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Cubs deal Sabathia his first lost, magic number now 4

Ryan Dempster got his sixteenth win after a 5-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.  C.C. Sabathia got his lost as a Brewer (15-9 on the season). The Brewers have lost five in a row. The Cubs magic number now stands at 4.

Box Score

Milwaukee AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cameron, CF 4 0 0 0 1 2 4 .244
Durham, 2B 5 1 2 1 0 2 1 .288
Braun, LF 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 .290
Fielder, 1B 5 2 3 3 0 1 2 .268
Hardy, SS 4 0 1 0 0 3 2 .278
Hart, C, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .274
Counsell, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .236
Kendall, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .248
Sabathia, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
  Villanueva, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
  Shouse, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Lamb, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .237
  1-Escobar, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .667
Totals 37 4 11 4 2 13 14  
a-Singled for Shouse in the 9th.
1-Ran for Lamb in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Fielder (24, Dempster), Durham 2 (32, Dempster, Wood).
HR: Fielder 2 (32, 6th inning off Dempster, 1 on, 1 out; 8th inning off Marmol, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Durham 4; Braun; Fielder 10; Hardy; Counsell 2; Kendall; Lamb.
RBI: Fielder 3 (90), Durham (44).
2-out RBI: Durham.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hardy 2; Kendall; Fielder.
S: Sabathia.
GIDP: Cameron.
Team LOB: 9.

 

Chi Cubs

AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, LF 4 2 2 1 0 0 2 .291
Theriot, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .306
Lee, 1B 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .295
Ramirez, A, 3B 4 1 3 2 0 0 1 .283
Soto, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .285
DeRosa, RF-2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .281
Johnson, CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .299
  Pie, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227
Cedeno, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .275
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Ward, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221
  b-Blanco, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .286
  Wood, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Dempster, P 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .172
  Howry, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Cotts, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Fukudome, RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .259
Totals 35 5 11 5 0 6 15  
a-Batted for Marmol in the 8th. b-Singled for Ward in the 8th.
BATTING
2B: Soriano (26, Sabathia), Lee (38, Sabathia), Ramirez, A 2 (41, Sabathia, Villanueva).
HR: Soriano (29, 7th inning off Sabathia, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Soriano 6; Theriot; Lee 3; Ramirez, A 5; Johnson; Blanco; Dempster.
RBI: Lee (87), Ramirez, A 2 (107), Soriano (72), Blanco (12).
2-out RBI: Blanco.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soto; Soriano; Johnson; Fukudome.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Dempster (1, fielding).
DP: (Ramirez, A-Lee).

 
Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia (L, 15-9) 7.0 9 4 4 0 5 1 2.88
Villanueva 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 0 4.19
Shouse 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.84
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Dempster (W, 16-6) 6.0 7 2 2 1 9 1 3.02
Howry (H, 15) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.43
Cotts (H, 8) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.90
Marmol (H, 28) 1.1 1 1 1 0 2 1 2.70
Wood (S, 31) 1.0 3 1 1 0 2 0 3.54
HBP: DeRosa (by Villanueva).
Pitches-strikes: Sabathia 99-70, Villanueva 20-12, Shouse 5-3, Dempster 114-79, Howry 5-1, Cotts 5-3, Marmol 17-13, Wood 26-21.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sabathia 12-4, Villanueva 1-0, Shouse 1-0, Dempster 5-4, Howry 0-1, Cotts 0-1, Marmol 0-2, Wood 0-1.
Batters faced: Sabathia 30, Villanueva 4, Shouse 2, Dempster 26, Howry 2, Cotts 1, Marmol 5, Wood 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Shouse 2-1, Cotts 1-0, Marmol 1-0.
EjectionsMilwaukee Brewers First Base Coach Ed Sedar ejected by 1B umpire Joe West. (6th).
Umpires: HP: CB Bucknor. 1B: Joe West. 2B: Ed Rapuano. 3B: Ed Hickox.
Weather: 68 degrees, clear.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:02.
Att: 40,738.
September 16, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner

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Cubs in need of help in the rotation?

Rich Hill is struggling and is now warming a bench in Arizona. Carlos Zambrano is on the DL and he is very questionable. Desperate times call for desperate measures. The Cubs are expected to call up Sean Marshall from Triple-A Iowa to fill Z’s spot. That leaves Iowa a man short with Hill in Arizona.

So the Cubs call up the Shark, Jeff Samardzija to Iowa. Never mind the fact that the Shark has a 4.86 ERA at Tennessee. To Samardzjia’s credit, he had a rocky May. The ERA has improved.

But it does present a serious hole in the Cubs rotation.

So that brings up the question: Should the club pursue C.C. Sabathia?

From the outside, he’s a good fit for the club. However, he’s having an off year. And there’s another problem: he’s not going to come cheap (either in trade or money). The Cubs are going to have to try to get him “cheap” (meaning make the Indianas pay his salary or at least a good portion of it) and I don’t see the Indians doing that.

So who’s left? Well. No one. And that’s the problem. Hopefully Z’s shoulder will not pose a big problem. And here’s hoping the staff down in Arizona can correct Hill’s problem.