@ Chicago Cubs
Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008, 7:05 PM CDT
Ben Sheets vs Jason Marquis
"If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Chicago". For those of you under 40, that's a reference to this 1969 screwball comedy in which a group of European travelers visited seven countries in 18 days. The Cubs will do that a couple days faster, playing in Chicago, Denver, Washington, Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati and Chicago again in a period of 16 days (April 22 through May 9).
Now tell me again why computers schedule better than people?
Baseball note: the Brewers' Mike Cameron's 25-game suspension ended on Sunday; he'll be activated and play tonight.
Hey, remember jacob from Brew Crew Ball? Yeah, I know. Anyway, he sent me a few questions about the Cubs and you can read my answers here.
|Today's Starting Pitchers|
|2008 - Jason Marquis||1-0||4||4||0||0||0||0||23.1||26||10||9||3||9||15||3.47||1.50|
|2008 - Ben Sheets||3-0||4||4||1||1||0||0||28.0||14||3||3||1||4||24||0.96||.64|
Sheets and Carlos Zambrano matched zeroes on Opening Day in a game that the Brewers eventually won. Since then Sheets has thrown great -- when he's been healthy; he hasn't pitched in 11 days. If it seems as if he is always pitching against the Cubs, he pretty much is -- Sheets has made 23 career starts vs. the Cubs, 12% of all his career starts. He's 9-7 lifetime, 3.70, and Derrek Lee hits him well (15-for-47, 2 doubles, 5 HR, .319/.313/.681, and no, that OBA isn't a misprint -- that's what happens when you have zero walks and a sacrifice fly).
Jason Marquis will have to be "on" tonight -- he doesn't have that much success vs. the Brewers (4-6, 4.01 in 13 career starts). The pesty Craig Counsell (8-for-21, 2 doubles, a triple, a HR, 4 walks, no strikeouts) hits him well. Marquis might be able to help himself -- he's 1-for-4 (a double) vs. Sheets.
Today's game is on cable in Chicago and in Wisconsin and as usual, more at the MLB.com Mediacenter.
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