Before moving on to today's game, here are a few photos from last night:
Click on photos to open a larger version in a new browser window. All photos by David Sameshima
|Today's Starting Pitchers|
|2008 - Ryan Dempster||11-4||21||21||1||0||0||0||132.2||103||52||45||11||51||111||3.05||1.16|
|2008 - Josh Johnson||0-0||2||2||0||0||0||0||11.2||13||5||5||0||3||10||3.86||1.37|
Josh Johnson is the guy who Joe Girardi, then Marlins manager, brought back to pitch on September 12, 2006 after a long rain delay; Johnson went on the DL not long after and missed most of last year and came back only two weeks ago. He has never started vs. the Cubs, but did make one relief appearance on April 24, 2006, where he blew a save by serving up a three-run HR to Jacque Jones.
Ah, memories. Ain't they great?
Ryan Dempster, an ex-Marlin, has never started against his former team. He's 1-1, 3.00 in 10 relief appearances vs. Florida, and Luis Gonzalez is a particular tormentor (10-for-18, .556/.636/.944, a double, 2 HR).
Today's game is on WGN, as the Cubs attempt to even up their record on the "TV You Can't Ignore" station. Also see the MLB.com Mediacenter.
MLB.com Gameday (2007 version)
MLB.com Gameday (2008 version)
Today's DAY GAME first pitch thread will post at 1:15 pm CT and the overflow comment threads will post at 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm CT.
Discuss amongst yourselves.