Gamecast: Cubs at Brewers, June 9, 2010
Carlos Zambrano (1-4, 6.14 ERA) vs. Randy Wolf (4-5, 4.66 ERA)
Well, that sucked. Ted Lilly once again got screwed from a win, this time by someone other than himself. The Cubs look to even the series up tonight with Big Z, a man very familiar with the comforts of Miller Park. Including his no-hitter, which wasn't against the Brewers, Z is 4-0 with a 1.96 ERA in his last five starts at Miller Park. Z faced the Brewers at Wrigley on April 15 and gave up four runs in five innings. I expect a much more consistent (oxymoron?!) Z tonight than the one we saw in April, or even his last start, for that matter.
As I stated in my Series Preview, Wolf is one of those guys that seems to give us trouble. Luckily, he's had the affinity to help other teams "clog the bases" this season. If the Cubs can show a little patience, I think they can see their bats awaken for a few crooked numbers tonight.
Lou Piniella- This is more a hope than anything. I'd like to see him light a fire under someone. Anyone. I'm kind of tired of his lack of fire and inability to speak cohesively in a press conference.
The Cubs- Dropped 6 of the last 8. Hard to point at one particular person when they whole team is sort of letting you down.
Polish will win the sausage race. Also, the Cubs will win.