Scouting Report on todays starters from
Ben Sheets – Sheets continues to make a strong case for his inclusion in the 2007 All-Star Game. The right-hander pitched six innings of one-run ball in a 6-1 win over the Astros his last time out, allowing five hits and three walks and striking out five. In his past 13 starts, Sheets has gone 8-1 with a 2.41 ERA.

Sean Marshall – Marshall is coming off a win over the White Sox, tossing 6 1/3 scoreless innings while yielding just five hits. It was encouraging after he struggled a bit against the Rangers on June 19, lasting four innings in his only non-quality start this season. Marshall is 2-1 with a 2.14 ERA in three starts at Wrigley and has yet to face the Brewers this year. Last season, he was 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA in one start against Milwaukee.

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The Farm Report


  • Kyler Burke (A) – 0 for 4, 3 K
  • Ronny Cedeno (AAA) – 1 for 3, HR, R, RBI
  • Tyler Colvin (AA) – 2 for 3,
  • Brian Dopirak (A+) – DNP
  • Jake Fox (AA) – 0 for 4, K
  • Matt Murton (AAA) – 1 for 4, 2 K
  • Eric Patterson (AAA) – 0 for 4, 2 K, BB, CS
  • Geovany Soto (AAA) – 1 for 3, HR, BB, CS, R, RBI


  • Rocky Cherry (AAA) – DNP
  • Juan Mateo (A) – DNP
  • Carmen Pignatiello (AAA) – 0.1 IP, 0 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 K, 2 BB
  • Bret Prinz (AAA) – 2.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 K, BB
  • Clay Rapada (AAA) – 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 K, 1 BB
  • Jeff Samardzija (A+) – DNP
  • Joel Santo (A+) – DNP

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