Thursday, April 12, 2007

Return to the arctic

After a road trip to Arizona, the Reds begin a three game series against the Cubs in the recently wintry city of Chicago. I don't have to reiterate just how delicious Dunn finds Cub pitching. There's just something about that Cub jersey that turns any pitcher into a batting practice pitcher for Dunn.

The series opener will be pitched by Carlos Zambrano who will attempt to pass Glendon Rusch for sole possession of most home runs given up to Dunn over a career.

Game two will be pitched by Rich Hill, one of the few pitchers (even given that he is a Cub) who I feel is a legitimately difficult pitcher for Dunn to homer against. While young, Hill is a talented lefty and has restricted Dunn to a single in seven at bats when they hve faced. I wouldn't be surprised if Dunn even gets a day off against Hill, I think he's that tough.

Ted Lilly goes in the third game. Lilly has looked good in his first two games as a Cub and has yet to surrender a home run this season. Reality will strike in this game, I feel it.


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