Where have you gone, Daniel Garibay?

Where have you gone, Daniel Garibay?

Posted by Bruce on Wed, 05/07/2008 - 12:50
Pow, pow, pow, pow! Wow. Jon Lieber just gave up 4 home runs to the Cincinnati Reds in the second inning today at The Great American Ball Park. The Cubs tell us the last _ and only _ time a Cubs pitcher gave up 4 homers in 1 inning came on Aug. 8, 2000, when Phil Norton served up 4 at Dodger Stadium to Kevin Elster, Darren Dreifort, Gary Sheffield and Shawn Green. I try not to think about the 2000 season too often. The Cubs won 65 games that year. If Phil Norton was starting a game, things had to be bad. Here are some of the other pitchers on the staff that then-GM Ed Lynch put together in 2000: Daniel Garibay, Jamie Arnold, Andrew Lorraine, Oswaldo Mairena, Joey Nation, Steve Rain, Jerry Spradlin, Brian Williams and Danny Young. Let's see, Young fooled the Cubs in spring training and made the club. On the season-opening trip to Japan, he gave up a grand slam to the Mets' Benny Agbayani. Young didn't last much longer. Lorraine used to go into the four corners defense on the mound. That is, he tried to delay throwing the ball as long as possible _ with good reason. Williams was supposed to be a setup man, and Lynch was quite proud of acquiring him. Rain's hobby in the clubhouse was that he liked to stack empty boxes to the ceiling. I'm trying to remember anything about Daniel Garibay. Nation came over from the Braves in a 1999 deal that saw Lynch trading Terry Mulholland and Jose Hernandez to the Braves. "Remember, we got Joey Nation," Lynch said when trying to justify whomever else he got in that trade. Another member of that 2000 staff? Jon Lieber. He led the NL in innings pitched that year with 251.
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