Saturday, May 17, 2008

Big Z and Zach

The Pirates are 0-7 against the Cubs this year and I wish I could tell you this was going to be the game where it all ended, but I don't have a great feeling about this one. Zach Duke's 1.61 WHIP doesn't nearly synch up with his 4.04 ERA this year and while I know people think I'm too hard on Duke, he's been walking a thin line and just begging to get lit up in one of these starts. He's going against Carlos Zambrano, who's been very good through the early going this year, rolling up a 6-1 record with a 2.03 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP. There's really nothing to like about this matchup once you factor in the Cubs' success against the Bucs this year.