It's Claudio Vargas vs. Mike Maroth. The Cubs beat up on the Cardinals (until last night, anyway), so I'd like to think we can do the same this weekend. After all, we've got four games in the next 48 hours or so, so a bit of positive momentum would come in handy.
As the title suggests, this is the day Linebrink joins the team. I hope we're in a position to use him right away. What I don't know is who's going away to make room. Odds are it's Balfour, who wore out his welcome awful quickly, but I haven't seen any published reports confirming that the walk-master is the guy to go.