August 30, 2010

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs

It may not be marked on your calendar but today is Mathematical Elimination Day in the Midwest. The first place Reds, 75-55, host the Milwaukee Brewers at 7:05. Then at 8:10 your 43-87 Pittsburgh Pirates play their first of three in Wrigley Field. A Reds win or a Pirates loss and first place in the Central becomes a distant memory. In related news those things are both pretty likely.

The Cubs, as you might have noticed, complete the Houston/Milwaukee/Chicago trifecta of boring NL Central opponents who aren't very good. In their last 13 road games the Pirates are 0-13 including 0-6 against that group. But the Cubs traded Derrek Lee to Atlanta so that should equalize everything.

There are teams for which it's hard to find preview babes, and there are the Cubs.Chicago Cubs - Monday 8:05, Tuesday 8:05, Wednesday 2:20
Tonight, Paul Maholm (7-12, 4.82) faces Carlos Zambrano (5-6, 4.64). Big Z has actually pitched really well since his return to the rotation - six earned runs in four starts. But one thing I can't say for him is that he didn't create a constant distraction while also sucking for half the season until said season was over. My pick is the Pirates.

Tuesday, Jeff Karstens (2-10, 4.98) faces Ryan Dempster (12-8, 3.42) as Dempster goes for his 100th win and Karstens tries for his 12th. I can't think of Karstens without thinking of Suzyn Waldman going on and on about how much he helped the Yankees after he had pitched two games for them. She did this during every broadcast. Yep, one of the downsides of Southeastern North Carolina was that literally five local business owners from New York can afford to make your local radio station a Yankees affiliate. I was the sixth listener. My pick is the Pirates.

Wednesday, an afternoon game and the last of this road trip. John McDonald (2-4, 5.65) faces Pirates bobblehead Tom Gorzellany (7-8, 3.98). Gorzellany has come out of nowhere, or more specifically the Pirates clubhouse, to become a strikeout machine for the Cubs. He had the one good year here but I can't say I saw his 2010 season happening. Nevertheless, McDonald has looked great this season and my pick is the Pirates.


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