If I were the Cubs, the first thing I would do is re-work Marmol's delivery. Waaaaay too many moving parts. His arm slot is all over the place (not today exactly...just in general).
Just going to have to shake that inning off and grind it out. Need the relief corp to keep up their good work.
Good Marmol showed up today. 1-2-3 6th.
I think W-L is an interesting stat. It's perhaps least interesting in evaluating a starting pitcher.
For example, no Red pitcher has more than 2 wins currently this season. Yet two NL pitchers have 5. Tells us something about the nature of the team.
Also, W-L tells us something about relievers. IMO maybe more than starters.
Lutz is in on a double switch. Lecure is in. Hasn't been great lately.
Sometimes I guess I'm just too thick to understand.
In a wind blown stadium with balls dropping all over, why use Lutz in the outfield?
I guess the alternative is Derrick Robinson. I guess Dusty wants Derrick available to pinch hit. That must be the thinking.
I'd much rather see Derrick in LF, he's more experienced. I never liked the decision to promote Lutz, wouldn't use him there. But maybe it will work out, hopefully.
Nice 1-2-3 from Sam
What an AWFUL call...no excuse for an ump blowing one that obvious.
Ain't no party like a Marty Party.
Lutz should get credit for getting on base twice. Congrats on the 1st hit!
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