Game 24 Thread / Cubs @ Nationals (2 of 3)
|SP||Carlos Zambrano||SP||*Matt Chico|
|3-1, 2.67, 27 K, 5 BB||0-4, 6.04, 17 K, 10 BB|
|CF||Reed Johnson||2B||#Felipe Lopez|
|SS||Ryan Theriot||SS||#Cristian Guzman|
|1B||Derrek Lee||3B||Ryan Zimmerman|
|3B||Aramis Ramirez||1B||*Nick Johnson|
|RF||*Kosuke Fukudome||CF||Lastings Milledge|
|LF||Mark DeRosa||RF||Austin Kearns|
|C||Geovany Soto||C||#Johnny Estrada|
|2B||Ronny Cedeno||LF||Wily Mo Peña|
|P||#Carlos Zambrano||P||*Matt Chico|
The Chicago Cubs have never won a game in Washington's Natonals Park. For the love of God, they've never even held a lead!!!
The Chicago offense went hitless in seven AB's with men in scoring position in Friday night's 5-3 defeat. Ryan Theriot, however, was able to extend his National League lead in Caught Stealing.
Like last night's Nats starter, Odalis Perez, and Sunday's starter, John Lannan, Chico throws with the wrong hand. So be it--Cubs enter the game 6-2 vs. left-handed starters this year after going 19-23 against southpaws in '07. (Chico did stifle the Cubs with seven shutout innings in the only Washington victory over Piniella's crew last season.)
Zambrano is coming off a 7-inning, 1-run effort on Monday against the Mets, a game the Cubs captured, 7-1. He walked two men in that game. Two--that's his high for the season.
How nice is it to be able to say that?
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