It’s the Battle of Beautiful Locks tonight as Jeff Samardzija’s wild mane takes on Bronso Arroyo’s well-coiffed perm. That is assuming the weather holds up – there is a line of storms moving through southern Ohio.

Blake DeWitt draws another start at second base. Hmm.

UPDATE: We’re in a rain delay, with a *possible* start time of 7pm CT, but we’ll see how it goes, as there’s another round of storms coming after this one. Could be a late night, kiddos.

UPDATE 2: Well, I was right to be skeptical. No time for a start yet. The two main systems have passed, but the tarp is still on the field in the fear that another system is bubbling up.



UPDATE 3: Sad trombone. The rain wins, and the game has been postponed. No makeup date yet announced.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (8-15) at Cincinnati Reds (11-11), 6:10pm CT on CSN+.

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 (2-1, 4.13 ERA, 2.41 FIP)

versus

Bronson Arroyo (1-0, 2.70 ERA, 0.68 BB/9)

Cincinnati Reds Lineup

1. Zack Cozart, SS

2. Drew Stubbs, CF

3. Joey Votto, 1B

4. Brandon Phillips, 2B

5. Jay Bruce, RF

6. Scott Rolen, 3B

7. Chris Heisey, LF

8. Ryan Hanigan, C

9. Bronson Arroyo, 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. Blake DeWitt, 2B

8. Geovany Soto, C

9. Jeff Samardzija, P


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