Kansas City, Kansas City here we come. For reasons that are still entirely unclear to me (other than random interleague play rules). But no matter. There is baseball in KC tonight and we shall be there.
Tonight Ryan Dempster (5-6, 5.46) will take the hill against someone named Bruce Chen (4-1, 3.59). I’ve never heard of Bruce Chen, but apparently he’s been around since 1998 and he looks to be better than anyone on our team, so what do I know?
The Cubs head into KC fresh off the “OMG Mike Quade Why On Earth Didn’t You Pinch Hit for Koyie Hill?!?!?!” controversy, so let’s get right to the lineup:
- Fukudome CF
- Castro SS
- Ramirez 3B
- Baker DH
- Soto C
- PeÃ±a 1B
- Soriano LF
- MontaÃ±ez RF
- LeMahieu 2B
At least Quade pinch hit for Hill in tonight’s lineup. Dusty would have started him and hit him cleanup just to teach us all a lesson about opening our fool mouths.
After a hot start, the Royals have fallen back into last place, 10 games out of first. The Cubs have a worse record (by one game), and are also 10 games out of first. So it’s kind of like we’re playing ourselves tonight, which should be interesting. I’ll set the over/under on total game errors tonight at 6.
First pitch tonight is at 7:10 pm CT on WGN.