Battle of two great right arms
Tonight’s game features two of the game’s most electric arms: Rich Harden and Jake Peavy. Here’s the Cubs lineup for tonight, which once again includes first baseman Derrek Lee in the heart of the order.
Right-hander Jake Peavy is 2-4 with a 4.27 ERA.
Cubs through 31 games
Our media relations department provides the following chart of the last three years at this point:
2009: 17-14 (4th, 2.5 GB)
2008: 18-13 (2nd, 1.5 GB)
2007: 16-15 (2nd, 6.5 GB)
The Cubs are 7-3 in May so far, tied for third in baseball …
Milton Bradley is hitting for a .300 AVG/.364 OBP/.500 SLG over his last five games (20 at-bats). He was batting .128/.305/.255 over 47 at-bats prior to that …
Alfonso Soriano ranks third in major-league history with 52 leadoff home runs. Ricky Henderson is first with 81, and Craig Biggio ranks second with 53.