Submitted by Rob G. on Thu, 09/08/2005 - 2:56pm
GAME 140 IN-GAME DISCUSSION THREAD [PARACHAT] CHICAGO CUBS (68-71) @ SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (63-75) SBC PARK, 9:15 pm CDT, TV: WGN, Fox Sports Bay Area
On June 22nd, Carlos Zambrano gave up eight runs in two and two-thirds innings to the Milwaukee Brewers. It was his 15th start of the year and he's had 13 starts since that ill-fated game.
As of June 22nd: 4-4, 4.27 ERA, 8.5 K/9, 4.0 BB/9, .97 HR/9
Since June 23rd: 8-1, 2.08 ERA, 8.1 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, .38 HR/9
On the opposing mound, will be crafty left-hander Noah Lowry, who was just named the pitcher of the month for August. Does he have an equally defining turning point to his season? Well it looks like the Brewers once again inspired a pitcher to greatness. Lowry gave up four runs in five and a third innings on July 31st to the Brew Crew.
As of July 31st: 6-11, 4.48 ERA, 7.8 K/9, 3.7 BB/9, 1.18 HR/9 (22 starts)
Since August 1st: 6-0, 1.19 ERA, 7.9 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, .20 HR/9 (6 starts)
I'm going to guess that August was the exception to an otherweise mediocre season. The one thing the above comparision does tell us is that major league pitchers get pretty fired up when they get trounced by the Brewers.
Barry Bonds may return later in the series, and I have plans to see the game on Saturday (Prior vs. Hennessy). Could hurt my ability to secure some cheap tickets. Fiddlesticks!!!
Hey, a sweep and we're above .500. It could happen, no, really, mathematically it could happen. Go Cubs!!!
|Noah Lowry, LHP
12-11, 3.71 ERA
153/67 K/BB, 18 HR in 174.2IP
|Carlos Zambrano, RHP|
12-5, 3.16 ERA
174/75 K/BB, 14 HR in 188.0 IP
|CF Jerry Hairston Jr||CF #Randy Winn|
|SS Ronny Cedeno||SS #Omar Vizquel|
|1B Derrek Lee||1B *J.T. Snnow|
|3B Nomar Garciaparra||LF Moises Alou|
|C Michael Barrett||2B #Ray Durham|
|RF *Jeromy Burnitz||3B Edgardo Alfonzo|
|2B #Neifi Perez||RF #Todd Linden|
|LF Matt Murton||C Mike Matheny|
|P #Carlos Zambrano||P Noah Lowry|