You think I'm joking with the title of this post, but seriously, look at the photo below. Is this an Astro or a Diamondback?
It's a Diamondback. (Exactly who, I'm not sure. Maybe my fellow SB Nation blogger Jim McLennan from AZ Snakepit can identify this mystery player.) For some reason, they decided to adopt exactly the same color scheme as the Astros; even their lettering and numbering style is similar.
Anyway, on to more important things -- today's game. The Cubs may be a player or two short with the minor injuries to Daryle Ward and Cliff Floyd. I'd guess that if neither is able to play today, one or both might be finding their way to the DL. Among the possible callups would be Buck Coats and Matt Murton.
|Today's Starting Pitchers|
Marquis is 1-3, 2.84 in seven career appearances (six starts) vs. the D'backs. No current D'back has more than 11 career AB's against Marquis. As for Brandon Webb, the Cubs have not defeated him since his rookie year -- August 3, 2003 at Wrigley Field. Only Aramis Ramirez remains from that day's lineup. Ramirez is only 4-for-18 lifetime vs. Webb, although he has homered. Angel Pagan is 2-for-3.
Today's game is on WGN, on cable in Arizona, and at the Mediacenter.
MLB.com Gameday (2007 version)
MLB.com Gameday (2006 version)
Discuss amongst yourselves.