The Cubs are using an eclectic lineup today against youngster Kyle Kendrick, who fills in for Cliff Lee. With Matt Garza going for the Cubs, this feels like a “should win,” if not a “must win.” I’m not sure “must win” games exist yet for the Cubs. In fact, I’m not sure the Cubs will play a single “must win” game all year.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (7-13) at Philadelphia Phillies (9-11), 12:35pm CT on WGN and MLBN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Matt Garza (1-1, 3.38 ERA, 8.8 K/9)

versus

Kyle Kendrick (0-1, 9.39 ERA, 17.6 H/9)

Philadelphia Phillies Lineup

1. Jimmy Rollins, SS

2. Juan Pierre, LF

3. Hunter Pence, RF

4. Ty Wigginton, 3B

5. Shane Victorino, CF

6. Laynce Nix, 1B

7. Brian Schneider, C

8. Freddy Galvis, 2B

9. Kyle Kendrick, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Tony Campana, CF

2. Darwin Barney, 2B

3. Starlin Castro, SS

4. Bryan LaHair, 1B

5. Jeff Baker, RF

6. Ian Stewart, 3B

7. Joe Mather, LF

8. Welington Castillo, C

9. Matt Garza, P




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