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Open Thread: Cubs vs. White Sox, Sunday 5/20, 1:20 CT

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It may seem like forever since the Cubs swept a series, but in reality, it was only two weeks ago, vs. the Nationals. The last time the Cubs swept the White Sox was three years ago, July 2-4, 2004.

Yes, I know this is usually the kiss of death, mentioning this sort of thing. But the White Sox' losing the first two games of the series has apparently prompted Ozzie Guillen to change his mind about today's starter; he was going to go with Jose Contreras, throwing on short rest. Instead, Nick Masset, who was acquired from the Rangers (along with John Danks) in the Brandon McCarthy deal, will make his first major league start. Masset's numbers are unimpressive, and the Royals scored at will off him in his last appearance last Sunday. Masset just turned 25 last Thursday.

Thought you would all be amused by this paragraph in the Yahoo preview of today's game, written by a "STATS Senior Writer":

Even though [Derrek] Lee came through Saturday, it's uncertain if the Cubs' slugger will return to the starting lineup Sunday. Lee, who leads the majors with a .390 batting average, may be regulated to pinch-hitting duty again.
Yes, it really says that. "Regulated". The correct word is "relegated". What are they teaching in writing class these days, anyway?
Today's Starting Pitchers
Carlos Zambrano
C. Zambrano
Cubs
vs. Nick Masset
N. Masset
White Sox
4-3 W-L 1-1
5.13 ERA 6.61
38 SO 8
27 BB 11
11 HR 2
vs. Sox -- vs. Cubs
So. Which Z do you think will show up today? This one? Or this one? Time for Z to step up and be the #1 starter we've all hoped he would be. His last start (the first link above) is a hopeful sign.

Unlike yesterday's gorgeous 80-degree, wind-blowing-out day, today's weather will be decidedly different:

Today: A 30 percent chance of showers before 7am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly sunny, with a high near 51. Breezy, with a north northeast wind between 15 and 20 mph.
Today's game will once again be on both CSN and WGN. However, for those outside the CSN area, you will have to listen to ... well, you know, on WGN. Best to turn the sound off. Or try the Mediacenter.

MLB.com Gameday (2007 version)

MLB.com Gameday (2006 version)

Discuss amongst yourselves.