Cy Young Watch for Z:
Wins: 14 (tied for first)
Winning %: .737 (tied for first)
ERA: 3.31 (sixth)
Innings: 184.2 (fourth)
Strikeouts: 180 (first)
Opp. BA: .207 (first)
Walks: 99 (first)... oops! That's not supposed to be on the "Good Things" list!
The next walk Z issues will be his 100th of the season. The last Cub pitcher to issue 100 walks in a season was Kerry Wood, who walked exactly that many in 2003. The last one to walk MORE than 100 was Rick Sutcliffe, who walked 106 in a year he won 18 games, leading the league in that category (1987).
Eighteen, incidentally, is the NL record for the fewest wins for a league leader. To date this season, only Z and Brandon Webb have as many as fourteen. That record could be equalled, or even broken.
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Maholm's only career appearance against the Cubs was on a wet and gloomy Wednesday afternoon last September, the last home game of the 2005 season, and he and the Pirates won 3-2, largely because a Nomar error led to two unearned runs.
BCB reader Various Styles claimed, in last night's game recap thread, to already have today's lineups. If this is true -- post away!
Discuss amongst yourselves.