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Houston Astros @ Chicago Cubs

08/06/08 1:20 PM CDT

Houston Astros Chicago Cubs
Kazuo Matsui - 2B Alfonso Soriano - LF
Hunter Pence - RF Ryan Theriot - SS
Lance Berkman - 1B Derrek Lee - 1B
Carlos Lee - LF Aramis Ramirez - 3B
Geoff Blum - SS Jim Edmonds - CF
Ty Wigginton - 3B Mark DeRosa - 2B
Darin Erstad - CF Kosuke Fukudome - RF
Humberto Quintero - C Geovany Soto - C
Brandon Backe - P Jason Marquis - P


Current Series

3 game series vs Cubs @ Wrigley Field

Mon 08/04 WP: Brian Moehler (7 - 4)
SV: LaTroy Hawkins
LP: Ryan Dempster (12 - 5)
2 - 0 win
Tue 08/05 WP: Bob Howry (4 - 4)
LP: Chris Sampson (5 - 4)
7 - 11 loss

Houston Astros Red-star
@ Chicago Cubs Red-star

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2008, 1:20 PM CDT
Wrigley Field

Brandon Backe vs Jason Marquis

Mostly sunny. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 85.

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W-L ERA WHIP K BB
2008 - Brandon Backe 6-10 4.72 1.56 100 56

W-L ERA WHIP K BB
2008 - Jason Marquis 6-7 4.68 1.45 64 45

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54 - 58

13

Lost 1

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A meeting of two mediocre pitchers should result in a high scoring affair. So load your fantasy rosters accordingly. The rubber game should be a doozy.

Of no importance, but Backe sports a 1-0 W-L Record, on the strength of a 3.00 ERA at Wrigley. Unfortunately that is 6IP from his only start in the friendly confines -- making this absolutely useless information.

With Brocail's meltdown yesterday, I know I'm hoping that his given the rest of the week off to rest and avoid high leverage situations.

Who knows? Maybe it'll be a pitchers duel.

As we continue to fade into mediocrity my question to you becomes this:

Poll

Is fighting to eek out a .500 season worth not having been sellers at the Trade Dealine?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Yes
    (2 votes)
  • 44%
    No, I'll cite last Thursday as the day this franchise faded into oblivion for a decade.
    (16 votes)
  • 36%
    I'm waiting to see how we move during the offseason before I can say yes or no.
    (13 votes)
  • 5%
    .500? We're winning the NL Central
    (2 votes)
  • 8%
    .500? We're winning the Wild Card.
    (3 votes)
36 votes total Vote Now