Ted Lilly, Cubs Close out Weekend Series with Reds – Happy 4th of July – 7/4/10

Posted on 04 July 2010 by Lou

Happy 4th of July to all.  Ted Lilllooks to help the Cubs close out the weekend series against the Reds at Wrigley Field on a positive note.  Lilly has pitched mostly well this season, although you wouldn’t know it by his record.  Lilly has a 3.12 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP, but he has a miserable 3-6 record.  He has allowed 3 ER or less in 10 of his 13 starts.  In the 6 starts in which he has allowed 1 ER or less, he has won just 3 of those games.  How pathetic is this Cubs offense – that is a perfect example of how pathetic it is.

The Cubs will face rookie starting pitcher Mike Leake.  Leake has put together a solid 1st major league season – 5-1, 3.30 ERA.  In 2 starts against the Cubs in 2010, Leake has given up just 4 ER on 8 hits in 13 2/3 innings pitched.  He beat the Cubs once and took a no decision in the other affair, so the Cubs will certainly have their work cut out for them today.

Go Cubs!

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