Cubs-Phillies Game Thread 4/28/12

Last night’s thread mentioned that the Cubs were one of the worst offensive teams in baseball, but it didn’t look that way last night. The Cubs scraped together three runs against Roy Halladay while Cubs starter Paul Maholm stymied the Phillies through six and a third — the only damage coming from a Ty Wigginton solo homer. Yes, it was the Phillies once again looking impotent on offense, but they will look to change that tonight against Randy Wells. In his season debut on Sunday, he allowed only two runs against the Cincinnati Reds despite striking out only two and walking five in five innings of work. The Phillies — not known for their plate discipline — will need to be patient against the right-hander tonight if they have any hope of mounting a run-scoring threat.

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  1. Michael

    April 28, 2012 07:08 PM

    Yeah that’s true, but even their usually-productive players aren’t hitting.

  2. Michael

    April 28, 2012 07:10 PM

    O/U 0.5 runs scored this inning?

  3. euphronius

    April 28, 2012 07:11 PM

    Wells lost the strike zone so over

  4. Michael

    April 28, 2012 07:11 PM

    CHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  5. euphronius

    April 28, 2012 07:11 PM

    look how smart i am

  6. Michael

    April 28, 2012 07:15 PM

    TMac just said Blanton has the green light.

  7. Michael

    April 28, 2012 07:18 PM

    Jimmy makin’ Charlie look smart

  8. Josh

    April 28, 2012 07:19 PM

    In play, run(s)!

    My only observation is that Chooch absolutely should not be 7th or 8th, but now Charlie will somehow feel justified in continuing to hit him in that spot.

  9. Noah

    April 28, 2012 07:19 PM

    Walks, hits and runs what are those?

  10. Michael

    April 28, 2012 07:25 PM

    NOOOOOOOO! Being a writer for a blog called Thomes Homies, I’m very upset

  11. Michael

    April 28, 2012 07:28 PM

    When did he hurt himself? The fielder’s choice for Victorino?

  12. Michael

    April 28, 2012 07:34 PM

    Wouldn’t it be great if the Phillies got into the habit of scoring like 4 runs per game?

  13. Noah

    April 28, 2012 07:39 PM

    Think of how many wins they would put up with those 4 runs.

  14. Michael

    April 28, 2012 07:40 PM

    I mean, most of their starters have ERAs below three, and Qualls and Papelbon are a solid back end. I would think many.

  15. Noah

    April 28, 2012 07:43 PM

    Interestingly I just looked at the results so far if they were to score 4 runs and no more in the games they have played so far and they wouldn’t of won as many as I thought.

  16. Noah

    April 28, 2012 07:44 PM

    Still better than they are so far of course.

  17. Noah

    April 28, 2012 07:56 PM

    Anybody have any ideas for good Chooch tshirts? I’m surprised at the lack of clever ones I can find.

  18. Colin

    April 28, 2012 08:05 PM

    When’s the last time he’s looked this good? Certainly the best game I remember from him in awhile.

  19. sixerfan1220

    April 28, 2012 08:11 PM

    which phillies were doing lines off wiggy’s helmet?

  20. sixerfan1220

    April 28, 2012 08:15 PM

    please have some one ready to come in if blanton gets in trouble

  21. Colin

    April 28, 2012 08:21 PM

    I miss Dom’s debut. That was awesome.

  22. Phillie697

    April 28, 2012 08:47 PM

    So glad we didn’t trade Blanton.

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