Scouting Report on todays starters from
Kyle Davies – A shaky four-run first inning kickstarted Davies’ undoing in his Sunday start against the Phillies, and he eventually allowed eight earned runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings of work. It was a disappointing encore after allowing the Mets one run over eight innings May 22.

Carlos Zambrano – Zambrano is coming off a much-needed win against the Dodgers. He struck out eight and gave up two runs on eight hits over 7 2/3 innings in the game. Big Z walked just one, showing improvement from his earlier control struggles. He’s fared better away from Wrigley Field this season, going 4-1 on the road and 1-3 at home.

View the Cubs career numbers vs. Kyle Davies – ESPN Splits

Notable Performances From Down On The Farm

Felix Pie (AAA) 2-5, 2RBI, R, (.397avg)
Scott Moore (AAA) 2-3, 2(2B), R, BB, (.239avg)
J R Mathes (AAA) 6IP, 1ER, 4H, 2BB, 7K, WIN (5.40ERA)
Casey McGehee (AA) 2-4, 2(2B), 4RBI, (.294avg)
Donald Veal (AA) 6IP, No Runs, 3H, 1BB, 7K, WIN (6.34ERA)
Jonathan Mota (Low-A) 3-5, R, (.278avg)
Yusef Carter (Low-A) 3-5, RBI, 2SB, (.253avg)

This Day In History

1925 Yankee Lou Gehrig pinch-hits for Pee Wee Wanninger beginning his streak of playing in 2,130 consecutive games.

1987 Thanks to Indian hurler Phil Niekro’s 9-6 win over the Tigers, the Niekro brothers (Phil and Joe) pass the Perrys (Gaylord and Jim) with 530 combined victories.

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