Jeff Samardzija 2-0 and Matt Garza 1-0 are the only Cubs starters with wins after the first nine games. Chris Volstad allowed only 3 earned runs in 6 innings. Paul Maholm starts tomorrow with a 0-1 record and 13.50 ERA. Maholm will take his 53-74 lifetime record with him to the mound tomorrow.
Gavin Floyd 1-1, 3.09 ERA cut his ERA in half pitching 6 scoreless innings in the win over the Tigers today. Gordon Beckham was the only starter to not have a hit in today’s game. Adam Dunn has struck out 9 times in the last 4 games. If he kept that pace up all season he would have 360 strikeouts for the season.
Main thing is the Sox put another win on the board. Only Dodgers, Nationals and Rangers have a better winning percentage than the Sox. Only the Nationals with a 5 game winning streak, have a longer winning streak than the 4 consecutive wins of the White Sox and Dodgers.