Game # 106 - Road Game # 50
RH Juan Mateo (1-1, 0.79) vs.
RH Bobby Keppel (5-6, 6.31)
The Cubs and Sky Sox meet in game
three of their four game series tonight. The Cubs will send right-hander
Juan Mateo to the hill, while the
Sky Sox will turn to right-hander Bobby
Keppel. The Cubs have won four straight and trail
Juan Mateo will
make his second start for
CUBS VS. SKY SOX:
The Cubs lead the season series 2-0.
Wednesday, the Cubs put Scott Moore
on the disabled list with an injury to his right foot.
Thursday, Jorge Cortes was
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGHS:
The Cubs set or tied six
different season highs last night.
The team set a new high for runs scored in a game eclipsing the offense's 17 run
outburst on May 13 vs.
The Cubs have scored in double digit runs in consecutive games for the second
time (last at
KROEGER KRUSHING: Josh Kroeger has hit three home runs in the last three games and eight in the month of July in which he has hit .338/.420/.704 with 20 RBI in 21 games.
LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN: Buck Coats needs five more runs scored to reach his 400th career run.... Clay Rapada and Rocky Cherry each need four more strikeouts to reach their 300th career strikeouts.
ALMOST STREAKING: Felix Pie has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games. He is 22-56 (.393) with one double, one triple, six home runs (one grand slam), 13 runs scored and 12 RBI...Geovany Soto has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games with Iowa. He is 20-48 (.417) with two doubles, two triples, four home runs, nine runs and 13 RBI...Matt Murton has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games. He is 23-54 (.426) with five doubles, four home runs (one grand slam), 13 runs scored and 14 driven in.
The 2007 Iowa Cubs lead the league in both runs scored and home runs.
The last time
LONGBALL PRODUCTION: The Cubs have homered 86 times in the last 47 games (1.83 homers per game). The Cubs have hit 136 home runs this season (73 solo) which have accounted for 229 runs (2.18 runs per game on 1.30 homers 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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