The season resumes -- and doesn't that sound odd? but that's the way it feels, doesn't it, after yesterday's postponement? -- tonight in Pittsburgh.
Among the weird stats of the year so far: the Cubs have used 18 different lineups in the 23 games, including having a different one from the day before, in each of the last 13 contests. This isn't likely to change, what with the three-headed monster in right field.
Stat note: Derrek Lee, coming into the last game of April hitting .391 (second in the NL to Matt Holliday, .394), has the second-highest April batting average of any Cub in the last fifty years.
Guess who had the highest? That's right, the very same Derrek Lee, .419 in April 2005. I think we'd all be very happy if he came close to his 2005 production.
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Rich Hill came down to Earth a bit in his last start, but didn't pitch too badly (4 ER in 6.2 IP). He has faced the Pirates twice in his career, defeating them last August 6 at Wrigley Field, his only decision vs. them so far.
Time to get a real winning streak going.
People make fun of those who wear tinfoil hats, but maybe if you wore one today you could pick up a signal from WCIU for the telecast. Just a thought -- or try the Mediacenter instead.
UPDATE [2007-4-30 17:57:29 by Al]: I am remiss in not mentioning this. For the Pirates fan point of view, please check out our SBNation Pirates site, Bucs Dugout.
Discuss amongst yourselves.