Monday, July 20, 2009

Cubs at Phillies: July 20th to July 22nd

Monday & Tuesday 7:05, Wednesday 1:05

Records: Cubs 47-43, 2nd Place in NL Central (2 games behind the Cardinals); Phillies 51-38, 1st Place in NL East (6½ games ahead of the Braves)
Former Phillies with the Cubs: There was a time in the mid '80s when it seemed as if everyone on the Cubs roster was an ex-Phillie. Today, after browsing the Cubs website, the only ex-Phillie I could find was Ivan DeJesus (1982-1984), listed simply as "coach". (Strange since everyone else's coaching duties are listed - pitching coach, hitting coach, 1st base coach, etc.) My favorite Phillie growing up, Bob Dernier (1980-1983; 1988-1989), is the team's minor league outfield/baserunning coordinator. Carmelo Martinez (1990) is the Latin American field coordinator for the Cubs.
This should be good: The Phils have won 8 in a row. The Cubs have won 4 in a row and (like the Phillies) are starting to turn it on.
Cubs Probables: Ted Lilly, Rich Harden, Carlos Zambrano
Phillies Probables: Rodrigo Lopez, Joe Blanton, Jamie Moyer


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Jim said...

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