5/1 Cubs lineup

Dale Sveum is giving Alfonso Soriano a day off on Wednesday, and Julio Borbon will start in left field for the Cubs in the third game of their four-game series against the Padres at Wrigley Field. Here’s the lineup:

DeJesus CF
Borbon LF
Valbuena 3B
Rizzo 1B
Castro SS
Schierholtz RF
Navarro C
Barney 2B
Feldman P

– Carrie Muskat

16 Comments

It was time for someone else to take over in the left field.

Regards,

Traver

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i think its called a day off…. but sure

Miraculous, we should all play the lotto tonight.
1 MONTH + 1 day off.

Interesting line-up today! Rizzo is now the clean-up man. Keep those home runs coming, Rizzo! We’ll be ready for a great win tonight Cubbies. Shirley Purrl and I will cuddle up and watch you rock! Eamus Catuli!

White, did you see my comment to yourself re: the college baseball teams in Oregon? See “Proposed Wrigley Field Plaza.” Am interested to know if you have interest in the Ducks` sports teams or the Oregon State sport teams. What are they called? Both college baseball teams must be stellar as they are both ranked in top five nationally. Hope your kitty cat is doing well after that visit to the vet. Do you follow myself?

Hi Jhosk – My interest in Oregon baseball teams: Both Barney and his wife, Lindsay, attended Oregon State Univ. in Corvallis so that is the team I follow. Barney played SS and was there when Oregon State won the National College Baseball awards for 2 years in a row. He was a great player! It was from there that the Cubs drafted him. Pat Casey, the Oregon State baseball coach, stays in very close touch with Barney both as a player and good friend. So —
we are all Oregon State fans! As for my kitty cat – she is doing well – but have you ever tried to give a kitty meds when they don’t want to take them?? Oh my – she gets SO MAD at us but then forgives us quickly. Yes, it is always so good to hear from Belgian Cubbie. His knowledge of the game is astronomical and he is much appreciated on this blog! Now kitty and I are going to get ready for the game! Enjoy!

I calculated some more stats for April…
The first one is based on Castro’s team leading 691 plate appearences last season. he’s leading the team also this year with 115 so far. So I took the stats of the players who have at least 50 PA’s this season and looked what they would look at the end of the season if Castro would have 691 PA’s. The formula for Castro’s PA would be 115x(691/115)=691 and for Barney it would be 53x(691/115)=318. That way the stats would be in proportion to what they are now.
The second one will be what the stats would be if they all had 600 PA’s at the end of the season (that is about 150 games)
The stats are in order: PA – AB – R – H – HR – RBI – SO – BB
So here we go….

BASED ON CASTRO’S PA’S
Castillo
486 – 462 – 42 – 144 – 6 – 30 – 144 – 6
Rizzo
666 – 588 – 66 – 132 – 48 – 120 – 162 – 66
Barney
318 – 288 – 18 – 60 – 6 – 18 – 36 – 24
Castro
691 – 672 – 66 – 186 – 18 – 72 – 114 – 18
Valbuena
480 – 420 – 36 – 102 – 30 – 72 – 78 – 54
Soriano
618 – 594 – 48 – 156 – 6 – 12 – 114 – 18
DeJesus
528 – 474 – 90 – 132 – 24 – 48 – 84 – 54
Schierholtz
488 – 444 – 72 – 126 – 18 – 54 – 60 – 30

BASED ON 600 PA’s (again PA – AB – R – H – HR – RBI – SO – BB)
Castillo
600 – 570 – 51 – 177 – 7 – 37 – 177 – 7
Rizzo
600 – 529 – 59 – 118 – 43 – 108 – 145 – 59
Barney
600 – 543 – 33 – 113 – 11 – 33 – 67 – 45
Castro
600 – 548 – 57 – 161 – 15 – 62 – 99 – 15
Valbuena
600 – 525 – 45 – 127 – 37 – 90 – 97 – 67
Soriano
600 – 576 – 46 – 151 – 5 – 11 – 110 – 17
Dejesus
600 – 538 – 102 – 150 – 27 – 54 – 95 – 61
Schierholtz
600 – 548 – 88 – 155 – 22 – 66 – 74 – 37

Is good to hear from BelgianCubbie. Does not post often enough and always has something intelligent to contribute when he does.

Is good to hear from BelgianCubbie, as he does not post nearly enough, and always has something intelligent to contribute when he does.

You’re Right jhosk!
You’re Right jhosk!

I deserve that, joey. My bad.

It’s all good jhosk, just a little fun thrown at ya. I’d echo your comment regarding Belgian…but you did already! Ha! The fun never ends.

Was wise to give Sorry the night off. Why did not the manager make that decision prior? It was brilliant. Did not see game but heard tell Borbon made stellar defensive play. Doubt Alphonso could have even reached that ball to get glove on, given his current liabilities. Good to see our starter go distance. Was a common occurrence to pitch complete game back in the day, but is rare currently.

I forgot. I reckon it was at the urging of some intelligent posters on this site that Sveum made his decision to scratch our normal starting left fielder. Kudos to you all who have been suggesting just that, and regrets I was late to the dance.

You know, with all my disdain for Soriano put aside even PERFORMING ballplayers get a day off not to mention OLD ballplayers. I almost feel sorry for Sorry, it’s as if Sveum threw him to the wolves in April and trotted him out to LF day in and day out KNOWING he’d fail miserably. Oh well it is now May and Soriano will be back out there with a better chance of contributing sub-par defense, inadequate instincts some home runs and some runs batted in. A sow’s ear is a sow’s ear. He should retain some self-respect and respectfully ask for a trade to an AL team…or retire.

Borbon in LF – what a catch he made!!! Let’s keep him there!!!! Great game last night. My hopes for this team continue to rise – getting ready for today’s game – getting all the chores done – giving the kitty her meds (ugh) – making a spinach quiche for dinner – and hitting the sofa to watch! What could be better?!

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