The Cubs will get a chance to win a third straight game, and another series, tonight when they face the Braves. Adrian Cardenas gets his first start at second base (though he’s buried in the 8-hole – let’s see that patience, eh, Adrian?).

Ryan Dempster goes for the Cubs, looking to maintain his league-best 0.95 ERA, and he faces one of those many, many vaunted young Braves pitchers. Randall Delgado is/was a big-time prospect, but he hasn’t been able to show it as a starter this year. He’s still just 22, though.

Tonight’s game is on WGN, so everyone (well, almost everyone) should be watching!

Game Info

Atlanta Braves (18-12) at Chicago Cubs (12-17), 7:05pm CT on WGN.

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

Randall Delgado (2-3, 5.14 ERA, 1.464 WHIP)

versus

Ryan Dempster (0-1, 0.95 ERA, 401 ERA+ (tee hee))

Atlanta Braves Lineup

1. Michael Bourn, CF

2. Martin Prado, LF

3. Freddie Freeman, 1B

4. Brian McCann, C

5. Dan Uggla, 2B

6. Lawrence Jones, 3B

7. Jason Heyward, RF

8. Tyler Pastornicky, SS

9. Randall Delgado, 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. Geovany Soto, C

8. Adrian Cardenas, 2B

9. Ryan Dempster, P


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