Chicago Cubs Notes: Tom Gorzelanny Faces Jason Marquis, Matt Murton Recalled

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Chicago Cubs Notes: Tom Gorzelanny Faces Jason Marquis, Matt Murton Recalled
I've looked at both Tom Gorzelanny and Jason Marquis in the past couple months. Hit the links if you want to see their stuff in PITCHf/x. Now, the news.....

Lots of Runs

The Cubs offense is riding high, scoring 3/4 a run more than the NL average per game. The pitching and defense have been below average, and it shows in the box scores.

Revolving Door

Facing the south-paw Gorzelanny, the Cubs will use Reed Johnson as the lead-off hitter. That will make him the third different lead-off hitter since Soriano was hurt - and the third in three days.

Reed has hit lead-off 354 times in his career, and has been effective, and/or has been used there when effective.

Murton Recalled
Scout.com has broken and confirmed that Matt Murton's last minute scratch from the Iowa@New Orleans game was indeed due to his call-up.

Look for Matt to get the start in left, with erstwhile outfielder Mark DeRosa bumping Mike Fontenot to the bench as he returns to the infield. Eric Patterson is a likely candidate for a demotion, but, if I were Felix Pie, I'd be shutting off my phone.
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