Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 04/08/06

Game Four: Cubs (2-1) vs. Cardinals (3-1)
Game Time – 1:20pm C.T. on Comcast SportsNet, WGN Radio, XM Radio Channel 186

Carlos Zambrano (0-0, 9.64) vs. Chris Carpenter (1-0, 7.20)

The Cubs started off the home schedule with an impressive win on Friday….can they do it again on Saturday? Zambrano is coming off a bad start on Opening Day….only pitching 4 2/3 innings and Chris Carpenter did not fair much better….going only 5 innings. Carpenter has been a Cub killer in recent history; last season Carpenter was 2-0 with a 2.03 ERA in four starts.

Carlos Zambrano was 3-0 with a 1.10 ERA last year against the Cardinals.

If this game if half has good as advertised….it could be an instant classic.

John Cusack will be the guest conductor of the 7th Inning Stretch on Saturday.

News & Information

The contract for Jim Hendry is expected to be announced on Saturday.

Derrek Lee has set a Saturday morning deadline for the Cubs to extend his contract. Lee has said if it is not extended by Saturday then the negotiations will be postponed until the end of the season.

Check back after the game for a CCO Photo Gallery and full recap from Wrigley Field.

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Quote of the Day

"There are places I remember. All my life though some have changed. Some forever not for better. Some have gone and some remain. All these places have their moments ... " John Lennon/Paul McCartney