Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

If they’re able to play, the Cubs will take on the Cardinals today in the first game of a three-game set. It’s been raining hard there all morning, but there’s a chance it’ll clear up by the late afternoon. I hope it does, as I’d planned to go watch the game at a local bar, since I’m still in Chicago. A local … Cardinals bar.

The game has been pushed back until 3:45 CT or so to accommodate the rain.

Jeff Samardzija will get another opportunity to show he’s legit, and he’ll be facing a potent lineup, even without Lance Berkman.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (2-5) at St. Louis Cardinals (5-2), 3:45pm CT on WGN and MLBN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

The Game Thread lives here. You should participate in the madness. And, of course, for those who aren’t into message board-style game threads, please feel free to use the comments on this post for your in-game commentary/outbursts.

The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Jeff Samardzija (1-0, 1.04 ERA, 9.0 K/9)


Adam Wainwright (0-1, 4.76 ERA, 1.000 WHIP)

St. Louis Cardinals Lineup

1. Rafael Furcal, SS

2. Jon Jay, CF

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Carlos Beltran, RF

5. David Freese, 3B

6. Yadier Molina, C

7. Matt Carpenter, 1B

8. Daniel Descalso, 2B

9. Adam Wainwright, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, RF

2. Darwin Barney, 2B

3. Starlin Castro, SS

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Ian Stewart, 3B

6. Bryan LaHair, 1B

7. Geovany Soto,C

8. Marlon Byrd, CF

9. Jeff Samardzija, P

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