Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Giants – 05/11/06

Game Thirty-Four: Cubs (15-18) vs. Giants (16-18)
Game Time – 2:35pm C.T. WGN TV, WGN Radio, XM Radio Channel 189 & 190
Location – AT & T Park, San Francisco, CA

Sean Marshall (2-0, 3.12) vs. Jamey Wright (2-3, 4.61)

The Cubs turn to rookie Sean Marshall this afternoon in the rubber game of the series against the Giants. Marshall has not received a decision is his last two outing despite posting a 1.35 ERA in those starts. Marshall has only allowed 2 runs in his last 13 1/3 innings pitched while only giving up 7 hits during that time, against the Padres on May 6th he did not allow a hit until the 6th inning.

Will Bonds hit number 714 today? Both Rich Hill and Carlos Zambrano did not become a footnote in baseball history….can Marshall do the same? The Giants start a series with the Dodgers on Friday and it would be perfect if Bonds’ date with history could wait and happen against the Dodgers….again.

The Cubs need to build on Wednesday’s win and gain some momentum before heading back to Wrigley to face the Padres over the weekend. The Cubs play their next six games at the Friendly Confines, before heading across town to “The Cell” to face the Wrongsiders.

Dusty made some very good changes to the lineup on Wednesday and even inserted Ryan Theriot at the end of the game. John Mabry played an excellent first base….Juan Pierre and Ronny Cedeno adapted well to the flip flop in the order and helped to provide the Cubs with a much needed win. The line-up worked….let’s hope Dusty did not throw away that card.

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Quote of the Day

"People who write about Spring Training not being necessary have never tried to throw a baseball." – Sandy Koufax