Well. Now THIS is a mismatch.
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That includes this 2004 one-hitter against a Cubs club that was far better offensively than the current version.
However. Schmidt is also coming off his worst start of the year, a 3.1 inning, seven-hit, eight-run (four earned), two-homer pounding by the Braves last Tuesday.
Notes: here is the Melissa Isaacson article on Fredi Gonzalez I referenced in yesterday's recap.
Here is today's Rick Morrissey column, on the treatment Dusty Baker gets from fans and media.
From the Tribune Cub notes, we could have a pretty odd-looking lineup today:
Derrek Lee is scheduled for a day off after playing two straight games, which might leave backup catcher Henry Blanco manning first and call-up Geovany Soto catching.
A foul ball smashed Barrett in the groin area during Saturday's game and he was taken to the hospital for observation after complaining of sickness. He could miss several days.
Finally, have yourself some fun today: my SB Nation colleague John Sickels has posted "You're The Cubs GM" this morning. Go over there and fix this mess!
Discuss amongst yourselves.