Rich Hill looked like he had some dominating stuff yesterday, striking out 10 batters in 5 innings, but he also got touched for three homers and Mother Nature took care of the rest, washing out the game before the offense could get Hill off the hook.
Oh well, they all can't be great.
Today Z hits the mound, on some sort of personal quest to try and win the Cy Young. A fool's quest it seems. He's 5th in the NL in Win Shares among starting pitchers, 7th by VORP, 5th in ERA and he's dropped to 4th in K's because of his time missed. He is 2nd in wins and only one win shy of being tied for the league, but that's because for whatever reason the Cubs offense decides to perform when he pitches (6th best run support in the league). Of course, some of that could be because of Z's presence in the lineup itself.
Eight lousy games left!
|Kyle Lohse, RHP
(NL Only) 2-4, 4.33 ERA, 54 IP
43 K, 15 BB, 5 HR
288/335/418 against||Carlos Zambrano, RHP
15-6, 3.38 ERA, 200 IP
194 K, 108 BB, 19 HR
| *Juan Pierre, CF
Ryan Theriot, 2B
Aramis Ramirez, 3B
Matt Murton, LF
#Angel Pagan, RF
John Mabry, 1B
Henry Blanco, C
Ronny Cedeno, SS
#Carlos Zambrano, P|| *Dewayne Wise, CF
*Scott Hatteberg, 1B
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B
Adam Dunn, LF
#Javier Valentin, C
*Todd Hollandsworth, RF
Brandon Phillips, SS
#Ray Olmedo, 2B
Kyle Lohse, P |
|Cubs vs. Lohse:
No Cubs with more than 10 AB's||Reds vs. Zambrano:
Adam Dunn: 7-34, 206/364/559, 10 K, 9 BB, 4 HR
Jason LaRue: 4-24, 167/231/208, 11 K, 0 BB
Royce Clayton: 4-19, 211/250/368
Rich Aurilia: 4-14, 286/375/286
Scott Hatteberg: 4-13, 308/526/615, 2 K, 6 BB, 1 HR
Edwin Encarnacion: 3-10, 300/417/600, 1 HR
. What the hell is wrong with Dusty to start Mabry over Moore?