Tom Gorzelanny and the Cubs host the Pittsburgh Pirates @ Wrigley Field this weekend in a 3-game set. The Pirates swept the Cubs in Pittsburgh last week, outscoring the Cubs
Friday’s game has been pretty ugly so far — the Pirates scored 3 runs off of Gorzelanny in the 1st inning, but the Cubs answered with 4 of their own in the bottom of the inning. The Cubs have also had leads of 5-4 and 6-4, but the Pirates kept chipping away with single runs in the 5th and 6th innings to tie the game at 6. Marlon Byrd has 2 hits, 1 RBI and 2 runs scored, while Alfonso has 2 hits with 2 RBI’s and 2 runs scored.
The rest of the weekend shapes up like this –
Saturday @ 12:05PM – Paul Malholm v. Ryan Dempster (looking to avoid his 4th straight loss).
Sunday @ 1:20PM – Ross Ohlendorf v. Ted Lilly (looking to avoid his 3rd straight loss).
Anything short of a sweep over the Pirates will certainly be a major disappointment for the Cubs this weekend at Wrigley…