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Open Thread: Cubs vs. Padres, Sunday 5/7, 3:05 CT

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Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;
But there is no joy in Chicago -- mighty Jacque has struck out. Again.

(with many apologies to Ernest Lawrence Thayer)

Today's Starting Pitchers
Angel Guzman
A. Guzman
Cubs
vs. Woody Williams
W. Williams
Padres
0-1 W-L 2-1
5.91 ERA 3.06
12 SO 21
7 BB 11
2 HR 4
vs. SD -- vs. Cubs
Don't look too long at that pitcher box -- your eyes will start hurting. This appears to be a pitching mismatch, although Williams is only 2-8 lifetime with a 4.71 ERA vs. the Cubs.

These stats probably don't matter given the current state of the team, but Juan Pierre is 12-for-25 vs. Williams, with a walk, no strikeouts, a double and two triples. Michael Barrett is 6-for-10 with two doubles and a triple, and Neifi is 15-for-43 (.349) with three doubles, a HR and 7 RBI.

Here's a stat that will astound you: the Cubs have not had a multiple-run inning in 77 innings. This is the third-longest such streak since 1916. 86 innings from May 17-28, 1961 and 90 innings from Sept. 3-12, 1963 are the only longer ones. I'd love for that streak to end in the first inning today.

Time for a breakout game. Seriously.

Discuss amongst yourselves.