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Astros 2 Cubs 0, F/8th rain

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Box score.  A wild night in Chicago, but not so much on the ball field.  Tornado warnings, fans evacuated from exposed seats, and sirens blaring in Lakeview lead to this game being delayed just after the top of the 6th got under way.

Amazingly, the game resumed after about a 2 hour 45 minute delay, but was delayed again in the bottom of the 8th.  It was officially called another hour or so later.  Astros win a very frustrating, and late, game.  And Jesus am I getting sick of Bret Favre.

The Brewers lost as well, and the Cardinals had no game, so the Cubs tread water, and remain 5 up on Milwaukee and are 5.5 up on St. Louis.

AP Photo/M. Spencer Green

AP Photo/M. Spencer Green

Dempster went 5, struck out 7, and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits, and a bases loaded walk.  The Cubs just had very little going offensively.  The only hit of note: a “double” from Edmonds on a ball that should’ve been caught in right by Pence.

After the delay, Gaudin pitched an admirable, scoreless 2 innings, but the Cubs still can’t put anything on the board.  DeRosa just missed a 2-run homer.  The game was delayed again in the bottom of the 8th, after lightning was striking close to Wrigley.

Some fisticuffs between Prince Fielder and Manny Parra in the Brewers’ dugout today.  More to come.  Easy big fella.

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Written by ollie

4 August 2008 at 6:06 pm

Kids these days (aka Minor League update)

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The fan was taken to the hospital after being hit by a ball thrown by Peoria (Cubs) pitcher Julio Castillo, who was throwing at the Dayton (Reds) dugout but missed during the first-inning melee between Midwest League teams.  –AP

Springfield News-Sun

Springfield News-Sun

O.K., this dude Castillo is, uh, not the brightest.  But he is only in single-A, so I guess you can’t blame him too much for missing the entire dugout with a thrown ball.  Oh man, dude is a pitcher.

So anyway, the Peoria Chiefs (Cubs single-A affiliate) and the Dayton Dragons (Reds) had something of an ugly game today.  During actual game play, and in an ensuing benches-clearing brawl, Peoria’s second baseman broke his leg (apparently tripping over Castillo!), the Dayton shortstop was hit in the head (by Castillo!) and left the game, and that poor fan was taken to the hospital (thanks Castillo!).

Nearly as ridiculously, 15 players and the two managers were ejected, but were unejected when the Cubs and Reds big-clubs objected, as they did not want pitchers playing in the outfield, etc.  The ejected players returned, and finished the game (and the Chiefs lost, 5-6).

Ryne Sandberg wasn’t managing Peoria, but rather interim manager Carmelo Martinez.  For those at home, here is some scouting video of Castillo’s 4-seam fastball:

Update: “It took several minutes for Dayton police to calm the melee.  Castillo was arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Jail.  He faces a felonious assault charge.”  –WDTN Dayton

Castillo is scheduled to be arraigned Friday, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Update 2: Castillo surrendered his passport, and is being held on $50,000 bond, according to the Associated Press, and if convicted faces a maximum of 8 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.  It seems impossible that he’ll do anything close to that though.  Castillo is from the Dominican Republic, and has been in the U.S. for a month.  The fan was treated and released from the hospital.  Castillo’s court date is Aug. 1.  What an absolute nightmare.

Written by ollie

24 July 2008 at 11:59 pm