Here's how far this team has fallen: in 2003, the NL Central champions lost their 60th game of the season on August 20.
It's nearly a month earlier than that date, and this year's Cubs must win today to avoid registering their sixtieth loss of the 2006 season, and also to salvage a game in this series and thus a season split with the Nats.
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Derrek Lee should return to the starting lineup today; he's 10-for-26 lifetime vs. Armas with four HR, five walks and nine RBI. Juan Pierre has also hit Armas hard (9-for-16), as has Aramis Ramirez (6-for-10, 2 HR).
Naturally, this means Armas probably throws a three-hit shutout (trying reverse psychology again).
Discuss amongst yourselves.