7/4 Cubs lineup

Travis Wood gets the start Thursday against the Athletics as the Cubs wrap up their road trip. Here’s the lineup:

Valbuena 3B
Castro SS
Schierholtz RF
Soriano LF
Rizzo 1B
Navarro DH
Bogusevic CF
Barney 2B
Castillo C

T. Wood P


Happy 4th of July to all. We have had our neighborhood parade, have had our neighborhood pancake breakfast, have fallen asleep from eating too much, am still comatose but prying eyes open for game time. Rock on Cubs – good game today!

What happened to Bogusevic?

Should have just stayed asleep for this one. Mamma Mia, how do you stand the heat? Horrible! So much to wonder about the game — why was Castro looking back instead of running like h—- to get home? Why was Sori stealing? Castro looks like something is hurting. Undisclosed injury?

I know Mamma, is it in Sveum’s contract that he CAN’T bench players for underperforming or not having their head in the game? Yeesh, MANAGE ALREADY SVEUM! Salvage some pride and respect and at she show us THE MANAGER is running the show. Few options, I know but the point is NOT the replacement player the point is showing the failing starters they are NOT immune to the bench. Soriano and Castro have big contracts so Sveum does not want to embarrass the organization by sitting them? Not good. The replacements may not have as much talent but if they play the game right that in itself will be a valuable lesson to Castro. Lose MORE games with replacements? MAYBE, and that’s ONLY a maybe. And if so? Big deal, we get higher in next year’s draft pick. Trying to “hang on” for Soriano to get better and Castro to get smarter is getting old. Just a week or so on the bench is in order not the rest of the season but will Svuem have the baseballs to do it? Doubtful. Would Ryno? Hmmm…we’ll never know….OR WILL WE?? :)

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