1.) Quade’s Opening Day Lineup.
2.) Cubs Opening Day Notes.
3.) Scouting the Pirates.
1.) Here’s Mike Quade’s Opening Day lineup:
* Kosuke Fukudome – RF
* Starlin Castro – SS
* Marlon Byrd – CF
* Aramis Ramirez – 3B
* Carlos Pena – 1B
* Geovany Soto – C
* Alfonso Soriano – LF
* Darwin Barney – 2B
* Ryan Dempster – P
2.) Cubs Opening Day Notes:
-Today marks the Cubs’136th National League season.
-Chicago is (74-59-2) all-time on Opening Day.
-Today is the 96th home lid-lifter at Wrigley Field.
-Cubs are (29-21-2) when opening the season at home.
-Their overall record in home openers at Wrigley is (52-42-1).
-They’re 3-4 in the last seven home openers.
-Last time Chicago hosted Pittsburgh on Opening Day was 1985.
-The Cubs won this game 2-1 at Wrigley Field.
-Chicago has played Pittsburgh 19 times in the season opener.
-They’re (8-11) overall in those contests, (6-7) at Wrigley.
3.) Peg Legs Scouting Report:
-2010 record: (57-105).
-Their (17-64) road record tied for the worst mark in MLB history.
-Pittsburgh has played 18 consecutive losing seasons.
-That’s a North American record for pro teams.
-Former Rockies skipper, Clint Hurdle, is the new manager.
-His best player is CF Andrew McCutchen – .286, 16 HR, 56 RBI.
-Free agent pickup, Kevin Correia, is the Opening Day starter.
-He went (10-10) last year with San Diego.
-The Pirates signed him for 2-yr, $8 Million.