It's no big secret that the 2011 Chicago Cubs will not be making the postseason. With the second worst record in baseball, you are pretty much left to play for pride and for the coaches and players jobs in the future. Games like Saturday show the Cubs may be ready for the offseason with over two months left in the season. The Marlins erupted for their largest offensive output of the season and held the Cubs to just four hits in a 13-3 victory at Wrigley field.
Randy Wells will get the start looking to even the series with the Marlins. Wells is just 1-3 on the season with an ERA of 6.80. Plagued by injuries all season, Wells is looking to get things figured out and earn his first victory since April 4th. The Belleville, IL native has faced the Marlins one other time in his career and is 0-1 with and ERA of 3.38.
Chris Volstad will start for the Florida Marlins Sunday looking to give his team a series victory. Volstad is 5-8 on the season with an ERA of 5.40. The Marlins righty has pitched better of late. In his last five outings Volstad is 3-1 with an ERA of 3.82. In his career against the Cubs, Volstad is 0-1 in five starts with an ERA of 3.41.
The forecast in Chicago at the time of first pitch is temps in the 90's under sunny skies. First pitch is scheduled for 1:20 CST. The game can be seen on CSN.