Scouting Report on todays starters from
Byung-Huyn Kim – Kim’s second start as a Marlin didn’t turn out quite as well as his first. Facing Philadelphia at home on Wednesday, Kim allowed four runs on five hits and six walks in 5 1/3 innings. He did not factor in the decision. Kim has a 5.06 ERA in two starts with Florida.

Sean Marshall – Marshall was tremendous in his 2007 debut last Wednesday against the Padres. The lefty gave up two runs on four hits over seven innings and struck out eight. One pitch made the difference in the game — an 0-1 changeup to Kevin Kouzmanoff, who hit it a two-run homer in the seventh to give San Diego a 2-1 win. Marshall was able to throw 105 pitches, which is a good sign that his shoulder is not an issue. He was slowed in Spring Training by fatigue in his shoulder.

View the Cubs career numbers vs. Byung-Hyun Kim – ESPN Splits

Notable Performances From Down On The Farm

Felix Pie (AAA) 2-5, 2B, 4RBI, (.382avg)
Les Walrond (AAA) 7IP, 1ER, 6H, 3BB, 6K, WIN (4.17ERA)
Sean Gallagher (AA) 5.1IP, 3ER, 6H, 4BB, 2K, (3.67ERA)
Jesse Estrada (High-A) 7IP, 1ER, 5H, 3BB, 5K, WIN (4.93ERA)

This Day In History

2004 Matt Clement becomes the 21st big league pitcher and the first Cubs’ hurler in over a century to hit three batters in one inning to tie a major league record. The victims plucked in the fifth inning of the first game of a doubleheader against the Pirates are Bobby Hill, Jason Kendall and Craig Wilson.

2006 In an 11 inning slugfest at Wrigley Field, the Braves establish a new club record by hitting eight homers in a 13-12 win over the Cubs. Marcus Giles, Andruw Jones, Ryan Langerhans Adam LaRoche (2), Brayan Pena and ,Edgar Renteria (2) all go deep for Atlanta.

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