Talkin' Cubs Live - Cubs vs. Cardinals - 09/11/08
Game One Hundred Forty-Six: Cubs (87-58) vs. Cardinals (78-67)
Game Time - 7:15pm C.T.
Coverage - TV: Comcast SportsNet - Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 189
Location - Busch Stadium, St. Louis
Rich Harden (9-2, 1.99/1.05 - 4-1, 2.02/1.00) vs. Todd Wellemeyer (12-6, 3.74/1.22)
Updated - 5:10pm C.T. - Both the Friday and Saturday Games in Houston have been postponed according to multiple reports. There has not been a decision made on Sunday's game or when the two games will be made up.
Updated - 6:44pm C.T. - Jim Hendry stated on the Cubs pre-game show that the MLB office will have a neutral site worked out by Friday if the storm stays on its current path. They are hoping to play a day-night doubleheader on Sunday in Houston and use Monday's off day for the third game of the series. Hendry mentioned several times the game of baseball takes a backseat to the weather hitting the area. The Cubs will workout on Saturday at Wrigley and will fly out to a city on Saturday night. With using Monday as a make-up day, the Cubs last off day of the season will be Saturday.
As the Cubs prepare to play the Cardinals for the last time in St. Louis this season, the Brewers open up a 4-game series in Philadelphia and the Astros will finish their 4-game series against the Pirates in Houston. The Cubs-Astros game on Friday could be moved up from a 7:05pm C.T. start time to 1:00pm C.T. because of Hurricane Ike. Another scenario that has been reported is the Cubs and Astros playing the weekend series at Busch Stadium with the Cardinals on the road in Pittsburgh....stay tuned.
Rich Harden will make his first start since August 29th, 13 long days and a lot of struggles for the Cubs. Tonight, like the remaining 17 games, is an important game. The Cubs need a solid outing from Rich Harden in the rubber game of the series against Todd Wellemeyer....and to win back-to-back games for the first time since August 28th and August 29th.