6/15 Extra bases & lineup

* Friday is Game 1 of a three-game series between the Cubs and Red Sox, who first met in the 1918 World Series, which Boston won, 4-2. They did not meet again until June 2005 in a three-game Interleague series at Wrigley Field. Last season, the Cubs and Red Sox squared off at Fenway Park, which was Chicago’s first visit there in nearly 93 years.

* Ryan Dempster enters Friday’s game with a 15 inning scoreless streak. His 2.31 ERA ranks fifth in the NL, and he is the only pitcher in the big leagues to make at least 11 starts and have two wins or fewer despite a sub 3.00 ERA.

* The Cubs have scored 121 runs in their 21 wins, an average of 5.8 runs per game. They’ve totaled 112 runs in 42 losses, an average of 2.7 runs per game. When they do score four runs, they’re 17-13.

* The Cubs are 105-124 in Interleague play since 1997, and 2-7 this season.

* Happy birthday to Hall of Famer Billy Williams, who turns 74 on Friday.

Here’s the lineup:

Campana CF

Castro SS

DeJesus RF

Soriano LF

LaHair 1b

Clevenger C

Barney 2b

Valbuena 3b

Dempster P

– Carrie Muskat

8 Comments

Lets go Dempster and Soriano. Increase your trade values. You know you want to.

There’s no increasing Soriano’s trade value to an NL team but if he continues to hit hopefully there will be an AL sucker GM thinking Soriano’s bat at DH will be “good enough” for the next 2 1/2 seasons. Go Soriano!!!

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!! Go CUBIES!!!! :D

Dempster’s stock sure did rise today with his performance…and what about Soriano?
AWESOMENESS…he CAUGHT A BALL!!!! C’mon now, what team can’t use THAT???

Haha!!! :D

walking campana not the best way to start off the game. how about that dempster. 22 scoreless innings. gonna be sad to see him go, but luckily he probably not going to have another year of same performance. sad to see castro struggling, but nice win for the cubbies.

Yea. It will be sad to see him go…just hope we can see one more game from him!

Dempster’s destination team will at least give us a team to root for should they make the playoffs.

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