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Brewers at Phillies, 6:00 pm


W-L ERA WHIP K BB
2008 - CC Sabathia 11-2 1.65 1.01 128 25


W-L ERA WHIP K BB
2008 - Brett Myers 10-13 4.55 1.38 163 65

Dodgers at Cubs, 9:30pm


W-L ERA WHIP K BB
2008 - Chad Billingsley 16-10 3.14 1.34 201 80


W-L ERA WHIP K BB
2008 - Carlos Zambrano 14-6 3.91 1.30 130 72

White Sox at Rays, 2:30pm


W-L ERA WHIP K BB
2008 - Javier Vazquez 12-16 4.67 1.32 200 61


W-L ERA WHIP K BB
2008 - James Shields 14-8 3.56 1.15 160 40

So, our NL Central brethren failed to represent yesterday. The Brewers were shutdown by Cole Hamels. It could have been nerves, or it could just be that Cole Hamels is a badass, even if he is named after a Tom Cruise character. The Cubs did what the Cubs do. That should be no surprise to anyone, except maybe me since I picked them to sweep this series. My favorite part of last night was the astonishment from the announcers that Ryan Dempster could walk so many hitters. That's the 41st time in his career that he has walked more than 5 batters. That's Ryan Dempster. He is who we thought he is.

I'm looking forward to watching the Rays play. I'm disappointed that they are the afternoon game since I have to sit through HIPAA training like I do every year, but I should be able to catch a few innings. Plus it'll be fun to see Griffey taking in the playoff experience. I'm of the mindset that I don't care who wins that series, as long as the winner goes to the World Series. In fact, that's kind of how I feel about the Brewers-Phillies series as well. Which all but guarantees that we'll see a Dodgers-Angels series. Yawn.

If you are not all into this playoff stuff and are just hoping for a shread of Reds information, well Doug has been thinking about Drew Stubbs. No mention of Stubbs's chances at winning the NL Cy Young this year though...

And Shawn has been reviewing the season (SPOILER ALERT: they sucked). You can see what he says about the offense, pitching, and defense all at his site.