Joe Blanton (seriously, he's with us; 8-9, 4.59) vs. Justin Germano (1-1, 3.38).
The cute little Cubs have been pretty polite visitors this series, which I have to think is correlated with all these adorable nature shots we've been posting. So we're continuing the trend for Sunday's matinee.
This unfortunately means that new Dodger Joe Blanton, recently acquired from the Phillies (for cash and a ptbnl), doesn't get to grace this GT (conveniently, this also accommodates the width constraints of the main column). Also not getting a picture is Justin Germano, a recent recall for the Cubs after they jettisoned their pitching staff last week (don't get too excited; Paul Volstad did a pretty nice job holding us down yesterday, in a similar recent-recall situation).
The Giants start their finale in Denver at noon, and the Snakes go in about an hour and a half in Philly. So by the time we finish up, we should already know how the NL West looks going into Monday; no unbearable scoreboard watching today.
photo: Dave Telesco, BBCC