Game 97 Thread / Cubs @ Astros (2 of 3)
|SP||Carlos Zambrano||SP||*Wandy Rodriguez|
|10-3, 2.84, 78 K, 38 BB, 120.1 IP||4-3, 3.48, 65 K, 23 BB, 75 IP|
|SS||Ryan Theriot||2B||#Kaz Matsui|
|CF||Reed Johnson||CF||*Darin Erstad|
|1B||Derrek Lee||1B||#Lance Berkman|
|3B||Aramis Ramirez||LF||Carlos Lee|
|C||Geovany Soto||SS||Miguel Tejada|
|LF||Mark DeRosa||3B||Hunter Pence|
|RF||*Kosuke Fukudome||RF||Ty Wigginton|
|2B||Ronny Cedeno||C||Brad Ausmus|
|P||#Carlos Zambrano||P||#Wandy Rodriguez|
The Cubs and Astros meet in the middle game of their three-game series at Minute Maid.
Kosuke Fukudome, who is just 7-for-46 (.152) since the first of July and is hitting just .254 AVG/ .351 SLG/ .377 OBP/ 728 OPS since his average was a season high .357 back in late April, 72 games ago, drops down to the seventh spot in the order against the lefty Rodriguez.
Otherwise, Jim Edmonds sits against the southpaw, Reed Johnson starts in center, and once again, we all get to pretend that Mark DeRosa can play the outfield.
Zambrano is making his third start since his visit to the DL. In the first two, against the Cards and Reds, he allowed just one run and five hits over 14 innings.