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Posted on: April 29, 2008 7:43 pm

Cubs vs. Brewers

Jason Marquis vs. Ben Sheets

From BCB...

Sheets and Carlos Zambrano matched zeroes on Opening Day in a game that the Brewers eventually won. Since then Sheets has thrown great -- when he's been healthy; he hasn't pitched in 11 days. If it seems as if he is always pitching against the Cubs, he pretty much is -- Sheets has made 23 career starts vs. the Cubs, 12% of all his career starts. He's 9-7 lifetime, 3.70, and Derrek Lee hits him well (15-for-47, 2 doubles, 5 HR, .319/.313/.681, and no, that OBA isn't a misprint -- that's what happens when you have zero walks and a sacrifice fly).

Jason Marquis will have to be "on" tonight -- he doesn't have that much success vs. the Brewers (4-6, 4.01 in 13 career starts). The pesty Craig Counsell (8-for-21, 2 doubles, a triple, a HR, 4 walks, no strikeouts) hits him well. Marquis might be able to help himself -- he's 1-for-4 (a double) vs. Sheets.

Today's game is on cable in Chicago and in Wisconsin and as usual, more at the Mediacenter.


Milwaukee Brewers
2B Rickie Weeks
CF Mike Cameron
LF Ryan J. Braun
1B Prince Fielder
RF Corey C. Hart
3B Bill Hall
SS J.J. Hardy
P   Ben Sheets
C   Jason Kendall

Chicago Cubs
LF Reed Johnson
SS Ryan Theriot
1B Derrek Lee
3B Aramis Ramirez
RF Kosuke Fukudome
2B Mark DeRosa
C   Geovany Soto
CF Felix Pie
P    Jason Marquis

Category: MLB
Tags: Brewers, Cubs

Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2008 10:28 pm

Official Omnipotent Cubs/Brewers Game 1 Blog

Sheets walks a career high 7!!!!! And we only have 4 runs to show for it this is really disgusting game if Marquis could have pitched like he did against the Rockies for crying out loud and pitched like this against them instead!!!!! Ugh!!!!!!! We got some time yet but Derek Lee's double play hurts big time!!!

Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2008 7:51 pm

Official Omnipotent Cubs/Brewers Game 1 Blog

Strangely enough accuscore favors the cubs 52/48 in this matchup...even those it's their ace vs. our number 5...i guess that's what happens when you're at home and have the better offense

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