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Chicago Cubs Saturday Headlines/Game Thread: Reds @ Cubs, 12:05 PM CT


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After such a horrible loss, I'd normally turn to Lou, who would have something funny to say. But even Lou has his limits, and it seems as though he's in a funk, just like the players. Instead, first we'll turn to Ryan Dempster:

"Things can happen in a hurry, especially when you put guys on," Dempster said. "It's unfortunate. The game was closer than the score dictated. It turned what could have been a good game into a terrible one."

Dempster's take on keeping things together: "Guys are working hard. Guys aren't showing up a half-hour before they have to be out there or not putting the work in. They continue to put the work in. Hopefully, that will get the results."

I'm not sure the world's best PEDs could get this team results right now. Up next, Koyie Hill:

"A little adversity never hurt anybody," said catcher Koyie Hill. "You can trust guys' character a little bit, the team's character. We've got a strong group in here. We've got a strong bunch of hearts. Guys are going to come in tomorrow with their heads held high, with confidence. In the long run, when it turns around, we're going to feel good about it, battling through it."

Was Koyie dehydrated after the game? He seems delusional.

We'll get in one quote from Lou, who doesn't think that putting in extra time is going to help this team. I, for one, agree.

"You can overwork," he said. "Sometimes you relax your mind as opposed to keep pounding away. It's like a guy having trouble hitting the golf ball and he goes to the practice range and he pounds away and he pounds away and he pounds away and by the fourth hole he's tired and he starts hitting the ball all over. I think that's a good correlation.

"Sometimes less is better, especially after the weather starts getting hot in the summer. If you don't have timing and you don't have mechanics down by now, well ..."

As for today's soon-to-be loss, it starts at 12:05 Central. It will be Johnny Cueto (8-2, 3.74) against Randy Wells (3-6, 4.96). The game is on CSN and WGN radio.

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19 Comments

KABCUB said:

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I'm so proud of the Cubs! Last night they actually got two hits! What a team!

JulieDiCaro said:

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pretty soon they'll work up to two RUNS, and then no one will be able to stop them!

JulieDiCaro said:

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Thank you SO much for doing the headlines this morning. Mine seriously would have crushed everyone's spirits for another week.

Teebob2000 said:

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>>"If you don't have timing and you don't have mechanics down by now, well ..."

Well?? Well???? WTF, "well" how about we start getting rid of people????

JulieDiCaro said:

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Post of the day.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Lineup:

Theriot 2B
Colvin RF
Lee 1B
Byrd CF
Soriano LF
Fontenot 3B
Soto C
Castro SS
Wells P

(shakes head sadly) do you think Lou has forgotten how many times he's tried Theriot in the leadoff spot already?

PsyMar1 said:

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I think there must be a big severance bonus in his contract and he's trying to get fired; too bad for him Hendry is clueless.

mnorr7 said:

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What else can the poor guy do. But I'll still watch todays game anyway. Cubs fans are the best fans ever. The day will come where we succeed, and it'll be worth the wait.

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JulieDiCaro said:

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I warned you.

Teebob2000 said:

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Turd

baturkey said:

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Ugh.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Changed my mind: THAT's the post of the day.

Teebob2000 said:

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Hey!!

AndCounting said:

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My 3 year old just demanded that we watch the Cubs. I was going to take it as a sign of his early advancement into maturity, but on second thought I realized I'm just stuck on the 3-year-old level.

JulieDiCaro said:

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or that you've irreparably damaged the poor child.

sloan peterson said:

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So is Lou,Hendry, and the Ricketts...

JulieDiCaro said:

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Cubs are averaging 2.4 men left on base PER INNING this game.

Carl Heartscubs Gierhan said:

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At least they're excelling at one thing

secdelahc said:

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Hey, we won!!! It's a miracle!

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