Whoops part 2

Give Carlos Zambrano credit because he calls it like he sees it,”We stink” and,”It’s embarrassing, we played like a Triple A team”

Yesterday, the Cardinals beat up on the Cubs  3-2 in extra innings.

To add insult to injury, the Cubs were ahead of St Louis going into the ninth.  It was an old teammate, an old friend: someone with the nickname,”The Riot”.

Ryan Theriot got the hit to get the St. Louis Cardinals back in the game and into extra innings for the second straight day.  However, it wasn’t until the bottom of the tenth inning when Albert Pujols blasted the ball way out for the second straight day. Oh, let me say that again.  The second straight day.  Almost the exact same pitch.  Bam!  Who would have thought?  Well, great players know where the ball’s going to be.  Albert Pujols is one of the greatest players and he was doing his job.  Carlos Zambrano is right when he says it was Ryan Theriot’s play that beat the Cubs.  Albert Pujols did not beat the Cubs.

The Cubs have lost six in a row.  Their record drops to 23-34.  That’s unacceptable in baseball where every game counts. If this were hockey where points lie in overtime losses, and shootouts (which I disagree with) that would be all right because it’s a lot easier to crawl out of a hole.  Not in baseball.  Certainly not in Triple A.

—Mark Gauthier


  1. Red State Blue State · June 6, 2011

    I’ll stop myself from rubbing it in… but to Big Z, some Triple A teams are pretty good!


  2. macbeth11 · June 6, 2011

    I think for a lot of cases, Triple A is more difficult just because they’re trying to earn their spot.


  3. WrigleyRegular · June 6, 2011



  4. Michael David · June 7, 2011

    Getting swept by your rival really stings…especially when your team is already struggling. I give credit to Z for speaking his mind, though. Maybe will cause a spark in the Cubs.
    ‘Minoring In Baseball’


  5. mlblogsbluejaysnest · June 7, 2011

    And Big Z apologizes the next day and then thinks he can just move on and go earn the respect of his teammates back. Zambrano is a great pitcher and even a decent pitcher. But I can’t think of a worst teammate in baseball.



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