Scouting Report on todays starters from
Jason Marquis – This may change and Marquis could be bumped up so the Cubs don’t have Rich Hill and Ted Lilly, two lefties, pitching on back-to-back days. Marquis is coming off a no-decision against the White Sox. He gave up five runs on seven hits over six innings while striking out four, and also hit his first home run of the year. The Cubs rallied to win, 11-6. It was the most runs off the right-hander this year. Against the Padres, Marquis is 2-2 with a 4.63 ERA.

Chris Young – Young allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings in his last start on Friday against Seattle as he allowed six hits and one walk to go with five strikeouts in winning his fifth game of the season. The right-hander was seldom in trouble, though the Mariners did manage to steal four bases against him.

View the Cubs career numbers vs. Chris Young – ESPN Splits

Notable Performances From Down On The Farm

Geovany Soto (AAA) 1-4, HR, 4RBI, R, (.293avg)
Mike Fontenot (AAA) 3-5, RBI, R, (.374avg)
Micah Hoffpauir (AAA) 3-4, R, (.295avg)
Issmael Salas (AA) 4-4, 2B, HR, 5RBI, 2R, (.271avg)
Casey McGehee (AA) 2-6, 2B, HR, 5RBI, R, (.278avg)
Carlos Rojas (AA) 3-5, 3R, BB, (.242avg)
Justin Berg (AA) 6IP, 3ER, 4H, 4BB, 2K, WIN (5.72ERA)
Scott Taylor (High-A) 6IP, 1ER, 4H, 1BB, 5K, LOSS (5.29ERA)

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