Game 75 Thread / White Sox @ Cubs (2 of 3)
|SP||José Contreras||SP||Jason Marquis|
|6-5, 3.24, 55 K, 24 BB, 94.1 IP||5-3, 4.24, 37 K, 30 BB, 74.1 IP|
|SS||Orlando Cabrera||RF||*Kosuke Fukudome|
|C||*A.J. Pierzynski||LF||Eric Patterson|
|LF||Carlos Quentin||1B||Derrek Lee|
|RF||Jermaine Dye||3B||Aramis Ramirez|
|1B||#Nick Swisher||CF||*Jim Edmonds|
|3B||Joe Crede||2B||*Mike Fontenot|
|CF||*Dewayne Wise||C||Geovany Soto|
|2B||Alexei Ramirez||SS||Ryan Theriot|
|P||José Contreras||P||*Jason Marquis|
First, the Z news:
The Cubs have placed Carlos and his shoulder strain on the 15-day DL retroactive to June 19th (Zambrano's second career trip to the Disabled List, the other coming in 2002), and they have recalled Eric Patterson from Iowa. Patterson is in Lou Piniella's lineup this afternoon, playing left field and hitting second.
As for the game at hand, the first-place Cubs go for their 13th consecutive win at Wrigley and try to improve on their overall 30-8 record at home, while trying to extend a four-game winning streak over the White Sox, the longest streak either team has enjoyed since interleague play began in '97.
The White Sox—with a mark of 17-21 away from U.S. Cellular Fans Beating Up Opposition's First-Base Coach Field—try to avoid their 8th consecutive road loss.
And everybody hopes that those isolated thunderstorms find somewhere else to play besides the corner of Clark & Addison.