Game # 70 - Home Game # 34
LH J.R. Mathes (6-3, 5.00) vs.
RH Mike Parisi (4-5, 5.56)
The Cubs and Redbirds meet in
game two of their four-game series tonight. The Cubs are 4-5 so far in their
longest home stand of the 2007 season. The Cubs lead the division by a half-game
makes his 13th start of the year for
CUBS VS. REDBIRDS:
The Cubs are 1-4 against
MURTON SATURDAY: Matt Murton,
who spent all of 2006
REHAB REPORT: 1B/OF Daryle Ward was 1-3 with an RBI double down the line in the first inning last night and played six innings defensively at first. In his two rehab games, he is 1-6. Ward was placed on the disabled list June 3 with a strained left hip.
HITTING MACHINE: Buck Coats
has 12 hits in his last 25 at bats (.480) with two doubles and four runs scored.
As the temperatures have warmed, so has Coats, who hit .198 in April (17-86),
.347 in May (33-95) and is hitting .429 in June (12-28). Coats is hitting .343
SINCE WE LAST MET:
YOU GOTTA HAVE HART:
STREAKERS: Mike Kinkade has hit in nine straight games, going 13-35 (.371) with two doubles, five homers and 11 RBI..... Eric Patterson has hit safely in six straight games hitting .350 (9 H/26AB). He's hit in 12 of his last thirteen games hitting .340 (19H/56AB) with four doubles, three home runs, and 5 RBI
SNAP GOES THE STREAK: Prior to last night's 0-4, Micah Hoffpauir had hit in 10 straight games, going 17-43 (.395) with five doubles, two homers and 10 RBI.
NEW FOUND POP: Tony Richie has homered four times in his last 53 at bats. Prior to those four homers, Richie had gone 405 at-bats without a home run (last one was June 23, 2005 for class-A Daytona). Richie had hit five home runs in 734 at bats at the class-A and double-A levels, but had four homers in his first 29 at bats in triple-A ball.
The Cubs are 21-12 at
LONGBALL PRODUCTION: The Cubs have homered 19 times in the last 11 games. The Cubs have hit 67 home runs this season (37 solo) which have accounted for 113 runs (1.69 runs per game on one homer per game). In 2006, the Cubs hit 120 homers (76 solo) which accounted for 185 runs (1.28 runs per game on .83 home runs per game).
UPCOMING PROBABLE STARTERS (times CT)
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