John Takes A Halladay
Submitted by Rob G. on Wed, 06/08/2005 - 11:58am
GAME 58 PREVIEW TORONTO BLUE JAYS (31-28) at CHICAGO CUBS (30-27) Wrigley Field, 1:15pm CT, TV: ESPN, WGN
John got a bit tied up with other matters, I assume of vast importance, for how else could he dare shun his TCR duties? A demerit for him....
It was another disappointing loss last night, thanks in part to a mental lapse by Will Ohman (not covering first extended the eighth and the next hitter singled home a run) and then an unfortunate throwing error by NEIFI! (the ball squirted away from the outstretched Derrek Lee, resulting in another Blue Jay score). Two runs on two very makeable plays. The difference in last night's game? You guessed it: two runs.
So today, although the game hasn't quite reached "must-win" status, more like "good idea to win" status, the Cubs trot out Sergio Mitre versus former Cy Younger Roy Halladay. Halladay has regained his 2003 form, it appears - he's 9-2 with a 2.56 ERA and 4.53 K/BB ratio. On paper it looks like the Cubs are set up to be swept, but, as the saying goes, that's why they play the games.
Sergio has shutdown the Blue Jays for six innings so far and the first four and one-thirds of those innings were of the perfect variety before Aaron Hill reached on an infield single. Not impressed by the Cubs' offense, Sergio has contributed with the bat as well, doubling in a run and then scoring on a single by Corey.
It's 2-0 Cubs entering the top of the 7th and Mitre is back on the mound with Ohman up in the pen. Keep it up....
|SP Sergio Mitre||SP Roy Halladay|
|RF Reed Johnson||SS #Neifi Perez|
|LF *Frank Catalanotto||CF *Corey Patterson|
|CF Vernon Wells||1B Derrek Lee|
|1B Eric Hinske||3B Aramis Ramirez|
|3B Aaron Hill||2B *Todd Walker|
|2B #Orlando Hudson||LF Jason Dubois|
|SS *Russ Adams||LF *Todd Hollandsworth|
|C Ken Huckaby||C Michael Barrett|
|Pitcher's spot||Pitcher's spot|