Game 28 Thread / Brewers @ Cubs (3 of 3)
|SP||Yovani Gallardo||SP||Carlos Zambrano|
|0-0, 0.64, 9 K, 5 BB||4-1, 2.21, 32 K, 9 BB|
|2B||Rickie Weeks||LF||Alfonso Soriano|
|CF||Mike Cameron||SS||Ryan Theriot|
|LF||Ryan Braun||1B||Derrek Lee|
|1B||*Prince Fielder||3B||Aramis Ramirez|
|RF||Corey Hart||RF||*Kosuke Fukudome|
|3B||Bill Hall||2B||Mark DeRosa|
|SS||*Craig Counsell||C||Geovany Soto|
|P||Yovani Gallardo||CF||Reed Johnson|
|C||Jason Kendall||P||#Carlos Zambrano|
Fonzie returns to the lineup as the Cubs go for 2-of-3 against the Brewers and try to grab some momentum heading into big road series in Saint Loo and Cincinnati.
In the press conference following Wednesday night's slaughter, one of the reporters pointed out to Lou Piniella that the Cubs had won 17 games exactly one-sixth of the way through the season, which (all other things being equal) projects to 102 victories for the year.
"Well, that's a pretty good year, isn't it?" (Piniella) said. "I'm saying that in a kidding way, but 17 wins in the month of April is really, really nice, and it's a good way to get started."
Some other 2008 projections based on the first sixth of the season (and I also share these "in a kidding way"):
Derrek Lee -- 48 HR, 138 RBI
Ryan Theriot -- 30 CS
Ted Lilly -- 24 losses
Ryan Dempster, Carlos Zambrano -- 24 wins
Kerry Wood -- 72 K, 12 BB
Carlos Marmol -- 84 games, 104 IP
Update: Matt Murton was sent down to make room for Soriano.