IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

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IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby d'Kong76 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:21 am

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Mets RH Robert Gsellman (6-6, 5.44 ERA)
Cubs LH Jose Quintana (9-11, 4.32)

Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Frayed Knot » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:07 am

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Cubs definitely hearing footsteps.
They're coming off getting swept by the Brewers over the weekend, scoring a grand total of 3 runs in the process [0-2, 2-15, 1-3]
And the Brews aren't even their closest competition in the Central these days as they've now got a bigger challenge from the suddenly hot Cardinals [8-2 in Sept, 2.0 games out].
Those three teams find themselves tied up with the three in the West (yeah, we have to include the Dodgers these days) for a six-into-two playoff scramble.


Lineup:
C Willson Contreras is recently off the DL, SS Addison Russell now on it so Javier Baez slides over from 2B
Other than that, aside from Rizzo at 1B, Joe Maddon rotates the positions of the rest of the guys every two innings based on opposing pitcher, gut hunch, or possibly sun-spot activity for all I
know, so there's no point in trying to project things.

The lefty Quintana has made 10 starts for the Cubs with decent but hardly great results [4.03 ERA; 1.20 WHIP] since his mid-season trade from the crosstown ChiSox
We get a second LHP tomorrow as Harvey faces Jon Lester on Wednesday, then Thursday it's Lugo vs Mike Montgomery, all 8:05 starts as mid-week day games in Wrigley fade into oblivion.

We actually took 2 of 3 from them at our place back in mid-June when both squads were trudging along at just under .500
They've improved somewhat since then, us not so much.
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:21 am

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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby d'Kong76 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:20 pm

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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Frayed Knot » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:39 pm

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Edgy MD wrote:Win it for Brucie!


Cousin?
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:48 pm

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d'Kong76 wrote:



A lineup posted as a list of Twitter handles instead of names? Sheesh. Good for Jason Heyward!

Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby seawolf17 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:51 pm

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Benjamin Grimm wrote:A lineup posted as a list of Twitter handles instead of names? Sheesh. Good for Jason Heyward!

It's "Social Media Night," apparently.
I believe that someday I will punch that arrogant foreman at the plant square on his fat nose; that I will get in the last word with my wife; that I will win the Irish sweepstakes; that the Mets will start a winning streak.

Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby d'Kong76 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:46 pm

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Reyes 2B
Aoki LF
Cabrera 3B
d’Arnaud C
Lagares CF
Smith 1B
Rosario SS
Taijeron RF
Gsellman P

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Postby G-Fafif » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:47 pm

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I've gotta believe that if you were a fan of a team that didn't play the Mets in 2017 and these names were thrown in front of you, you might not get the ballclub on the first try.
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby seawolf17 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:50 pm

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G-Fafif wrote:I've gotta believe that if you were a fan of a team that didn't play the Mets in 2017 and these names were thrown in front of you, you might not get the ballclub on the first try.

I literally said the same thing the other night to my friend at the game about the Reds' lineup of Ervin-Peraza-Votto-Duvall-Gennett-Suarez-Schebler-Barnhart-Garrett. (If it wasn't for Joey Votto in the middle, anyway.)
I believe that someday I will punch that arrogant foreman at the plant square on his fat nose; that I will get in the last word with my wife; that I will win the Irish sweepstakes; that the Mets will start a winning streak.

Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:54 pm

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Nice to see that Cabrera is still hanging in there, despite two recent minor injuries.

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Postby Ashie62 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:57 pm

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0-0 top third.

Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Zvon » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:01 pm

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Gsellman pitches out of trouble in both the 1st and 2nd innings. Currently at 38 pitches.
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Zvon » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:15 pm

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Zobrist making d'Arnaud look good by waltzing to 2nd on and attempted steal. Out by a mile.
Rizzo follows with a single. Gsellman is being too nitpicky. Approaching 60 pitches.
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:29 pm

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He's too nitpicky at the plate, too. Keeps letting strikes go by with men on base.
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Zvon » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:33 pm

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Bryant does not throw home due to Lags huge jump from third. Ha! Bryant sucks.

Mets up 1-0.

Yea, Gsellman likes to look at pitches. Usually 3rd strikes.
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Zvon » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:39 pm

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Shit. And the booth called that :safety squeeze makes it 1-1 Mets.
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:43 pm

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Two out, two on, and 2-2 to Bryant.

Yes, at such times, I miss Bob Murphy, crying "DEU-ces wild!"
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:44 pm

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That homer was something I won't miss.
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Zvon » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:49 pm

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Shit, I never should have said he sucked. Cause he really didn't make an error. I usually reserve that kind of talk for a player error.
I'll take the blame. Dammitt.

4-1 Chicagoans
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Frayed Knot » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:02 pm

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Oh good, I was hoping the Mets would allow the leadoff hitter to reach base before the night was over.
Different pitcher, Same shit.
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Zvon » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:04 pm

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New York gets one back on a sac fly by d'Arnaud in the 5th. Gsellman done at 93 pitches. Tommy Malone takes the mound & walks his first batter. Grrrrrrr.

2-4 (-)Mets
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:09 pm

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Man, we can still play that homer game guys. Just 'cause the suits traded all the sluggerinos ... don't let the Cubs have all the phone.

Whoop, there it is, indeed.
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Zvon » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:12 pm

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Damn you Schwarber! That wasn't such a horrible pitch. He had to go get it.

5-2 that other team.
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby MFS62 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:13 pm

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I think the batboy (batperson?)also has 26 homers for that club.
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