needs a little bit of craziness, just to be himself."
- Yeah, that or Valium. Dusty on Zambrano's 3rd Inning bat snap, 4/25


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At 8:19 PM, Anonymous Lazlo said...

From my view over Gameday, it looks like Marshall is suffering from a bad case of Rookie Strike Zone again tonight. That makes it tough.

At 8:33 PM, Blogger JT said...

I just bought MLB.tv [and so far, it's damn worth it]. Marshall's curveball is looking disgustingly nasty, and he just made a nice play on the sharp comebacker to the mound.

Soon [aka when I can be bothered], I will start liveblogging our games, maybe beginning with our next day game?

At 9:01 PM, Anonymous Lazlo said...

Hey, JT, was the pitching in Wes Helms second AB as pretty as I'm imagining? Gameday says outside corner, inside corner, low and out of the zone (I'm imagining a breaking ball here).

At 9:04 PM, Blogger JT said...

It was pretty sexy. The play Cedeno made to rob Willis of a base hit was also hot.

Holy crap, Barrett bunting!

[Not only that, but A-Ram's rocking the Cubbie blue balaclava]

Willis has looked the worse of the two pitchers so far, although they're both doing damn well at this point.

Willingham is pulling a Todd Walker from last night - Murton caught two fly balls up on the warning track for his 2 outs [the wind is blowing in, thank god]

At 9:05 PM, Blogger JT said...

Great slide by A-Ram to beat the throw to home -- slid way wide, under Olivo's arm. A touch and go play, but Olivo should have blocked more of the plate than he did. Cubs lucky to get the call, perhaps. Away from home, that could easily have gone against us.

At 9:15 PM, Anonymous Lazlo said...

63 pitches through 5 innings. Just what the doctor ordered, even if we didn't use/abuse the bullpen last night. Gotta love Marshall through 5.

At 9:50 PM, Anonymous Lazlo said...

Oh, the bunt! How glad I am that the Cubs have rediscovered your scrappy glory!

At 10:36 PM, Anonymous Lazlo said...

Another day where everyone in the NL Central wins except the Pirates? It's an unfortunate possibility. But...

CUBS WIN! In glorious fashion! Who cares if our 1-4 went hitless?! Not me!

Marshall - Fantastic. 'Nuff said.
Barrett - Nice. 2B, R, Sac.
Murton - 3-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Hairston - Bunt hit, RBI.
Jones - Sac. That's what the number 7 hitter is there for. Especially when you are talking about Jacque Jones vs. Dontrelle Willis.


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