SAN FRANCISCO -- Yes, I'm still in the Bay Area, returning to Chicago tonight (I hope, anyway, with the weather forecast being bad again), so I thought I'd get tonight's game thread posted early, as well as post a few morning headlines.
Daryle Ward's sorry he got picked off. OK, buddy. Next time think a little bit first!
Lou says he thinks there will be one more move before September 1. It could be a relief pitcher. And maybe, just maybe, Alfonso Soriano will return for the Brewers series next Tuesday. Or not -- Lou says he's going to be very careful with Soriano.
Meanwhile, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Sun-Times reminds us of all the angst the Cubs have gone through this year:
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In more prosaic matters, he allowed two runs in four innings in what was eventually a 3-2 D'backs win in Chicago on July 21. He got a no-decision. The next day, Sean Marshall gave Arizona only one run in six innings, but the Cubs couldn't score off four D'back pitchers and lost 3-0.
The Cubs have not won in Bank Holding Company Ballpark since April 4, 2005, Opening Day that year, when they won a 16-6 blowout. Of the Cubs who played that day, only Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez remain with the club. (Also note who started at catcher for Arizona that day.) Time to end that drought!
Tonight is cable-only in the Chicago and Phoenix markets, so try the Mediacenter if you don't have cable or EI.
MLB.com Gameday (2007 version)
MLB.com Gameday (2006 version)
UPDATE [2007-8-24 11:13:47 by Al]: I've posted a ticket exchange for the upcoming homestand (and also for the Cardinals makeup game on 9/10).
Discuss amongst yourselves.