Game One Hundred Fifty-Eight: Cubs (63-94) vs. Brewers (73-83)
Game Time – 7:05pm C.T. WCIU, WGN Radio, XM Radio Channel 188
Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago
Sean Marshall (5-9, 5.64) vs. Carlos Villanueva (1-1, 3.35)
Five left and counting…. Sean Marshall is scheduled to make his last start of the season tonight against the Brewers and like everyone in a Cubs’ uniform, he needs to finish on a positive note. Marshall has had only one decent outing since returning from the DL against the Giants on September 2nd. Marshall has not won a game since July 5th in Houston and has not made it past the 5th inning since his outing against the Giants. He is 0-1 in 4 games with a 9.72 ERA and is nowhere near as effective as he was earlier in the season.
Carlos Villanueva is coming off the best start of his young career. The rookie right-hander threw 7 shutout innings against the Cardinals on September 20th; he gave up just 3 hits, 1 walk and struck out 5. In his last 13 innings he has struck out 10 and walked just 1. Tonight will be the 5th start of his career.
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