Astros @ Cubs Game One Preview.

After a odd and somewhat strange current of events along with some late inning drama and heroics at the ballpark yesterday begs the question… what will tonight bring as the Cubs open up a three game series against the Houston Astros? Hopefully it will bring more of the same…well without the drama of course. The Cubs are 5-4 against the Astros this year, the Astros don’t show it by their record but they have a lineup that can pack quite a punch at times with Lance Berkman, Carlos Lee, and Miguel Tejada just to name a few. We already know what the All-Star stacked Cubs are capable of.

Looking  ahead to tonight’s matchup:

Ryan Dempster

  • #46 RHP
  • (12-4) 2.90 ERA 126 SO

Cubs: Dempster held the Brewers to one run on five hits and struck out nine over seven innings in his most recent start. The right-hander picked up his second straight win on the road, so that’s not a problem any more. He was able to hide his delivery so well, the Brewers couldn’t tell when he was throwing his fastball and when it was his split. His approach was to get ahead in the count, and it worked. He is 1-1 vs. Houston this year, with a win July 20.

Brian Moehler

  • #38 RHP
  • (6-4) 4.23 ERA 50 SO

Astros: Moehler fell one out shy of his 11th career complete game and his first in eight years during his last start against the Reds, but the right-hander still walked away with his sixth win of the year. Moehler pitched well in his last outing against the Cubs, allowing one run over seven innings while taking a no-decision on July 18 at Minute Maid Park. He also faced them on May 19, allowing three runs over five innings in a losing effort.

Most players have not done much damage to the All-Star pitcher this year in the run department but one guy who stands out that did this is Hunter Pence,he had arguably his best game this year against Dempster on may 20th at minute maid park going 3-4  with a grand slam.
Brian Moehler vs. Batters, for 2008, 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.

 

Nobody on the Cubs has really beat up on Brian Moehler this year,career wise though Jim Edmonds has done some damage,In 41 plate appearances Edmonds has had 13 hits,6 of those hits left the yard along with 4 doubles and 11 RBI’S so it wouldn’t be “out of left field “for me to say he might he be in the lineup tonight.

 

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19 Responses to Astros @ Cubs Game One Preview.

  1. mikeychx says:

    ill re-add the stats later…

  2. boze says:

    what i do screw the stats up again???

  3. boze says:

    its fucked up!!every time i hit preview post it looks fine so wtf is the deal??………anyway where u at,in utah yet???

  4. mikeychx says:

    yeah im in utah…ill go over with you tonight

  5. bozecubbies says:

    i’ll be@ tonights game but you can still call my cell,dunno if i’ll hear it or not so you might try to catch me after the game,or i’ll prolly be blogging again from wrigley,mb not sure yet.

  6. mikeychx says:

    imgoing to be catching the game at the bar tonight…ill be on the pda if anyones gonna be here…ill be checking in

  7. mikeychx says:

    enjoy the game…it will probably just be you and me

  8. ManInTheBox says:

    Beem watching the Reds-Brewers game (had tickets, but stayed home). Prince Fielder continues to be the class of the Brew Crew- he physically went after Parra in the dugout. He had to be restrained by the team. See ESPN highlights for details.

  9. boze says:

    thats too funny bout prince,hahaha…sorry i have not been on here,were get pounded by rain up at wrigley,we just came back,we left the stadium and been in the cubbie bear (bar) now were atop the councourse waiting for it to quit raining,its still in a fucking rain delay,what a mess!!!!!were all soaked,my pda got soaked but i guess its working now,it wasnt earlier…………….

  10. boze says:

    AHHHH FUCK there gonna call this game!!!!!!the umps are convening on the field right now,if they call it we lose,its official cause its in the sixth and were down 2-0!!!

  11. boze says:

    I GOT THE RECAP………..HERE IT IS SHORT AND NOT SWEET………BO IS PISSED AND FUCKING SOAKED TO THE BONE AS THE CUBS LOSE CAUSE OF A CALLED GAME DUE TO A NASTY FUCKING HAIL,RAIN,WIND,LIGHTING AND ALL AROUND MESS OF A STORM…………….IN OTHER NEWS,POST GAME HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE ME AND TWO PALS GETTING SO DAMN DRUNK WE CAN WALK ST8 AND SLEEP ON THE SIDEWALK OUTSIDE WRIGLEY CAUSE WERE TOO DAMN DRUNK TO DRIVE ANYWHERE………………..

  12. boze says:

    And i was gonna ride my ninja up here,im outta my damn mind!!!!!

  13. mikeychx says:

    post game recap…bo gto wet, and drunk……see it allat drunknwetbo.org….y….

    haha…just kidding….stuck here in the land of the mormons….brigham young…God bless em

    hopefully between bo and jim you guys get it done…tomorrow….i wont get to watgch anything…ill do the recap if there is one in the am

    in the mean time…drink a beer or two for me

  14. boze says:

    well hell im still up and still drinking,i will do the preview as usual but we do need to figure out why my basereference.com stats are fucked up,if u can just write back here and explain it step by step,like i said when hit preview post it comes and ooks fine,why is that??

  15. boze says:

    drunknwetbo.org too funny!!!!!………..my new website…….

  16. boze says:

    well its official we lost cause of the damn game being called,man thats such b.s.,i hate that!!!!also like maninthebox said about prince going after parra,i just watched it on sportscenter,you GOTTA SEE IT!!! he went completely ape shit on parra,it took several brewers to get prince away from him,im gonna have to watch it again cause the firt time i watched it i had the volume down on the tv so i have no idea what it was about,if i had to make a very educated guessid say parra ate his last cheeseburger…………lmao!

  17. maninthebox044 says:

    That game was the most boring one I’ve seen this season.

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