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Open Thread: Cubs vs. Pirates, Tuesday 5/17

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Twenty-six years ago today at Wrigley Field, the Cubs and Phillies played the second-highest scoring game in major league history. The Cubs came from 7-0, 15-6 and 21-9 deficits to tie the game 22-22, only to lose on a Mike Schmidt homer off Bruce Sutter in the 10th.

Incidentally, that loss dropped that Cub team to 16-16, seven games out of first place, in fourth. While that 1979 team never did make it to first place, they did get to 54-42 on July 27, half a game out, before fading and finishing 80-82, 18 games behind the Pirates.

Today's Starting Pitchers
Mark Prior
M. Prior
Cubs
vs. Josh Fogg
J. Fogg
Pirates
3-1 W-L 3-2
2.77 ERA 3.96
46 SO 18
13 BB 12
4 HR 6

Finally -- I have just learned that the highly-anticipated, much-guessed, strongly-awaited acquisition of a "veteran backup infielder" has resulted in ...

Enrique Wilson, the poor man's Jose Macias. Ugh.

Discuss amongst yourselves.