***** Roster Moves *****
The Chicago Cubs today recalled from Triple-A Iowa left-handed pitcher Will Ohman, right-handed pitcher Sean Gallagher, infielders Ronny Cedeno and Eric Patterson and catcher Geovany Soto. In addition, right-handed pitcher Steve Trachsel, obtained yesterday from Baltimore, will join the active roster today and wear uniform No. 52.
Scouting Report on todays starters from MLB.com
Troy Patton – Patton made his Major League debut in place of injured right-hander Jason Jennings on Aug. 25, and the 21-year-old Patton gave up three runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Pirates. He’s not overpowering, with a fastball that tops out at 90 mph, and must command his slider, changeup and curveball to be effective. His best pitch is the curve, which has a sharp break, and when it’s on really sets up his fastball.
Jason Marquis – Marquis is coming off a loss to the Diamondbacks in which he gave up five runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings. He has two wins in his past five starts and hasn’t been consistent. On the plus side, Marquis is 7-3 at home compared to 3-5 on the road. The right-hander is 0-1 in two starts against the Astros so far this season.
Thought From Last Night
The addition of Steve Trachsel came as a bit of a surprised to me yesterday when I found it in my E-mail yesterday. According to Jim Hendry, he was a highly sought after pitcher this August after he cleared waivers. Somehow, I can’t see how that can be true if he cleared waivers to begin with. If he was that highly sought after, someone would have submitted a claim on him. I don’t usually criticize Hendry, but his conversation with Len and Bob yesterday seemed like he was talking out of his butt. I think we can use Trachsel, especially on the day that we play a double header against the Cardinals, but I don’t know that was a move that needed to be made. My ideal use for him would be to have him pitch as the long relief man out of the pen and stay sharp. The only fear I have with it is that he’s only made one appearance out of the pen in his entire career. In it, he didn’t fair so well. Here is the box score.
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