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Sunday game notes

Let's take a look at the accumulated press reports and see if we can't divine what Lou's plans are for the day, shall we?

  • Henry Blanco will start. Soto's a young guy, but he hardly leads the team in days off at this point, and it's a long season. I'd prefer it to be J.D. Closser as the backup, but what do I know, right?
  • Hill is going to pitch in relief today. I imagine this will change if Marquis is having a complete-game no hitter or something, but other than that the idea is to get a few innings out of Hill and hopefully see an improvement in his ability to pitch in the zone.
  • Gordon Wittenmeyer hints that last night's odd arrangement (putting Fukudome in left center and DeRosa in right) might become more common, as the Cubs try to work Mike Fontenot into the lineup so that we can have two lefties. (May I suggest Eric Patterson?) [Sorry about the mixup - I typed left and meant center for Fukudome. -CW]
  • Expect to see either Johnson or Cedeno or both today; both have hit Moyers very well in their careers. (Which is something I don't care about but Lou does.) Johnson was probably a given anyways. The other Cubs who have hit Moyers well are D-Lee and Rich Hill. (Maybe that's why he's starting today.)

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4 Responses to “Sunday game notes”

  1. # Anonymous pmayo

    Wait a tic.

    This:
    Gordon Wittenmeyer hints that last night's odd arrangement (putting Fukudome in left and DeRosa in right) might become more common, as the Cubs try to work Mike Fontenot into the lineup so that we can have two lefties. (May I suggest Eric Patterson?)

    Sounds to me like less Soriano, more Fontenot. That is simply baseball retarded. Lou has got to be kidding.  

  2. # Blogger Colin Wyers

    No, I mistyped. Fukudome in CENTER, DeRosa in right. Appologies.  

  3. # Anonymous pmayo

    Whew. Just...whew.

    I thought Lou had pondered the lineups over one too many chianti's last night.  

  4. # Blogger Robert

    Saw on another site that Closser has been released. http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=893  

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