Game 12 Thread / Cubs @ Philllies (3 of 3)
|SP||Jason Marquis||SP||*Jamie Moyer|
|0-0, 6.75, 2 K, 1 BB||1-0, 4.66, 4 K, 4 BB|
|LF||Alfonso Soriano||RF||*Geoff Jenkins|
|CF||Reed Johnson||CF||Jayson Werth|
|1B||Derrek Lee||2B||*Chase Utley|
|3B||Aramis Ramirez||1B||*Ryan Howard|
|RF||*Kosuke Fukudome||LF||Pat Burrell|
|2B||Mark DeRosa||3B||Pedro Feliz|
|SS||Ryan Theriot||C||Chris Coste|
|C||Henry Blanco||SS||Eric Bruntlett|
||*Jason Marquis||P||*Jamie Moyer|
Marquis was bypassed in the rotation on Friday because of a strep throat. His only 2008 appearance was last Saturday, when he pitched 5 1/3 very bumpy innings against the Astros (8 hits, a walk and 4 ER). He's 4-3, 4.64 lifetime against the Phils and beat them last year in his only start against Philly since joining the Cubs.
Moyer pitched for Lou Piniella's Seattle teams and went 98-48 between 1996 and 2002. He actually had two stints with the Cubs. After they released him in the spring of '92, the Cubs were kind enough to offer him a coaching job within the organization.
He has gone on to win 197 Major League games since then.
The story Saturday night was Ted Lilly's continued terribleness and the ineptitude of the Cub offense, which, since the first inning Friday night, has accounted for just two runs and seven hits in 17 innings. It's true that the Cubs have gone up against two very good pitchers, but the Cubs also were throwing their supposed #1 and #2 guys, and the Phillies--even without NL MVP Jimmy Rollins--have had no trouble putting runs on the board.
If the Cubs can bag this win, they will end their Pennsylvania road trip 4-2, and if it's all the same to you, I am going to pretend they took two of three from both the bad Pirates and the good Phillies.
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