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Open Thread: Cubs vs. Giants, Friday 9/1, 1:20 CT

Back in May, when the Cubs were in San Francisco, I wrote that when the Giants come to Chicago and Barry Bonds comes to the plate:

stand up in your seat, turn your back on him, and remain completely silent. Can you imagine the reaction if an entire stadium went silent on a Bonds at-bat?
That'd register displeasure with Bonds far better, I think, than the booing he's heard everywhere else on the road.

That said, there likely won't be more than one opportunity to do that today. The Giants played a night game in Atlanta yesterday; thus, Bonds will probably not be in the starting lineup, though he could pinch-hit.

Today's Starting Pitchers
Rich Hill
R. Hill
vs. Noah Lowry
N. Lowry
3-6 W-L 7-7
5.81 ERA 3.75
40 SO 70
29 BB 48
12 HR 16
vs. SF -- vs. Cubs

Rich Hill has thrown far better lately; his start against the Cardinals on Saturday was probably the best one of his career, issuing no walks and one run in seven innings, and winding up with a no-decision. He has made two career starts against the Giants -- this year on May 9, and his first major league start, last July (after he had made three relief appearances).

Barry Bonds is 1-for-10 with four walks against the Cubs this year, and has not appeared in Wrigley Field since 2004. He has hit 24 lifetime HR at Wrigley Field, but none since August 11, 2001, off Joe Borowski, who made the only start of his major league career that day.

For discussion of Paul Sullivan's off-the-wall rebuilding scheme for the Cubs, hie yourselves over to this diary. Cubs Gameday

Discuss amongst yourselves.