Monday, July 18, 2011

Phillies at Cubs: July 18th through July 20th

Wrigley Field - Chicago, IL
Monday and Tuesday 8:05, Wednesday 2:20

Phillies 59-35, 1st Place in the N.L. East, 3 1/2 games ahead of the Braves
Cubs 38-58, 5th Place in the N.L. Central, 13 games behind the Brewers

So Far in 2011:  The Phils took three out of four from the Cubs when they visited Citizens Bank Park a month ago.  Only the Houston Astros have a worse record than the Cubs in the National League.

Meet the Cubs: Manager - Mike Quade
Starters - Geovanny Soto (c), Carlos Pena (1b), Darwin Barney (2b), Aramis Ramirez (3b), Starlin Castro (ss), Alfonso Soriano (lf), Marlon Byrd (cf), Kosuke Fukudome (rf)
Rotation - Ryan Dempster (rhp), Carlos Zambrano (rhp), Randy Wells (rhp), Rodrigo Lopez (rhp), Matt Garza (rhp)
Bench - Koyie Hill (c), Jeff Baker (inf), Blake DeWitt (inf), Tony Campana (of), Reed Johnson (of)
Closer - Sean Marshall (lhp)
Bullpen - John Grabow (lhp), Carlos Marmol (rhp), Ramon Ortiz (rhp), James Russell (lhp), Jeff Samardzija (rhp), Kerry Wood (rhp)
Disabled List - Andrew Cashner (rhp), Marcos Mateo (rhp), Brian Schlitter (rhp)

At the Ballpark: Three games, three give-aways at Wrigley, but only if you're one of the first 10,000 fans.  Tonight is Cubs Water Bottle night, tomorrow is Cubs Cap night and Wednesday afternoon is (my favorite) Cubs Chip-and-Dip Platter day.

Phillies Probables: Roy Halladay (11-3, 2.45), Cliff Lee (9-6, 2.82), Vance Worley (5-1, 2.15)
Cubs Probables: Rodrigo Lopez (1-2, 4.02), Matt Garza (4-7, 3.97), Ryan Dempster (7-6, 4.68)

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