Over-Under: Reader Feedback

Wayne is in the Wrigley Field press box and will have updates throughout the rainy opener.

April 13, 2009, 4:28 PM

By: Wayne Drehs

Earlier today, with 22 as the number, I asked readers to take the over or under. Reader John Ligon took the bait:

  • Rich Harden starts? Over
  • Derrek Lee home runs? Wayyyyy under
  • Kevin Gregg saves? Under
  • Carlos Marmol saves? Over
  • Alfonso Soriano stolen bases? Under
  • Reed Johnson appearances on Top Plays? God willing if Lou puts him in … over
  • Jake Peavy's jersey number after he joins the Cubs? Over

    I agree with John on all points except for Derrek Lee. Maybe I'm just a sucker for good guys, but I'd like to think Lee can still get 25 home runs out of that bat. We shall see.

    Fellow reader Jonathan Parise also e-mailed to mention how excited he is that Kosuke Fukudome, 0-for-1 with two walks today, appears to be back to his early 2008 form. Fukudome was hitting .409 entering today's game. "Hopefully Early Season Fukudome plans to stay in the city a bit longer this season," Parise wrote.

    I couldn't agree more. And by the way, with Ryan Theriot's pop out to end the 5th inning the Cubs have now stranded 11 runners in the past four innings yet lead 2-0.

    Have a question? An opinion? Hate the Cubs? Or the White Sox? Drop me a line at wayne.drehs@espn3.com.

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