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Open Thread: Cubs vs. Rockies, Saturday 5/31, 12:05 CT

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Colorado Rockies
@ Chicago Cubs

Saturday, May 31, 2008, 12:05 PM CDT
Wrigley Field

Glendon Rusch vs Ryan Dempster

Mostly sunny. Winds blowing from left to right field at 10-20 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 75.

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So what are you doing for an encore, Cubs?

The answer is, you can't. You just go out and win yet again today.

Notes:

Today's Starting Pitchers
Ryan Dempster
R. Dempster
Cubs
vs. Glendon Rusch
G.
Rusch

Rockies
6-2 W-L 1-2
2.56 ERA 6.41
56 SO 12
29 BB 11
4 HR 2
vs. Col -- vs. Cubs

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Ryan Dempster 6-2 11 11 0 0 0 0 70.1 48 27 20 4 29 56 2.56 1.09


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2008 - Glendon Rusch 12 3 0 22 0 0 0 0 11 12 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Good heavens, Glendon Rusch? I like Glendon and am glad he came back from his life-threatening illness, but seriously, here's a guy who the woeful Padres couldn't use. This will be his first appearance for the Rockies and his first start since his Cub days, two years ago. Mark DeRosa is 5-for-7 lifetime off Rusch, and Derrek Lee is 9-for-23 (.391/.417/.696, a double, 2 HR).

Ryan Dempster: keep up the good work. He really hasn't had any bad starts and has gone at least six innings ten of eleven times. The only member of the current Rockies to hit him hard is Todd Helton (6-for-17, .353/.450/.765, a double, 2 HR).

Today's game is on CSN Chicago, FSN Rocky Mountain, and at the MLB.com Mediacenter. It won't be on EI today because of the Fox blackout rules. Yes, I know that's stupid; we have discussed that here many times. Team owners are supposed to have submitted new territorial maps to MLB by today. We'll see if that changes anything.

MLB.com Gameday (2007 version)

MLB.com Gameday (2008 version)

Baseball-reference.com game preview

Today's 1st overflow comment thread will post at 1:15 pm CT and the 2nd one at 2:15 pm CT.

Discuss amongst yourselves.