Game 146 Thread / Cubs @ Cardinals (3 of 3)
|SP||Rich Harden||SP||Todd Wellemeyer|
|(NL)||4-1, 1.50, 75 K, 18 BB, 54 IP||12-6, 3.74, 116 K, 51 BB, 168.1 IP|
|LF||Alfonso Soriano||SS||*Skip Schumaker|
|SS||Ryan Theriot||LF||#Aaron Miles|
|1B||Derrek Lee||1B||Albert Pujols|
|3B||Aramis Ramirez||RF||Ryan Ludwick|
|RF||Mark DeRosa||3B||#Felipe Lopez|
|2B||*Mike Fontenot||2B||*Adam Kennedy|
|C||Geovany Soto||C||Jason LaRue|
|CF||Reed Johnson||P||Todd Wellemeyer|
|P||*Rich Harden||SS||#Cesar Izturis|
The Cubs last game for at least two days as they'll head home after the game and wait out Hurricane Ike. Rich Harden returns after skipping a start, now ready to throw 110 mph and strike out the 27 batters on 81 pitches...anything less would be disappointing.
Brewers and Phillies start a four game set, so there's a good chance one of the Cubs magic numbers will go down today although the playoff magic number is now muddled by the Cardinals and Astros who are tied with the Phillies in the lost column. The best thing is to just win tonight - let's say 15-0 - and then let the other teams duke it out while the Cubs watch the carnage over the weekend.