Game 158 Thread / Cubs @ Mets (4 of 4)
|SP||Rich Harden||SP||Pedro Martinez|
|(NL)||5-1, 1.66, 85 K, 25 BB, 65 IP||5-6, 5.50, 78 K, 40 BB, 103 IP|
|LF||*Felix Pie||SS||#Jose Reyes|
|SS||Ryan Theriot||LF||*Daniel Murphy|
|1B||*Micah Hoffpauir||3B||David Wright|
|CF||*Jim Edmonds||1B||*Carlos Delgado|
|2B||*Mike Fontenot||CF||#Carlos Beltran|
|3B||Casey McGehee||RF||*Ryan Church|
|RF||*Kosuke Fukudome||2B||Ramon Martinez|
|C||#Koyie Hill||C||Robinson Cancel|
|P||*Rich Harden||P||Pedro Martinez|
The Cubs play their last-ever regular season game at The House That Jesse Gonder Built. In 44 years of play at Shea (the Mets played their first two years in the Polo Grounds), the Cubs have a 146-164 record.
Mark DeRosa and his strained calf muscle will enjoy tonight's game from the bench. Rich Harden makes his first-ever start against the Mets and Pedro Martinez, who is making his first start against the Cubs in 11 years, when he was still with the Expos.
A Cub win will give the team 97 wins for the first time since 1945.
WIth last night's extra-inning battle taxing the Mets' bullpen, Jerry Manuel has said he would consider using starter John Maine out of the pen tonight if/when he has to lift Pedro, who has only won twice in his last 11 starts.
I can't wait for all of these exhibition games to end so we can get down to real baseball.