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Open Thread: Cubs vs. Nationals, Wednesday 5/17, 7:05 CT

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Tonight, the Cubs can start a baby winning streak, weather permitting:

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Breezy, with a north wind between 15 and 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Today's Starting Pitchers
Sean Marshall
S. Marshall
Cubs
vs. Zach Day
Z. Day
Nationals
2-1 W-L 2-3
4.93 ERA 5.85
28 SO 15
16 BB 15
3 HR 4
vs. Wash -- vs. Cubs
Let's just forget about Marshall's last start, shall we?

Day's been on a curious odyssey -- he was traded from the Nats to the Rockies last year for Preston Wilson after a poor start. He pitched poorly for Colorado in a handful of starts in 2005, and again early this year. The Rockies waived him, and the Nats picked him up again. He's pitched pretty well in three Washington starts -- 1-1, 2.37 ERA.

Bruce Miles, in the Daily Herald, called the Cubs on the carpet today for various shortsighted decisions, many of which I do agree with -- particularly the Jacque Jones signing, which hurt the Cubs on many different levels.

Discuss amongst yourselves.