4 game series vs Cubs @ Wrigley Field
|Mon 07/27|| WP: Jeff Samardzija (1 - 1) |
LP: Chris Sampson (4 - 2)
|1 - 5 loss|
|Tue 07/28|| WP: Jeff Fulchino (4 - 3) |
LP: Angel Guzman (2 - 2)
|11 - 6 win|
|Thu 07/30||1:20 PM CDT|
#11 / Pitcher / Houston Astros
Sep 09, 1972
|2009 - Mike Hampton||6-7||17||17||0||0||0||0||95.0||101||54||50||9||38||64||4.74||1.46|
#36 / Pitcher / Chicago Cubs
Aug 28, 1982
|2009 - Randy Wells||6-4||14||14||0||0||0||0||87.0||82||31||30||8||19||59||3.10||1.16|
07/29/09 1:20 PM CDT
|Houston Astros||Chicago Cubs|
|Michael Bourn - CF||Reed Johnson - CF|
|Jeff Keppinger - 3B||Ryan Theriot - SS|
|Miguel Tejada - SS||Derrek Lee - 1B|
|Carlos Lee - LF||Aramis Ramirez - 3B|
|Geoff Blum - 1B||Milton Bradley - RF|
|Hunter Pence - RF||Alfonso Soriano - LF|
|Ivan Rodriguez - C||Jeff Baker - 2B|
|Kazuo Matsui - 2B||Koyie Hill - C|
|Mike Hampton - P||Randy Wells - P|
NL Central Standings
Feel free to utilize the game thread as a host for any discussions y'all want to have before game time. A lot has happened in the past 16 hours, and I'm sure everyone has a point or two they'd like to make about everything.
Via Alsyon Footer, Edwin Maysonet has been sent down to make room for Bud Norris. Interesting. Yet, Matt Kata is still a Houston Astro..
Wow. What a tumultuous game last night was. Our best pitcher exits in the second with an injury, the guy that replaces him walks five in 2.1 innings, and the pitching staff as a whole walks nine total Cubs. Offensively, Jeff Kepp, Mike Bourn and Miguel Tejada put their hittin' shoes on and whalloped the Cubs' pitching staff all night long. Geoff Blum, Chris Coste, H. Pence and El Caballo all contributed to the cause, en route to a strange/gratifying/scary/potentially disastrous 11-6 win.
There will be a couple of new faces on today's roster, with Doug Brocail returning from injury and much heralded prospect Bud Norris making his first big league roster. Hell, with the way our relief pitchers have been going down, odds are good that he may have to make his first big league appearance either today or tomorrow. Alberto Arias and Chris Sampson were our only relievers who didn't have to pitch last night. They may not be fresh as daisies but compared to the rest, their numbers will be the first to be called if Mike Hampton runs into trouble.