Greg Maddux (12-13), trying to win 15 or more games for the
18th consecutive season, will start on normal four days'
rest Thursday at Milwaukee. He will start again Sept. 27 at
home against Pittsburgh and the season finale Oct. 2 at
Houston. No one will likely get skipped but some pitchers
will go on five days rest and Glendon Rusch likely will have
seven days off, Cubs pitching coach Larry Rothschild said.
Maddux will be a two-start pitcher for the final week of the
regular season if he can win Sept. 22 and 27. "He deserves
it," Rothschild said of Maddux. "It's significant in a lot
of ways." If Maddux loses one of those two starts, however,
Rothschild said Maddux might not make the extra start.
Will this give him extra motivation to win these games?
He hasnt been spectacular vs MIL (6 or 7 ERA I beleive).