I’ve said many times Ted Lilly has been the staff ace since signing a four-year deal in 2006.
But it’s likely his outing Tuesday night was his last as a Chicago Cub.
The Dodgers, Twins and Yankees are heavy favorites to trade for Lilly before Saturday’s deadline.
Lilly’s record with Cubs:
2007: (15-8)–3.83 ERA–207.0 IP
2008: (17-9)–4.09 ERA–204.2 IP
2009: (12-9)–3.10 ERA–177.0 IP
2010: (3-8) –3.88 ERA–117.0 IP
Summary: (47-34)–3.73 ERA–avg. 177.0 IP
*Lilly’s received the lowest run support this season in the majors (2.43).
*Despite issuing 3 walks on Tuesday, he’s averaging just 1.94 walks per 9-innings
pitched the last two seasons–second lowest among all lefty starters. Cliff Lee (1.24)
*Has lasted six or more innings in 14 of 18 starts this year.
*Posted five no-walk outings in 2010.
*From May 10 to June 8 he recorded six-straight quality starts, but no victories.
*On June 13 carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning against the White Sox before Juan Pierre broke it up with a leadoff single to center field.