Monthly Archives August 2009

Larry’s boys

Early in the 2008 season, Rich Hill walked 18 batters in 19.2 innings, for a BB/9 ratio of 8.44, before being sent out, never to return to the Cubs. This season, Carlos Marmol has walked 52 in 56.1 innings, giving him a BB/9 value of 8.34. Steve Blass syndrome, fine–but on the same team in […]

Success at the top

The story of the Cubs’ minor-league affiliates this year is that while pitching has been good across the board, only the team with dynamic players at the top of the order has won consistently. Peoria began the season with Campana and Harrison hitting one-two. First Campana and then Harrison were promoted to Daytona, but Brett […]

Shoes to fill

According to Carrie Muskat’s mlb.com article today, the Cubs are 28-17 in games that Koyie Hill has started at catcher this season. Soto is coming off the DL and will be behind the plate when the Cubs next play on Friday. By my count, the Cubs were 17 and 8 in games that Hill started […]