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Pregame Thread: Cubs vs. Brewers, Thursday 7/31, 1:05 CT

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Chicago Cubs
@ Milwaukee Brewers

Thursday, Jul 31, 2008, 1:05 PM CDT
Miller Park

Rich Harden vs Dave Bush

Sunny. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 80.

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Today's Starting Pitchers
Rich Harden
R. Harden
Cubs
vs. Dave Bush
D. Bush
Brewers
5-2 W-L 5-8
2.10 ERA 4.51
122 SO 71
39 BB 26
7 HR 17
vs. Mil -- vs. Cubs

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Rich Harden 0-1 3 3 0 0 0 0 17.1 8 2 2 2 8 30 1.04 .92

Again, the above stats are Harden's stats with the Cubs. His complete season line is in the pitcher box above that.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Dave Bush 5-8 19 18 0 0 0 0 111.2 106 61 56 17 26 71 4.51 1.18

Dave Bush and Seth McClung are in a weird "platoon starter" arrangement; Bush pitches much better at Miller Park and McClung on the road. Bush is 4-2, 2.85 in 66 innings at home this year, but he lost his last start last Saturday at home vs. Houston, where he allowed his first two HR since June 7. He is 1-6, 4.88 lifetime vs. the Cubs, and I'd expect to see Jim Edmonds back in the lineup today; Edmonds is 3-for-8 (all doubles) vs. Bush.

Rich Harden will be making his first career start against Milwaukee; he has faced two of their players before (Mike Cameron, 0-for-2, and Ray Durham, 1-for-12 with 3 strikeouts.

Today's game is on WGN, on FSN Wisconsin and at the MLB.com Mediacenter.

MLB.com Gameday (2007 version)

MLB.com Gameday (2008 version)

Baseball-reference.com game preview

Today's first pitch thread will be up at 1 pm CT and the three overflow comment threads will post at 2 pm, 3 pm and 3:45 pm CT.

Discuss amongst yourselves.