Thu 7/17 Peavy, RHP (7-5, 2.47) vs Lohse, RHP (11-2, 3.39), 7:15 CT
Fri 7/18 Maddux, RHP (3-8, 3.90) vs Looper, RHP (9-7, 4.25), 7:15 CT
Sat 7/19 Wolf, LHP (6-9, 4.66) vs Wellemeyer, RHP (7-4, 4.04), 2:55 CT
Sun 7/20 Baek, RHP (2-5, 5.25) vs Garcia, LHP (0-0, 0.00), 1:15 CT
Yaaaa! A series when the Cardinals face more righties than lefties.
First matchup looks like promising pitching duel. The rest - depends on if the Cardinals pretend Maddux isn't superman and won't beat them no matter how old he happens to be; Welly should get his 8th win; and then there is the final matchup with Garcia.
I'm still not convinced Garcia is ready with the way he pitched in relief. Looked nervous, pitch location seemed erratic and several of them stayed too high. I'll be surprised if he gets through 5 innings. Fortunately, the Padres only have two regulars hitting near .300 so that should help. Also, fortunately, Baek hasn't done much for the Padres. His ERA in last 10 was 4.80, but in the last 8 (in other words his NL ERA) is 5.27.
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on Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:08 am, edited 1 time in total.
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