Game Preview: Cubs (48-67) @ Cardinals (64-49)
Derrek Lee is back, Hoffpauir gets sent back down...okay, why not?
With Soto on the DL, Aramis still out, Colvin in the penalty box and Soriano incapable of moving spots in the batting order without the Earth's magnetic fields being reversed, we get to witness the following lineup featuring Blake DeWitt batting 5th.
Fukudome, Castro, Lee, Byrd, DeWitt, Soriano, Barney, Hill, Diamond
F. Lopez, J. Jay, Pujols, Holliday, Rasmus, Molina, Schumaker, Westbrook, Ryan
In happier news, Castro is just 17 plate appearances short of qualifying for the batting title race, in which he'd currently be third, just two points behind Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies.
Cubs get to play the role spoilers this weekend or more likely the role of roadkill. Happy weekend everyone!