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Scouting Report on todays starters from MLB.com
Ted Lilly – Lilly is coming off a win over the Giants in which he gave up three runs on six hits and one walk over five innings. His outing was shortened in order to help him stay strong in the second half. He did serve up career homer No. 752 to Barry Bonds, his third off the lefty. Lilly is 4-0 with a 1.98 ERA in four July starts.
Adam Wainwright – Wainwright is finally pitching like he expected to do all along. He’s on a roll, with a 2.86 ERA over his past 11 starts, and he’s doing nearly everything right. Wainwright’s throwing more strikes and allowing fewer homers, he’s getting the ball down, he’s coming at hitters with his full assortment — fastball, curveball, slider/cutter and changeup — he’s a load when he’s going right, and these days, he’s going right.
View the Cubs career numbers vs. Adam Wainwright – ESPN Splits
View the game preview from Baseball Reference
|D. Eckstein – SS||A. Soriano – LF|
|S. Taguchi – CF||R. Theriot – SS|
|A. Pujols – 1B||D. Lee – 1B|
|J. Encarnacion – RF||A. Ramirez – 3B|
|S. Rolen – 3B||C. Floyd – RF|
|C. Duncan – LF||M. Fontenot – 2B|
|Y. Molina – C||J. Jones – CF|
|B. Ryan – 2B||K. Hill – C|
|A. Wainwright – P||T. Lilly – P|