Thursday, May 10, 2007

I don't see how this will make things better

Carlos Zambrano has struggled a lot this year. After holding out all off-season for a big new contract, he's 3-2 with a 5.80 ERA. Luckily for him, he's facing the Pirates this afternoon. Since it's an afternoon game, Jim Tracy will likely trot out some moronic lineup that... oh wait, he started Don Kelly last night. Nevermind. Then again, it doesn't much matter who Tracy starts when your team batting line is .236/.294/.358. That's ugly.

Paul Maholm takes the mound for us today and ever since his mirage of a shut-out against the Astros he's been downright awful. His career line against the Cubs is not particularly great (4.86 ERA, 1.38 WHIP) and I don't exactly have high hopes for this one. It'll be on WGN if you're somewhere that gets WGN (sadly, I do not at home), but not on FSP I don't think, so if you can't watch it on TV, fire up the radios.