Bullpen Stumbles, Pierre Fumbles

May 17, 2012 | Comments (5) | by Arcturus

Just when I start to feel a little positive about the 2012 Chicago Cubs, the bullpen decides to remind me just why the Cubs are in last place.  Now granted, as Dale Sveum pointed out, these guys are pitching in roles they really shouldn't be in.  If Marmol and Wood were reliable this year, the Cubs wouldn't have to worry about tossing guys like Scott Maine and Michael Bowden out there to face major league hitters with a game on the line.

By the way, what the fuck is up with Matt Garza and his inability to throw to first base?  His turf-burger in the 3rd was one of the more embarrassing things I've seen in a while.  At least Juan Pierre managed to top that when he screened himself with his own glove and dropped an easy out on a Bryan LaHair popup.

Speaking of LaHair, the real bummer last night was his streak of consecutive games in which he reached base came to an end at 32.  Pretty impressive for a guy a lot of people, including myself, were writing off as a 4A player.  LaHair has been one of the main reasons I've actually enjoyed watching this team this year. Editor's Note: He did reach base on an error last night.

Last night's loss aside, I'm still feeling pretty positive about this team.  They're not going anywhere this year, but they're a lot more fun to watch than the sad sack collection of dogdoo Cub fans were treated to over the past couple of years.  I'm starting to look forward to games again, which is pretty cool.

Speaking of cool, it's awesome to have the Saloon back up and running.  As you could no doubt tell from this post, I'm a little rusty at this whole blogging thing, but with time and more enthusiasm for this team, I'm hoping to once again reach the lofty heights of esoteric nonsense that made Thunder Matt a household name.


Shooter Muldoon @ 10:58 AM, May 17, 2012

So who scored on Soriano's homer then?

Arcturus @ 11:07 AM, May 17, 2012

Doesn't count because LaHair reached base on Juan Pierre's error.

Shooter Muldoon @ 11:29 AM, May 17, 2012

So he didn't reach base, but he reached base?

Arcturus @ 10:21 AM, May 18, 2012

Baffling, isn't it? Stupid rules.

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