Paul Maholm will try to give the Cubs a chance to keep their hotness rolling (with a win today, the series loss in Milwaukee feels more like a blip than a regression). I choose not think about the word “sweep” right now.

Welington Castillo gets another start today, and it will be interesting to see what his receiving skills look like today. Dollars to donuts he looks overly conscious of how he’s holding his glove.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (15-20) at St. Louis Cardinals (20-15), 12:45pm 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

Paul Maholm (4-2, 4.05 ERA, 93 ERA+)

versus

Khloe Lohse (5-1, 2.08 ERA, 175 ERA+)

St. Louis Cardinals Lineup

1. Rafael Furcal, SS

2. “My Dog” Skip Schumaker, CF

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Allen Craig, RF

5. Lance Berkman, 1B

6. Yadier Molina, C

7. Matt Carpenter, 3B

8. Tyler Greene, 2B

9. Kyle Lohse, 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. Welington Castillo,C

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Paul Maholm, P



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