With the day off, I thought I'd give you all an early start on discussion of the six-game homestand which opens today.
The last time the Cubs faced the Nationals, last July in Washington, they got swept. Two players who played in the last Cubs/Nats game on July 23, 2006 -- Alfonso Soriano, who homered that day, and Daryle Ward -- are now Cubs.
Seriously. Without looking it up, can you name three members of the Nats?
And don't count the guy in the pitcher box below.
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So with Carlos Zambrano on the mound, six-days-rested from his best start of the year last Saturday and throwing in what has historically been his best month, May (9-7, 2.15 lifetime), and the fact that none of the current Nats have hit him well, you'd think this game might be an easy win.
But that's why they play the games. Time to start winning some home games -- from the beginning of 2006 through last week, the Cubs are 40-54 at Wrigley Field.
Today's game is on WGN and also at the Mediacenter.
And, for the Nats fan point of view (yes, there are Nats fans!), please visit our friends at Federal Baseball.
UPDATE [2007-5-4 10:10:39 by Al]: Derrek Lee has doubled in eight straight games. He is the only major league player to do that in at least the last fifty years.
Discuss amongst yourselves.