A Game 87 Years in the Making
Submitted by Rob G. on Fri, 06/10/2005 - 10:54am
GAME 59 PREVIEW BOSTON RED SOX (32-27) at CHICAGO CUBS (31-27) Wrigley Field, 1:15pm CT, TV:WGN
Nothing like two of the more storied franchises meeting each other to get the national media on it's high horse. I'll let them try and still grasp for some sort of story line that still links the two clubs. If this series was last year, I'm not sure I could bear to watch the coverage, but with last year's improbable Red Sox championship run, we're all spared a bit of the melodrama.
Now to more important matters and the actual game in hand. Maddog versus Cornrows, I mean Bronson Arroyo. (Does he still have that ridiculous hairdo?). Maddux so far has escaped the first two innings without allowing a baserunner while Arroyo has given up 2 homers to Burnitz and Holly and the Cubs lead 3-0 in the bottom of the second. Dusty stacked the lineup with lefties today as as they are hitting .295 versus Arroyo this year compared to righties hitting only .170. Seems to be working so far.....
I'm going to go enjoy the game and hope some of that good fortune the Red Sox enjoyed last year, rubs off on the Cubbies before they leave town.
|SP Greg Maddux||SP Bronson Arroyo|
|CF *Johnny Damon||SS #Neifi Perez|
|SS Edgar Renteria||CF *Corey Patterson|
|1B *David Ortiz||1B Derrek Lee|
|LF Manny Ramirez||RF *Jeromy Burnitz|
|RF *Trot Nixon||3B Aramis Ramirez|
|C #Jason Varitek||2B *Todd Walker|
|3B #Bill Mueller||LF *Todd Hollandsworth|
|2B #Mark Bellhorn||C Michael Barrett|
|Pitcher's spot||Pitcher's spot|