Game 33 Thread / Cubs @ Reds (2 of 3)
|SP||Carlos Zambrano||SP||Aaron Harang|
|4-1, 2.11, 35 K, 11 BB||1-4, 2.98, 41 K, 11 BB|
|LF||Alfonso Soriano||CF||Ryan Freel|
|SS||Ryan Theriot||RF||*Ken Griffey Jr.|
|1B||Derrek Lee||2B||Brandon Phillips|
|3B||Aramis Ramirez||1B||*Joey Votto|
|RF||*Kosuke Fukudome||3B||Edwin Encarnacion|
|C||Geovany Soto||LF||*Adam Dunn|
|2B||Ronny Cedeño||SS||Jeff Keppinger|
|CF||*Felix Pie||C||*Paul Bako|
|P||#Carlos Zambrano||P||Aaron Harang|
Aramis Ramirez returns to the Cub lineup, and Ronny Cedeño gets a start at second base.
In the pitching matchup, Carlos Zambrano, who was one horrendous Kerry Wood inning away from winning his fifth game of the season last time out against Milwaukee, goes up against curveball-flingin' Aaron Harang, Zambrano beat the Reds in the middle contest of their three-game visit to Wrigley Field a few weeks back; Harang started the series opener and got smacked around (6 IP, 8 H, 5 ER) en route to a 9-5 Cubs win.
"Cubs win"...those are two words that haven't been used very often around here lately.
Other Tuesday notes:
— Today is the 10th anniversary of Wood's 20-strikeout game against the Astros
— Geovany Soto is coming off a single-double-homer hitting performance Monday night, the third time this season he has come up just a triple short of the cycle; I don't know what he's waiting for.
— Felix Pie's homer-robbing catch off Ken Griffey was Monday's Play of the Day on ESPN, but it was Adam Dunn's 750-foot homer against Ryan Dempster that got John Kruk to giggling.
— Cubs.com reports that "the visiting clubhouse at Great American Ball Park has been
redecorated, partly because of the mess the Cubs made last September
when they celebrated clinching the NL Central there." I wonder if Marty Brennaman was required to shampoo all the champagne stains out of the carpet and that's why he and his kid have become so insufferable where the Cubs are concerned.