The Cubs are looking to avoid a twelve-game losing streak, AND a four-series sweep streak. It has come to that: let the fear and shame be your motivator.

Matt Garza will try to rebound from one of the worst outings of his career, and the worst in his time with the Cubs.

Dale Sveum once again busts out the mostly-righty lineup to face lefty Erik Bedard.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (15-31) at Pittsburgh Pirates (22-24), 12:35pm 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 (2-2, 3.72 ERA, 103 ERA+)

versus

Erik Bedard (2-5, 3.52 ERA, 106 ERA+)

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

1. Jose Tabata, LF

2. Josh Harrison, SS

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Pedro Alvarez, 3B

5. Neil Walker, 2B

6. Garrett Jones, RF

7. Matt Hague, 1B

8. Michael McKenry, C

9. Erik Bedard, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, RF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Joe Mather, 3B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Jeff Baker, 1B

6. Reed Johnson, CF

7. Darwin Barney, 2B

8. Koyie Hill, C

9. Matt Garza, P




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