Wells Looking for 12th Win & ERA under 3.00; Must Outduel Cain

Posted on 27 September 2009 by Lou

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Randy Wells is looking for his 12th win of the 2009 MLB schedule today in San Francisco.  Wells is 11-9 with a 3.00 ERA and 1.27 WHIP, but he must out-duel one of the Giants’ dynamic pitchers Matt Cain.  Cain won only 8 games in 2008, but has had a terrific 2009 MLB schedule, going 13-7 with a 2.99 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.  Cain has lost 3 straight decisions, however, so Wells is hoping that if he can hold down the Giants for 6 or 7 innings, he should be able to notch that 12th win.

After Sunday’s game, the Cubs return home to Wrigley Field for the final 7 games of the season.  And while the season will surely go down as one of the most disappointing seasons in recent history (after winning 2 straight NL Central divisions titles and 97 games in 2008), the Cubs should still make it a 3rd straight winning season, something they have not accomplished since 1972 when the Cubs had 6 straight winning seasons from 1967 through 1972.

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