Nothing's ever easy, as we learned last night when the Brewers came back and won their game at Atlanta, keeping the Cubs' division lead at 1.5 games. Both teams will play this afternoon -- see below for details on the Brewers' game at Atlanta (featuring Yovani Gallardo pitching against John Smoltz, which will be televised regionally on Fox-TV.
Notes: if you have not already seen this, I posted a diary earlier this morning to note the game time change next Saturday in Cincinnati.
Just win, baby.
|Today's Starting Pitchers|
Zach Duke is a Cub-killer. The Pirates have had a bunch of those over the years I've been a fan, and Duke is just the latest. He's 4-1, 1.57 lifetime, which includes a 3-1, 1.42 mark in five career starts at Wrigley Field. In between those starts he spends his time cleaning up all the beaches on Lake Michigan, planting trees in Grant Park, and helps little old ladies cross the street. Matt Murton is the only Cub who's consistently hit Duke well -- 9-for 20 (.450/.476/.700, 2 doubles, a HR), so I'd expect to see him get the start again.
Today's game is on WGN -- no Pittsburgh TV coverage. Also see today's Mediacenter link.
MLB.com Gameday (2007 version)
MLB.com Gameday (2006 version)
Discuss amongst yourselves.