Game Ninety-Two: Cubs (35-56) vs. Astros (45-48)
Game Time – 7:05pm C.T. Comcast SportsNet, WGN Radio, XM Radio Channel 184
Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago
Carlos Marmol (2-3, 4.23) vs. Roy Oswalt (6-6, 3.06)
It has been 48 hours….will there be a hangover from Sunday night? The last time the Cubs faced Roy Oswalt they beat him 1-0 behind Sean Marshall. Oswalt has been a victim of no run support his last 5 outings and is 0-3 with a 2.30 ERA including a loss in relief just before the All-Star break against the Cardinals. Oswalt is 1-1 this season against the Cubs with a 2.40 ERA.
The Cubs offense has not been a problem as of late but tonight will be a different story. Oswalt throws strikes and seldom makes mistakes but the Cubs must make Oswalt work and not give the All-Star any help. The Cubs have been extremely patient (at least for them) as of late and they must continue that against Oswalt tonight. The Astros have trouble scoring runs as well and the game could be decided by which starting pitching makes the first mistake. If Marmol is on, this could be a very good pitching match-up to watch.
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