Yesterday's game was not one we'll want to remember for a long time. But there were a couple of memorable moments. Here they are:
Click on photos to open a larger version in a new browser window. All photos by David Sameshima
|Today's Starting Pitchers|
|2008 - Jason Marquis||6-6||18||18||0||0||0||0||105.1||108||55||52||9||41||56||4.44||1.41|
|2008 - Rick VandenHurk||1-1||3||3||0||0||0||0||10.1||12||7||7||0||8||14||6.10||1.94|
Rick VandenHurk's full given name is "Henricus", and he actually was born in the Netherlands. That's the most interesting thing about him; he has never faced the Cubs, and in 21 total appearances (20 starts) the last season and a half has posted an ERA over 6. He did throw five no-hit innings against the Braves last Tuesday, but walked five, so if the Cubs can wait him out (he threw 94 pitches in those five innings), they should have a good day.
Jason Marquis, quite frankly, has sucked against the Marlins in his career -- 4-5, 6.88. All I can say is: Step it up today, Jason. This team needs you.
CSN today, which means EI for out-of-towners, and also see the MLB.com Mediacenter.
MLB.com Gameday (2007 version)
MLB.com Gameday (2008 version)
Today's first pitch thread will be up at 1:15 pm CT and the overflow comment threads at 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm CT (and let that be enough. The last two games have been too long and dragged-out, not to mention the results).
Discuss amongst yourselves.