Monday, May 14, 2007

This should be a fun one

Fun pitching match-up tonight with Dontrelle Willis and Tom Gorzelanny taking the mound. Gorzy's been almost Snell-like this year to start the season and Willis, well, actually Dontrelle hasn't been that good this year. He is 5-2, but that's about the only thing going for him this year. His WHIP is 1.56 and he's not even striking out two batters for every walk he's issued (a problem that plagued him last year as well). Still, he's got good career numbers against the Pirates (shocking, I know) and even with the 13 runs the Pirates put up yesterday, I wouldn't exactly count on that again tonight.

On the flip side of things, Gorzelanny threw seven strong innings last time out, only allowing a lead off homer to Alfonso Soriano. Unfortunately for him, that was all the Cubs need as Jason Marquis shut-out the Pirates on three hits. I don't really want to talk about that anymore.