Cubs notes: Rusch, Nomar, Dusty laments (Cubs.com)
Can you say 1 for 27? Barrett's found the ball (Sun-Times)
Nomar throws add to woes (Sun-Times)
Starters this evening:
CHC: RHP Carlos Zambrano• 1-0, 4.00 ERA in 2005• 1-1, 2.78 ERA vs. STL in 2004
STL: RHP Jeff Suppan• 1-1, 3.65 ERA in 2005• 1-1, 3.79 ERA vs. CHC in 2004
I know it's hard to say there's such a thing as a "must-win" game after only 14 this season, but it will be the real litmus test to see how well the Cubs can matchup this year with their arch-rivals for the NL Central Pennant. These two teams have kicked lumps out of each over in recent times, and tonight is an excellent, nationally-televised opportunity to see how the new-look Cubs can match with the Cardinals. Zambrano will have to keep his cool against a lethal St. Louis lineup.