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Open Thread: Cubs vs. Marlins, Sunday 8/28


The last time these two faced each other, I was in Miami, flush with anticipation that I'd be celebrating a Cubs NL pennant.

Then Josh Beckett threw this two-hit shutout.

Oh, well. Much has changed since then, as you all know.

Today's Starting Pitchers
Carlos Zambrano
C. Zambrano
vs. Josh Beckett
J. Beckett
10-5 W-L 12-7
3.03 ERA 3.45
159 SO 128
69 BB 45
13 HR 10

Z threw great in his last start, but wound up with a no-decision when Kerry Wood gave up the game-winning two-run HR to Chipper Jones in the 9th inning. He's been the Cubs' most consistent starter all year.

The Cubs beat up Beckett (and the rest of the Marlins staff) pretty good at Wrigley Field on June 14.

That seems like about five years ago, doesn't it?

Discuss amongst yourselves.