Game Two: Cubs (1-0) vs. Reds (0-1)
Game Time – 11:35am C.T. on Comcast Sports Net/ESPN, WGN Radio, XM Radio Channel 185
Glendon Rusch (0-0, -.–) vs. Bronson Arroyo (0-0, -.–)
The Cubs will go for the sweep of the 2 game series today. Glendon Rusch will look to hold down the potent Reds offense. Let’s hope the Cubs saved some hits from Opening Day. Rusch needs to shake off his inconsistent spring and start his 2006 season on a positive mark. Bronson Arroyo will make his regular season debut for the Reds. Here is an interesting fact from Cubs.com: Adam Dunn is 7-21 lifetime vs. Glendon Rusch of those 7 hits, 4 are home runs. Rusch has also struck out Adam Dunn 7 times. Dunn hit .197 last season against lefties.
The Cubs made a minor trade on Friday, March 31st. The Cubs traded Dwaine Bacon to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for a player to be named later. Bacon will be 27 on April 11th and played in 2 games for the Cubs in 2005, 98 for West Tenn (AA) and 26 for Iowa (AAA). Here are Bacon’s stats from the Baseball Cube.
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