Current record: 58-43, 2nd place in NL Central, 3.0 games back
Up Next: Chicago Cubs, 42-58, 5th place in NL Central, 14.5 games back
Season Series: 4-2 (3-0, 1-2)
Notes: After taking 3 of 4 from the last place team in the Central, the Bucs climb one rung up the ladder to face the Cubs. Chicago is known to be looking to make trades, so the make up of their team could chage in a big way before Tuesday night’s game. Rookie 1B Anthony Rizzo has an .884 OPS since his call up.
Familiar Faces: Paul Maholm
Germano will be making his first start of the season. Bedard had his turn pushed back two days so that Wandy Rodriguez could take his normal turn on Saturday.
Tuesday is the trade deadline, so it’s possible that Dempster could be gone before he pitches against the Pirates. The word is that he’ll only accept a trade to the Dodgers.
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