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Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

Jul 14, 2013, 8:57 AM EDT

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Get used to hearing about Matt Garza a lot around here over the next couple of weeks, as he figures to be the most popular name on the market leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Fortunately for the Cubs, he has been doing his part to bolster his value recently.

While Garza gave up a season-high 10 hits last night, he managed to hold the first-place Cardinals to just two runs in 6 2/3 innings as part of a 6-4 win at Wrigley Field. The 29-year-old right-hander has now won five straight starts and holds a 1.24 ERA over his last six. His ERA is down to 3.17 for the year while he has a fine 62/20 K/BB ratio 71 innings.

Garza is set to become a free agent following the season, so he might be the most obvious candidate to be moved by the end of the month. Teams like the Indians, Red Sox, Dodgers, Nationals, Rangers, Blue Jays, and Giants have all been mentioned as possible landing spots. There has been some chatter about a potential contract extension, but the competition for his services should net the rebuilding Cubs a top prospect or two.

Your Saturday box scores:

Reds 2, Braves 5

Twins 4, Yankees 1

Blue Jays 7, Orioles 3

Nationals 1, Marlins 2 (10 innings)

Astros 3, Rays 4

Rockies 0, Dodgers 1

Royals 3, Indians 5

Mets 2, Pirates 4

Rangers 7, Tigers 1

Brewers 4, Diamondbacks 5

Red Sox 0, Athletics 3

Giants 9, Padres 0

Angels 0, Mariners 6

White Sox 5, Phillies 4 (11 innings); White Sox 1, Phillies 2 (13 innings)

  1. unclemosesgreen - Jul 14, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    I think we can safely say that Garza “scattered” those ten hits.

    • papalurchdxb - Jul 14, 2013 at 10:32 AM

      & whilst they were being scatted, Zack Grienke was ‘helping himself’ with a single & a stolen base…

      • unclemosesgreen - Jul 14, 2013 at 5:54 PM

        perfect follow-up

  2. The Cub Den - Jul 14, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Reblogged this on The Cub Den.

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jul 14, 2013 at 9:29 AM

      Why? This should not be new info for Cub fans

      • unclemosesgreen - Jul 14, 2013 at 9:32 AM

        Whaddayou – the Cubs blog police? Are we only allowed to blog new information?

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jul 14, 2013 at 9:57 AM

        I just find “I reblogged this” comments annoying and spammy…

      • unclemosesgreen - Jul 14, 2013 at 10:03 AM

        That happens automatically when people reblog something, he didn’t type that.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jul 14, 2013 at 10:03 AM

        It is still obnoxious advertising in a comments section

      • historiophiliac - Jul 14, 2013 at 12:29 PM

        Then we should demand a SILENT reblog funtion!

  3. unclemosesgreen - Jul 14, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    It’s a really off season for the Cohn Jusack baseball bigamy plan, both Chicago teams are having bad years. Seriously Cohn, even Obama doesn’t root for both teams.

    • jwbiii - Jul 14, 2013 at 10:03 AM

      Obama grew up in Hawaii. Have you read the Hawaiian newspapers during the baseball season? They don’t follow teams, they follow players from Hawaii. For Obama, that would have been guys like Mike Lum or Sid Fernandez. Now it would be Shane Victorino or Kurt Suzuki. So now they’re Phillies, uh, Red Sox fans or Angels, uh, Nationals fans. I’m not saying that’s right or wrong, but that’s what they do.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jul 14, 2013 at 10:04 AM

        Obama is a White Sox fan – he chose.

      • jwbiii - Jul 14, 2013 at 10:07 AM

        Wow. Suzuki was with the A’s. My second straight day with a misstatement.

      • jwbiii - Jul 14, 2013 at 10:09 AM

        Given where Obama lives in Chicago (Kewood) it’s really easy to get to the Cell. Not so easy to get to Wrigley.

      • Old Gator - Jul 14, 2013 at 10:18 AM

        Unclemo: been very busy this week and just catching up with your question from a couple of days ago: hell yeah, Suttree and then the BT. I will tell you that you can read the first two BT novels in either order – Pretty Horses or The Crossing. However, the first fifty pages or so of The Crossing – the so-called “wolf trapper” section – is mesmerizing. Personally I’d plunge into the slum alleys and watermelon fields of Suttree first, but…..regardless, your metamorphosis into a red-eyed Cormackian is wondrous to behold.

        Harrison lurks….

  4. janessa31888 - Jul 14, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    The throwback unis the Indians wore last night left me speechless. Baggy, navy blue ugliness was on full display. Is that what the Spiders had to wear? Oh my. Well, it didn’t hinder Lonnie Chisenhall from hitting a grand slam, so well live with it, but I wish I could have seen the players faces when they saw what they were going to be wearing.

  5. APBA Guy - Jul 14, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Awfully quiet about Timmy’s no-hitter around here.

    • Old Gator - Jul 14, 2013 at 2:43 PM

      Everyone is dead. Ebola went airborne.

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