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Cubs Live Game Thread: Mike Quade's Reign of Terror Is Over

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With the Mike Quade era in tatters, Cubs fans everywhere clamored for  a change in Cubs management.

Jay Bruce wound up with three home runs and Johnny Cueto improved to 12-4 with eight solid innings as the Reds put on a show for the Fireworks Night crowd of 36,219.

The Cubs fell to 3-11 against the Reds as Tom Gorzelanny fell apart in the fifth inning when he gave up a first-pitch, three-run homer to Bruce and then a solo shot to Chris Valaika. The Reds quickly had a 6-1 lead to put the game out of reach.

"I refuse to make any kind of excuses for anybody," Quade said of Gorzelanny. "He was fresh, felt good, and just made a couple of mistakes they didn't miss."

I know what you're saying: it's only one game. But what about when they lose the NEXT game under Quade? And the one after that? Next thing you know, we have a manager dogged by losses.

As I first mentioned yesterday, the Dodgers won't have Ted Lilly to kick around anymore. Maybe.

Lefty Ted Lilly is reportedly the latest Dodger to be put on waivers, according to a FOX Sports report.

The move can only be viewed as part of a larger plan by general manager Ned Colletti of protecting against owing money to players with expiring contracts should Los Angeles fade further from the playoff race before a Tuesday deadline to set post-season rosters.

Teams will have until Tuesday to put in a claim for the 12-year veteran, after which time the Dodgers will have a small window to try and work out a potential trade.

And I'm not sure if I dreamed this or not, but I SWEAR I saw someone tweet this morning that Spellcheck has asked to remain at Iowa and not be called up in September.

Yes Virginia, there really is a Santa Claus!

Tonight's game is as follows:

Game time: 6:10 pm CT

Channel: CSN

Pitchers: Randy Wells (5-12, 4.56) v. Bronson Arroyo (14-7, 3.82)

Lineup:


2B DeWitt
SS Castro
CF Byrd
3B Ramy
1B Nady
LF Colvin
RF Fuke
C Hill
P Wells

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12 Comments

cadarnell said:

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I hope Q can work some magic tonight and beat these jerks ... the reds fans around here are starting to act like cards fans ... go cubs !!

JulieDiCaro said:

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Reds fans have a serious chip on their shoulder. They might be worse than White Sox fans.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Whoever is calling this Twinks/Ms game sounds like he's not going to fall for any banana in his tailpipe.

cadarnell said:

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I can just hear eddie saying that ... best laugh ever ..

JulieDiCaro said:

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I'd love to see batters have some fun with their walk up music. How about Jim Thome walking up to "9-1-1 Is A Joke?"

Carl Heartscubs Gierhan said:

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Let's go team!

JulieDiCaro said:

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we're winning!

(even though I'm watching the Bears)

Carl Heartscubs Gierhan said:

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Randy Wells walked the first batter and I thought it was I sign I should go be productive. I come back in the fifth just in time to hear JUDD SIROTT call the Kosuke homerun. Yippee!

JulieDiCaro said:

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the kosuke what?

surely you jest.

Carl Heartscubs Gierhan said:

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Apparently Jay Bruce robbed him of one earlier in the game.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Holy crap, we won!

gravedigger said:

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"The move can only be viewed as part of a larger plan by general manager Ned Colletti of protecting against owing money to players with expiring contracts should Los Angeles fade further from the playoff race before a Tuesday deadline to set post-season rosters."

Can only be viewed? That's a retarded thing to say. It could also be viewed as a part of the process every team puts almost every player through this time of year.

I'm not saying they're not trying to unload Lilly. I am saying that's another example of shoddy journalism.

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