Astros v. Cubs Game Review / Preview

September 2, 2008

Okay, we wont pretend the three losses in a row didnt happen. We just have no real reason here at 100 Year Itch to highlight it..let alone headline it. we know that the trolls are out there….bringing up September pasts and all of the bullshit that comes along with it….again – a loss is not something to dwell on. I dont have to go through the entire seasons slate of game to tell you that the Cubs are not the only┬áteam to lose three in a row at home…but I can also tell you it took nearly an entire year for it to happen twice at Wrigley….again, this is something that any fan, any team, any manager, any organization would take.

Besdies…Roy Oswalt was dealing…the Cubs never had a chance to get to the Astros bullpen yesterday…You gotta get the pitch count higher than 83 through seven….the Cubs clearly were not as patient as in days past. 3-o shut out to the Astros….tip of the cap to Oswalt. Read the rest of this entry »


Phillies @ Cubs Review / Preview – Game Two Thread

August 29, 2008

It was good to be a Cubs fan last night. Phillies….eh, not so much.

Ryan Dempster was very un-Dempster like giving up hard hit ball after hard hit ball. By the eighth inning the Phils had four on the board. To make matters worse, Cole Hamels was dominating the Cubs all night through seven. Thank God teams protect their pitchers today. Hamels was yanked for bullpen relief after 108 pitches. Little Lord Fontenot promptly took the second pitch out over left center to eek closer at 4-2.

Then the “draaa muh” began. Soriano doubled to deep left….Theriot singled…Lee walked to set the stage for Aramis Ramirez. Eight minutes prior I laid out the prediction that A Ram would go deep for a GS…the table was set. You know the rest of the story….6-4 Cubs.

What made it even more fun was that we had our banner day of commenting with 300+ during the game…by far our biggest one day haul here at 100 Year Itch…everyone was around for the prediciton and the subsequent celebration.

So off we go to game two….Rich Harden goes for the Cubs…Joe Blanton for the Phillies. i dont have time to get all of the stats up before the game so…Use your imagination on a Rich Harden start…be interesting to see how the Phillies respond after back to back heartbraking losses….

Not expecting as much traffic here during a day game…so it may be quiet…it may rock…who knows

Ill be here as much as possible…don’t forget if you are a new commenter, your first comment is moderated, then you are allowed to comment freely…kind of a anti troll mechanism