It’s the Cubs versus Roy Halladay tonight in Philadelphia, and obviously he’s a tough nut to crack. You almost have to hope he’s off his game, because even if you’re on yours, you still might not hit him. Paul Maholm will try to string together back-to-back solid starts. The Phillies’ lineup is one against whom you can do that.

It’s a national game tonight on MLBN (and CSN), so get your watchin’ on.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (6-13) at Philadelphia Phillies (9-10), 6:05pm CT on CSN 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

Paul Maholm (1-2, 8.36 ERA, 1.57 WHIP)

versus

Roy Halladay (3-1, 1.50 ERA, 0.0% HR/FB rate, .213 BABIP, 82.8 LOB% (see if you can figure why I posted those three))

Philadelphia Phillies Lineup

1. Juan Pierre, LF

2. Placido Polanco, 3B

3. Jimmy Rollins, SS

4. Hunter Pence, RF

5. Shane Victorino, CF

6. Ty Wigginton, 1B

7. Carlos Ruiz, C

8. Freddy Galvis, 2B

9. Roy Halladay, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, RF

2. Tony Campana, CF

3. Starlin Castro, SS

4. Bryan LaHair, 1B

5. Alfonso Soriano, LF

6. Ian Stewart, 3B

7. Darwin Barney, 2B

8. Geovany Soto, C

9. Paul Maholm, P




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