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    Cubs vs Brewers (8/11-8/14)








    http://www.bleachernation.com/2014/0...ugust-14-2014/

    Series Preview: Brewers v. Cubs, August 11 – August 14, 2014
    in Series Previews — by Brett — August 11, 2014

    The Cubs bookended their series against the Rays with highs – the energy of Javier Baez’s home debut and then a walk-off, 12th inning victor – but the in-between saw the club mostly dominated by the Rays, especially in the K/BB department. The Cubs struck out 44 times over the three-game series, and walked just twice. That’d be hard to pull off even if you were trying to do it.

    We’re Going Streaking

    The Cubs won yesterday after losing twice to the Rays. They’d won the three series before that, though.

    The Brewers have quietly been scuffling for a very long time. Although they lead the Central by 2 games over the Cardinals, their recent two series wins were just their second and third since late June.

    Game Times and Broadcasts

    ◾Monday, August 11 at 7:05 CT on CSN.
    ◾Tuesday, August 12 at 7:05 CT on CSN.
    ◾Wednesday, August 13 at 7:05 CT on CSN.
    ◾Thursday, August 14 at 1:20 CT on WGN.

    Expected Starters and Lineups

    These lineups are likely to be pretty close to what actually gets fielded, but you’ll want to check each day’s Pre-Gamin’ post for the actual lineup.

    Cubs

    Starters: Jake Arrieta (2.80 ERA, 2.24 FIP; 3.89 K/BB), Kyle Hendricks (2.10 ERA, 3.45 FIP; 2.63 K/BB), Tsuyoshi Wada (3.25 ERA, 3.35 FIP; 2.78 K/BB), Edwin Jackson (5.61 ERA, 4.18 FIP; 2.09 K/BB)

    Lineup:
    1.Chris Coghlan, LF
    2.Javier Baez, 2B
    3.Anthony Rizzo, 1B
    4.Starlin Castro, SS
    5.Luis Valbuena, 3B
    6.Arismendy Alcantara, CF
    7.Ryan Sweeney/Justin Ruggiano, RF
    8.Welington Castillo, C
    9.Pitcher

    Brewers

    Starters: Yovani Gallardo (3.54 ERA, 3.89 FIP; 2.79 K/BB), Wily Peralta (3.42 ERA, 4.19 FIP; 2.63 K/BB), Kyle Lohse (3.33 ERA, 3.79 FIP; 3.36 K/BB), Mike Fiers (1.80 ERA, 4.33 FIP; 2.50 K/BB)

    Lineup:
    1.Carlos Gomez, CF Jean Segura, SS
    2.Jonathan Lucroy, C
    3.Ryan Braun, RF
    4.Aramis Ramirez, 3B
    5.Khris Davis, LF
    6.Scooter Gennett/Rickie Weeks, 2B
    7.Mark Reynolds, 1B
    8.Jean Segura, SS
    9.Pitcher

    Hot or Not and Whom to Watch

    Hopefully Jake Arrieta bounces back from the blip in Colorado, where he was torched by the Rockies.

    It’s mostly been a down year at the plate for Welington Castillo, but he’s put together a nice .250/.400/.417 line in August so far.

    Can Tsuyoshi Wada and Kyle Hendricks keep it up? That’s the question pretty much every time they take the mound.

    Javy Watch: .276/.276/.621 with a 41.4% K rate.

    Aramis Ramirez is back for the Brewers, which he was not the last time these two times squared off. So it’s another opportunity for Ramirez to come back to Wrigley, and maybe get a little love for his great years here.

    It’s been a great year to be on the Brewers’ offense. All of Jonathan Lucroy, Aramis Ramirez, Carlos Gomez, Ryan Braun, and Scooter Gennett have wRC+ of at least 120. And Khris Davis is just behind at 116. Hell, even Rickie Weeks is at 109 in part-time duty.
    Javylujah... Javylujah... Javylujah


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    I think Javy should have some decent contact rates for this series.
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    I hate that a good series here could help vault the Cardinals into first.

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    brewers are fat

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    Haha I was unaware of the Braun Segura thing. That's good ****. Only would've been better if Braun were on the receiving end.

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    Arrieta's max velocity last time against Colorado was 93.95 mph. Not good. Watch for that tonight.
    Last edited by NORTH10; 08-11-2014 at 05:39 PM.

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    **** Wisconsin


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    Quote Originally Posted by NORTH10 View Post
    Arrieta's max velocity last time against Colorado was 93.95 mph. Not good. Watch for that tonight.
    Ewwwww. A huge increase in the number of slutters thrown, followed by an almost 2 mph dip in fastball velocity, is exactly what you don't want to see. Hopefully it was just a blip.

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    We sweepin this *****



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    Just did a mock draft where my first 5 picks were:

    McCoy
    Marshall
    Julio
    Gronk
    Luck

    That's salty.

    OK Nick, here is what I need you do. Go over there and grab me some water, a towel, and make yourself comfortable while I WRECK THIS ISH.

    My name is Mark Sanchez. I am here to save you.

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    Swaaaaaaaaaa-peeeeeeeeeezy.

    OK Nick, here is what I need you do. Go over there and grab me some water, a towel, and make yourself comfortable while I WRECK THIS ISH.

    My name is Mark Sanchez. I am here to save you.

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    I'm confused. Fangraphs is showing a 93.5 average FB velocity in his last start, with his average FB velocity for the season being 93.4 mph.

    Where are you getting max velocity from the start?

    Serious question.

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    Cubs vs Brewers (8/11-8/14)

    Some guy on SportsTalkLive on CSN said having a 2b that could strike out 200 times a year (aka Baez) is a waste of a player.

    Did anyone else see that? What kind of analogy is that? Lol


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    Ya, Peter Brown is a ****ing idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Ya, Peter Brown is a ****ing idiot.
    My thoughts exactly...I was dumbfounded when he was talking about that


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