The Cubs host the Los Angeles Dodgers in a weekend series at the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field. The Cubs are an even 9-9 on the season, while the Dodgers are one game under .500 at 9-10. The Dodgers are making more news off the field than they are on the field of late. Commissioner Bud Selig announced yesterday that Major League Baseball is taking over the business and day-to-day operations of the organization. Owner Frank McCourt’s troubled financial issues and his unresolved divorce settlement from his wife have left the team in a huge mess.
Casey Coleman will start for the Cubs in search of his 2nd win in a row. Coleman earned the Cubs only win over the Rockies last weekend at Coors Field in Denver. He will face Chad Billingsley who has struggled early on this season. Billingsley is 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA, but he held the Cardinals to 8 scoreless innings in a 2-1 Dodgers win in his last start.