5/29 Cubs lineup

David DeJesus and Luis Valbuena get rare starts against a left-hander on Wednesday as the Cubs play host to the White Sox at Wrigley Field. Here’s the lineup:

DeJesus CF
Castro SS
Rizzo 1B
Soriano LF
Hairston RF
Navarro C
Valbuena 3B
Barney 2B
Feldman P

* Tuesday’s rainout was the second all-time in the Cubs-White Sox series, dating to 1997, and the first at U.S. Cellular Field. The first rainout was June 16, 2009, at Wrigley Field. Tuesday was the Cubs’ third game to be postponed by rain this year.

* The Cubs are hitting .273 in 24 home games, 51 points higher than their .222 average in 26 road games. They also have an .803 OPS at home, 184 points higher than their .619 OPS on the road.

— Carrie Muskat


Is a pity Castillo`s dinger and Jackson`s strong effort went by the boards. Want to say I`m pleased we shed ourselves of Soto. Lost all confidence in him at the dish when he was our property. Do like both Navarro and Castillo. Listened to Sirius/XM radio broadcasts of parts of Chisox/Cubs contests past two nights. Was the White Sox feed I received and must say the two commentators did not come off as homers. They praised the Cubs often. One example: even though the comparitive won/lost records do not reflect it, the Cubs` offensive numbers in a whole host of categories exceed those of the Pale Hose. Wish I knew the names of these two gentlemen.

Farmer and Jackson do a good job when it comes to evaluating the opposition.

Why do we have to listen to Sox announcers in a game played at Wrigley? They had Harellson and Stone on the Monday broad cast on the southside (I only get the national broadcasts on TV) – at least we don’t have to listen to the incredibly obnoxious Harellson today.

Navarro is everyone’s favorite player today! WOW! What a fun game. Shirley Purrl and I are sharing the catnip today. We need the dicey weather to cooperate this week. Is this our turning point this season? The guys seem to be sizzling.

Thanks to Mamma and joey for identifying those two radio broadcasters. I can`t tolerate Harrelson either; is he the dude who asserts “Put it in the book.”? That`s old, and I do not ever want to hear it again. Is beyond annoying. As for Steve Stone, I liked him when he did Cubs games. Don`t know what he is like now. Wasn`t he sacked by Cubs for being too critical of team? I see nothing wrong with that if justified. If a team sucks in certain areas of the game, I want the broadcasters to call players out for that. I frown on commentators who walk on eggshells for fear of incurring the wrath of management for something they say.

As you were, Is Harrelson`s pet comment “He gone?” Whatever, I detest both those: “Put it in the book, and He gone.” Harrelson owns at least one of those. Doesn`t he?

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