And you think the CUB pitching staff is bad.
Here's a team in the wild-card race, trailing by only 3.5 games, and they are starting a 35-year-old career minor leaguer with a lifetime WHIP of 1.62, and more walks than strikeouts this year (and nearly so in his career), and who before this year hadn't pitched in the major leagues since 2002.
He'll probably throw a three-hit shutout.
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Chris Michalak is a Chicago-area native, having attended Joliet Catholic High School and gone to college at Notre Dame. Check out his career stats -- he was originally drafted by the A's in 1993, and has played for twelve different major league organizations (A's, Diamondbacks, Rangers, Angels, Devil Rays, Dodgers, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Rockies, Reds, Marlins, and Brewers, and some of those more than once). Seems destined to be a Cub someday soon, doesn't he?
Rich Hill continues to throw well. He is the only Cub starter who likely has a chance to throw a complete game this year, although Carlos Zambrano says he's pitching Sunday.
Also today, if you are going to the game, the Cubs Wives are having their annual food drive:
Discuss amongst yourselves.