Milwaukee (42-37) at Chi Cubs (38-38)

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    McGehee gets second life with Brewers

    Since being waived by the Cubs last October, Casey McGehee has worked his way into the Brewers' everyday lineup. The infielder has made his first return to Wrigley Field to oppose his former club.

    Brewers probable pitcher

    Jeff Suppan

    • #37 RHP
    • (5-6) 4.86 ERA 47 SO
    Suppan gave up three runs in a 41-pitch second inning in his last start but managed to give the Brewers 5 2/3 innings. He bounced back with a four-pitch third inning to extend himself into the sixth, giving up five runs on nine hits. Suppan faced the Mets earlier this year, earning the victory in a 4-2 Brewers win on April 19. He went six innings in that outing, giving up the two runs on eight hits, while striking out four. Suppan has faced the Mets 10 times in his career, going 4-2 with a 3.57 ERA.
      W-L ERA IP BB SO AVG
    Career 133-129 4.64 2336.0 784 1299 .282
    Season 5-6 4.86 87.0 37 47 .307
    Vs. Chi Cubs 0-4 7.45 9.2 8 4 .270
    Standings - 07/03/2009 W L PCT GB Home Away
    Milwaukee Brewers (NL Central) 42 37 .532 - 22-18 20-19
    Chicago Cubs (NL Central) 38 38 .500 2.5 22-13 16-25
    Stats - 07/03/2009 AVG R HR RBI SB SO ERA IP H BB SO
    MIL .254 373 92 366 25 622 4.49 696.0 682 281 553
    CHC .246 320 85 306 31 582 3.85 682.1 622 295 595
    With the Cubs off to a mediocre start, Lou Piniella was questioned about his passion for managing. He left no doubt Wednesday when he was ejected, and the Cubs skipper maintains there's a lot of baseball left to play for Chicago to make a run.

    Cubs probable pitcher

    Carlos Zambrano

    • #38 RHP
    • (4-3) 3.69 ERA 66 SO
    Zambrano is winless in his past four starts, and he was roughed up by the White Sox in his last outing. The right-hander gave up five runs on nine hits over 5 1/3 innings, his shortest outing since a 4 2/3-inning start on May 22. Manager Lou Piniella's assessment? "He was so-so," Piniella said. Zambrano has faced the Brewers once -- on April 11 -- and did not receive a decision. He finished June with a 1-1 record and a 2.91 ERA in five starts.
      W-L ERA IP BB SO AVG
    Career 100-64 3.49 1465.0 655 1238 .229
    Season 4-3 3.69 83.0 35 66 .247
    Vs. Milwaukee 0-0 4.50 6.0 3 7 .292

    Brewers hitters vs Carlos Zambrano

      2009 2004-2008
    Hitter AVG AB HR RBI AVG AB HR RBI
    Braun, Ryan .000 3 0 0 .269 26 1 4
    Clark, Matt - - - - - - - -
    Davis, Khris - - - - - - - -
    Gennett, Scooter - - - - - - - -
    Gomez, Carlos - - - - - - - -
    Gomez, Hector - - - - - - - -
    Herrera, Elian - - - - - - - -
    Lucroy, Jonathan - - - - - - - -
    Maldonado, Martin - - - - - - - -
    Morris, Hunter - - - - - - - -
    Overbay, Lyle - - - - .190 21 0 0
    Pagnozzi, Matt - - - - - - - -
    Parra, Gerardo - - - - - - - -
    Ramirez, Aramis - 0 0 0 - - - -
    Reynolds, Mark .333 3 0 0 .333 3 0 0
    Rogers, Jason - - - - - - - -
    Schafer, Logan - - - - - - - -
    Segura, Jean - - - - - - - -
    Weeks, Rickie .333 3 0 1 .250 32 1 4

    Cubs hitters vs Jeff Suppan

      2009 2004-2008
    Hitter AVG AB HR RBI AVG AB HR RBI
    Alcantara, Arismendy - - - - - - - -
    Baez, Javier - - - - - - - -
    Baker, John .333 3 0 0 .333 3 0 0
    Castillo, Welington - - - - - - - -
    Castro, Starlin - - - - - - - -
    Coghlan, Chris .333 3 0 1 .333 3 0 1
    Kalish, Ryan - - - - - - - -
    Lake, Junior - - - - - - - -
    Lopez, Rafael - - - - - - - -
    Olt, Mike - - - - - - - -
    Rizzo, Anthony - - - - - - - -
    Soler, Jorge - - - - - - - -
    Szczur, Matt - - - - - - - -
    Valaika, Chris - - - - - - - -
    Valbuena, Luis .500 2 0 1 .500 2 0 1
    Villanueva, Christian - - - - - - - -
    Vitters, Josh - - - - - - - -
    Watkins, Logan - - - - - - - -

    Cubs win as Fox trots (42-38) (39-38)

    Cubs 2, Brewers 1 (10)

    Wild finish

    Mark DiFelice's final delivery -- a borderline pitch to Jake Fox with two outs in the 10th inning -- was ruled a ball, sending the Brewers to successive defeats to the rival Cubs. The loss wasted a strong start from Jeff Suppan, who tossed seven frames of one-run ball.
     

    A walk in the park

    Kosuke Fukudome kept the Cubs knotted with the Brewers by cutting down Jeff Suppan at the plate to end the seventh, setting the stage for an extra-inning triumph that saw the winning run come home on Jake Fox's bases-loaded free pass with two outs in the 10th.

    Cubs 2, Brewers 1

    Milwaukee AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
    Kendall, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .237
    Counsell, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .291
    Braun, LF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .326
    Fielder, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .309
    McGehee, 3B 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 .312
    Cameron, CF 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .243
    Hart, RF 2 0 0 1 2 1 2 .246
      Stetter, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
      DiFelice, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    Hardy, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 .225
    Suppan, P 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .240
      Villanueva, Ca, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
      Gerut, RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .197
    Totals 35 1 6 1 3 6 25  

    BATTING
    2B: Kendall (8, Gregg).
    TB: Braun; Suppan; Kendall 2; McGehee; Counsell; Fielder.
    RBI: Hart (35).
    2-out RBI: Hart.
    Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kendall; Hardy 3; Braun.
    SAC: Suppan; Kendall.
    Team RISP: 1-for-11.
    Team LOB: 11.

    FIELDING
    E: McGehee (4, fielding).
    DP: 3 (Hardy-Counsell-Fielder, Counsell-Hardy-Fielder, Hardy-Counsell).

     
    Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
    Soriano, A, LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 .226
    Theriot, SS 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 .291
    Lee, D, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .281
    Bradley, RF 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 .241
    Fukudome, CF 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 .259
      b-Baker, Je, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .125
      Gregg, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
      c-Soto, G, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .237
    Fox, 3B 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 .302
    Fontenot, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .225
    Hill, K, C 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .229
    Zambrano, P 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 .229
      a-Hoffpauir, M, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .246
      Heilman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
      Fuld, CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .444
    Totals 34 2 8 2 6 5 18  

    a-Struck out for Zambrano in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Fukudome in the 8th. c-Intentionally walked for Gregg in the 10th.

    BATTING
    2B: Hill, K (3, Suppan), Fontenot (10, Suppan).
    TB: Bradley; Zambrano; Theriot 2; Fontenot 3; Hill, K 3.
    RBI: Zambrano (4), Fox (13).
    2-out RBI: Fox.
    Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soriano, A; Theriot; Baker, Je.
    GIDP: Fukudome, Bradley.
    Team RISP: 1-for-11.
    Team LOB: 11.

    BASERUNNING
    SB: Theriot (10, 2nd base off Villanueva, Ca/Kendall).
    CS: Fukudome (5, 2nd base by Suppan/Kendall).

    FIELDING
    E: Theriot (7, fielding), Fox (1, fielding).
    Outfield assists: Fukudome (Suppan at home).

     
    Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
    Suppan 7.0 4 1 1 2 4 0 4.60
    Villanueva, Ca 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.86
    Stetter 1.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.28
    DiFelice (L, 4-1) 0.2 1 1 1 3 0 0 1.97
     
    Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
    Zambrano 7.0 5 1 1 3 3 0 3.50
    Heilman 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.93
    Gregg (W, 3-2) 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.62

    WP: DiFelice.
    IBB: Bradley (by DiFelice), Soto, G (by DiFelice).
    HBP: Fielder (by Zambrano), Counsell (by Gregg), Lee, D (by Suppan), Fox (by Suppan).
    Pitches-strikes: Suppan 90-48, Villanueva, Ca 16-9, Stetter 15-11, DiFelice 29-13, Zambrano 110-63, Heilman 16-10, Gregg 40-23.
    Groundouts-flyouts: Suppan 9-4, Villanueva, Ca 0-1, Stetter 2-0, DiFelice 1-1, Zambrano 12-4, Heilman 2-0, Gregg 1-2.
    Batters faced: Suppan 27, Villanueva, Ca 4, Stetter 5, DiFelice 6, Zambrano 31, Heilman 3, Gregg 8.
    Inherited runners-scored: Stetter 2-0.
    Umpires: HP: Bill Welke. 1B: Tim Welke. 2B: Jim Reynolds. 3B: James Hoye.
    Weather: 67 degrees, sunny.
    Wind: 9 mph, In from CF.
    T: 3:05.
    Att: 41,204.
    Venue: Wrigley Field.
    July 3, 2009
    July 3, 2009

    Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner