Scouting Report on todays starters from
Ted Lilly – Lilly hung on long enough for the win in his last start against the White Sox. The lefty gave up three runs on six hits over seven innings while striking out six. Lilly leads the National League in strikeout/walk ratio, fanning 54 while walking just 10. His start was pushed back because the Cubs didn’t want to have their three lefty starters going back to back to back.

Derek Lowe – Lowe suffered through an unlucky three-run fifth inning against the Angels in his most recent start. All five hits that inning were ground balls, three not leaving the infield, but it was enough to beat him. He leads the league in complete games, but both were losses as his club scored one run total on his behalf. He struck out six without a walk.

View the Cubs career numbers vs. Derek Lowe – ESPN Splits

Notable Performances From Down On The Farm

Josh Lansford (Low-A) 2-4, HR, 2RBI, 2R, (.281avg)
Russ Canzler (Low-A) 2-4, 2B, HR, 2RBI, 2R, (.273avg)

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