Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Cubs vs. Diamondbacks

Even though they won the West are the Diamondbacks a fraud? Arizona was outscored 732-712, and became the first team in over a CENTURY since the 1906 White Sox to have the best record in the league despite the worst batting average (.250). The series starts off with Zambrano (18-13) v. Webb (18-10) Zambrano has had an up-and-down season for the Cubs, but seems to have regained his dominance heading into the playoffs. The right-hander was 5-5 with a 5.62 ERA in his first 12 starts, then went 9-2 with a 1.43 ERA from June 6-Aug. 3, they will need him to pitch well if they are going to have a chance. Game 1 is so important and that’s why it’s such a point of focus, but beyond that, this series is dead even when you look at infield, outfield, starting and relief pitching. What will be the deciding factor? Pinella? Mistique? Curses? And who comes out on top?

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