Cubs Cards Round 2
Today we've got Zambrano going up against the Cards' ace: Chris Carpenter. ESPN would have you believe that Zambino has dominated the Cards and we're the favorite. Looking a little closer at the stats (complied by another blog, why compile stats when other blogs will do it for me?) paints a different picture. Carpenter has a solid track record against us (6-1) and Z has been fair (4-4) when considering ALL his starts (12) against St. Louis.
Anyway, I'm thinking we'll see Z recover from his opening day performance. He's back at home and I think he'll go at least 6. Murton and Cedeno will continue to add sparks at the plate and in the field. Jacque Jones? I'm guessing he'll continue to be worthless.
It looks like another windy day at Wrigley so we'll see how that goes...we played small ball yesterday and it worked well. Hopefully today will be more of the same. With any luck (OK, lots of luck) we'll clinch this series today and Marshall will wrap up the sweep tomorrow night (now I'm officially hallucinating). Oh, and Walker is starting today, nice.
EDIT: How could I post w/o mentioning Dusty?
We all know this is his do or die year and he will be talking contract throughout the season. He recently said "money is important to everybody, but you can't have money as your primary focus." Easy to say when you're already one of the highest paid managers in the game...