7/14 Cubs lineup

All-Star Travis Wood wraps up the Cubs’ first half on Sunday night when he faces the Cardinals and Adam Wainwright. The Cubs lead the series, 2-1. No Nate Schierholtz. Dale Sveum said he wanted to give him extra time to heal some nagging injuries, saying the right fielder is “banged up.” Here’s the lineup:

Valbuena 3B
Castro SS
Rizzo 1B
Soriano LF
Navarro C
Bogusevic CF
Sappelt RF
Barney 2B
T. Wood P

* The Cubs are 13-8 in their last 21 games and have won six of the last eight.

* Wood looks to become the first Cub ever to record 18 quality starts prior to the All-Star break. His 17 quality starts this season lead the Majors, and he’s the fourth Cub in franchise history to have 17 quality efforts prior to the break, joining Bill Hands (1969), Fergie Jenkins (1969) and Greg Maddux (1988). The last National League pitcher to have 18 quality starts prior to the All-Star break was Maddux with the Braves in 1994.

* Alfonso Soriano leads the Cubs with 16 home runs and 10 stolen bases. The last Cub to lead the team in both homers and steals at the All-Star break was Sammy Sosa with 33 homers and 10 steals in 1998.

– Carrie Muskat

4 Comments

This Garza trade talk is holding up more important trades…..like which team is Kevin Gregg heading to!

I dont see that being a hold up on Gregg or anyone else being considered for trade. Garza is the Cubs main trade piece, I am sure that Hoyer is going to take his time and get as much value as possible for Garza.
If a team wants Gregg bad enough and the offer is a good one, why would Cubs management wait on it?

Jasper….I was joking…..just saying us fans been on this “Garza Trade Watch” seems like two years now…..but we are coming to an end soon……..hope it is worth the wait to see who we get in return.

Seems like the ESPN announcers agree with what you stated, kidding or no kidding. lol

They seem to think that after the Garza trade, others will follow for the Cubs. I dont understand why Garza would be a hold up for other trades. Just a fan here.

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