Top pitching matchup: Haren vs. Meche

Buster Olney takes a look at Thursday's top matchups and the good, the bad and the ugly from Wednesday.

Originally Published: June 30, 2005
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine


• 1:05 p.m. ET: Amid all the success of the White Sox's staff this year, the pitching of Freddy Garcia has been largely overlooked – he's 7-3 with a 3.58 ERA. Thursday, he goes against Mike Maroth of the Tigers, and we say The Most Likely Guy To Go Deep is Joe Crede, who has three homers in 21 career at-bats against Maroth.

• 1:05 p.m. ET: If this Nationals game plays out like so many others, the outcome will be undecided by 3 p.m., but then Washington will ...

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