Open Thread: Cubs vs. Cardinals, Friday 6/2, 7:10 CT

So.

Anything new since these teams last met?

Of course, that's a silly question. Since April 23, when Greg Maddux salvaged the last game of the series in St. Louis, the Cardinals are 23-12, and the Cubs have gone 10-24 ... the Cardinals picking up 12.5 games in the standings, and currently have the best record in the National League.

Today's Starting Pitchers
Sean Marshall
S. Marshall
Cubs
vs. Sidney Ponson
S. Ponson
Cardinals
3-3 W-L 4-0
5.03 ERA 2.92
38 SO 17
26 BB 12
4 HR 5
vs. StL -- vs. Cubs

This is a pitching rematch of the Sunday night game at Wrigley Field on April 9, when Michael Barrett's grand slam off Jason Isringhausen won the game for the Cubs. The Cardinals are the first team that Marshall will have faced twice, so we'll see if that makes any difference. It's the same for Ponson; that April 9 start still represents his worst Cardinal appearance.

Phil Nevin will make his Cub debut tonight. The guy most Cub fans love to hate, Jim Edmonds, is expected to go on the DL before tonight's game.

Telling stats: the Cubs are 4-13 in one-run games. That's terrible. They are 17-6 when scoring 4 runs or more, only 3-26 when scoring 3 runs or less. GET SOME OFFENSE GOING!

Discuss amongst yourselves.

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