A few notes... Alec Drews, the 21-year-old man who was seriously injured when the car wash next to Wrigley Field collapsed during last week's storm, died late last night:
Some of you were concerned about Ron Santo; I got a couple of emails asking me if I knew why he left the broadcast booth during the game. Here's what happened:
Santo, who has two artificial legs, said he doesn't feel any pain. But he said the crack prevented him from having any movement in the leg.
Santo said he would return to his suburban home and be fitted for a new prosthesis. He said he hopes to be able to return on Sunday to broadcast the finale of the Cubs-Astros series for WGN-AM 720.
So much for Rocky Cherry -- in last night's Red Sox-Orioles game, a bit better-known for Clay Buchholz' no-hitter, Cherry made his Orioles debut. He threw 27 pitches, 15 for strikes. In facing five hitters, he walked one, gave up three hits and allowed four runs (capped by a Kevin Youkilis HR), for an AL ERA of 108.00.
|Today's Starting Pitchers|
Just as Lance Berkman hits Jason Marquis hard (and Marquis did a good job of holding him down yesterday), Jason Kendall seems to have Woody Williams' number (18-for-37, 2 doubles, a HR, .486/.537/.622). Also look for Cliff Floyd to have a good day today (11-for-29, a double, 2 HR, .379/.419/.621 vs Williams). But perhaps the Cub to watch most closely today is Aramis Ramirez, who also hits Williams (13-for-43, .302/.333/.488) and who is 7 for his last 10. Lifetime Williams is 4-9, 4.26 in 19 games (18 starts) vs. the Cubs, but a bit better this year, 1-1, 2.37, including this win last month in Houston.
Today's WGN game is also available online at the Mediacenter.
MLB.com Gameday (2007 version)
MLB.com Gameday (2006 version)
MLB.com Gameday for the Pirates/Brewers game (1:05 CT start)
MLB.com Gameday for the Reds/Cardinals game (1:15 CT start)
Discuss amongst yourselves.