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Open Thread: Cubs vs. Pirates, Monday 8/28, 6:05 CT

The Cubs' Amazing Tour Of Losing continues tonight in Pittsburgh. Though the Pirates have the worst record in the NL and second-worst in the majors, they are 33-33 at PNC Park.

Today's Starting Pitchers
Angel Guzman
A. Guzman
vs. Ian Snell
I. Snell
0-3 W-L 11-8
5.84 ERA 4.58
41 SO 133
26 BB 58
4 HR 21
vs. Pit -- vs. Cubs
The Cubs beat Snell three weeks ago at Wrigley Field behind Rich Hill. Guzman, meanwhile, sucked against the Pirates on May 2 in his second major league start.

I've been racking my brains for more to say about this game, but there really isn't anything. Derrek Lee is supposed to be activated tonight, but this article from says only that he "could" be back. The article goes on to say:

Expect Angel Pagan to get the start against Snell. Pagan is 2-for-3 with a double, while Matt Murton, the Cubs' other left fielder, is 0-for-4.
Wow. Way to go by small sample size, Dusty. If you haven't heard yet, Derrek Lee has been activated, and Buck Coats returned to Iowa.

Oh, and there's a pretty good chance of rain in the Pittsburgh area tonight. Just what these two teams need -- a rain delay. Cubs Gameday

Discuss amongst yourselves.