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    White Flag time

    Cubs win 10-8 in 12

    After blowing a 7-0 lead they win scoring 2 runs off no hits in the top of the 12th to beat the Pirates.



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    Re: White Flag time

    Yeah, and those two runs come off of no hits and 5 walks in the inning... Lilly looked horrible for the second straight start. Lieber did great coming in and giving a few strong innings... Soriano STILL in a slump, now 3 for 32 on the season... somehow the Cubs are above .500...


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    Re: White Flag time

    Soriano needs to sit a LONG time until he learns the strike zone . Put Johnson in left.
    I get aggrevated at Aramis, he acts like he just doesn't care whether he strikes out all the time or not, bad attitude.



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    Re: White Flag time

    Soriano struck out late in the game while tied and Theriot on second with nobody out. He was swinging for the fences. If I was a Cubs fan, I would have been furious.

    Carlos Marmol is filthy.



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    Re: White Flag time

    Quote Originally Posted by mwitt View Post
    Soriano struck out late in the game while tied and Theriot on second with nobody out. He was swinging for the fences. If I was a Cubs fan, I would have been furious.

    Carlos Marmol is filthy.

    Marmol is amazing. I love his stuff.



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    Re: White Flag time

    Soriano is not getting benched. Maybe he sits a day here soon if the slump continues but you don't invest that kind of money in a guy and not let him work out his hitting slump.

    What everyone on the team needs to do is learn how to take some pitches like Fukudome does. He will take close pitches just off the corner while just about everyone else on the team would be hacking at them.


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    Re: White Flag time

    The guy is a pro hitter. Im sure he will be fine. No reason to bench someone after a rough first 7 games.



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    Re: White Flag time

    Aramis always seems to have s horrible start to the year. He gets the strike zone under control as the year goes on.

    Soriano, not so much, but he's not getting benched. He's more of that uncontrolled talent. Exciting, frustrating, but ends up being more good than bad (sometimes).

    Besides, we just won three in a row, so we'll never lose again, and the whole team just saved a bunch of money on their car insurance.

    Can't beat that!


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    Re: White Flag time

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    What everyone on the team needs to do is learn how to take some pitches like Fukudome does. He will take close pitches just off the corner while just about everyone else on the team would be hacking at them.

    How long have we and others said this about Cubs hitters?

    It's a Wrigley tradition just like, well, that last 100 years.


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    Re: White Flag time

    Quote Originally Posted by isuarch80 View Post
    Lilly looked horrible for the second straight start.
    What do statisticians call it? Regression back to the mean??? I fully expect Lilly to return to form this season, which is being a .500 pitcher. He had an excellent year last year, but that is not uncommon after a pitcher changes leagues. The NL will have a year of scouting to go off of, and he'll get hit around. This is why I was hoping and praying that Hendry would pick up another top of the rotation pitcher.

    I'm assuming Marquis will be traded at the All Star break when his value will be highest, and I'm hoping the Cubs steal someone's #2. Marquis is known for good first halves, and terrible second halves.



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    Re: White Flag time

    Quote Originally Posted by tidbit View Post
    Soriano needs to sit a LONG time until he learns the strike zone . Put Johnson in left.
    I get aggrevated at Aramis, he acts like he just doesn't care whether he strikes out all the time or not, bad attitude.
    Sitting on the bench always helps people learn the strike zone.



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    Re: White Flag time

    Sori will be fine... So will Ramirez. I listened to most of this on the radio today, losing this game would have been really bad.

    Like Pat said in the bottom of the 12th:
    You just want to win this... then forget it ever happened.



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    Re: White Flag time

    Quote Originally Posted by psychlone99 View Post
    I'm assuming Marquis will be traded at the All Star break when his value will be highest, and I'm hoping the Cubs steal someone's #2. Marquis is known for good first halves, and terrible second halves.
    Rich Harden



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    Re: White Flag time

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    The guy is a pro hitter. Im sure he will be fine. No reason to bench someone after a rough first 7 games.
    Soriano is a pro hitter....

    when he's pitched fast balls. Anything else, and he'll strikeout. Why do you think he insists on hitting at the top of the order? If Soriano could just learn how to work a count in the 5 spot, he'd probably be an MVP caliper player.



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    Re: White Flag time

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    Soriano is a pro hitter....

    when he's pitched fast balls. Anything else, and he'll strikeout. Why do you think he insists on hitting at the top of the order? If Soriano could just learn how to work a count in the 5 spot, he'd probably be an MVP caliper player.
    How will having good brakes on his car help his hitting?


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