Game 70 Thread/Cubs @ Rangers (#2 of 3)
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(Quick aside before I get to the Game Thread: The Barrett-inspired post below triggered almost 300 comments! Just wait until we fall out of the race and trade Zambrano to the Mets. We'll blow the MVN server all to hell!)
(5-3, 3.14) vs. Kameron Loe
It was a good news/bad news day
for Michael Barrett.
Good news: Barrett was traded to a first-place team in a desirable city with heavenly weather.
Bad news: Barrett won’t get to hit against the Rangers’ Loe, he of the 838 OPS Against.
Loe was sent to AAA Oklahoma City in early June after a start against the Tigers in which he allowed nine runs over just 2 2/3 innings. He returned to the bigs last Thursday, throwing eight shutout innings against the Pirates (which probably says more about the difference between the Tigers and the Pirates than about what Loe learned at Oklahoma City).
Marquis is 0-2 with a 5.09 ERA in his last seven starts and hasn’t won a game since May 9th. On the other hand, nobody’s talking about inserting an arthroscope in his shoulder