Game 137 Thread / Phillies @ Cubs (4 of 4)
|SP||*Jamie Moyer||SP||*Sean Marshall|
|11-7, 3.81, 102 K, 50 BB, 160.2 IP||3-3, 3.52, 43 K, 13 BB, 46 IP|
|SS||#Jimmy Rollins||LF||Alfonso Soriano|
|2B||*Chase Utley||CF||Reed Johnson|
|LF||Pat Burrell||1B||Derrek Lee|
|1B||*Ryan Howard||3B||Aramis Ramirez|
|CF||#Shane Victorino||2B||Mark DeRosa|
|RF||Jayson Werth||C||Geovany Soto|
|3B||Pedo Feliz||RF||*Kosuke Fukudome|
|C||Carlos Ruiz||SS||Ronny Cedeno|
|P||*Jamie Moyer||P||*Sean Marshall|
Carlos Zambrano was scheduled to start Sunday for the Cubs, but Z and his dead arm ("muscle fatigue in his triceps," according to the Cubs) are going to skip a turn. WSCR also reported this morning that Rich Harden, whose velocity was markedly down against the Phillies on Friday, will skip his next turn, meaning he won't pitch until sometime after the Houston series. Can I say it? Oy, oy, oy. (Nice to have an 11-game lead in the Wild Card race, however.)
Sean Marshall, who was three years old in 1986 when Jamie Moyer made his Major League debut for the Cubs, will start in Zambrano's place this afternoon against the 45-year-old Moyer.
Marshall is 1-3, 3.97 in four starts this season and last pitched in a starting role two weeks ago in Miami, when he allowed 2 runs over 5 IP in a 2-1 Cub loss.
Moyer, who bettered Steve Carlton (of the Phils, ironically) in that long ago Cub debut, pitched against his former team back in April, and the Cubs knocked him around good. They knocked him around real good.
With a win, the Cubs will clinch the 7-game season series from the Phillies.