Game 132 Thread / Pirates @ Cubs (2 of 3)
|SP||Carlos Zambrano||SP||Ian Snell|
|13-5, 3.29, 111 K, 57 BB, 164 IP||5-10, 5.60, 108 K, 74 BB, 133.1 IP|
|LF||Alfonso Soriano||LF||*Nyjer Morgan|
|SS||Ryan Theriot||CF||*Nate McLouth|
|1B||Derrek Lee||C||#Ryan Doumit|
|3B||Aramis Ramirez||1B||*Adam LaRoche|
|CF||*Jim Edmonds||RF||*Brandon Moss|
|2B||Mark DeRosa||3B||*Doug Mientkiewicz|
|RF||*Kosuke Fukudome||2B||Freddy Sanchez|
|C||Geovany Soto||SS||Jack Wilson|
|P||#Carlos Zambrano||P||Ian Snell|
It's always nice when the league lets the Cubs use a designated hitter. Zambrano's .972 OPS is not only the best for tonight's starters, but would be second only to Milton Bradley among the regular DH's of the game. His hitting prowess has also helped the Cubs put up a .597 OPS out of the number nine spot in the order. That's good for 14th in baseball and better than the A's, Royals and Orioles have been able to manage (thanks to reader "nohit" for the tip).
The quest to the playoffs continues...