Thursday, May 17, 2007
Of this rain-delayed, cold and windy series with the Yankees.
Erstad, 1B; Ozuna, 3B; AJ, C; JD, RF; PK, 1B; Mack, LF; Uribe, SS; Sweeney, CF; Iguchi, 2B. Garland on the mound.
What do these five pitchers have in common?
News and Notes
Toby Hall is back with the club today (Gustavo Molina was sent down late last night after the second game) and Ozzie said he is likely to start tomorrow. Guillen also told reporters before the game that he is leaning toward starting Jose Contreras Sunday on short rest. They were going to see how Jose felt and maybe discuss it once more, but that was his inclination.
We begin interleague play tomorrow with that series in ????? oh, yeah, Wrigley. With everything going on in Chicago this week, Cubs at Mets, Bulls and Pistons, Yankees and Sox, this first series is really sneaking up on folks.
The Sox went 4-2 against the Cubs in 2006, taking two of three in each place. Since interleague play began in 1997, the Sox hold a 29-25 edge. Chicago was 14-4 in interleague play in 2006 (as the AL Central ripped through the NL Central) and are 100-75 (.571) all-time.
Jim Thome, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right rib cage, is the all-time home run leader in interleague play (52) and ranks third in RBI (126).
Darin Erstad ranks third all-time in interleague play with a .340 mark and fourth in hits (198).
To Sox fans heading North this weekend, have fun and stay safe.
Those five pitchers have the most wins in MLB since 2005: Oswalt 41, Santana 39, Willis 39, Garland 38 and Beckett 38.
I’d love to read you favorite moments from Cubs-Sox series past. Post your thoughts and memories and we can vote on the 10 best for our June series …
We are looking at shooting video for our website that might give Sox fans a behind the scenes look at our players, the team, the game, etc. If there’s something you always wondered about … why do they do that? what’s going on there? what do the players do when …? post it for me and we will see if we can turn it into a video feature this summer.