Well, Chris Volstad. We’re still waiting for your first really good start as a Cub, and today would be a very, VERY good time for it.

The Cubs’ bullpen is taxed, but it’ll get a little help in the form of Casey Coleman, who was called up in favor of Carlos Marmol, who went to the DL with a strained  hamstring. The only other guys unavailable in the pen today are Kerry Wood and Rafael Dolis. Still, I guarantee Sveum rides Volstad pretty hard.

It’s a national game on Fox today, which doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be able to see it. Hopefully you’re not blacked out.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (13-19) at Milwaukee Brewers (14-18), 12:05pm CT on FOX.

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

Chris Volstad (0-4, 6.55 ERA, 3.38 FIP)

versus

Shaun Marcum (1-1, 3.41 ERA, 3.44 FIP)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Nyjer Morgan, CF

2. Jonathan Lucroy, C

3. Ryan Braun, LF

4. Aramis Ramirez, 3B

5. Corey Hart, RF

6. Travis Ishikawa, 1B

7. Edwin Maysonet, 2B

8. Cesar Izturis, SS

9. Shaun Marcum, 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. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Chris Volstad, P


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