Game 56 Thread / Rockies @ Cubs (3 of 4)
|SP||*Glendon Rusch||SP||Ryan Dempster|
|1-2, 6.41, 12 K, 11 BB, 19.2 IP||6-2, 2.56, 56 K, 29 BB, 70.1 IP|
|CF||Willy Taveras||LF||Alfonso Soriano|
|RF||*Seth Smith||SS||Ryan Theriot|
|1B||*Todd Helton||1B||Derrek Lee|
|LF||Ryan Spilborghs||3B||Aramis Ramirez|
|3B||*Ian Stewart||C||Geovany Soto|
|C||Chris Iannetta||RF||*Kosuke Fukudome|
|2B||Jeff Baker||2B||Mark DeRosa|
|SS||*Omar Quintanilla||CF||Reed Johnson|
|P||*Glendon Rusch||P||Ryan Dempster|
Former Cub Glendon Rusch makes his first appearance at Wrigley since September 4, 2006. After a none too successful comeback with the Padres earlier this year (6.41 ERA in 12 relief appearances), the Rockies signed him, sent him to Triple-A Colorado Springs, recalled him after two successful appearances for the Sky Sox, and you know now everything you need to know about what a desperate season the Colorado Rockies are having.
Cubs Game Notes Fun Fact of the Day: the Cubs have held a lead in every game they've played since May 9th. That's 21 games and marks the first time since 1935 the Cubs have had such a run.
Favorite Account of Friday's Developments (from Troy Renck in the Denver Post):
...even in Wes Craven's dreams, it's hard
to describe what happened to the Rockies on Friday at Wrigley Field.