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Harden vs. Bush Thread: Cubs vs. Brewers, Thursday 9/18, 1:20 CT

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Milwaukee Brewers
@ Chicago Cubs

Thursday, Sep 18, 2008, 1:20 PM CDT
Wrigley Field

Dave Bush vs Rich Harden

Sunny. Winds blowing in from right field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 70.

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Harden vs. Bush. Oh, the jokes that could be made.

But there are more important things to be done this afternoon, like winning a ballgame and reducing the magic number to 2.

It was pointed out by several of you that yesterday's Gratuitous Geo Photo was of him in street clothes, and up to yesterday all the pics were of him in uniform. To get back on track, BCB reader CubCat sent this photo, taken on July 9:

No more out of uniform pics!

Today's Starting Pitchers
Rich Harden
R. Harden
Cubs
vs. Dave Bush
D. Bush
Brewers
10-2 W-L 9-10
2.04 ERA 4.24
170 SO 103
50 BB 42
11 HR 27
vs. Mil -- vs. Cubs

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Rich Harden 5-1 10 10 0 0 0 0 60.0 36 13 11 6 19 78 1.65 .92


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Dave Bush 9-10 28 27 0 0 0 0 172.0 156 87 81 27 42 103 4.24 1.15

This is a rematch of the game in Milwaukee on July 31, won by the Cubs 11-4, and it wasn't that close (the Brewers scored three runs off Scott Eyre -- remember him? -- in the 9th inning). Harden gave up six hits; the only run was a solo HR by Prince Fielder. Bush allowed five hits and a walk, but six earned runs mainly due to three homers (two by Jim Edmonds, one by Alfonso Soriano). The Cubs also beat Bush at Wrigley Field on April 3; Aramis Ramirez homered off him that day, and lifetime Bush is 1-7, 5.16 vs. the Cubs.

Sounds good to me. Let's go Cubs!Today's game is on cable in Chicago and Milwaukee, on EI, and at the MLB.com Mediacenter.

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Discuss amongst yourselves.