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SI MLB ‏@si_mlb  33s33 seconds ago
Lackey strikes out Fowler and comes off the mound screaming every expletive that's ever been invented. 4–2 Cubs after two innings.
 
I remember that Lackey
 

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For how shitty that inning went, Lackey really does look good on the mound. He got beat on some great pitches. But he's been painting with great movement and kind of shockingly good velocity. Well except for the Hammel AB, yikes...
 

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normstalls said:
 
No...that is Jesus Montero.  He is with Seattle.
This Montero is the guy for whom we wouldn't trade Michael Bowden, IIRC.
 

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Wow - Maddon is not messing around.  Pulling Hammel after 3 IP plus one batter.  He has a lot more faith in his pen than I do.
 

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Wow - Maddon is not messing around.  Pulling Hammel after 3 IP plus one batter.  He has a lot more faith in his pen than I do.
His Rays may have feasted on Maddon when he was with the A's, 13 HR in 67.2 IP!
 
Oh, Bryant.
 

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St. Louis Cardinals ‏@Cardinals  42s42 seconds ago
Adam Wainwright warming up in the Cardinals bullpen.
 

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Ribeye said:
is grimm a one inning guy?  i don't know much about the cubs bullpen
 
Hasn't pitched more than 1.2 in any appearance this year
 

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But they're lovable. How does that fly in Chicago, vs. how it wouldn't in Bos, NY, Phi, etc? Midwest?
Yes, they've embraced the lovable losers, we're long suffering but happy Cubbies fans.
 
Absolutely a midwestern thing.
 

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Al Zarilla said:
But they're lovable. How does that fly in Chicago, vs. how it wouldn't in Bos, NY, Phi, etc? Midwest?
if they win it all, that celebration in CHI will be one for the ages
 

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Im now unable to watch this game, as Gameday has died and is still frozen on the 2nd AB of the last inning
 

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I really hope Grichuk goes deep here after this "genius" move.  
 
If it were legal, I think I would punch Joe Maddon in the face until either his face or my fist disintegrated.  
Naturally, the move works for Captain Smarmy.
 
Every move this dickhead has made this series has come up aces; just ask him.,
 
How any impartial fan can root for a team this douchenozzle manages is beyond my comprehension.
 
How soon Red Sox fans forget what a shithead he was as the Devil Rays manager.
 

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54thMA said:
Naturally, the move works for Captain Smarmy.
 
Every move this dickhead has made this series has come up aces; just ask him.,
 
How any impartial fan can root for a team this douchenozzle manages is beyond my comprehension.
 
How soon Red Sox fans forget what a shithead he was as the Devil Rays manager.
Lackey was a complete asshole pitching for the Angels, yet many RS fans (not me) forgot all about it when he helped win a WS for them.
 

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soxhop411 said:
Im now unable to watch this game, as Gameday has died and is still frozen on the 2nd AB of the last inning
You can stream it on tbs (if you have a login)
 

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I've always liked Maddon, he would be my first choice manager of anyone if I was a GM.
 

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Jeff Passan ‏@JeffPassan  51s52 seconds ago
And yes: MLB certainly has discussed the possibility of robot umps at home plate. Doesn't feel like system is strong enough at this point.
 
Woah...
 

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jon abbey said:
I've always liked Maddon, he would be my first choice manager of anyone if I was a GM.
His players always seem to be completely behind him, and he is smart, which some managers ain't. I'd put him up real close to, but behind Bochy.
 

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Jeff Passan ‏@JeffPassan  51s52 seconds ago
And yes: MLB certainly has discussed the possibility of robot umps at home plate. Doesn't feel like system is strong enough at this point.
 
Woah...