Chicago Cubs live game thread: A Fonzie-less era begins

Tonight the Chicago Cubs will take field in San Francisco, and, for the first time in a really long time, Alfonso Soriano won’t be on the roster. Soriano was in the starting lineup tonight in Tampa Bay. To replace him, the Cubs have called up reliever Eduardo Sanchez from AAA Iowa.

A new chapter of Chicago Cubs baseball begins.

image-junior-lake-anthony-rizzoAfter a disappointing trade deadline last season, Cubs fans have certainly got their money’s worth this year. And it’s not over yet. The Cubs will now turn their attention moving players like Nate Schierholtz, who is said to top the Pirate’s wish list, and Kevin Gregg. If anyone still wants him, that is. James Russell has also drawn inquiries from several teams.

In minor news, the Giants have acquired pitcher Guillermo Moscoso from the Cubs for a PTBNL or cash. Frankly, I forgot he was even in the system, as I never heard anything about him. So . . . yeah.

The Cubs head into Candle whatever the Giants’ ball park is called these days tonight. I think it’s named after a phone company or something. AT&T? I think so. Anyway, Edwin Jackson (6-11, 5.03) will be on the mound for the Cubs, and if you can’t remember him winning 6 games, you’re not alone. His worth opponent will be Matt Cain (6-6, 5.00).

The lineup tonight looks like this:

Lake  (LF)

First pitch is at 9:15 pm CT on WGN.

25 thoughts on “Chicago Cubs live game thread: A Fonzie-less era begins

  1. sloanpeterson2 says:

    JD & Len trying to figure out when Jefferson Airplane became Starship. I think it was in the late 1970′s ….

  2. sloanpeterson2 says:

    If they play the Rollers, I ‘ m changing the channel…

  3. johnnywest333 says:

    Missing Fonzie already. He didnt fair well in his Yankee debut but he did have an RBI. No score at AT&T Park (not to be confused with AT&T Stadium) which up until yesterday was Dallas Stadium.
    Bottom of 3rd.

  4. juliedicaro says:

    Zzzzzzzzz. Now that Fonzie and Garza are gone, we’re back to watching this boring team with no trade rumors to distract us.

  5. sloanpeterson2 says:

    What are they showing the game on? It almost looks like film…

    1. juliedicaro says:

      Yeah, looks weird here, too. Sounds weird, too.

  6. sloanpeterson2 says:

    Boz Scaggs was in the Steve Miller Band which was a SF band…

  7. juliedicaro says:

    Feels like about the time Jackson usually falls apart.

  8. johnnywest333 says:

    As long as were winning…1-0

  9. sloanpeterson2 says:

    I kind of like the kid yelling,”buster you can do it!”

  10. sloanpeterson2 says:

    Now the kid is yelling for Pablo. His throat is going to hurt tomorrow….

    1. johnnywest333 says:

      That fuckin kid is killing me.

    2. juliedicaro says:

      That kid was hilarious. To every, single, batter: “Hit a homerun! You can do it!”

      1. sloanpeterson2 says:

        And he used the player’s names not their nicknames…

  11. johnnywest333 says:

    Please pull Edwin Dale.

    1. sloanpeterson2 says:

      He pulled him…

    2. Doc Blume says:

      Who is Edwin Dale?

  12. sloanpeterson2 says:


  13. sloanpeterson2 says:

    Johnny, the kid has shut up…

    1. johnnywest333 says:

      I was about to put a gun in my mouth.

      1. sloanpeterson2 says:

        I always feel like that when I have to hear the Scully-less Dodger announcers…

        1. johnnywest333 says:


          1. johnnywest333 says:

            I’m still glad to be back in Southern California.

  14. gidard says:

    Well, the Cubs are 4-4 since All Star break.
    For some reason I feel they are better than that.
    Of course with our large bite out of our homerun production it could get worse.
    Let’s hope not.
    And I MEAN hope.
    Go Cubs!

    1. Doc Blume says:

      The Cubs are actually playing about .500 baseball since the middle of May.

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