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On Deck: Yovani Faces a Firestorm

by November 30, 1999 @ 12:00 am (Category : Uncategorized )

May 1st 2008 10:00AM by Mullet

So I’m flipping around my MLB extra innings package late last night and I see that they’re still playing baseball in Chicago … and I have to squint because the number on the screen can’t be right: 19 runs? Really? The Cubs put up 19 against the Brewers? Alas, it was true. It shouldn’t be that surprising. The Cubs were 13th in baseball in batting average last season and 18th in runs. This season, thanks in part to the acquisition of Kosuke Fukudome, and in part to the Cubs dedication to taking more pitches, they were second in both categories last night’s 19 run shenanigans.

The Brewers haven’t been hitting as well this season, but they did win the first game of this series in Wrigley 10-7. So who better to calm down all this offense than Yovani Gallardo, who was injured to start the season but has a 0.64 ERA in his first two starts this season, and Carlos Zambrano, who’s 4-1 so far with a 2.21 ERA? Maybe the wind will blow in too.

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