2009 Chicago Cubs Starting Rotation
Chicago Cubs Starting Rotation on Opening Day 2009
#38 – Carlos Zambrano – Right Handed Starting Pitcher
#46 – Ryan Dempster – Right Handed Starting Pitcher
#40 – Rich Harden – Right Handed Starting Pitcher
#30 – Ted Lilly – Left Handed Starting Pitcher
#45 – Sean Marshall – Left Handed Starting Pitcher
UPDATE - As the season rolled on and Zambrano and Harden found themselves missing games due to injury (and suspension for Big Z) the Cubs called up little known start Randy Wells from AAA Iowa. Randy Wells pitched great as a starter from his very first game, and never looked back. Sean Marshall was moved to the bullpen where he was badly needed as the lefty specialist and Randy Wells remained the Cubs #5 starter for the rest of 2009.
Other Pitchers Who Have Started Games for the Cubs in 2009
#36 – Randy Wells
#29 – Jeff Samardzja
About the Cubs Starting Pitchers
The entire Cubs starting rotation are all returning players from 2008. Carlos Zambrano will be in the Cubs starting rotation for the 8th consecutive season and was the opening day starter for the 4th consecutive season. Ryan Dempster returns for his sixth season as a Cubs and 2nd as a starting pitcher. Ted Lilly returns for his third season as a Chicago Cubs starting pitcher. Rich Harden returns for his second season as a Cub after being acquired by the Cubs in July of 2008. Sean Marshall returns for his fourth season as a Cub and it is the first time he has begun the season in the starting rotation.
Chicago Cubs Booblehead Starting Pitchers
|Carlos Zambrano Bobblehead||Ryan Dempster Bobblehead||Rich Harden Bobblehead||Ted Lilly Bobblehead|
We’ll be expecting a big year from everybody on the 2009 Chicago Cubs starting rotations. Let’s hope everybody stays healthy and has a great year.
Chicago Cubs 2009 Roster – Delusional Cubs Fan