Game Thirty-One: Cubs (14-16) vs. Padres (16-15)
Game Time – 9:05pm C.T. Comcast SportsNet, WGN Radio, XM Radio Channel 188
Location – PETCO Park, San Diego, CA
Greg Maddux (5-1, 2.35) vs. Chris Young (2-2, 3.53)
A rare wrap around series finale, one the Cubs would like to win and salvage the final game of the series before heading to San Francisco. The Cubs look to Greg Maddux to be the stopper against the Padres tonight in San Diego and end their 6-game losing streak. Maddux was superb in his first 5 starts of the season and had a good outing against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, but he did allow 5 runs in 5 innings of work and his ERA went from 1.35 to 2.35.
Updated – 8:49pm C.T. with a Roster Move
Players have slumps throughout the season, that is common knowledge, and usually there is a teammate there to pickup the slack and still provide wins for the club. Over the past ten games, the entire team has been slumping….which will come to an end. The Cubs looked better on Sunday than they had in recent days and it is now just a matter of when the next win will come.
Tonight’s key is Juan Pierre….he has to get going. Pierre is 0 for San Diego and how many times does that happen?
Let’s Talk Cubbies Baseball….
Update – The Cubs called up Ryan Theriot from AAA Iowa on Monday. To clear a spot on the roster, the Cubs outrighted and sent Michael Restovich to AAA Iowa.