Pillow Fight of the Year
-Houston is the only team in baseball with a worse record than the Cubs.
-The Astros are coming off its first series win since mid-June–taking
2 of 3 at home against Washington.
-Houston swept Chicago earlier this season at Wrigley.
-The Stros’ hit .336 and drove in 22 runs during the series sweep.
-Carlos Zambrano is (15-8) all-time vs. Houston. He throws Friday.
-The Astros have won 9 of of its last 11 games at Wrigley Field.
-The Cubs have yet to win three in a row all season.
-Friday marks the 100th game of the season for Chicago.
–Alfonso Soriano’s contract pays $18MM a year through 2014 and makes him virtually immovable. Talking to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times, Soriano wasn’t even aware he has a no-trade clause. But he did say he’d waive it to go to a contender.
Former Cub, Aaron Heilman, signed by Philadelphia.
Carlos Pena signs autographs for fans at a Pepsi MAX meet and greet on Tuesday July 19 at Jewel Osco on the 5300 block of N. Broadway.
He was appearing on behalf of the newly launched “Field of Dreams” program, where fans can win the chance to take on a fan-selected dream team of MLB legends. –Photo courtesy Pepsi Max