Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Game 53 Thread: May 31 @ Cubs, 5p

Scott Kazmir (4-3, 4.84) vs. Jake Arrieta (9-0, 1.72).

Yesterday, we chased the Cubs starter from the game (helped by a leg cramp), in the second inning. We still only had one hit all game, and we unsurprisingly ended up losing.

Today, we face Jake Arrieta, who hasn't pitched fewer than five innings on any of his starts this year. If we can get more than one hit, it will be a miracle; the last time Arrieta faced us at Wrigley Field, he no-hit us last year.

That said, if there's a glimmer of hope in looking at Arrieta's starts, it's that his first four starts of the year were each 7+ innings in length, whereas the last six starts have had half of the outings last the minimum five innings duration. But Arrieta's on national television (ESPN Tuesday Night Baseball) tonight.

I've got...well, you know.

13 comments:

spank said...

we're doomed

Big Daddy Delino said...

But it worked out great for Han Solo.

Didn't it?

Steve Sax said...

Not so much in VII

Cliff Beefpile said...

I'm just gonna preemptively curl up into the fetal position and cry. I mean, why wait for the inevitable.

Steve Sax said...

We're not losing after 1 inning (0-0, T2)

Steve Sax said...

We also have already matched yesterday's hit count (1)

Steve Sax said...

Cubs have more errors than we have hits

Steve Sax said...

what? we're up 5-0???

spank said...

Night Moves Baby!!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

I TOLD you guys, but you wouldn't listen! Totally saw this coming from a mile away.

Cliff Beefpile said...

:)

Steve Sax said...

post-game thread up

60ft6in said...

Jake Arrieta no-hit the Dodgers on August 30th, 2015 at Dodger Stadium -- NOT at Wrigley Field. I went to that no-hitter and I have not been to Wrigley Field since 1977.