Pitching for the Cubs will be free agent acquisition SP Paul Maholm. The 30-year-old Maholm, who joins Chicago after playing seven years with the Pittsburgh Pirates, sported a strong 3.66 ERA and 3.78 FIP in 2011. He squares off against fellow left-handed pitcher Chris Narveson.
The 30-year-old Narveson pitched 161 and 2/3 innings for the Brewers in 2011, but has been particularly effective against lefties, owning a 3.69 ERA on southpaws, but a 4.27 ERA against right-handed hitters. In a corresponding move, the Cubs will start INF Jeff Baker at first instead of lefty 1B Bryan LaHair.
Here is a look at today's lineup, courtesy of ESPN Chicago:
Cubs vs. Brewers 4/10: DeJesus 9, Barney 4, Castro 6, Soriano 7, Stewart 5, Baker 3, Soto 2, Byrd 8, Maholm 1.— Doug Padilla (@ESPNChiCubs) April 10, 2012
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