It's a big deal--even bigger than Charlie Moore bobblehead night!--when the Cubs come to Miller Park. No division title is on the line (yet), but I would imagine that when the Cubs and Brewers meet for the last time in September, they may well be just about as close in the standings as they are right now.
Here's the schedule for the weekend:
Friday, 7:05 CT: Dave Bush vs. Rich Hill
Saturday, 12:05 CT: Ben Sheets vs. Carlos Zambrano
- Sunday, 1:05 CT: Chris Capuano vs. Wade Miller
The premium matchup of the series, of course, is Saturday afternoon between the two staff aces. It may be more lopsided than it looks, though: Sheets was awesome on opening day, while April has never been a good month for big Z.
The more interesting duel could come tonight, between the unheralded contributors in each rotation. Dave Bush is my favorite sleeper in baseball: only serious baseball fans know who this guy is, but he's the sort of quality #3/#4 starter that makes the difference between playoff teams and also-rans. Rich Hill isn't quite as proven as Bush, but at least one guy sees him as a sleeper for the NL Cy Young Award. Certainly he's a young talent to watch.
Couple of other Cubs-related links worth checking out: