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Game 109 Thread / Cubs @ Brewers (4 of 4)

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SP Rich Harden
SP
Dave Bush
(NL) 0-1, 1.04, 30 K, 8 BB, 17.1 IP

5-8, 4.51, 71 K, 26 BB, 111.2 IP
       
LF Alfonso Soriano
2B Rickie Weeks
SS Ryan Theriot 3B *Craig Counsell
1B
Derrek Lee LF
J.J. Hardy
3B
Aramis Ramirez 1B
*Prince Fielder
RF
*Kosuke Fukudome
LF Ryan Braun
RF Mark DeRosa RF Gabe Kapler
CF *Jim Edmonds CF Mike Cameron
C Geovany Soto C Jason Kendall
P
Rich Harden P Dave Bush

Two Cubs trade rumors from this morning - the first comes from CBS Sportsline:

  The Chicago Cubs, who already made a big splash with pitcher Rich Harden, are exploring deals to add a lefty-hitting right fielder. The Cubs have inquired about Seattle's Raul Ibanez, San Diego's Brian Giles and Kansas City's David DeJesus, according to sources.
 

I think pretty much any left-handed hitting outfielder is going to be associated with the Cubs over the next few hours. Lo and behold, we have some rumblings from the cubs.com board that Jim has asked the Rangers about Milton Bradley. 

As Robert Ripley would say - Believe it or Not! 

Game 107 Thread / Cubs @ Brewers (2 of 4)

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SP Carlos Zambrano
SP
Ben Sheets
  11-4, 2.96, 87 K, 44 BB, 133.2 IP

10-3, 2.87, 115 K, 31 BB, 135 IP
       
LF Alfonso Soriano
2B #Ray Durham
SS Ryan Theriot SS J.J. Hardy
1B
Derrek Lee LF
Ryan Braun
3B
Aramis Ramirez 1B
*Prince Fielder
CF
*Kosuke Fukudome RF Corey Hart
RF Mark DeRosa 3B *Russ Branyan
2B
*Mike Fontenot
CF Mike Cameron
C
Geovany Soto C Jason Kendall
P
#Carlos Zambrano
P Ben Sheets

My apologies for lack of a game thread last night, I was out on a 3-day weekend celebrating seven years of marriage with the Angelfan wife. Many ask what our secret is (okay, no one does), and the answer? Marry a girl who likes baseball and doesn't mind if you check the scores on your cellphone during a sunset dinner at the beach. Lucky in love I am...

Cubs MLB Roster

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36 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (four slots are open)  

Last updated 12-2-2022
 
* bats or throws left
# bats both

PITCHERS: 20
Adbert Alzolay
Javier Assad 
Ben Brown
Jeremiah Estrada
Kyle Hendricks
Codi Heuer 
* Brandon Hughes
Ryan Jensen
Caleb Kilian 
Mark Leiter Jr
Ethan Roberts 
Manuel Rodriguez
Michael Rucker
Adrian Sampson
* Justin Steele 
Marcus Stroman
Keegan Thompson
Erich Uelmen 
Hayden Wesneski
Rowan Wick

CATCHERS: 3 
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes
P. J. Higgins 

INFIELDERS: 7
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Zach McKinstry
Christopher Morel
* Alfonso Rivas
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 6
Kevin Alcantara 
Alexander Canario
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki 
Nelson Velazquez

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