Believe it or not, the Cubs have been swept in a three-game series only once this season -- by the Marlins, at Wrigley Field, from May 28-30.
I don't think I have to tell you how imperative it is to NOT get swept today, especially since the Cubs now have a chance to again tie for first place, with the Brewers getting blasted by the Rockies. (Yes, I know the game's not over, but at this writing it's 16-3 Rockies. Even in Denver, that's probably a safe lead.)
Felix Pie returns to the ballclub tonight, replacing Angel Pagan, who is headed to the DL. Funny, I don't remember him getting hurt last night. Anyway, I presume Pie has not been recalled to sit on the bench.
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His second strikeout tonight will give him 1000 for his career.
The Cubs cuffed Oswalt around pretty well on July 14 at Wrigley Field, and he has a 10-10, 4.14 lifetime record vs. the Cubs. These two pitchers met up just about a year ago in Houston on August 14, 2006, with Z the 3-0 winner. Oswalt is another pitcher that new Cub Jason Kendall has hit hard -- 15-for-36, .417/.462/.472.
Tonight's game is on WGN, but if you don't get it, try the Mediacenter.
MLB.com Gameday (2007 version)
MLB.com Gameday (2006 version)
Discuss amongst yourselves.