Must. Win. Today.
Why? Not because it's late in the season and critical to pennant hopes, but simply to make the statement that the pitcher who's been the best so far this year, can stop a losing streak at two.
That's what your best pitcher's supposed to do, right?
|Today's Starting Pitchers|
In addition to his fine start this year, Marquis is also a good hitter, who is occasionally used as a pinch-hitter by Tony LaRussa. Last year he hit .310/.326/.460 with 8 doubles and a HR in 87 AB. He's 2-for-10 this year, and has already pinch-hit twice. Off Maddux he's 3-for-8 lifetime.
Discuss amongst yourselves.