GameCast: April 7th Cubs at Houston
Ryan Dempster (0-0) vs. Wandy Rodriguez (0-0)
Story-lines: After winning a close-on-paper opening game by a score of 4-2, the Cubs look to win their first series of the season tonight. Pitching for the Cubs is Ryan Dempster, coming off of a career year and huge multi-million dollar extension that he probably doesn't deserve. Looking to even up the series for Houston is Wandy Rodriguez, who should be tough as nails having lived his life with the name "Wandy."
Who's hot: Aflonso Soriano, who went 2 for 5 yesterday with a lead-off homerun to start the '09 season. Mike Fontenot, who went 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored, who has been rewarded for his first-game success with a start against Wandy, a lefty.
Who's not: Cubs who started out the season with a big 0-fer: Kosuke Fukudome (0 for 4, already given up on by jumpy Cub fans), Milton Bradley (0 for 3 with a walk, two hilight catches in the outfield, and one scary tumble at first base that somehow didn't result in a trip to the DL), and Derrek Lee (0 for 4) who should either be demoted to 6th in the lineup or benched all together for career minor leaguer Micah Hoffpauir.
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