Mike emailed me earlier today with his pregame thoughts:
|Today's Starting Pitchers|
Meanwhile, Ted Lilly has allowed eight earned runs in 12 innings in two starts vs. the Brewers this year, one of which was a 9-3 Cubs win on April 25. Prince Fielder is 3-for-5 vs. Lilly; Ryan Braun 2-for-3 with a HR; Corey Hart 2-for 6 (double, HR). Only four NL pitchers who have thrown as many or more innings than Lilly have walked fewer batters than Lilly's 46, and not by much (Aaron Harang, 44 in 190.2 IP; Woody Williams, 45 in 169.2 IP; Tim Hudson, 45 in 183.2 IP, and Derek Lowe, 45 in 172 IP). It will be a cool night tonight, perhaps a good pitchers' night.
The Cardinals just lost to the Astros in an afternoon game, 2-1, so the Cubs have a chance to extend their lead over St. Louis to three games again. Get it done!
Today's game is on WGN; if you are in the Wisconsin areas served by FSN Wisconsin, it'll be there too. It's also available at the Mediacenter.
MLB.com Gameday (2007 version)
MLB.com Gameday (2006 version)
Discuss amongst yourselves.