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Chicago Cubs-Cincinnati Reds: Mid-Game Update

Harry PavlidisSenior Analyst IApril 16, 2008

We're almost half-way through tonight's game, and the Cubs are down a run and a player.

Alfonso Soriano strained his right calf on a routine fly-ball-third out in the first inning.  Mike Fontenot hit lead-off after Soriano was helped to the clubhouse.  Mark DeRosa replaced him in left and Fontenot stayed in at second base.

DeRosa hit a two-run homer that gave the Cubs the lead, but Ken Griffey Jr. came right back with a two-run shot of his own.  Junior's homer was the 595th of his career.  Not sure how many DeRosa has, offhand, but I think it is less than Griffey's total.

Ryan Dempster is pitching OK, but not great.  His control isn't as sharp as his first two starts, but he's in the game, and the wind is blowing straight out.  Or so it seems on the radio.

Also, Corey Patterson flew out to Felix Pie.  Much to my relief, this proves that they are not the same person.

Back in February I fretted about Sori's leg(s).  If he gets DL'd, I suspect a lot of Matt Murton fans will come back out of the woodwork.

Like me, for one.

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