At what point does a losing streak become the kind of carnage that you almost secretly hope they keep losing just so you can see how bad it could possibly get? I submit that 10 games isn’t quite it, but it’s probably something around 20.

I don’t think the Cubs will get there. It would be poetic to see Paul Maholm return to Pittsburgh and stop the streak, but here’s the thing: he can pitch as brilliantly as he wants, and the Cubs can still lose. It happened last night. They have to score runs.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (15-30) at Pittsburgh Pirates (21-24), 6:15pm 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

Paul Maholm (4-3, 4.73 ERA, 1.8 HR/9)


Kevin Correia (1-5, 4.50 ERA, 1.07 K/BB)

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

1. Jose Tabata, LF

2. Josh Harrison, RF

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Pedro Alvarez, 3B

5. Neil Walker, 2B

6. Matt Hague, 1B

7. Rod Barajas, C

8. Clint Barmes

9. Kevin Correia, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, RF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Joe Mather, CF

4. Bryan LaHair, 1B

5. Alfonso Soriano, LF

6. Ian Stewart, 3B

7. Darwin Barney, 2B

8. Blake Lalli, C

9. Paul Maholm, P

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