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Open Thread: Cubs vs. Reds, Wednesday 4/16, 7:05 CT

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If you missed it buried in the comments in the recap thread below, Alfonso Soriano is on the 15-day DL and Eric Patterson has been recalled from Iowa.

Now, here's the deal on what happened last night here.

The way it was explained to me, yesterday's game thread did publish -- as those of you who found it through my profile discovered -- when it was supposed to, at 4:15 pm CT. However, somehow the mechanism that publishes it didn't tell it to go to the front page.

Obviously, it's more technical than that. What I'm doing today is staying home until it posts, so that you will see it when you're supposed to. I've been told this problem wasn't reproducible and shouldn't happen again.

Today's Starting Pitchers
Carlos Zambrano
C. Zambrano
Cubs
vs. Josh Fogg
J. Fogg
Reds
1-1 W-L 1-1
3.20 ERA 7.20
18 SO 6
2 BB 3
2 HR 3
vs. Cin -- vs. Cubs

Josh Fogg. Wow. Last time we saw him he threw six good innings and the Rockies annihilated the Cubs 15-2 last August 11. However. Lifetime vs. the Cubs he is 7-7 with a 5.69 ERA, and Derrek Lee (.406/.429/.719 in 32 AB) and Aramis Ramirez (.333/.438/.815, 9-for-27, 4 HR, 16 RBI) usually beat him like the proverbial drum. The wind is absolutely howling out tonight -- maybe even more than last night.

Last year, Z was 6-9 at home with a 4.96 ERA; 12-4 on the road with a 3.06 ERA. So far this year (yes, I know, small sample size), he's 1-0, 1.32 in two starts at home, and 0-1, 7.50 in his only road start so far. Adam Dunn has homered six times off Z in 49 AB, but his average is only .224. Ken Griffey Jr. is .367/.457/.733 (11-for-30, 5 doubles, 2 HR).

Today's game is on CSN Chicago Plus. That means CLTV in Chicago, and various satellite channels. Also check today's MLB.com Mediacenter.

MLB.com Gameday (2007 version)

MLB.com Gameday (2008 version)

Baseball-reference.com game preview

Discuss amongst yourselves.