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Open Thread: Cubs vs. Pirates, Saturday 7/15

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Once again, I am opening today's game thread early since I will be in a meeting most of the day. When the lineups are posted -- could one of you post them in the comments?

I'll be back at the ballpark tomorrow.

Today's Starting Pitchers
Greg Maddux
G. Maddux
vs. Zach Duke
Z. Duke
8-6 W-L 1-0
4.67 ERA 1.93
72 SO 17
20 BB 2
16 HR 1

Duke is 22 years old and has made two major league starts; the 17-2 K/BB ratio is impressive. Thus, the Cubs will have to continue to be selective today, as they should every day.

Speaking of impressive, Maddux is coming off perhaps his best start of the year, last Sunday in Miami. The Pirates aren't nearly as good a hitting lineup as the Marlins are.

Discuss amongst yourselves.