Tonight the Chicago Cubs will take field in San Francisco, and, for the first time in a really long time, Alfonso Soriano won’t be on the roster. Soriano was in the starting lineup tonight in Tampa Bay. To replace him, the Cubs have called up reliever Eduardo Sanchez from AAA Iowa.
A new chapter of Chicago Cubs baseball begins.
After a disappointing trade deadline last season, Cubs fans have certainly got their money’s worth this year. And it’s not over yet. The Cubs will now turn their attention moving players like Nate Schierholtz, who is said to top the Pirate’s wish list, and Kevin Gregg. If anyone still wants him, that is. James Russell has also drawn inquiries from several teams.
In minor news, the Giants have acquired pitcher Guillermo Moscoso from the Cubs for a PTBNL or cash. Frankly, I forgot he was even in the system, as I never heard anything about him. So . . . yeah.
The Cubs head into
Candle whatever the Giants’ ball park is called these days tonight. I think it’s named after a phone company or something. AT&T? I think so. Anyway, Edwin Jackson (6-11, 5.03) will be on the mound for the Cubs, and if you can’t remember him winning 6 games, you’re not alone. His worth opponent will be Matt Cain (6-6, 5.00).
The lineup tonight looks like this:
First pitch is at 9:15 pm CT on WGN.