Cubs @ Brewers Game One Preview

With the roll CC Sabathia has been on since becoming a member of the Milwaukee Brewers, it is pretty easy to pencil him in for another dominating performance against the Cubs. In fact Accuscore isn’t giving the Cubs much of a chance tonight at all. The Brewers are a 66% favorite to take out the Cubs tonight.

Whereas none of this surprises anyone…even a diehard Cubs fan like me, I can’t help but to think that the Brewers are set for a huge letdown. Just recently, I heard a quote form Brewers skipper Ned Yost who had made it a team goal to “get within a game or two of the Cubs, before they meet, and then see what happens.”

Goal Accomplished.

Longterm though…is the goal to catch the Cubs, or go to the World Series? The talk of the town in Milwaukee is to “get back to the postseason”, or “end the postseason appearance streak.”

 The talk in Chicago is to “end the World Series drought”, “win the World Series”, and to “scratch the 100 year itch.” Much loftier goals to be sure.

CC and the Brewers may win a battle or two, but without the proper goals – can they win the war?

CC Sabathia hasn’t faced the Cubs this year, but here are his career numbers v. the Cubs…

C.C. Sabathia vs. Batters, for Career, Min. 0 PA’s, Sorted by PA DESC, Then by Name, vs. players for CHC
PI Click on the player name for a list of plate appearances between these players.
                    **PA**  AB  H  2B 3B HR RBI  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP G_miss YR_miss
+-----------------+-------+---+---+--+--+--+---+---+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+-------+
 Alfonso Soriano      31    25   8  0  0  3   5   5   8  .320  .452  .680 1.132   0   0   1   1   0                
 Reed Johnson         22    21   8  2  0  1   3   0   2  .381  .364  .619  .983   0   1   0   0   1                
 Aramis Ramirez        8     7   3  0  0  0   1   1   2  .429  .500  .429  .929   0   0   0   0   0                
 Henry Blanco          7     5   2  0  0  0   2   1   0  .400  .571  .400  .971   0   0   0   1   0                
 Jim Edmonds           6     4   1  0  0  0   0   2   1  .250  .500  .250  .750   0   0   0   0   0                
 Mark DeRosa           3     3   1  0  0  0   0   0   0  .333  .333  .333  .666   0   0   0   0   0                
 Ronny Cedeno          2     2   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0   0   0   0   0                
+-----------------+-------+---+---+--+--+--+---+---+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+-------+
 Total                79    67  23  2  0  4  11   9  13  .343  .430  .552  .982   0   1   1   2   1                

Has not faced: Mike Fontenot, Kosuke Fukudome, Derrek Lee, Geovany Soto, Ryan Theriot, and Daryle Ward & Has not faced pitchers: Neal Cotts, Ryan Dempster, Scott Eyre, Chad Gaudin, Rich Harden, Bobby Howry, Ted Lilly, Carlos Marmol, Jason Marquis, Sean Marshall, Jeff Samardzija, and Carlos Zambrano

Ted Lilly has been better than you might expect v. the Brewers this year…

Ted Lilly vs. Batters, for 2008, Min. 0 PA’s, Sorted by PA DESC, Then by Name, vs. players for MIL
PI Click on the player name for a list of plate appearances between these players.
                    **PA**  AB  H  2B 3B HR RBI  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP G_miss YR_miss
+-----------------+-------+---+---+--+--+--+---+---+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+-------+
 Prince Fielder        3    2   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  .000  .333  .000  .333   0   0   0   1   0
 Gabe Kapler           3    3   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0   0   0   0   0
 Rickie Weeks          3    3   1  0  0  1   1   0   0  .333  .333 1.333 1.666   0   0   0   0   0
 Ryan Braun            2     2   1  1  0  0   0   0   1  .500  .500 1.000 1.500   0   0   0   0   0
 Bill Hall             2     2   1  0  0  0   1   0   0  .500  .500  .500 1.000   0   0   0   0   0
 J.J. Hardy            2     2   0  0  0  0   0   0   1  .000  .000  .000  .000   0   0   0   0   0
 Corey Hart            2     2   1  1  0  0   1   0   1  .500  .500 1.000 1.500   0   0   0   0   0
 Jason Kendall         2     2   1  1  0  0   0   0   0  .500  .500 1.000 1.500   0   0   0   0   0
 Jeff Suppan           2     2   0  0  0  0   0   0   1  .000  .000  .000  .000   0   0   0   0   0
+-----------------+-------+---+---+--+--+--+---+---+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+-------+

Has not faced: Russell Branyan, Mike Cameron, Craig Counsell, Ray Durham, and Mike Rivera & Has not faced pitchers: David Bush, Eric Gagne, Seth McClung, Guillermo Mota, Manny Parra, David Riske, C.C. Sabathia, Ben Sheets, Brian Shouse, Salomon Torres, and Carlos Villanueva

No predictions from 100yi – other than to say, we wouldn’t be surprised if the Cubs surprised us.

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