Friday, May 14, 2010

SERIES 12 - Cubs

Chicago Cubs

Friday, May 14, 2:20 PM (FSN)
Saturday, May 15, 1:05 PM (FSN)
Sunday, May 16, 2:20 PM (FSN)

Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL

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A series of afternoon games with the Cubs.  Oh joy.  Going for the Pirates is the fact that they swept the Cubs last time around in PNC.  Going against them is the fact that the Pirates are just 3-8 in afternoon games this year, including the worst loss in Pirates history and a tie for the worst inning in Pirates history.  The Pirates have been shut out 3 times in afternoon games and have 5 games in which they have given up 10 runs or more.  They have scored just 40 runs in those 11 games, while giving up 99.  That's right, over half of the current -97 run differential has come from afternoon games.  Not to mention that the Pirates have lost 4 in a row now and the offense appears to be on life support.  They have scored more than 4 runs exactly once in May.  Not looking forward to this series, although the Cubs have been far from dominant lately, going 4-7 in the month of May.

Expected Pitching Matchups

May 14: Brian Burres (2-1-3) vs. Tom Gorzelanny (1-4-1)
May 15: Paul Maholm (2-3-2) vs. Ryan Dempster (2-3-2)
May 16: Ross Ohlendorf (0-1-1) vs. Ted Lilly (1-3-0)

Proposed Lineups

1-K. Fukudome RF
2-R. Theriot 2B
3-M. Byrd CF
4-D. Lee 1B
5-A. Ramirez 3B
6-A. Soriano LF
7-G. Soto C
8-S. Castro SS

1-A. Iwamura 2B
2-A. LaRoche 3B
3-A. McCutchen CF
4-G. Jones RF
5-R. Doumit C
6-L. Milledge LF
7-J. Clement 1B
8-R. Cedeño SS

Let's Go Bucs.

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