Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

The Cubs will look to keep their series loss-less streak alive (I really wish they hadn’t tied those two series, so I could just say “series winning streak” – so much cleaner) by heading up to Miller Park for a three-game set with the Brewers. The teams are tied at the bottom of the NL Central, so this is clearly a huge match-up.

Matt Garza returns to the rotation tonight after a bout of the flu(like symptoms). The Cubs’ lineup has four of the five bench players in it, largely because Dale Sveum wants to load the lineup with righties against lefty Randy Wolf. Sveum probably knows Wolf’s tendencies pretty well, so I’ll trust his instincts.

The game’s on WGN, so if you’re hanging out tonight anyway, watch the game.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (13-18) at Milwaukee Brewers (13-18), 7:10pm 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

Matt Garza (2-1, 2.67 ERA, 9.6 K/9)


Randy Wolf (2-3, 6.68 ERA, 13.1 H/9)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Nyjer Morgan, CF

2. Rickie Weeks, 2B

3. Ryan Braun, LF

4. Aramis Ramirez, 3B

5. Corey Hart, RF

6. George Kottaras, C

7. Taylor Green, 1B

8. Cesar Izturis, SS

9. Randy Wolf, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Reed Johnson, CF

2. Jeff Baker, RF

3. Starlin Castro, SS

4. Bryan LaHair, 1B

5. Alfonso Soriano, LF

6. Joe Mather, 3B

7. Welington Castillo, C

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Matt Garza, P

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