Know Thy Enemy
Submitted by Rob G. on Sun, 09/30/2007 - 2:23pm
Our enemy finally has a face and it is the face of a slitherin menace. The Mets collapse (yeah 1969 karma is a b-tch) will send us to the Valley of the Sun beginning Wednesday. I'll break down the Dbacks further this week but it appears rotations have been set, at least for the first 3 games: Game 1 Wednesday @ Arizona:
Carlos Zambrano vs Brandon Webb
Game 2 Thursday @ Arizona: Ted Lilly vs Doug Davis
Game 3 Saturday @ Wrigley: Livan Hernandez vs Rich Hill
Things will get considerably more interesting starting with Game 4 as both teams will have the options of going with their "ace" on 3 days rest and it very well might matter which team is down 2-1. Then of course the decision on Game 4 will effect Game 5's starters. If the Cubs and Dbacks both decide to let their pitchers get their full rest than it'll likely be Jason Marquis and Micah Owings in Game 4 although Marquis's last few performances seem to have Lou rethinking that decision.