UPDATE [2007-8-7 17:12:32 by Al]: This just in! Will Ohman has been optioned to Iowa and Sean Gallagher recalled. All I can say is, wow.
The Yahoo preview of tonight's game focuses on the wrong thing:
Chicago (58-53) didn't respond well in its first game without Soriano, managing only five hits while striking out 13 times in a 2-1, 10-inning loss.
Other notes: the Cubs' 36-22 record since June 3 is still best in the NL; their +53 run differential still leads the NL; the Cubs have hit 236 doubles (including Ryan Theriot's two last night). That's 2nd in the NL and on pace to break the club record for doubles in a season, 340, set in 1931.
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So let's go and light up the Juice Box tonight. Williams may be late arriving, as he has to save some puppies, feed some hungry Houstonians at a nearby homeless shelter, take tickets at one of the turnstiles, and cut the ballpark grass into one of those wacky patterns before his start.
Sean Marshall got pounded his last time out, raising his ERA from 3.10 to 3.86. However, on the road this year he's 3-1, 2.60, and has a 3.00 ERA in 3 lifetime starts vs. Houston (although a 1-2 record). Chris Burke hits him hard (5-for-7 lifetime with a HR).
Another cable-only extravaganza is also available at the Mediacenter.
MLB.com Gameday (2007 version)
MLB.com Gameday (2006 version)
Discuss amongst yourselves.