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Game 2: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs

Published on April 3, 2013 by in Game Thread

Chicago Cubs (1-0, 1st in NL Central) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (0-1, T-4th in NL Central)

Game Time: 7:05 ET (Tickets)

Probable Starters:
CHC – Edwin Jackson (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
PIT – Wandy Rodriguez (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

50x50_t470Historically, Wandy Rodriguez gets out of the gate fast. He has a career 2.95 ERA in the month of April. He also went 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA in three starts against the Cubs last season.

50x50_t470I never really understood why, but when 29-year old Edwin Jackson throws his first pitch tonight, the Cubs will become the eighth team in Jackson’s career he would have played on. That’s crazy. Especially for someone who has been a pretty useful arm over that time.

50x50_t470Andrew McCutchen has homered twice off Edwin Jackson in 11 career at bats.

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