9/23 Something to play for
The Cubs played most of their regulars against the Brewers in the series just completed at Wrigley Field, and took two out of three. Mike Quade said he will stick with the regulars in this series against the Cardinals, who are still alive for a post-season spot.
“I feel a responsibility to the game,” Quade said. “We’ve got guys with good numbers against [Chris] Carpenter so you [start them].”
Bryan LaHair is hot, so Quade is staying with him in the lineup as well. LaHair has hit safely in 12 of his 14 games played with an at-bat, and has hit safely in 10 of his 11 starts.
“You try and do the right thing to beat a club,” Quade said. “We want to play well. It was great these guys didn’t let Milwaukee make any hay against us at our place. It doesn’t matter where you’re at — you’d like to beat these guys.”
— Carrie Muskat