Open Thread: Cubs vs. Brewers, Friday 4/28, 1:20 CT

Weird stuff happens when the Cubs play the Brewers.

Don't believe me? How about this 1998 game, where the Cubs blew the lead three times, and Sammy Sosa hit his 62nd HR, but the Cubs had to rely on a 10th-inning Mark Grace HR to win?

Or how about this one from 2000, the one when Glenallen Hill hit the rooftop across the street, and it wound up being the longest nine-inning game in NL history?

Well, I'm going to miss any weird stuff today and tomorrow, because I must go to New York on business, which is why this post is so early in the day. I'll be back in the bleachers on Sunday; till then if any of you are at the ballpark, post a diary. I'll be attending the Yankees/Blue Jays game tonight and will write about that later.

Today's Starting Pitchers
Greg Maddux
G. Maddux
Cubs
vs. David Bush
D. Bush
Brewers
4-0 W-L 2-1
0.99 ERA 3.54
18 SO 23
5 BB 6
1 HR 2
vs. Mil -- vs. Cubs
Maddux has allowed only one HR this year, one of the best signs that he's at the top of his game. He should avoid Geoff Jenkins, though -- Jenkins has a .395 lifetime BA vs. Greg.

Bush, an ex-Blue Jay who came over as part of the Lyle Overbay deal, has faced only one current Cub -- Jacque Jones. Jones is 1-for-5 off Bush. That hit is a HR. Typical.

Discuss amongst yourselves.

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