Everyone do everything EXACTLY like they did last night. And the three games before.
In keeping with this theme, here is last night’s game thread, revised for tonight’s game:
I’d love to use the Zombie
Jeff SamardzijaChris Volstad photo again, but that would be the third time this week, and that seems like a lot no matter WHO the zoimbie is.
The Cubs roll into Atlanta tonight to take on the once-feared Atlanta Braves (seriously, remember that pitching staff in the 1990′s? (shudders)). Alas, outside of Jair Jurrjens (who I recently learned was back from being demoted to the minors this year), I
can’tonly name a singletwo pitchers on their staff. Oh, how them mighty have fallen.
Even so, the formerly-mighty Braves are in the middle of the pack in the NL Easts and only
4.55.0 games behind division-leading Washington (did I really just say ‘division-leading Washington?’). The Cubs, on the other hand, are a mere 2.51.5 games from catching up to the lowly Astros. So we have that going for us, which is nice.sad.
First pitch tonight is at 6:10 pm CT on CSN. The aforementioned
Jeff Samardzija (2-6. 5.98)Chris Volstad will take on Tommy Hanson (6-2, 3.51)Jair Jurrjens If you haven’t noticed, Samardzija hasVolstad has a bunch of bad starts in a rowsucked and is dangerously close to going back to being called “Spellcheck” “Dumbass” again. Let’s see if he can right the ship tonight.