Game 19 Thread / Mets @ Cubs (1 of 2)
|SP||John Maine||SP||Carlos Zambrano|
|1-1, 3.78, 10 K, 12 BB||2-1, 3.04, 23 K, 3 BB|
|SS||#Jose Reyes||CF||Reed Johnson|
|2B||#Luis Castillo||2B||*Mike Fontenot|
|3B||David Wright||1B||Derrek Lee|
|CF||#Carlos Beltran||3B||Aramis Ramirez|
|1B||*Carlos Delgado||RF||*Kosuke Fukudome|
|RF||*Ryan Church||LF||Mark DeRosa|
|C||#Raul Casanova||C||Geovany Soto|
|LF||*Endy Chavez||SS||Ronny Cedeno|
||John Maine||P||#Carlos Zambrano|
The first-place Chicago Cubs--has a nice ring to it, don't you think?--are coming off a weekend drubbing of the Pirates, two games in which they scored 26 runs, amassed 30 hits, and still required seven innings of duty from their busy bullpen.
Maybe Zambrano can provide a rest. As pointed out at mlb.com, four of the Mets' big bats--Reyes, Delgado, Beltran, and Wright--are a combined 8-for-47 lifetime against Carlos. Doesn't matter; they still scare the crap out of me.
The Mets (10-7) had a five-game winning streak snapped Sunday night at Philadelphia. (I wonder if Ron Santo will give "Beltran" the official Spanish flourish, the way Jon Miller did on the ESPN broadcast--"bel-TRON.")
Tonight's Met starter, Maine, has made two previous starts at Wrigley and been tagged for 6 runs in 3 2/3 IP.
And while we're at it...Rob G. is a guest poster at Mets Today, offering the enemy an inside look at the Cubs.
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