Apropos of nothing, meaningless information I learned while looking up info for today's pitcher box:
Angel Guzman's middle name is "Moises".
Apropos of something, interesting stat notes:
- The Cubs are 8-1 when they score in the first inning.
- The Cubs lead the majors in reached-base-by-error, having done so 17 times already (the Cardinals are second with 12).
- The Cubs have the best BA with RISP in the NL so far this year -- .297 (54-for-182). But, they are only 15-for-79 (.190) with RISP and two out. Fortunately, one of those 15 hits, Matt Murton's, won the game last night.
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So, patience would be a good idea today. Matt Murton is 5-for-8 lifetime against Duke; naturally, Guzman, in his second ML start, has never faced any of the Pirates -- unless he's done so in the minor leagues.
Duke is 3-0 vs. the Cubs lifetime with a 0.78 ERA. Time to change that.
Discuss amongst yourselves.