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Open Thread: Cubs vs. Brewers, Tuesday 4/24, 7:05 CT

You're always floating
A vapor
That I couldn't see
Here I am stuck inside a yesterday
Everything has given way
You fell from me
Didn't you?
Didn't you?

Love me faster than the devil
Run me straight into the ground
Drowning deep inside your water
Drowning deep inside your sound
Love me faster than the devil
Run me straight into the ground
Drowning deep inside your water
Drown in love and memories
-- O.A.R., "Love And Memories"

This song has been running through my head all morning. Somehow, it feels as if it sums up our relationship with the Cubs, especially lately.

Today's Starting Pitchers
Rich Hill
R. Hill
vs. Jeff Suppan
J. Suppan
3-0 W-L 2-2
0.41 ERA 3.91
18 SO 14
7 BB 5
1 HR 2
vs. Mil -- vs. Cubs
Jeff Suppan is the new poster boy for someone who rode a postseason high to a huge free-agent deal (4 years, $42 million). He's a league-average pitcher (1.42 career WHIP, 4.60 career ERA, ERA+ of 101, 108-103 record), who has a 4.25 lifetime ERA at Wrigley Field, and who several Cubs love to pound on (Derrek Lee: .474/.592/.947 in 38 AB, 4 HR; Jacque Jones: .324/.479/.649 in 37 AB, 4 HR; Aramis Ramirez: .310/.412/.552; Michael Barrett: 10-for-24; you get the picture). The Cubs can beat this guy. Time for a laugher.

Rich Hill has been the best pitcher in baseball this year, allowing only one run -- a home run to Corey Hart on April 6 in Milwaukee, the only hit he allowed that day. He comes into tonight with a 16-inning scoreless streak.

Due to CSN coverage of the Bulls-Heat playoff game tonight, the Cub game, which was originally to be on CSN, has been moved to CSN+, which is CLTV in Chicago -- and I know some Chicago-area cable systems still don't carry this channel. It's also available in Wisconsin areas that carry FSN North, on Extra Innings, and at the Mediacenter. Gameday

Time to start winning. NOW. Incidentally, since this is my site, I will take this opportunity to let you all know that if you'd like to come to tonight's game, I have four available bleacher tickets. Email using the link on the right sidebar if you're interested, I'll have the tickets with me.

Discuss amongst yourselves.