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Open Thread: Game 139 - @ Chicago Cubs

LA Dodgers (73-65) vs. Chi Cubs (70-67) 5:05pm

Lineups:

LA Dodgers

Rafael Furcal SS .278/.344/.364
Juan Pierre CF .291/.325/.349
Matt Kemp RF .344/.377/.535
Jeff Kent 2B .295/.370/.493
Andre Ethier LF .289/.354/.448
Shea Hillenbrand 3B .242/.258/.355
James Loney 1B .312/.368/.466
Mike Lieberthal C .239/.271/.254
Eric Stults P .222/.222/.333

Chi Cubs

Alfonso Soriano LF .297/.336/.516
Mark DeRosa 2B .289/.362/.413
Derrek Lee 1B .310/.395/.494
Aramis Ramírez 3B .316/.367/.538
Matt Murton RF .273/.344/.418
Craig Monroe CF .200/.304/.300
Geovany Soto C .143/.333/.143
Ronny Cedeño SS .118/.164/.255
Ted Lilly P .145/.159/.145

Pitching Matchup:

Eric Stults vs Ted Lilly
1 W 13
2 L 7
4.23 ERA 3.89
27.2 IP 173.1
7.94 K/9 7.59
3.64 BB/9 2.6
0.99 HR/9 1.25

Well, that didn't last long. Shea Hillenbrand makes his triumphant return to the lineup tonight after he had to sit out three very pleasant games. The Dodgers have about five better options than Hillenbrand to play third and yet, here we are.